13 Feb 2011

Copenhagen Marathon Route, Accommodation, and Other Information

As we are only 97 days away from Copenhagen Marathon 2011 I thought it was time to update my blog with some of the details about the day :-)

Copenhagen Marathon 2011 Route and Water Deposits

Copenhagen Accommodation (best to book as far in advance as possible)

- Stay in walking distance to start and finish. As a guest at the DANHOSTEL Copenhagen City you have access to your room after the run to have a shower and you can leave your luggage during the run.

- Cabinn offers good, cheap accommodations and have a selection of four hotels in the Copenhagen Area. If you are participating in Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon, you can book your room at a special discount price. To get the discounted price you will be required to present your race number and the code 2509

- “Sleep in quiet surroundings and wake up well rested for the challenge of your life. When you stay at one of DGI-Byens hotels you can walk back to your room to have a shower and rest until 17:00. Or you can recover your legs in the Swim Center spa or in the steam bath and sauna


- Scandic is the official hotel partner and offers a range of hotels in the city center close to the starting area.
“Scandic is a modern hotel chain where conscious people come for inspiration and renewed energy. With around 150 hotels and 30,000 rooms, we are already one of the largest hotel companies in Europe. And Scandic are continuing to grow – within a few years, there will be over 200 Scandics to choose from."

Start & Finish

Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon is once again using the area just by Langebro at Islands Brygge as both start and finish area.

The area along the water front allows Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon to accomodate larger groups of runners and spectators better giving the race a great start when the runners cross Langebro and continue into the city center.

Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon gives you:

- Three days of Sports Expo before the run

- Timing recorded through a chip

- A traffic-free 42,195 km course for marathon runners only

- Pace setters to ensure a steady pace throughout the run

- Hydration stations every 4,5 km offering water and energy drink. Four stations will also serve fresh fruits

- Medical Aid Stations and toilets positioned along the route

- Music and other entertainment along the route

- Photos will be taken by photographers from Marathon Photos, who will be stationed throughout the course

- Showers will be available at the finish area

- A plastic blanket, hot chocolate, rolls, yoghurt and fresh fruits in the finish area

- A medal and a Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon t-shirt – to show you were there!

For more information, to read about the Sports Expo, and to sign up for Copenhagen Marathon 2011 please visit:-



  1. Good info.

    Great that they only run a marathon..none of those pesky fast running half marathoners cluttering the course! 8)

    3 day sports expo! (usually only two days for US races)

    Luckily we don't need a hotel..staying with friends (and saving a lot of Euro!)

  2. Hi Lynne,

    Thanks for a great update on the marathon and best of luck with the race.

    There is a special running tour the day prior to the marathon which is specifically designed for people visiting Copenhagen as supporters. Its called the "pre-marathon tour" (http://running-copenhagen.dk/tour/pre-marathon-tour/) and participants run some of the marathon route, while a local guide provides background to the race, hot spots, etc. The route also passes some of the capitals main sights, so there is a bit of a sightseeing element to it as well.