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The DHL Relay Race – a cosy evening with your colleagues

Registration deadline for this year’s DHL Relay Race is 9 May. Register for the race with your colleagues and take this opportunity to meet in the beautiful, green surroundings for a run or walk and some pleasant time together afterwards.

2019.04.23 | Signe Opstrup

Photo: Melissa Bach Yildirim

Several evenings each year in August, Mindeparken in Aarhus, Fælledparken in Copenhagen and Engen i Fruens Bøge in Odense are transformed into folk festivals when thousands meet for a 5x5 km relay race or a 5 km walk. Aarhus University is once again participating in the DHL relay race and walk in the three cities:

  • Odense: Thursday 15 August
  • Aarhus: Thursday 22 August
  • Copenhagen: Thursday 29 August


Register for the DHL Relay Race here

Good company and friendly competition

The DHL Relay Race is for everyone, regardless of whether you are an experienced runner, a casual jogger or prefer a brisk walk. For some, the DHL is about beating your own record – or the rival from the office next door. For others, the attraction lies in the green forest, the enjoyable company and the great atmosphere in AU’s tent, where the university will serve food and cold beverages.

How to register

Only teams can register. Each team must have five members and sign up in one of the following categories: Relay race – women, relay race – men, relay race – mixed and walk. The distance is 5 km for all categories. In line with tradition, this will be a relay race in which the five members of each team take turns running the 5 km. The teams of walkers will walk the 5 km together.

Read more about AU’s participation in the DHL Relay Race and register your teams here


The DHL Relay Race is a “summer party” that brings together more than 200,000 participants each year in Aarhus, Copenhagen, Odense, Aalborg and Southern Jutland. Participants are primarily from companies, but everyone is welcome to form a team.

Read more about the DHL Relay Race

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