Sunday 26 September 2021
The H.C. Andersen Marathon has taken place every year since 2000 in Odense, Denmark's third-largest city with a population of about 180,000 people, situated on the Baltic Sea island of Fyn (Funen).
The event is held in honour of Odense's most famous son, the writer and poet Hans Christian Andersen, author of many well-known fairy tales such as ‘The Little Mermaid’ or ‘The Princess and the Pea’.
Four races are available—a 4.2km run for young athletes (17 years and under), a 10km race, a 21.1km half marathon and a 42.2km marathon.
The full marathon is two laps of an accurately-measured, traffic-free and mainly-flat course.
Starting at the Odense Idrætspark (Odense Sports Center) in the western part of the city, the circular route takes the runners through residential and green areas, through the historic city centre and around the port.
The finishing line is on the athletics track of the Odense Atletikstadion (near the start).
More than 5,000 runners took part in the event in 2019.
Map of the venue:
Number of finishers:
- Event cancelled
- 4.2km: 333
- 10km: 732
- 21.1km: 2,905
- 42.2km: 1,239
- 4.2km: 282
- 10km: 678
- 21.1km: 2,758
- 42.2km: 1,146
21. HCA Marathon:
- 26 September 2021 (Sunday)
- 10km: Løb de sidste 10 (Run the last 10k)
- 21.1km: 1/2 Marathon
- 42.2km: Marathon
- 4.2km: MiniMarathon
- Flakhaven (in the city centre)
- 4.2km, 21.1km, 42.2km:
- Odense Idrætspark (Odense Sports Center), Højstrupvej 5
- all races:
- Odense Atletikstadion (Odense Athletic Stadium)
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