IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships 2014

IAAF/AL-Bank VM Halvmaraton 2014, © Lars Møller

Fast, flat and scenic! In 2014 the IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships will take place smack in the middle of Copenhagen.

For the first time ever recreational runners will join the elite in a world half marathon and therefore it is a must attend event in your race calendar: The IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships is a once in a lifetime experience for runners of all kind.

The slogan of the event is: We can be heroes … and thus creating images of 300 elite runners with a tail of 25,000 recreational runners on the same closed off and epic course in a gigantic running festival.

The elite women and men will lead the race but the ambitious recreational runners – will be right behind them when the starter pistol goes off.

Great spectator programme on the way

At the same time TV helicopters will be hovering over Christiansborg Castle, start and finish area, to cover the International Championships live from Copenhagen. The world will have their eyes on the participants as they run 21.0975 kilometers through the heart of Copenhagen.

Denmark, friends and families are invited to come and cheer along! Hot spots like never before, spectator guides and entertainment programmes will be tailored for this very special day.

"The course is fast, flat and scenic. I assure you – this course is the perfect setting for making personal bests," says Wilson Kipketer, former 3 x world champion and world record holder (800m) and the official ambassador of the event. As a matter of fact he will join the gigantic mass participation race himself.

More than 300 elite runners from around 50 nations are expected to participate in Copenhagen in 2014. In addition 25,000 recreational runners from Denmark and abroad will contribute to the running festivities in the mass participation race.

Event date/time
29/03/2014 - 29/03/2014 KøbenhavnSaturday -

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