Marathon on the Rocks

12 Sept 2020

Marathon on the Rocks: 4-Day Package

Explore Bornholm and its lovely fishing villages.
10-13 Sep
4 days
230 EUR

Marathon on the Rocks takes place on the Danish island of Bornholm. Runners will enjoy a true trail run overlooking the Baltic Sea along the edge of dramatic coastal cliffs. 



The itinerary is detailed below. This is what you'll be doing during your stay!

10 Sept 2020Welcome to Bornholm

Today you will arrive to the island, either by air at Bornholm airport (RNN) or by land at the ferry port in Rønne. If you require a transfer from here to Hotel Skovly, we will be more than happy to arrange it for you. 

You will receive your Goodie bag upon check-in at Hotel Skovly.

Depending on your time of arrival, you may have time to visit Hammershus. Hammershus is the largest Medieval castle ruins in Northern Europe. If you would like to visit Hammershus, then you have a few options, you can either drive there yourself (20 minutes), you can rent a bike from the hotel (1 hour) or you can take the bus (40 minutes). 

11 Sept 2020Explore Bornholm, Pasta Dinner

Today you will have the day free to explore the island at your own pace.

We have come up with a few places of interest that you may want to take the time to visit. We recommend taking a few hours to visit Østerlars Church, Svaneke and Gudhjem. Since these all lie on the Eastern side of the island, you could make a day-trip out of it. You may want to start off with Østerlars Church, the largest round church of the island, then move on to Gudhjem for lunch - you should try the local dish "Sol over Gudhjem", and then finish off with some beer, licorice and ice cream at Svaneke. 

If you prefer to enjoy the nature, then you could either go for a hike to Almindingen; this is Denmark's third largest forest, or relax on one of Bornholm's white, sandy beaches; such as Dueodde beach. 

In the evening, we will all get together to carbo-load with a pasta dinner. 

12 Sept 2020Race Day

Today is the big day! Marathon and half marathon runners will get the opportunity to put their trail running skills to the test along the cliffs and through the forests of Bornholm.

After an early breakfast, the marathon and half marathon runners will depart from the hotel to their starting point at 6:45 and 6:50 am respectively. 

Both the marathon and half marathon will begin at 8:00 am - all marathons will be done by 16:00 pm at the latest. There is a 4 hours cut-off time half-way (at 21km) for the marathon runners.

We will try to create a "hygge" atmosphere at the finish line by offering a Danish BBQ and a beer for all the finishers. 

13 Sept 2020Goodbye Bornholm

Sadly, our time in Bornholm has come to an end.

After breakfast, we will arrange transfers to the airport (RNN) and the port in Rønne for those who require it. 

Price information


All prices are per person in Euros. 

Hotel Skovly

  • Standard room:  230 EUR 
  • Single room supplement: 120  EUR (SOLD OUT)


  • 3 night accommodation at Hotel Skovly (including breakfast)
  • Transfer to/from Rønne if arriving by ferry, bus or flight
  • Transportation to start area in Gudhjem
  • Pasta dinner on Friday


  • Transfer to/from Copenhagen
  • Race entry
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel and health insurance 
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary 
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned under 'Inclusions'

Race Entry

Marathon or Half-Marathon:

  • 80 EUR: If you book by 31 July
  • 100 EUR: If you book August 1 - 20
  • 125 EUR: If you book August 21 - 28


Race entry includes: 

  • English-speaking race officials
  • English-speaking medical team from Denmark
  • Timing and results
  • Medal
  • Craft Runners T-shirt
  • 400 DKK voucher for Kaiser Sport*
  • Manned water and energy drink stations along the route 
  • Collapsible cup for hydration 
  • BBQ snacks and one beer or soft drink at the finish line


*To be used in one of their stores for a pair of shoes, in conjunction with a running assessment.

Booking and Payment

The booking of a trip is binding for both customer and travel agency once the deposit (25% of the total trip price) has been paid at the time of booking on the website. The remaining amount, 75% of the total trip price, will be charged to the customer’s payment card as provided by the customer, 75 days before trip departure. Bookings made later than 75 days prior will require full payment immediately.

The email sent to the customer upon booking a trip acts as the booking confirmation. It is therefore of vital importance that the customer provides a valid email address.

Refer to our Terms & Conditions for further information.

Important Info

Questions about Denmark or Bornholm?

For information on visas, currency, electricity, and more, please check our Destination Guide page.

For information on weather and clothing, please check the our Climate & Weather page. 

If you're curious about the destinations that we'll be visiting or other background information on Denmark, you can read all about it on our Travel Destination page. 

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