Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding registration and participation in the Copenhagen Half Marathon. Can’t find an answer here? Please write to us at sparta@sparta.dk

Before the race
  • Registration takes place at cphhalf.dk. It usually opens on December 1st, but sign up for our newsletter and follow our social media so you don’t miss the big day. The race usually sells out.

  • For CPH Half 2024 the price was:

    From December 1, 2023 – September 2, 2024 DKK 575
    From September 3, 2024 – DKK 625

  • In addition to the start number, the following are included:

    • Official timing via integrated timing chip
    • Nike running T-shirt of the year
    • A race bag
    • A beautiful finisher medal
    • Free photos from the race and a personalized finisher video
    • Opportunity to have a free celebration photo taken at the finish
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    • Water, High5 energy drink and energy gels during the race
    • Post-race refreshments after the race
  • You must provide name, email, gender, nationality, date of birth, mobile number, and preferred start group/expected finish time for all runners to be registered. We will use your mobile number to send you your start card, your result, and any important messages in case of critical or unexpected events.

  • Yes, unless you opt out of the t-shirt, you must choose your t-shirt size when you register. You pick up your T-shirt together with your race package at the Copenhagen Half Marathon Expo.

    You are free to change your desired t-shirt size while stocks last. At the expo, there will be a T-shirt exchange where you can exchange your t-shirt for another size. However, we do not guarantee that your desired size is in stock.

  • It is possible to pay with Dankort, Visa/Dankort, VISA/Mastercard, Visa Electron, and MobilePay (please note that fees may vary).

    In addition, group registrations/company agreements can be paid via invoice, public companies can pay via EAN invoice.

  • According to the Danish Consumer Contracts Act on Internet Trading, the organizers have full product liability. The participant (buyer) has no right of withdrawal according to the Danish Consumer Contracts Act on Internet Trading, as recreational leisure activities are not included in the agreement.

    It is possible to transfer your race number to another person for a fee.

  • Anyone who is at least 16 years old, healthy and able to complete the entire distance on their own can participate. It is not possible to participate if you are under the age of 16 on the race day of the the Copenhagen Half Marathon due to the distance.

    Blind or disabled runners are very welcome to participate and are allowed to bring a guide. The guide does not need to register, but if the guide wants a registered time, T-shirt, medal, etc. on equal footing with the other participants, it is necessary for the guide to register as well.

    Bringing special equipment, including jogging strollers, is only allowed after prior agreement with the organizers. Anyone running with a trolley must show the greatest possible consideration and respect the instructions of the officials at all times, including any instructions regarding positioning in the field.

  • Companies, clubs, and other groups that want to register and possibly pay collectively can get a company agreement. Here it is possible to either choose an administrator who registers everyone together or get a link where the individual participants register themselves.

    To get a company agreement, write to virksomhedsaftale@sparta.dk.

  • The online registration is open until race day unless sold out. In addition, you can also register physically at our Help desk at the Copenhagen Marathon Expo or on race day.

    However, please note that you must pick up your race pack before the start. You can pick up your bib number as usual unless you register on race day, in which case it must be picked up at our Help desk.

  • Everyone who registers will receive a receipt by email and will appear on the participant list. Please check this yourself.

    If you do not receive a receipt and confirmation, it may have ended up in your spam filter, you may have entered the wrong email address when registering, or your registration has not gone through. In this case, please contact customer service.

During the race
  • Running with headphones is not prohibited, but we recommend that you don’t. You need to be able to hear the officials if they need to contact you and other runners.

  • If you choose the same start group, you start together. If you are not running at the same pace, you should choose different start groups.

    However, the start groups are divided into 10-15 minute intervals, so if your pace and expected finish time are close to each other, you can choose to start in the same start group.

  • Yes, all participants choose a start group at registration based on their expected finish time. You start in your start group so that all runners get the smoothest start at a pace that suits their level.

  • CPH Half kicks off with a rolling start. This means that the race starts at the starting gun, after which first the seeded elite and then the other participants divided into starting groups cross the starting line. The entire start takes up to 50 minutes.

  • If your personal data changes after you have registered, please log in to your participant profile with the login details you received by email and update the information.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that all information is up to date at all times. It is especially important that we have registered your correct email and mobile number, as all participant information is sent by email and in some cases by SMS.

  • Yes, you can. In your participant profile, under ‘Allow your name in the results list’ you can select ‘No thanks’ and only your initials will appear on the participant and results lists.

    Your name will no longer appear in the participant list, but you will still be able to search for your profile in the results list, just search for your race number instead.

  • Yes, you can. When you register or afterward on your registration profile, you can select ‘neutral nationality’ under nationality. Your nationality will then not appear on participant and result lists or your race number.

  • Yes, you can. In your participant profile, under ‘Allow photo and video links from your result’ you can select ‘No thanks’ and your live photos and video from the race will be removed from the results list.

    Please note that you will not be able to access your photos and videos yourself, so if you want to keep the files yourself, remember to download them beforehand.