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Running Copenhagen

Address Leaving from HC Andersen statue
Rådhuspladsen; 1553 Copenhagen V
by HC Andersens Boulevard and Vesterbrogade
See on map
Telephone +45 20 58 58 77
Website http://running-copenhagen.dk/
Cost DKK 140-165

Unless you subscribe to the American ‘ten countries-in-five days’ model of touring, the last thing you want to be doing whilst sightseeing is ‘running around’; absorbing absolutely nothing of your surroundings in a blind panic to tick off requisite stops. However, in Copenhagen, they’ve found a way to combine trainers with tourism.

Local guides run (ho ho) these tours which range from the traditional City Tours taking in the Queen’s castle, parliament and The Little Mermaid, to Jazz Tours during the annual Jazz Festival, Business Tours with a 7am start that’ll have you more hyped up for your morning meeting than a vat of caffeine, and Gay Tours which take place during Pride Week.

And, of course, because you hardly want your SLR slowing you down (the average pace is 6 min/km), they’ll even take pictures of you posing beside famous monuments to retrieve online later for free. Everyone loves that sweaty, red-faced gym look now, don’t they. Cheese.