The start section is divided into six start groups based on expected finish times. All entrants are assigned to a start group based on their expected finish time entered during registration. 

Your start group color is marked on your bib number, and start groups will be clearly signposted.

You can see where all start groups are located on the site map below. Further below you can see a table of all the start groups and the corresponding finish times.

Race start

All participants are to take place in their assigned start group in time for race start at 11:15 AM CET.

There is only one official race start, and from the time the gun sounds (gun time) until the runners in the last start group have crossed the starting line, it may take up to 40 minutes.

For safety reasons and to ensure that all participants have a smooth and comfortable start to the race, all entrants are asked to respect their assigned start group.

It is no longer possible to modify your expected finish time online. If your expected finish time has changed after your registration, please direct yourself at the info desk at the CPH Half Expo venue or in Runners Area on race day.


Pace teams

You can follow one of the 14 pace teams to cross the finish line in your desired finish time.

Pace teams will be positioned in the start groups corresponding to their finish times. They will be carrying colored balloons indicating their finish time (h:min)

Please notice that the balloon colors do not correspond to the start group colors!

Finish (h:min) Pace (min/km) Balloon  color
Start group
1:25 4:02 < 1:30
1:30 4:16 < 1:30
1:35 4:30 1:30-1:45
1:40 4:44 1:30-1:45
1:45 4:59 1:30-1:45
1:50 5:13 1:45-2:00
1:55 5:27 1:45-2:00
2:00 5:41 1:45-2:00
2:05 5:55 2:00-2:15
2:10 6:10 2:00-2:15
2:15 6:24 2:00-2:15
2:20 6:38 2:15-2:30
2:25 6:52 2:15-2:30
2:30 7:07 2:15-2:30
> 2:30 No pace teams > 2:30