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 : 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 their 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

The prize money breakdown for the Copenhagen Half Marathon 2021 is to be decided and will be announced in due time.

Prize money is taxed at a rate of 15%.


Current half marathon records

World record M/W (M: 58:01 – W: 64:51)

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

Race record M/W (M: 58:01 – W: 65:15)


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.