2024 Hans Christian Andersen Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Hans Christian Andersen Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

With a cap of 999 runners, the Hans Christian Andersen Marathon provides an intimate and enchanting racing experience through Odense, inviting participants to explore the city's historic sites and picturesque landscapes. The race is designed not only as a physical challenge but also as a tribute to the enduring spirit of Hans Christian Andersen, weaving through locales that echo his fairy tales. The relatively small number of participants ensures a friendly and supportive atmosphere, allowing runners to enjoy both the competition and the cultural journey. Completing the marathon is akin to living through a fairy tale, offering a blend of personal achievement and a deep connection to Danish heritage.

Date: 

Sun
Sep 29
2024

Location: 

Odense, Denmark

Distance

42.2km

Elevation profile: 

Flat

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

m

Number of participants: 

999

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How to train for Hans Christian Andersen Marathon: Hans Christian Andersen Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Hans Christian Andersen Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized Marathon training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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