Mandø (Denmark), Saturday 16 August 2014

Mandø, Denmark (NASA World Wind Screen Shot / from: Wikimedia Commons / Public domain)


The Mandø Marathon draws approximately 500 runners to the little North Sea island of Mandø in Denmark. Located in the Wadden Sea National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — the island is surrounded by vast mudflats and tidal marshes.

At low tide, Mandø can be reached by car or tractor bus via a 4km-long (and 60cm-high) unpaved causeway which connects the island with the Jutland Peninsula.

The event offers a 42.2km marathon, a 21.1km half marathon, a 10.55km quarter marathon, and a 2.2km children's race.

Participants in the full marathon run four laps of a mostly flat route on asphalt and gravel roads around the island. The half marathon is two laps.

The course is certified by the Danish Athletics Association.


Country: Denmark

Venue (Map): Mandø (56km from Esbjerg, 261km from Hamburg, 300km from Copenhagen)

Date: 16 August 2014 (Saturday)

Race distance: 2.2km (children); 10.55km; 21.1km; 42.2km

Start time: 11.00 (21km and 42km), 11.10 (10.5km), 11.15 (2.2km)

Race centre: in the start/finish area (on Friday from 14.00, on the day from 8.00)

Entries: online; race limit 800 runners (excluding children's race)

Entry fees (10.5km): 160/175/190 DKK (up to 31 Mar/up to 31 May/from 1 Jun 2014)

Entry fees (21.1km): 250/275/300 DKK (up to 31 Mar/up to 31 May/from 1 Jun 2014)

Entry fees (42.2km): 350/400/450 DKK (up to 31 Mar/up to 31 May/from 1 Jun 2014)

Exchange rate: 100 DKK = ca. 13.40 EUR

You get: T-shirt (to the first 450 entries); chip timing; aid stations on the course and in the start/finish area; finisher medal

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Award ceremony: 13.30 (10.5km), 13.40 (2.2km), 14.30 (21km), 15.30 (42km)

Number of finishers 2013: 264 (10.5km), 124 (21km), 45 (42km)

Event website (in Danish, English, and German):


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