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Find out where you can see the Danish royals in the Royal Run

A newer royal tradition in Denmark returns again this year, with information for the 2023 Royal Run released. 

The Royal Run is an annual event in Denmark where the Crown Prince and Crown Princess host and take part in a running competition. The spring event will be held on Monday, 29 May this year. 

It has been announced that Crown Prince Frederik will be running in Aabenraa, as well as Herning and Copenhagen. Crown Princess Mary will lace up her shoes to run in Nyborg and Nykøbing Falster. Frederik tends to do a one-mile run and a ten-kilometre run, while Mary usually completes a five-kilometre run herself. 

The competition usually has around 50,000 participants in previous years. 2022 was a bumper year for the event, with over 92,000 people registered to take part. 

Runners can choose to run one mile (1.6 km), five kilometres, or ten kilometres. Anyone at any fitness level can take part in the run, and the event is focused on being a fun and casual gathering for the royals to meet with Danes. 

Crown Prince Frederik held the first Royal Run in 2018 to mark his 50th birthday. The event was so successful that it became an annual event for the couple. 

Not only do the Crown Prince and Crown Princess take part in the run each year, but their children also have taken part in the event. In 2022, all four of their children – Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, and Princess Josephine – ran in the one-mile race in Copenhagen. Prince Christian and Princess Isabella then ran in the five-kilometre race where Christian wore a Go-Pro camera to share his experience. 

Anyone wanting to register for any of the run locations or find more information for the Royal Run this year can visit the official website for more information:

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