Qualifing requirements


Athletes who meet the following qualifying standards are eligible to apply for an elite entry at the Copenhagen Half Marathon:

Men: 69 minutes : 00 seconds
Women: 78 minutes : 00 seconds


Qualification times must be set between 1/1-2021 and 10/9-2023 at an official competition certified by a national athletics federation and/or AIMS.

Furthermore, the course must be correctly measured and approved by the national athletics federation and/or AIMS. Documentation for qualifying times will be required.

Subject to changes

Elite application

The elite field is divided into an international A field and a B field.

If you wish to apply for the A elite field, please contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

To place into the B field, please apply online via this form


Prize money & bonuses

Prize money breakdown and bonuses will be announced later.


Current half marathon records

World record M/W (M: 57:31 – W: 1:02:52)

European record M/W (M: 59:13 – W: 65:15)

Race record M/W (M: 58:01 – W: 65:08)

Danish record M/W (M: 61:55 – W: 69:48)

Doping disclaimer

Any athlete who is subsequently determined to have committed a doping offence at the time of the event or is suspended from competition due to an offence committed prior to the event resulting in his/her performance at the event being invalidated shall be liable to refund any and all sums from the race organisers relating to his/her performance at the event.