On the wee morning hours of April 20, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark accompanied by representatives from the Royal Run cycled through the streets of lovely Copenhagen. The purpose of this morning’s ride was to make sure the “… one-mile route in the capital will measure exactly 1,609 km [for the upcoming Royal Run]…” according to the Danish royal court.
Led by route surveyor, Mr. Peer Jensen, the trip began at Amalienborg Slot to the Nyhavnsbroen bridge, and continued to cycle the Royal Run route with several stops along the way to place distance markers. The Danish royal court noted that “…the Crown Prince received an explanation on how to ensure that the survey is carried out as correctly as possible.”
If you’re unfamiliar with the Royal Run, it’s a family-friendly fun event for Danes, foreigners living in Denmark, or those visiting Denmark to participate in a mile-long run or walk whichever you choose. The event is open to all “…children, young people, adults and the elderly can take part even those who are in a wheelchair, pushchairs, and prams are welcome…” according to the official website for the Royal Run. The event is open to competitive Ironman level athletes and the casual runner, jogger, etc. Moreover, there is no time limit. You can run and/or walk at your own pace.
So, if you are interested in participating in the 2022 Royal Run or if you simply want to have a fun day with family, friends and cheer on those participating please click here for more information.
The 2022 Royal Run will take place on June 6, 2022, in the towns of Aalborg, Aarhus, Kolding, Næstved, and Copenhagen/Frederiksberg.
Photos courtesy of the Royal Run/M.James