Copenhagen Half Marathon, which should have the course of the pile for september, is cancelled.
It is not just due to the serious coronasituation, but especially the lack of guidelines for bigger events the rest of the year.
this was stated by The Sparta Athletics and Running, which organizes the race, in a press release.
the Cancellation comes a few months before thousands of runners from all over the world should be made to start on Øster Allé in Copenhagen. The organizers believe, however, it will be responsible to send the runners out on the streets of copenhagen.
- Last year was a fantastic year for all who attended and we know that the cancellation will disappoint many runners. But we do not believe that it will be possible or justifiable to send the 25,000 runners in the heart of Copenhagen in the year, said managing director of Sparta Athletics & Running, Dorte Vibjerg.
In 2019 could the organizers for the first time sold out, as of the 25,000 runners selected to participate.
during the race put Geoffrey Kamworor world record in a time of 58 minutes and a second.
- After the last year the international løbescene really got the eyes up for our event, and this year was 42 percent of all registered from abroad, and many do not know how they stand in relation to transport and accommodation with the current rules, says Dorte Vibjerg.
- We and the participants can't wait for after the summer break on the new guidelines for the major events, from after august. Therefore, we see ourselves obliged to cancel the world's fastest half marathon, as otherwise, each year attracts thousands of tourists to Copenhagen.
Everyone who has purchased the serial number, will be offered to migrate their registration to next year's Copenhagen Half Marathon, which is scheduled for the 19. september 2021, or they can choose to get a refund of the full participation fee.