Over 5000 events registered for European Week of Sport Denmark and Danmarks Motionsuge

09/19/2023 Irina Coreachina, ISCA

The European Week of Sport 2023 begins on 23 September with the official opening in Valencia, meaning that for the 9th time in a row millions of Europeans will come together to #BeActive and enjoy all kinds of free sporting activities. People in Denmark may consider themselves especially lucky since Danmarks Motionsuge (Denmark’s Exercise Week which joined forces with EWOS for the third time) will continue offering movement sessions and other sport for all events up until 15 October.

In this article we invite you to take a look at our short overview of the events happening in Denmark during European Week of Sport and Danmarks Motionsuge. You can choose an activity of your liking among more than 5000 events registered so far.


Where?  Three tennis and padel clubs in Denmark


Virum Sorgenfri Tennisklub – 19 September 2023, 16:00-17:30 and 28 September 2023, 16:30-18:00
Dronninglund Tennis og Padel – 23 September 2023, 14:30-17:00
Hillerød Tennisklub – 25 September 2023, 10:00-11:30

Who?  DGI Tennis and Dansk Tennis Forbund (Danish Tennis Federarion)

What?  Team Fred is a tennis and padel program for children with special needs (autism, ADHD, mental disorders). It was initiated by Mette Rytsel at the Virum-Sorgenfri Tennisklub in 2018 and with the support of DGI Tennis and Dansk Tennis Forbund spread to other clubs around Denmark.

Find out more here and here.


Where?  All around Denmark (and Europe)

When?  23 September 2023

Who?  Dansk Vandrelaug (Danish Ramblers Association) and European Ramblers Association

What?  A day to celebrate walking and hiking.

Find out more here and here.


Where?  Sandholm Refugee Center

When?   29 September 2023 at 13:00

Who?  Girl Power Organisation

What?  For the fourth year in a row as part of the European Week of Sport Denmark Girl Power Organisation and the Ambassador of the European Week of Sport Denmark Khalida Popal are hosting a sports festival with fun games and activities, such as football, basketball and fitness for refugees and asylum seekers to encourage them to be physically active and integrate into the local community through sport. The festival is organised in collaboration with Street Sports organisations and the Red Cross and aims to celebrate togetherness and unity and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Find out more here, here and here.


Where?  Copenhagen, start in front of Next House Copenhagen

When?  29 September 2023 at 19:30

Who?  Friday Night Skate Copenhagen

What?  Friday Night Skate is a rollerskating event that gives you an opportunity to enjoy the charm of the city at twilight on wheels. It is organised on selected Friday evenings during the summer season (April – September). Everyone can participate, the event is free of charge and there is no need to sign up to participate. On 29 September the last tour of 2023 will take place as part of #BeActive Night and the European Week of Sport.

Find out more here.


Where?  KB Hallen

When?  30 September 2023, 10:00-14:30

Who?  DGI Tennis

What? As part of #BeActive Night DGI Tennis invites children of 7-16 years old to try out tennis in the dark. This is a unique experience where the court remains completely dark and only the lines and balls are light up with the UV light. The participants are welcome to wear clothes in neon colors - then you yourself will become part of the light show!

Find out more and register here.


Where?  Rødovre

When?  12 October 2023 at 19:00

Who?  DGI Storkøbenhavn (DGI Greater Copenhagen) in collaboration with Rødovre Municipality and Rødovre AC

What?  When darkness falls and the creatures of the night come out, it's time to set out on Rødovre's ‘hyggelig’ and slightly spooky Halloween run. Take your children, family members and friends to run or walk a route full of surprises – you can choose between 1 and 4 km distances. There is a prize for the best dressed runners!

Find out more and register here


Where?  Jarmers Plads, Realdania

When?  13 October 2023 at 18:00

Who?  Realdania foundation, ISCA and Gerlev Idrætshøjskole

What?  To celebrate Kulturnatten (Culture Night) and #BeActive Night during the European Week of Sport Denmark and Danmarks Motionsuge in 2023, ISCA and Gerlev Idrætshøjskole join forces with Realdania foundation to transform Jarmers Plads in Copenhagen into an active space for all. Everyone is invited to try out the activity of their choice and enjoy Denmark’s cultural evening together. Skateboarding lessons, live music, historical wooden games for the whole family, as well as free hotdogs, coffee and popcorn are part of the program.

Find out more and register here


Where?  All around Denmark

When?  13 October 2023

Who?  Dansk Skoleidræt (Danish School Sport Federation)

What?  Danish School Sport Day is a celebration of movement and fun for school children with over 40 years tradition! 521 Danish schools are registered so far and will hold different activation events to promote physical activity and active lifestyle. You can find inspiration and materials here. See the warm-up dance video presented by Dansk Skoleidræt in collaboration with the European Week of Sport.

More about the event and event registration here


Where?  All around Denmark

When?  9-15 October 2023

Who?  Dansk Firmaidrætsforbund (Danish Federation for Company Sport)

What?  Inspired by the idea of the Danish School Sport Day, the National Workplace Activity Day has taken place since 2015. Multiple workplaces around the country organise activation events and competitions among colleagues. Since 2022 the “Day” is converted into a “Week” to prolong the joy of moving together.

Find out more and register your workplace here


Where?  All around Denmark

When?  9-15 October 2023

Who?  Bevæg Dig For Livet (Move for Life), DGI and Dansk Atletik (Danish Athletics Federation)

What?  An initiative aiming to inspire Danes to move around together - with family, friends, neighbours or co-workers. The goal is to combat sedentary ways of life and loneliness and, as a result, to improve physical and mental health. Everyone can organise a walk in own local community.

Find the walks near you here.


Where?  All around Denmark

When?  9-15 October 2023

Who?  DGI

What?  We Run is a running campaign that celebrates the community and social running. It aims to increase awareness of the benefits of running and showcase all the running clubs and communities you can join to establish a running routine. The campaign will also show that with only a few efforts you can easily create your own small running community in the neighbourhood, at work or at the fitness studio. We Run is for everyone who wants to meet and run with others and experience the cohesion that arises when you are together for a common interest.

Find the runs near you here.


Where?  All around Denmark

When?  All year round

Who?  Dansk Vandrelaug (Danish Ramblers Association)

What?  A series of walks of different lengths and degrees of difficulty to promote hiking across beautiful Danish landscapes as a leisure activity beneficial for health take place all year round across Denmark.

Find the walks near you here.

We hope you’ll enjoy the #BeActive spirit of this autumn and enjoy the opportunities to MOVE presented during the European Week of Sport and Danmarks Motionsuge! Follow our news to stay updated with interesting events and initiatives. You can also keep in touch by subscribing to our social media: FacebookTwitter and Instagram.