The North Sea Beach Marathon attracts more than 600 runners from all over the world to the small fishing town and holiday resort of Hvide Sande, which sits on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark.

All races (4.2km, 8.4km, 21.1km half marathon and 42.2km marathon) are run out and back along the coast — entirely on the sandy beach!

Last year, 617 runners from 15 countries took part in the event.

The fastest marathon finishers were once again Henrik Simonsen (3:15:20) and Stine Rex (3:50:10). The time limit to finish the race is seven hours.


Country: Denmark

Venue (Map): Hvide Sande (Esbjerg 74km, Hamburg 338km, Copenhagen 351km)

Date: 26 June 2016 (Sunday)

Start time — Race distance:

  • 10.00 42.2km (marathon)
  • 11.30 21.1km (half marathon)
  • 11.45 8.4km (1/5 marathon)
  • 12.00 4.2km (1/10 marathon)

Start and finish: Hvide Sande Sydstrand (South Beach)

Race centre: in the start area (on the day from 8.00)

Entries: online (up to 25 June 2016); late entries on the day

Entry fees (4.2km): 100 DKK (ca. 13.40 EUR)

Entry fees (8.4km): 150 DKK (ca. 20.10 EUR)

Entry fees (21.1km): 280 DKK (ca. 37.50 EUR)

Entry fees (42.2km): 480 DKK (ca. 64.30 EUR)

You get: T-shirt (for entries up to 12 June 2016), chip timing, fruit and drinks on the course, finisher medal

Showers, changing facilities: Hvide Sande Hallen, Parallelvej 2

Bag storage: in the start area

Prizes: to the first three men and women in each race

Number of finishers 2015: 185 (4.2km), 172 (8.4km), 172 (21km), 88 (42km)

Event website (in Danish, English and German):


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