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
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for the Copenhagen Half Marathon?
Registrations are submitted online at cphhalf.com or via the CPH Half App. Entries open 1 December.
Late entries are, provided that spots are still available, also accepted at the CPH Half Expo Thursday – Saturday before the race.
How much is the entry fee?
The entry fee is DKK 475. As of August 27 the entry fee increases to DKK 525.
What is included in the entry fee?
A Nike running T-shirt, a finisher medal and a finisher photo.
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 16 September 2018 at 11:15 am. 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.
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. Cut-off date for modifying one’s expected finish time in the online entrant profile is August 26, 2018.
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 seeded into an A and B group. 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, postal code, nationality, and expected finish time.
You have the option of entering your mobile number, which 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 choose your size when collecting your T-shirt at the Copenhagen Half Marathon Expo
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, postal code, nationality, and expected finish time.
Can we submit a group or company entry?
For groups, companies or other groups interested in registering and/or making a collective payment, it is possible to submit a collective entry. First step is to create a group / company account. The account manager will have the option to decide which registration procedure should be used for other members of the group / company to register.
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?
No. Once registration is submitted it is legally binding, and refunds cannot be granted. 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. Please note, that the unauthorised 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. You will also receive a welcome mail with further entrant information.
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 logging on with the username and password sent to you by email.
Can I have my name and country flag printed on my bib number?
Everyone who has registered for the race by August 26 2018 automatically has their name and nationality printed on their 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 50,-.
To make a transfer, you must log onto your personal entrant profile and choose the option “Entry transfer”. Once you confirm the entry transfer, your entrant profile will be deactivated and you will receive an email with a unique voucher code. This mail must be forwarded to the person who is to take over the entry. He/she must register online and enter the voucher code as payment option.
The new entrant will only be charged a DKK 50 transfer fee and a DKK 15 administration fee.
The name which is printed on the bib number cannot be modified after 26th of August.
I took over an entry from another runner. Can I have my name and nationality on the bib?
Yes. If you sign up, using the voucher code sent to you by the runner who sold you the entry, no later than August 26th, you will automatically have your name and nationality flag printed on your bib. If you sign up with a transfer code later than this, you will get a blank bib.
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.
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, Thursday thru Saturday. To collect your race packet, you must present your registration car, which is emailed to you before the race. Although we strongly recommend collecting your race number at the Expo, it will be possible to collect 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 organisers 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. You choose your T-shirt size at the pick up.
Who are the organizers of the Copenhagen Half Marathon?
The Copenhagen Half Marathon is powered by Nordea-fonden and 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 thru Thursday 10:00 – 17:00 and Friday 10:00 – 15:00:
Phone: +45 35 26 69 00
Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11
Remember to have your order number ready at all requests, so they can identify your order in the systems.