Copenhagen Half Marathon 2020, which was set at 13. september, has been cancelled.
there are several reasons to inform the organizers of Sparta and the Danish Athletics and refers to the reluctance on the part of the authorities.
- Sparta Athletics & Running and the Danish Athletics is forced to cancel this year's half marathon in Copenhagen because of the seriousness of the situation Covid-19, but also because of the lack of guidelines for the major events in the rest of the year, says in a press release.
Sparta-director Dorte Vibjerg pointing, among other things, that there is great uncertainty about the opportunity to participate in the race.
- 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.
- 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, she says.
the Cancellation also provides a reduction in revenues of the organizer of Sparta, which in the worst case, go broke.
- As an association, is it for Sparta a serious situation that had to cancel yet another arrangement, and the economic consequence can be of importance for the association's survival and level of activity for several years to come, says the press release from the organizers.
Last year there were more than 25,000 registered runners to halvmaratonet in the streets of copenhagen. Here put Geoffrey Kamworor world record on the distance.
the 2021 edition of the race is scheduled for 19. september next year.
the first edition of The Copenhagen Half Marathon was run in 2015.