- HCA Marathon is subject to the IAAF Competition Regulations. The course is measured in accordance with DAF-IAAF and approved by A.I.M.S.
- Participants must be 18 years of age or have their 18th birthday within the calendar year of the race.
- Coaching on bicycle along the course is not allowed and will result in immediate disqualification.
- Starting numbers are personal and cannot be handed over to anyone else! The number must be clearly visible on the chest and worn in unchanged form.
- The classes are divided into intervals of 5 years: m/f 18/19, m/f 20/25, m/f 25 and so on up to m/f 70 and over.
- All duly entered competitors completing within the six-hour timeframe receive a medal and a certificate confirming their time, breaks and placing.
- Car traffic will be possible on the course again after the termination fo the timeframe of the race.
- Timeframe for the marathon race is 6 hours. This also means that the ½ maraton must be finished in 2 hours and 45 minuttes. If the timeframe cannot be held the runner is taken out of the race. Max. time is marked by to bicycle riders wearing red vest tops.
- Entry is possible online or on the original entry form. Payment must follw the entry and entries without payment will not be accepted.
- If a participant is prevented from participating, they cannot claim their refund no matter the cause of the prevention
- If a participant is prevented from participating the start number can be transfered to nex year of the transfer is made 7 days before the start of the race.
- Participation is at your own risk. By your signature on your entry or accept upon online entry you declare yourself to be fit and healthy and accept that the event managers cannot be held responsible for damages you sustain yourself or others in connection with the race
In consideration of the foregoing, I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors and assigns, waive and release any and all right, claims and causes of action I have or may have against the HCA Marathon and its affiliates, their agents, employees, officers, directors, successors and assigns, the organiser, City of Odense and any and all sponsor, their representatives and successors, that may arise as a result of my participation in the race and any pre- and postrace activities.
Invitation and Visa
Certain foreign participants must have visa to enter Denmark to run the HCA Marathon in Odense and it takes time to get visa for Denmark
Citizens from the following countries must have a visa to enter Denmark. See list here.
* Citizens with diplomatic and service passports are exempt from the visa requirement.
** Holders of a "Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" passport, a "Região Administrativa Especial de Macau" passport or a "British National Overseas" passport are exempt from the visa requirement.
*** Citizens with diplomatic, special and service passports are exempt from the visa requirement.
**** Citizens with diplomatic passports are exempt from the visa requirement.
In order to get visa to Denmark for participating in the marathon, the procedure is as follows:
1. The runner's organisation must ask in writing for an invitation from HCA Marathon
- To get a visa, the runner must have an invitation from the organisation HCA Marathon. The request for an invitation must be via the runner’s organisation. That is, the runner’s organisation must send a letter to HCA Marathon asking for an invitation for the runner to run in the HCA Marathon.
- The request must be in writing and on official stationary from the runner’s organisation.
- The request must contain the runners: Birth, licence, passport no. and adress.
- Please send request to
DK-5200 Odense M
or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The request must be enclosed as a PDF file.
2. HCA Marathon sends an invitation to the runner and a copy to the nearest Danish authority in the runner’s country.
- When HCA Marathon has received the correct filled request, the invitation is sent to the runner and a copy is sent to the Danish authority in the country of the runner in question.
HCA Marathon can hereafter NOT be of anymore service with regard to the visa application.
3. The runner must apply for visa to Denmark using among other things the invitation as documentation.
4. The runner must contact the Danish authorities for answer.
- The runner must contact the Danish authorities for answer in his/her country in order to get an answer to their application.
- The Danish authorities have a long processing time. (6-8 weeks)
HCA Marathon is NOT informed if a visa application is denied!
HCA Marathon has NO influence on Danish authorities with regard to the approval/denial of a visa application!