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 complete Copenhagen Half Marathon prize money breakdown:

1st M/W 10,000 USD

2nd M/W 6,000 USD

3rd M/W 4,000 USD

4th M/W 3,000 USD

5th M/W 2,000 USD

6th M/W 1,500 USD

7th M/W 1,200 USD

8th M/W 1,000 USD

(Tax 15 %)


Additional bonuses

World record M/W 10,000 USD (Men: 58:01 – Women: 64:51)

Race record M/W 5,000 USD (M: 58:01 – W: 65:15)

Sub 60:00 for men  2,000 USD

Sub 68:00 for women 2,000 USD

(Tax 15 %)


Race records

Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN), 58:01 (2019)

Sifan Hassan (NED), 1:05,15 (2018)


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.