Royal Run set for record turnout

With three weeks still to go, the popular event is poised for new highs in total runners as well as first-time participants

Avid runner Crown Prince Frederik is the crown jewel of the event (photo: Hasse Ferrold)
May 10th, 2022 12:53 pm| by Christian W
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When the Royal Run kicks off on June 6, there’s a good chance that the popular Crown Prince Frederik-led event will set not one, but two new records. 

With three weeks to go, 82,345 runners have signed up nationwide – that’s more than the previous record of 82,319 set back in 2019.

And of the tens of thousands of runners taking part in the events in Copenhagen/Frederiksberg, Aalborg, Aarhus, Kolding and Næstved, a record high share (32 percent) are first-time participants.

“Fitness events are for everyone and I’m pleased that message has reached the public. In the Royal Run we even say it’s okay to walk, bring the kids and elderly along. There is room for everyone,” said Morten Mølholm, the head of DIF, who is a member of the Royal Run organising committee. 

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According to the statistics, about 58 percent of those taking part are women and the highest share (39 percent) are in the 40-59 age group.

Over-60s account for 16 percent while the 0-19 age group make up 20 percent of the participants. 

The Royal Run was first held in 2018 in connection with Crown Prince Frederik’s 50-year birthday. Back then, 70,938 people took part.

Read more about the event and sign up to take part here.

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