The Centimeter Marathon is a race for all children between 2-10 years old and their parents or grandparents, which intends to give the entire family a nice and active experience while supporting a great cause at the same time.
Fresh air, fun and sweat on the forehead are the main ingredients of the children’s race, which is organized by Børneulykkesfonden and Rasmus Klump together with Continental, Madame Butterfly and DGI. The race is 42,195 centimeters long and give the children the opportunity to run their very own marathon distance, just like they have seen the grownups do it. And how cool is it to be able to call yourself a marathon runner?
That’s why the children’s race is conducted in true marathon style with a joint warm-up, start and finish line and all participating children will be given race numbers/stickers, a reflective vest with Rasmus Klump, a racing bag with polka dots, diplomas and cool gold medals with Rasmus Klump.
After the race, water and organic wholegrain sticks from Madame Butterfly will be available for the awesome marathon runners.
There will also be a chance to immortalize the moment by having a picture taken with Rasmus Klump after the race.
Proceeds from the race will unreservedly go to Børneulykkesfonden’s preventive work. You can read more about their projects here.
Pildskaders and Gøjers
The Centimeter Marathon is divided into 2 categories of runners: The Pildskadders (named after Rasmus Klump’s turtle friend named Pildskadden), who are runners that will race alongside an adult, and the Gøjers (named after Rasmus Klump’s parrot friend named Gøjen), who will race alone together with all the other children.
You decide whether you want to run with your child as a family activity or if you will let the children do the running while you wait with cheering flags and words of praise when your child crosses the finish line. Everybody can take part in the race and if the distance should prove too long for the little legs, then you are welcome to run/walk the route with a stroller.
Participation in the race costs 2 activity tickets. Price per activity ticket is 60-75 DKK, depending on the number of tickets you purchase.
You can read more about activity tickets here