The recipe is simple- take a time honored race, add some classic Copenhagen pubs, some quality leg ties, and plenty of fun-loving revelers. Then sprinkle with some heartwarming appeal and a bit of craic, and you have the makings of the perfect way to celebrate the Irish national holiday.
Sponsored by Guinness, the 3 Legged Charity Race is Copenhagen’s longest running St. Patrick’s Day event. Started back in 2001 with just 18 teams, since then many more have accepted the challenge to become our 3 legged legends.
This wacky race, together with Shamrock Love, has donated over 556,700 DKK (€74,600) to various children’s charities and put the city on the list of best places in the world to celebrate the day.
Ran by a committed group of volunteers from the city’s Danish-Irish community, the race brings everyone together for a fun-filled day of celebration and charity.
Check out this video from 2019 when the Embassy of Ireland in Denmark interviewed organiser Siobhán Kelleher-Petersen about how the 3 Legged Charity Race started.