The North Sea Beach Marathon is held annually on the sandy beaches of the North Sea coast in Denmark.
Starting and finishing in Hvide Sande, a small fishing town and holiday resort on the Jutland peninsula, the event offers a marathon, a half marathon, an 8.4km race, and a 4.2km run.
All races are run out and back along the coast — entirely on the beach!
In 2013, over 700 runners took part in the event. The fastest marathon finishers were Henrik Simonsen (3:03:02) and Anne-Marie Simonsen (3:49:58).
Venue (Map): Hvide Sande (Esbjerg 74km, Hamburg 338km, Copenhagen 351km)
Date: 29 June 2014 (Sunday)
Race distance: 42.2km, 21.1km, 8.4km, 4.2km
Start time: 10.00 (42km), 11.30 (21km), 11.45 (8.4km), 12.00 (4.2km)
Start and finish: Hvide Sande Sydstrand (South Beach)
Entries: online (up to 26 June 2014); late entries on the day
Entry fees (42km): 480 DKK (up to 1 June 2014), 560 DKK (up to 29 June 2014)
Entry fees (21km): 280 DKK (up to 1 June 2014), 360 DKK (up to 29 June 2014)
Entry fees (8.4km): 150 DKK (up to 1 June 2014), 190 DKK (up to 29 June 2014)
Entry fees (4.2km): 100 DKK (up to 1 June 2014), 140 DKK (up to 29 June 2014)
Exchange rate: 100 DKK = ca. 13.40 EUR (November 2013)
Timekeeping: USS chip
Race centre: Auktionshallen 3, Rødspættevej, Hvide Sande (28 June 2014, 10.00-16.00); at the start (on the day from 8.00)
You get: T-shirt, finisher medal, goodie bag; entry into the prize drawing (for entries up to 1 June 2014)
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Prizes: to the first three men and women in each race
Award ceremony: from 13.30
Number of finishers 2013: 130 (42km), 218 (21km), 199 (10km), 189 (5km)
Event website: www.beachmarathon.com
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