The Royal Danish House released a statement on Thursday, 26 March 2020, via their official social media accounts, announcing the Royal Run has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Crown Prince Family running shoes
The Crown Prince Family surrounded by running shoes. Photo: Kongehuset ©

This year’s Royal Run was originally scheduled in June but has been delayed until 6 September 2020.

The Royal Run takes place through multiple cities across Denmark and attracts large crowds of adults, children and people of all abilities.

Greenlanders can participate in the Royal Run in Nuuk in Greenland for the first time on 30 August instead of 28 May.

We have all been looking forward to lacing up the running shoes for the Royal Run. However, due to the current situation with COVID-19 / coronavirus, we, unfortunately, have to postpone this year’s running party to 6 September in Denmark and 30 August in Greenland.

We would like to encourage all running people – young and old – to maintain the joy and enthusiasm for exercise, to follow the recommendations of the authorities and to be patient with patience.

We all hope that the Royal Run can become a major gathering point after the summer holidays and that everyone until then will look after themselves – and each other.

Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their four children, Christian, Isabella, Vincent and Josphine have participated during the past two years.

It has become one main event in the royal calendar when the Crown Prince Family can meet members of the public.

The first Royal Run was held to coincide with Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday on 26 May 1968.

Crown Prince Frederik Royal Run 2020
Crown Prince Frederik. Photo: Kongehuset ©

Over 70,000 people, including Danes and foreign visitors, participated in the Royal Run in five cities: Aalborg, Aarhus, Esbjerg, Odense and Copenhagen/Frederiksberg, on 21 May 2018.

The Royal Run was so successful that it was held again in 2019 on 10 June in Aarhus, Aalborg and Copenhagen/Frederiksberg, with over 80,000 joining in.

Royal Run is organised through The Sports Confederation of Denmark, DGI and the Danish Athletic Federation in connection with the Move for Life programme and is supported by the Nordea-fonden and TrygFonden. TV 2 Danmark is the media partner.

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