Starting and finishing area

The CPH Half commences and finishes on Øster Allé, Østerbro, DK-2100 Copenhagen.

Participants will be assigned to start groups according to their anticipated finish time as entered in the entry form. Start groups are clearly signposted in the starting section and must be respected. There will be one joint start, and it will take which will take up to 40 minutes for all runners to start.

All entrant facilities will be located in a designated Runner’s Area. Friends, family and runners can reunite and celebrate in the CPH Half Village.

Starting and finish area guide

Information desk

The main information desk and bib number pick up is located in Sparta Hallen at the CPH Half Expo and opens at 9:00 am on race day. An info desk will also be located in the starting and finish area, however, bib numbers will not be handed out at this location. The CPH Half Expo venue is a 300 metres walk away from the starting and finish area.

Food & fluids

Water and High5 energy drink will be available to runners in the starting and finish area, and a selection of snacks will be offered to all runners in the finish section.

Starting line info

All entrants will be assigned to a start group based on expected finishing times (as entered in the registration formula). There will be clear start group signage in the start section, and it is important that you place yourself in your assigned start group. Official pace teams will be lining up throughout the start section.


Toilets are available in Runner’s Area and along the start section. Queues should be expected just before race start. For your convenience, there will be toilets at all hydration stations; the first station is located after 4.2 km.

Baggage drop off

Baggage storage is open from 9:00 am in Runners. Please find more details here

Shower and changing facilities

Separate changing facilities for men and women are available in Runners Area. Shower facilities are available in Idrætshuset, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 7 – a 5 minutes walk from the starting and finish area.

At the finish line

Once you have crossed the finish line and had your medal handed out, it is important that you continue to move down along the finish section and further into the Runners Area. This is particularly important in the time span during which the largest groups are making their way towards the finish, since runners from behind may not otherwise be able to cross the finish line.

Finisher medals

All finishers within the course time limit receive a finisher medal upon crossing the finish line. Be aware that, in case of queuing at the finish line, the medal hand out will be moved further down the finish section and into Runners Area.

Celebration photo

Have your personal celebration photo taken for free in Runners Area. Your finisher photo will be featured on your finisher certificate, which you can print from your results profile on You will receive the photo per email and text message (if entered), and you can download and share it via the result list in the CPH Half App as well.

CPH Half Village

Runners and spectators can reunite, follow the race and celebrate in the CPH Half Village, where you will find the Meatpacking District Food Market, big screen, lots of kids activities and more.

Medical aid

Medical staff is present at the start and finish as well as on the course. In case of pain, illness or physical discomfort during the race, notify medical staff or race marshalls. If you have any medical or health conditions, you can enter this on the back of your bib number.

Post-race massage

Sportseducation offers free massage in Runners’ Area. The massage service is available to all runners, however, queues must be expected.