Here we have listed the most frequently asked questions regarding registration for and participation in the Copenhagen Half Marathon. Would you like to have any information added to the FAQ? Please send us an email at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the Copenhagen Half Marathon?

Entry opens on December 1st at 12:00 PM CET. Registrations are submitted online via cphhalf.com

Late entries are, provided that spots are still available, also accepted at the CPH Half Expo Thursday through Saturday before the race. However, the race is expected to sell out before race day.

How much is the entry fee? 
From December 1, 2022 – September 4, 2023 DKK 550 / 74 EUR
From September 5, 2023 – DKK 600 / 81 EUR
What is included in the entry fee? 

A Nike running T-shirt, a finisher medal, official race timing, free photos & a personalized finisher video, hydration and energy supplies during and after the race.

Is there a limited number of spots available?

Yes, there is a limit of 25,000 participants.

Where and when does the Copenhagen Half Marathon commence?

The race commences on Øster Allé in Copenhagen on Sunday, 17 September, 2023 at 11:15 AM CEST. The finish line is also on Øster Allé.

How is race start procedure

The CPH Half starts in a rolling start. The first to cross the starting line will be the elite, followed by the mass participation field. The entire start will take up to 40 minutes.

Are there different start groups? 

Yes, all entrants will be assigned to a particular start group according to their expected finish time, which the participant has entered in the online registration form. It is possible to modify one’s expected finish time in the online entrant profile until September 4, 2023.

Can my friend and I start in the start group?

If you run the same pace and have the same expected finish time, you may choose the same start group. Each start group is divided into intervals from 10 to 15 minutes, so if your expected finish are within this range, you should both choose the same start group.

Can everyone participate?

Every person who is in good health and able to complete the distance without assistance from others can participate. Please click here for further participant terms and conditions.

How can I obtain en elite entry?

The elite field is further seeded into sub levels. To be eligible for an elite entry, you must meet certain qualifying requirements. Learn more her

What personal entry information is required?

When registering for the race, you must fill in your name, email, date of birth, gender, mobile phone number, postal code, nationality, and expected finish time.

Your mobile phone number will only be used to send you a registration card notification, your result, and important messages in case of unexpected or critical indicidents.

Where do I choose my T-shirt size?

You will choose your T-shirt size during your registration for the Copenhagen Half Marathon. T-shirts are to be collected along with your race package at the Copenhagen Half Marathon Expo

You can change your T-shirt size anytime in your entrant profile as long as sizes are in stock. At the Expo there will be a Tshirt exchange where participants can switch sizes with each other. We cannot guarantee that all sizes are in stock.

Can I register more than one person at the same time?

Yes, you have the option of registrering more than one person. You must enter the following data for each additional person you register: name, email, date of birth, gender, mobile phone number, postal code, nationality, and expected finish time.

Can we submit a group or company entry?

Groups, companies or other groups interested in registering and/or making a collective payment, please contact customer service for help to register.

I want to do the SuperHalfs series. How can I enroll?

CPH Half is part of SuperHalfs, an international running series, which includes Lisbon Half Marathon, Prague Half Marathon, Cardiff Half Marathon and Valencia Half Marathon. To become a “SuperRunner”, you must complete the 5 half marathons included in the SuperHalfs series within 36 months. Start your journey by creating a profile at www.superhalfs.com and claim your SuperHalfs passport id. Enter your passport id during the sign up flow for the race to receive personalized information about your participation and progress in the series. You can also log into your CPH Half entrant profile later to add your SuperHalfs passport id or even after you’ve run the race via your SuperHalfs profile.

There will also be a limited number of full series entry passes and series charity places available at www.superhalfs.com.

I have purchased a Series Pass for alle 5 SuperHalfs races. How do I register? 

As a Series Pass holder you’ve already paid for all five races. Go to your Superhalfs account to redeem each race entry one by one. You will receive a unique voucher code for each race event. Enter you CPH Half voucher code as payment option when signing up at cphhalf.com.

How do I get my SuperHalfs passport stamp once I’ve completed a race event? 

Once you have created a profile at SuperHalfs.com and entered your SuperHalfs passport id when signing up for the CPH Half or afterwards in your CPH Half entrant profile, your digital SuperHalfs passport will automatically get a stamp, after you have completed a race. It may take up to 1-2 weeks before you get your stamp.

Read more here

How can I pay?

Payment methods include debit card, Visa debit, VISA, Euro Mastercard, VISA Electron, Diners Club, MobilePay Online, and Maestro (keep in mind that additional fees may apply).

Companies / groups who have created a group / company account have the option of paying by invoice (VAT identification number is required).

Can I cancel my registration?

Once registration is submitted it is legally binding, and refunds are not offered. According to Danish law, running events fall under the category of recreational and leisure activities and the organisers are therefore, according to the Danish Customer Contracts Act concerning e-commerce, not obliged to offer refunds.

However, you have the option of transferring your entry to a different person against a 100 DKK fee. Please note, that the unauthorized use of a bib number is not allowed and may lead to disqualification.

Do I receive an entry confirmation?

Once your registration has been processed, an e-mail confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address entered in your entrant profile. If you do not receive this info mail, please check your spam mail or contact customer service, as you may not have been correctly registered.

How can I change my participant data after I have registered?

It is important that the personal data in your entrant profile is up to date at all times. In case your personal data should change, please be sure to update your entrant profile by signing in with the username and password issued to you by email.

Can I have my name and country flag printed on my bib number?

All participants will automatically have their first name and nationality printed on the bib number.

I am prevented from participating and wish to transfer my start number to a different person. How do I do that?

If you are prevented from participating, you may transfer your entry to a different person against a fee of DKK 100,-.

You can find more information about how to transfer your entry here.

I took over an entry from another runner. Can I have my name and nationality on the bib?

Yes. All participants will automatically have their first name and nationality printed on the bib number.

Is it okay to partipate in a wheelchair or with a babyjogger?

Blind or otherwise physically impaired persons are allowed entry provided they show due consideration to fellow runners. Special equipment, such as handchairs, wheelchairs and babyjoggers, are allowed only by previous agreement with the organisers.

If you consider participating with a babyjogger, please consider that there will be stretches with loud music and noises and lots of spectators. Also, please make sure that both you and your baby are comfortable during the entire race whether it may be very warm, windy or rainy weather conditions.

How do I collect my bib number?

You must collect your bib number along with your race packet at the Copenhagen Half Marathon Expo in Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, DK-2100 Copenhagen, from Thursday to Saturday. To collect your race packet, you must present the QR code from your confirmation email or your registration card, which is emailed to you before the race. We strongly recommend collecting your race number at the Expo, however, it will be possible to collect it on race day. Race day pick up will take place at the Copenhagen Half Marathon Expo venue and will be entirely at your own risk. The organizers take no responsibility in case of delays or any other circumstances that might prevent the participant to be at the race start in due time, whatever the reason may be.

How do I collect my participant T-shirt?

Your Nike runing T-shirt is to be collected at the Copenhagen Half Marathon Expoen along with your race packet.

Who are the organizers of the Copenhagen Half Marathon?

The Copenhagen Half Marathon is organized by Sparta Athletics & Running and the Danish Athletics Federation in partnership with Sport Event Denmark, the City of Copenhagen, the City of Frederiksberg and Wonderful Copenhagen.

How can I contact the organizers?

The Copenhagen Half Marathon customer service team is available Monday – Friday from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

[email protected]
Phone: +45 35 26 69 00
Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11
DK-2100 Copenhagen

Remember to have your order ID ready at all requests, so they can identify your order in the systems. Your order ID will appear from all your entrant emails.