Amagar Strandpark parkrun

Orientation

Amager Strandpark parkrun takes place at Amager Strandpark; a waterfront park overlooking the Oresund Strait three miles from the centre of Copenhagen. The start is close to Oresund Metro Station. We stayed at SleepCPH which was a 20 minute walk from the start. There is parking on Amager Stranvej, but nobody drives in Copenhagen.

Amager Strandpark
Amager Strandpark

Facilities

There are toilets near the start.

Start of Amager Stradpark parkrun
Start of Amager Stradpark parkrun

Course

The park is partly on the mainland and partly on an island, connected by a series of bridges across a lagoon. You start on the pier on the far north east point of the island and run in a rectangle across a bridge, along the prom, across another bridge and along the island. You then repeat the route in reverse.

Amager Strandpark parkrun Strava Segment
Amager Strandpark parkrun Strava Segment

Terrain

The course consists entirely of paved paths (and bridges).

Bridge
Bridge

Difficulty

The park is quite exposed. The day we ran, the weather was hideous, which left us with fierce winds to contend with. Apart from the wind, and the slightly disorientating feeling of the second lap being the first lap in reverse (that may just be me!), the course is completely paved and flat (apart from the bridges), with a total elevation of just 9 metres. So, in theory, fairly easy. Tell that to my face!

Finish of Amager Strandpark parkrun
Are we having fun yet? Finish of Amager Strandpark parkrun

Fun Factor

Amager Strandpark parkrun is quite small, with an average participation of just 49 runners. We ran over the weekend of Swedish National Day, when an extra parkrun in Malmo on Thursday meant plenty of parkrun tourists in town for a Swedish/Danish double. Runners were about 50/50 locals and British tourists. The locals were very welcoming and it was interesting to hear the stories of the other tourists (many of whom were familiar from Malmo on Thursday). The view across the Strait, with the Oresund Bridge and Swedish coast in the background is spectacular.

Finish of Amager Strandpark parkrun
Finish of Amager Strandpark parkrun

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