Challenge: Copenhagen Half Marathon
Details: 21.1km run around the streets of Copenhagen.
Why? A mini break to an awesome city, tied in with a bit of alternative exploring.
How? Book your place on the cphhalf.dk/en – cost £51.
Where? Copenhagen, Denmark in September.
Transport? Flights (flew for £58 return), then metro into city centre, then walked or cycled around for the rest of the weekend.
Time? The trip could easily be completed in a normal weekend, but I would recommend a long weekend so you have two full days of exploring Copenhagen before race day.
Bring? Running gear.
Food & drink? The race has energy drinks and food as you go around. Copenhagen is renowned for its food so make sure you budget for that.
Accommodation? We stayed at the Generator Hostel in the centre – all easy and reasonable.
Cost? The challenge cost is £51, the whole weekend cost including race, food, flights and accommodation cost around £350
eXerK 52in52 story: This was a great weekend wandering around Copenhagen, dipping into cafés and wine bars. The half marathon was the reason for the 7 of us going there that particular weekend. Although the race was well organised, I think I personally will err away from races during city breaks. Mostly that you have such a short time in a city, that spending a few hours registering and picking up your running bib etc, then another half day racing, impacted our exploring time. While the race route went through the city, in reality, you don’t see much. Still, a good half marathon, and a PB.