9 Sep

Become A Great Dane

Copenhagen

Copenhagen has extended an invite to all international runners for the World Half Marathon Championships race on 29 March, 2014. While the event will draw in an elite field due to its championship billing, organisers have allocated 25,000 entries for general sale, with 5,000 set aside for non-Danish residents.

Known to be extremely fast and flat, the race begins and ends at the Christiansborg Palace. The course moves through Frederiksberg Town Hall, Tivoli Gardens, and Copenhagen Town Square before passing the Danish National Museum and returning to the start point.

Wilson Kipketer, former three time world champion and world record holder (800m), commented: "The course is fast, flat and scenic. I assure you - this course is the perfect setting for making personal bests."

In addition to the fast route, the temperature in Denmark in March is around 9C, making it conducive for quick times.

With an early spring date, the half marathon is likely to appeal to runners who want to kick-start their 2014 in style with a long weekend in a cosmopolitan city. The domestic race sold out within two days but runners outside of Denmark still have a chance to take part in this world championship event.

For more information, visit the Copenhagen Half Marathon website.