There are many reasons why Copenhagen is the world’s most runnable city: the fresh air, the beautiful scenery with parks, colourful houses and lakes. The mix of modern and old architecture and the clean harbour you can dive into for a refreshing swim after your run. This is probably why the locals love running and why one in three Copenhageners will join you when you put on your sneakers and hit the streets.
Running has become an important focus area for Copenhagen as a destination with the official Tourism Organisation, Wonderful Copenhagen and the running organisation Sparta developing the city as an international running destination. This has not least been focussed around the Copenhagen Half, which is the fastest half marathon in the world, but also around the general attraction of Copenhagen as a running destination where you can explore on your own or join one of the many guided running tours.
Copenhagen has very much been designed for running explorers; there are car free paths everywhere and the most attractive spaces like the harbour circle has been kept free of buildings keeping the trail open for everyone to enjoy. Also, in Copenhagen everything really is closer, and the short distances allows for interesting route combinations passing such highlights as the lakes, green parks and even the Queens Palace as part of a single trip.