Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark revealed the design for this year’s Royal Run medals, and they’re sustainable.
In an Instagram post shared to the Danish Royal Family’s official account, the Crown Prince holds a medal in his hand—a white base with the words ‘Royal Run ‘23’ in blue. The caption states: “For this year’s Royal Run [the] medal is made from recycled acrylic plates and the medal band is made from PET material made from used water and soda bottles that have been melted and made of textile fibres.”
The Danish Royal Family also shared that there are around 88,000 participants signed up for this year’s Royal Run, which takes place on 29 May in cities around Denmark.
The Royal Run will take place in Aabenraa, Herning, Copenhagen/Frederiksberg, Nyborg and Nykøbing Falster on 29 May.
The entire Crown Prince Family is scheduled to participate, with Crown Prince Frederik running in Aabenraa, Herning, Copenhagen and Frederiksberg.
Crown Princess Mary is scheduled to run in Nyborg and Nykøbing Falster; the children—Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine—have yet to announce where they’ll be participating.
The Royal Run was first held in 2018 to mark Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday and has continued ever since. Participants can run a mile, five kilometres, or 10 kilometres.
“With the Crown Prince at the head of the Royal Run, we have got hold of something absolutely right because we get together so many people who experience the joy of being active together,” said Jens Otto Størup, a member of the Royal Run Steering Committee and a managing director of DGI, a Royal Run partner, in a statement.
“Something special about the Royal Run is that for 32 per cent of the participants, the Royal Run is their very first exercise event. Thus, the Royal Run is an important step on the way to motivating more people to do sports and exercise.”