Summary based on a number of articles in Billed Bladet #21, 2018.
70.000 runners had signed up and there were around 300.000 spectators on the streets during the Royal Run, which amounts to around 7 % of the population.
At the final 10 km run in Copenhagen, the children went out on the square to cheer the elite runners, who ran first, and when the rest ran past, their mother had joined the, offering high-fives to passing runners.
Frederik also ran past his family, but he didn't notice them, because QMII was standing on the balcony in the opposite direction. Frederik waved with both hands to mother and perhaps she noticed him.
In all the cities there were various runs for various groups of people from elite runners to people who for various reasons preferred to walk. In all the cities there were family runs, which involved even the smallest children, some being carried, others being pushed in prams, most ran or walked themselves.
The culmination in each city was the 10 km run.
While dad was away in Aalborg for the first run, Mary took her children out for such a family run and all four completed in fine form and time. Christian soon took off, followed by Isabella, while the twins stayed back with mother, but towards the end Vincent also darted ahead for the last couple of hundred meters.
Both Josephine and Isabella wore their gold bracelets, that all girls born into the DRF wear.
Christian completed the one mile run in 7:35. Isabella in 8:30. And mother in the twins in 10:31.
In the meantime Frederik toured Aalborg, Aarhus, Esbjerg and Odense. In each city there were a couple of speeches, a birthday song (of varying quality!) and in return Frederik gave five improvised speeches, and that's when he is at his best in regards to speeches.
In each of the cities Frederik joined a one mile run with different themes. In Aalborg it was children. In Aarhus it was students. In Esbjerg it was the military, including veterans. In Odense it was professional athletes.
Despite having had to abstain from running for the past six weeks, due to a bad back, Frederik was in fine form. Although he needed treatment in Odense.
And it was in Odense Mary joined him. Here she was to run 10 km, which she finished in a respectable 53 minutes. But she admitted afterwards that she had been running harder than her fitness level really justified. So her legs probably hurt too the next day.
In the meantime Frederik went on to Copenhagen for the climax, the 10 km run, which he finished in a little less than an hour.
It was a very delighted Frederik who ended a successful day having run 16. 44 km, despite a bad back.
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