Running 20 kilometer in Copenhagen is a breeze. Its a small capital and you are able to see a lot of the city on a 20 km run here in Copenhagen if you have a good 20 km running route. So if you are in Copenhagen and looking to do you weekly long run then you are in for a treat. Copenhagen is flat and in most cases you will have cooler temperatures, so that you do not have to get up super early to run, but can do your long run any time of the day. In case you prefer running the 20 km with a local Dane you should check out our Copenhagen Half Marathon Tour.
20 km Running Route
For a ”bulletproof” 20 km running route, there is always the option of running to the lakes on doing the circuit three times which will result in approximately 19 km, which leaves 1 km to get to and from the lakes from where you are staying. This is a bit of a hamster route, as you will be running the same stretch three times, but as mentioned it’s bullet proof. Another option is to do a tour from the lakes and include Fælledparken which is great for running and also the home of Copenhagen’s biggest running club – Sparta. And if you are feeling even more adventurous you can detour to the Citadel and then run along the harbour all the way to Fisketorvet, an from there you can run over Vesterbro and find yourself back at the lakes. View an “easy” 20 km running route in Copenhagen here
Other parks and stretches that are good for long runs are Frederiksberg Have and Søndermarken as well as Utterslev Mose.
Run 20 kilometer with a local Dane – don’t get lost and have company.
We have all been in the situation of being in an unfamiliar city and wanting to get a long run in. You want to have a good 20 km running route and now we have provided one above, but perhaps you are not keen on running with a map or GPS and focusing on this instead of running. Or maybe you want to switch off you mind, run with a local Copenhagener and truly get under the skin of the city. Here is your chance – our Copenhagen Half Marathon Tour.
We have constructed a scenic and interesting 20km running route (actually 21,2 km to be exact) in Copenhagen for our ”half marathon running tour” that combines the main sights, the beautiful stretches along the harbour, the many iconic architectural buildings and also a few hidden gems of the city. The route caters for both good and uninterrupted running while also seeing all the main sights and truly experiencing the many sides of the Danish capital. We will take you places that are hard to find and that even only a few local Copenhageners know.
Praise for our Copenhagen Half Marathon Tour:
“Best part of my whole trip!”
My husband and I recently did a 10 day trip through Scandinavia with Copenhagen as our last stop. I had an 18 mile run planned for that weekend, so when I was looking up bike tours and saw Lena’s running tour (and that she’d do up to a half marathon), I was stoked and booked almost immediately. I had an absolute blast. She was great and went at my (albeit fairly slow) pace and we went to all sorts of areas that my husband and I didn’t cover on our walks. It was also awesome to have a guide to tell me where to run because, after this, I realized that I would’ve had a pretty hard time figuring out where to go myself! If you like running, Lena’s tours are a must. It was seriously the best part of my whole trip.
“Half Marathon Tour with Lena”
Fantastic! Lena is not only knowledgeable about the city’s history, but also an engaging and entertaining individual as well. I highly recommend this tour as a way to jump into the city and feel like you are ready to absorb the culture at its fullest!
Our Half Marathon tour here in Copenhagen is one of my personal favourites of all our running tours, as this also allows us to show a few contrasting sides of our small capital and at the same time, it is a huge pleasure to be spending a solid few hours with our guests. Guests that always bring their inspiring and unique life stories.