The CPH Half commences and finishes on Øster Allé, DK-2100 Copenhagen.
The start section, which is divided into 6 start groups based on expected finish times, stretch over Edel Sauntes Allé and Øster Allé (Runners Area). This is also where the baggage drop-offs divided by bib numbers are located.
Learn about start groups and race start procedure here
All entrant facilities and services are located in Runners Area, while spectators and supporters can cheer and enjoy the race live at the Friends & family zone with granstands, big screen, food market and kids activities.
Below you can learn more about the facilities available at the start and finish area.
Start and finish area guide
There are two race day info desk, both open from 9:00 AM CET. One is located at the CPH Half Expo (in the bib pick-up tent), and the other in Runners Area (please notice, that there will not be any race packet handout taking place here).
Hydration & recovery supplies
Water and High5 energy drink will be available to runners in the starting and finish area, and the following selection of recovery supplies will be offered to all runners in the finish section: Pågen cinnamon bread rolls, High5 recovery peanut bar, fruits, and Carlsberg Nordic alcohol-free beer.
Toilets are available in Runner’s Area and along the start section. Even though there are plenty of toilets, queues should be expected just before race start, so be sure to allow extra time for last minute toilet visits. For your convenience, there will also be toilets at all hydration zone; the first zone is located after 4.2 km.
Shower & changing tents
Separate changing tents for men and women are located in Runners Area. Shower facilities are available in Idrætshuset, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 7 – a 5 – 10 minutes walk from the starting and finish area. Showers are free of use.
23 baggage drop-off points are located in Runners Area (see map) and will be open from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Please find more details here
Lining up for start
All entrants are assigned to one of 6 start group based on the expected finish time entered during registration. Start groups will be clearly signposted and marked on all site maps (above site map and in the CPH Half race app). The official pace teams will be lining up in the start groups corresponding to their paces. Read more about pace teams and race start procedure
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 & engraving
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. Remember to have your medal personalized by having your finish time or name engraved into your medal before taking it with you back home.
Dont’ forget to have your personal victory photo taken for free after crossing the finish line. Your finisher photo be sent to you per email and text message, and you can download and share it via the result list in the CPH Half App as well.
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.
Sportseducation offers free massage in Runners’ Area. The massage service is available to all runners, however, queues must be expected.