The Copenhagen Half Marathon combines a world record course with sightseeing in a cool city.
When the gun launching the CPH Half goes off, it is not only heard in Denmark.
Being an World Athletics Road Race Gold Label event boasting a world record course and part of the international running series SuperHalfs, the CPH Half attracts thousands of runners from all over the world. Top athletes as well as recreational runners choose Copenhagen as the backdrop for their once in a lifetime running experience, regardless of pace and ambitions.
The CPH Half 2024 is held on Sunday, September 15
Place: Østerbro, Copenhagen
Time: 9.30 am
Entrant limit: 27.000 participants
Distance & course: 21.0975 km
Certifications: AIMS / World Athletics Road Race Gold Label / Part of SuperHalfs
Expo & bib pick-up: At the CPH Half Expo 12 – 14 September
How to participate
Anyone can participate in the CPH Half. There is no lottery or qualification requirements to join the recreational race, and registration is open as long as there are available race numbers.
When signing up for the CPH Half, you must choose your start group based on you anticipated finish time. You can change your start group anytime after you’ve completed your entry in your online entrant profile.
Learn more about the start groups here
For more event information, please read the FAQ
Video: Experience the amazing atmosphere at the CPH Half
Copenhagen is the place to run a fast time
The CPH Half has become world-wide renowned for it’s super fast course.
Held on traffic-free, wide roads and boulevards, the course is extremely fast and characterized by few and soft curves making for ideal conditions for an enjoyable and fast race.
Not only top runners have discovered the potential for running fast times in Copenhagen. Recreational runners and running enthusiasts from all over the world are traveling to Copenhagen to chase a personal best and have an unforgettable experience over the distance of 21.0975 kilometres.
“It feels great to win here in Copenhagen. I knew I was in a good shape, but still I am a bit surprised to win today.”
Ed Cheresek, winner of CPH Half ’23
A course for champions
The world-leading times set in Copenhagen have put the flat capital city of Denmark on the world map as the place to run a really fast time. In 2019, Geoffrey Kamworor, proved this to the world, as he smashed the world record with a unbelievable 58:01 win. Also, the 2018 race saw a new women’s European record set by Sifan Hassen, as she surprisingly finished in a remarkable 1:05:15 in her half marathon debute.
Geoffrey Kamworor breaks the Half Marathon World Record with a time of 58 minutes and 01 seconds during the Copenhagen Half Marathon.
“I came to Copenhagen with a mission to run a faster race, probably a world record. I won my first world title in Copenhagen. That’s why this race was so special to me.”
Geoffrey Kamworor, 2019 CPH Half champion and former world record holder
The city is cheering for you
The race begins and ends at the majestic Frederiksberg. Along the way, the runners pass through all of Copenhagen’s charming, trendy, and colorful neighborhoods, as well as going through the historic Inner City. In short, it’s a route filled with lots of atmosphere, highlights, and entertainment, which turns the 21.0975 kilometers into a truly unique experience.
In Copenhagen, you are also sure to never run alone. The whole city will be cheering for you, supporting you from the very start all the way across the finish line.
“Beautiful race in a beautiful city. Crowds cheering. Super organization.”
Ivan, CPH Half-finisher
Power zones and an intense atmosphere
CPH Half boasts an extensive entertainment programme which gives you a boost of energy on more than 20 spots and power zones along the course.
Everything from live music, DJ’s and cheerleaders to fire trucks, big choirs and rock bands will create an amazing atmosphere, put a smile on your face, and suppress your moments of struggle.
You will be carried through every mile!