Crown Prince Frederik is in his best shape, the Danish royal proves it with taking part in Royal Run events. As The Local Denmark understood, the 51-year-old heir was glad to devoting a day to exercise together with the rest of Denmark.
The Danish Royal Palace announced on Wednesday that the running event will take place in 2019 in the form of road runs in Aalborg, Aarhus and Copenhagen on June 10th. A similar event had great success in May 2018, so, the royal was happy to repeat it this year.
In May last year, over 70,000 people ran in the Royal Runs in Denmark’s five largest cities. “I look forward to devoting a day to exercise together with the rest of Denmark. It is my hope that many people will again feel ready to challenge themselves and work out in beautiful surroundings across the country,” HRH Frederik said in a press statement.
People have a choice how much to run during the Royal Runs – one mile, five kilometres or ten kilometres. Although Odense and Esbjerg are not included, the Faroe Islands and Bornholm will be part of the 2019 programme, spreading the event far and wide. Prince Frederik is delighted with an idea of the running races, in particular, he said:
“Last year was a fantastic day. I’d be delighted to see many people coming back this year, as well as new people who have inspired to join in,” Crown Prince described his feelings.
This year, Crown Princess Mary will run in the five-kilometre event in Aalborg, the Royal Palace said.
In 2018, the crown prince took part in each run by flying between the participating cities by helicopter. That will not be the case this year, where he can be spotted only in Aarhus on June 10th. The Faroe Islands event will take place on June 1st, enabling Crown Prince Frederik to take part.
In September 2017, the crown prince’s charm offensive was shining in China where Frederik joined a group of Danes in running a two-kilometre stretch along the Great Wall of China.