Roads closed as Copenhagen Marathon hits the city

Parts of the inner city, Vesterbro, Nørrebro and Østerbro will be sealed off

For anyone looking to head to the city on Sunday, it might be best to use public transport as the city streets will be sealed off for the over-11,000 runners taking part in the annual Copenhagen Marathon.

The marathon will start at Islands Brygge at 09:30 on Sunday morning and will lead the participants through 42,195 metres of road through the city centre, Vesterbro, Nørrebro and Østerbro.

The top runners will cross the finish line – also at Islands Brygge – at around 11:50, while the final stragglers are expected to arrive between 15:00 and 16:00.

Some roads open
Should one find it necessary to brave the city by car, there are three routes for traffic through the marathon route on Fredensgade (Nørrebro), Holmens Kanal (Cph K) and Nørre Farimagsgade (Cph K).

HC Andersens Boulevard is closed for cars heading into town from 09:30-10:00, but is otherwise open to traffic all day. The same goes for Oslo Square, which is closed for cars going in both directions between 09:40 and 10:30.

Certain streets on Islands Brygge will be shut for traffic from 06:00 until 18:00, while some streets in Vesterbro will reopen for vehicular service again at around 14:00.

See the complete route here.