Capital braced for the Marathon – The Post

Capital braced for the Marathon

Sunday’s race will be its 37th running (photo: Kristian Mollenborg)
May 22nd, 2016 7:00 am| by Christian Wenande

On Sunday May 22, runners from all over the world will descend upon the capital to take part in the 37th annual Telenor Copenhagen Marathon.

Starting and finishing at Islands Brygge, the marathon commences at 9:30 am and the course will lead runners across the city through Østerbro, Nørrebro and Vesterbro.

Unfortunately, it’s too late to sign up to run, but the route will be off limits to traffic, and temperatures are expected to creep up to around 20 again, making the event ideal for spectators (unless it rains of course).

Explore the route
Check out copenhagenmarathon.dk to explore the interactive map of the marathon route and all the recommended sights and areas of entertainment that spectators can enjoy along the way.

The website is also the place to visit for those hoping to find a route to drive their car through the city on Sunday.

Participants and spectators are urged to use public transportation to move around the city from 7 am to 4 pm.