Qualifing requirements

Please notice! The qualification standards below will be updated for 2022

 

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

Men: 69 minutes : 30 seconds
Women: 79 minutes : 00 seconds

These further requirements must be fulfilled:

  • Only a race, which is officially certified by the national athletics federation and/or AIMS, will be accepted for qualifying.
  • Qualifying times must be documented.

Elite athletes will be classified into different groups according to level. See price money breakdown and bonuses below.

Contact and elite application

Applications and queries regarding elite entries are sent to [email protected]

 

Prize money and bonuses

Prize money breakdown for the Copenhagen Half Marathon (women / men) will be updated for 2022.

1 – 10,000 USD

2 – 6,000 USD

3 – 4,000 USD

4 – 3,000 USD

5 –  2,000 USD

6 – 1,500 USD

7 – 1,200 USD

8 – 1,000 USD

 

Bonuses

World record – 5,000 USD

Race record – 5,000 USD

Men sub 59:30 – 1,000 USD

Women sub 66:30 – 1,000 USD

 

Top 3 Danish runners (women / men)

1 – 500 USD

2 – 250 USD

3 – 150 USD

Danish record – 1,000 USD

 

Current half marathon records

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

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.