You can’t really miss all the maps, posters and warnings that are dotted around the city at the moment. That’s right; it’s that time of year again where 12,000 people put themselves to the test and run for 26.2 miles.
The Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon (to give it its official title) is without a doubt one of the flattest courses in the world. That means a lot to those taking part (obviously) – but then there’s the wind. And we all know how much we just want to punch that invisible foe when we’re cycling home from a long, hard day at the office.
For the second year in a row I’ll be taking the official photographs of the race, as it weaves its way through the streets, parks and harbour areas of the city. Last year I remember just how awesome the buildings and scenery looked once I was editing my pictures. And even though 12,000 sounds like a lot of runners, it pales in comparison to the Big Five – New York, Boston, Berlin, London and Chicago. Which is odd, really, because Copenhagen has to be one of the cleanest and safest cities to visit (and we’ve already mentioned flattest). It throws its arms open wide to all members of society, and getting from A to B is pretty easy.
Knowing just how important the event is to the organisers (and thousands of others involved), I decided that I really wanted to help put Copenhagen on the map. Which is why this year I will be designing a fantastic 38-page Photo Book containing some of the best images from the race.
And for those taking part, all pre-ordered books will include the finishing time of the individual – plus race day statistics, such as average temperature and rainfall.
If you’re taking part this year (or know someone who is), this book will make a great visual memento of a brilliant race. Pre-orders (which will also be discounted from 300kr to 249kr) must be made before 11:59pm on Sunday May 24th.
For more information on the project, please visit www.matthewjames.dk
Hope to see as many of you out there on the course as possible. Don’t forget, your support along the route is so vital, so remember to bring your flags and music with you.
And of course, best of luck to all the runners…