Danes love the sport. Sometimes they do it for fun and sometimes they take it seriously. This year they definitely take it to a new level as Copenhagen is hosting several international sports events in 2020 that can be of great interest to both amateur and professional athletes. Exercising in the fresh air, while enjoying the views of Copenhagen, or supporting your favorite football team at a stadium can be an unforgettable experience.
Come and join these unique sporting events happening in Copenhagen in 2020.
The Color Run Copenhagen
This iconic race of 5 km is the world’s most fun one. It is a true phenomenon that has attracted runners in more than 40 countries and it’s now coming to Copenhagen! In order to participate you only have to follow two rules: wear white clothes and try to make them as dirty (colorful!) as possible. Easy, right?
Save the date of September 12th when The Color Run is visiting the Danish capital. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to have a good time there. You are even allowed to walk or crawl all the way to the finish. So, dress all white, take your friends and get ready to join the happy crowd!
Copenhagen marathon 2020
Feel like running but not sure about getting covered in colourful dyes? How about running together with thousands of people alongside the major sightseeing spots in Copenhagen in an internationally certified race? If that sounds familiar to you, then you’ve probably heard of the Copenhagen marathon. This truly remarkable event is occurring on the 17th of May and the entries are already being gathered.
Get a move on registering yourself for this 42,2km race and study the pack of useful guides before preparing for the marathon. Before arriving in Copenhagen, make sure you have arranged accommodation for you and your friends as most of the hotels will be fully booked a few months before the marathon. To stay in shape before the event, you can join the official marathon’s group training which is free of charge and open to everyone – no matter your level or pace. Even if you’ve never participated in a marathon, it’d be the right time to start: the organisers have prepared the beginner guide for you to overcome challenges and make it to the finish.
UEFA EURO Cup 2020 – celebrate football
It is the event some of you have been waiting for 4 years for! Yes, the UEFA Euro Cup is happening this summer and yes, Copenhagen is one of the hosting cities. If you have a ticket already – lucky you, if you don’t – then join the football madness embracing the city this June.
Whether you’re a ticket holder or just want to celebrate the festival of football, it’s important to do some planning before you come.
Bring your colourful outfits and banners for the match! Keep in mind the restrictions created for your safety, you can always check them here. Don’t forget to download the official app – UEFA EURO 2020 app. There you’ll find all the necessary information about the event’s schedule and additional festive occasions taking place in Copenhagen. It’s always better to be prepared in advance, especially when it comes to accommodation. You can expect a lot of football fans and tourists coming to Copenhagen so make sure you have your place booked already. Have a look at these apartments located very close to the Parken stadium where EURO Cup matches will be played.
Ironman – test your limits
This race consists of three main parts – swimming at Amager strand park, biking through North Zealand and running in the very centre of Copenhagen. Ironman is taking place on August 16th and no matter if you’re a participant or a spectator, take your time to prepare for this incredible event.
For those who register themselves as participants, there is a pack of programs available to prepare for the race and boost morale. If you are a supporter, check out the routes where the race is taking place and make your own adventure when following the athletes using a special athlete tracker app. If you decide to follow swimming, biking or running or even all of them – wonderful sights of the city landscape, coastline and countryside are guaranteed. You may also get some inspiration from the published stories of the former participants and, who knows, maybe you’ll become the next entrant!
Hope that your next trip to Copenhagen, either as an athlete or a sports lover, will be a fascinating experience!