Running the Copenhagen Marathon 2024?

42.195 km through Copenhagen

If you’re one of the hard-as-nails runners planning to run the full 42.195 km in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg in 2023, you will already know that running the Copenhagen Marathon is something extra special. This will be the 43rd Copenhagen Marathon to take place in the Danish capital. The first marathon took place back in 1980.

To make sure you’re fully prepared for the Copenhagen Marathon 2024, Hotel Copenhagen Island is going that extra mile for its guests, both before and after the run. You can be at the start area and back at the hotel from the finish line in no time. What’s more important, the hotel will be offering just the right food you need both before and after the race, so you can put all your energy into running a great marathon.

Benefits when staying at Copenhagen Island

Runners in the 2024 Copenhagen Marathon can have that extra edge when they stay at the Copenhagen Island Hotel when you book our special marathon package:

  • A fabulous morning buffet designed for runners on Sunday the 5th of May 2024, available from 6 am.
  • An energy buffet after the race on the 5th of May 2024, including water, juice, fruit and chocolate.
  • Late check-out on Sunday the 5th of May 2024 until 6 pm, giving guests all the time they need to rest and shower after the race.

Book your stay and our marathon package by email to or by phone +45 3338 9600 and let us know that you are participating in the marathon.

The Copenhagen Marathon is for everyone

15-20 years ago, a marathon was just for elite runners - out of the league of the average jogger. But that’s not the case anymore.

With a dramatic rise in the number of people who run to keep fit, more and more of us have drummed up the courage to sweat out the 42.195 km and go for the finish line.

This is also reflected in the numbers taking part, with the 14,000 people on the Copenhagen asphalt in May 2014 (the first race in 1980 attracted some 1000 runners). The spectrum of runners ranges right through from elite runners, who need only two and a half hours to complete the distance, to 75-year-old keep fit enthusiasts, who raise their arms in victory after a six-hour battle to the finish line.

Link to Copenhagen Marathon official website

Overnight stay with a marathon diet in Copenhagen

Like any other army, an army of runners marches on its stomach. The old proverb still holds good when it comes to marathon running, and naturally Copenhagen Island is prepared.

Runners can choose from a number of delicious and nutritious pasta dishes for dinner the day before the race. And, on the day, breakfast, prepared of course to meet the precise needs of a marathon runner, will be served from 6 am, giving it time to be digested before the race.

Once the victory medal is hanging around your neck, you can enjoy an energy buffet back at the hotel. With fruit, chocolate, water, juice, and more on offer, your body will be well on its way to recovery. What's more, you don’t need to push your tired body to leave, as checking out is free right through till 6 pm.

Book your stay and our Marathon Package by email to or by phone +45 3338 9600 and let us know that you are participating in the marathon.

Copenhagen Island

An elegant design hotel with a superb location at Copenhagen’s waterfront.