Marathon on the Rocks

12 Sept 2020

Race Information

Read all about the details!

Here you will find all the important practical information about the race, such as rules and regulations, training, timing, race day support, clothing, weather and more. If you don’t find the answer you’re seeking, feel free to contact us with your question.

Topics are arranged in alphabetical order.

Clothing & Weather

The weather in September is late summer in Denmark. Expect average temperatures between 10 and 16 degrees Celsius (50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit).

Cut-off Times

The time limit is eight hours from the start for both the Marathon and Half Marathon. There is a 4 hours cut-off time half-way (at 21km) for the marathon runners.

Any runners still on the route after the time is up, will be picked up and driven to the finish line. 


Marathon on the Rocks features two distances:

Full marathon - 42.195km/26.2mi

Half marathon - 21.1km/13.1mi

Distance Change

It is possible to change the distance you want to run up to 10 days before the race starts. All you need to do is contact us with your request.

Change of distance is NOT PERMITTED on Race Day.


Full marathon runners must be at least 18 years old on race day.

Half marathon runners must be at least 16 years old on race day.

Future Race Dates

The inaugural Marathon on the Rocks will take place on 12 September 2020.

Future race dates to be announced! 

Goodie Bag

If you have chosen the 4-day package, upon check-in at your hotel, you will receive a goodie bag. 

If you choose the race only package, you have the option to collect it from Hotel Skovly on Friday between 16.00 - 19.00 or Saturday morning between 05.30 - 06.30.

Medical Team

On race day, a team of English-speaking Danish doctors, assisted by a local medical team, will provide medical assistance to runners in need. The medical team reserves the right to remove any runner who is deemed unable to complete the race. Please note that all decisions made by the medical team or race officials are final.

Personal Belongings

It is possible to deposit bags with personal belongings in the starting area. These belongings will be transported to the finish area.

Although the finish area will be manned, depositing personal belongings in the area is entirely each runner’s responsibility and the marathon organizers are not responsible for loss or damage of personal belongings.

Prizes and Awards

All finishers receive a medal. A small, symbolic prize is given to the winners of both distances for men and women. Please note that there is no prize money.

Race Officials Disclaimer

The race officials reserve the right to change the course and other aspects of the race without advance notice. Please note that all decisions made by the race officials and/or medical team are final.



In order to register for the race, you MUST enter with one of the following options. 

4-day tour package: This package includes all the ingredients for a fantastic getaway: accommodation, social events and select meals and transfer per itinerary. Package also generally include ample amounts of free time, during which you can choose to join organized excursions or explore Bornholm on your own.

Our 4-day package comes with or without transfer from and to Bornholm Airport/Rønne Ferry. 

To book your flight to Bornholm (RNN), use this link.

To book tickets for the bus from Denmark to Bornholm, use this kombardoexpressen. The bus will pick up people from several places in Denmark. From Copenhagen you can enter the bus from DGI-byen (Copenhagen City Center) or Copenhagen Airport.

Drive yourself: If you bring your own car to Bornholm, you can choose ferries from Denmark (Køge), Sweden (Ystad) or Germany (Sassnitz). You can find info about bornholmslinjen here.

Race package only: If you like to plan your own tour to Bornholm, this year it will be possible to sign up for the race package only. This package includes entry to the race, English speaking medical team and race officials, water and supply stations along the route and the medal.

Registration Deadlines

Registration closes on 28 August 2020 for the 2020 Marathon on the Rocks. After this date, no new entries will be accepted.

Please note that this race has limited capacity, so first come first serve.

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

Route Map & Elevation Profile

For information on the marathon and half-marathon routes, start and finish line, drink stations and other course-related information, see Route & Elevation.

A detailed route map will be published soon. 

Rules & Regulations

Top Finishers: The top three male and female finishers of all distances are the first three to physically cross the finish line regardless of their net time.

Gear: Nordic walking and trekking poles are not allowed.

Start / Bib Numbers

All runners will receive one bib number that must be worn during the race. It must be attached to the front of your body and readable - both for safety and for photography purposes! The bib numbers are color-coded according to the distance you are running: 

- Full marathon bibs - black
- Half-marathon - red

Time Taking & Results

Live results will be available from the Results page.