Krüger Relay (Team Option)

WHEN:            Saturday August 31 2019

WHERE:          Copenhagen, Denmark

DISTANCE:     4*500 m.


Price structure

The Krüger Relay

Inclusive participant t-shirt

Opening discount offer until October 31 2018 700 kr. YES
November 1 2018 - January 31 2019 750 kr. YES
February 1 - April 30 825 kr. YES
May 1 - July 31 900 kr. YES
August 1 - August 31 1000 kr. NO


Copenhagen is well known for its canals which wind their way through the centre of the city including around the Danish Parliament – Christiansborg.

The Krüger Relay is the team option for the Copenhagen Swim.  This option gives you the opportunity to swim as part of a team in open water through the canals of Copenhagen right in the centre of the city.  The canals are not normally open for the public to swim in making this a particularly unique experience.

Each team has 4 team members who each swim 500m along the same course used for the Individual swim event.

Teams can be made up from work colleagues, family, friends or anyone else you can convince to join you!  The focus of this event is on participation.

Swim Course
This beautiful and truly iconic swim course is 2km long around Christiansborg (the Danish Parliament).  It is in open water and the city canals and passes many famous Danish buildings. Each swimmer in your team will swim 500m.

The first swimmer will start by Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond) and will swim towards Nationalbanken, where the second swimmer will be waiting. The second swimmer will then swim to Gammel Strand where the third swimmer will then begin.  The last swimmer will start around half way through Frederiksholm Canal and will then swim to the finish line by Den Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond).  Each section is approximately 500m long.

There will be a floating barge in the harbour to protect the swimmers from ships and any other vessels. The finish line will be at a floating pontoon.

Team members must carry and pass on to fellow team members a ‘baton’ (a rubber wristband) during the swim.  It is the responsibility of each team member to pass this on when they ‘tag’ each new swimmer.  Every team must ensure they bring this ‘baton’ (rubber wristband to the finish line.

Minimum Age & Age Groups

To participate at the Krüger Copenhagen Swim Relay (Team option) all participants must be at least 15 years of age.

Exceptions for swimmers who are younger than 15 years of age may be considered by the Event Manager.   If you would like to apply for a dispensation please email

Medals and Certificates
Everyone who completes the Krüger Relay or the 2km Copenhagen Swim (Individual option) will receive a bronze medal.

However participants completing the swim for the 4th, 5th 6th or 7th time will receive a silver medal.

All participants will receive a certificate for completing the swim.  The certificate can be printed out from your profile on this page.

Event Rules
It is compulsory that all participants wear a wetsuit to assist with buoyancy and warmth. While every effort will be made to ensure a safe and fun event, we are however unable to guarantee swimmer safety and ultimately you are responsible for your own personal safety.Swimmers are responsible for their own physical condition and fitness.  We recommend you train appropriately for this event and are comfortable swimming your chosen distance in the open water.