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For several years Herning has hosted numerous sports events and championships. Everything from road cycling to ultimate frisbee, ping pong, squash and triathlon. Since 2007 the Municipality of Herning has deliberately focused on being home to international sports events.

When talking about sport and Herning, you cannot get around handball finals. Herning has several times hosted those. Both European and World Championship for women and men have been held in the city.

The “H” in Herning could also stand for horse instead of handball – and hockey of course. Herning initially hosted World Championship for Icelandic horses in 2003 and since then the four-legged creatures have charmed the city repeatedly - the annual World Cup in Herning and the triple European Championship in 2013, among others. In May 2018 the city was hit by the ice hockey fever during the 18 days of World Championship in Ice Hockey. Furthermore, in 2022, the city will once again look forward to World Championship in show jumping, dressage, vaulting and para dressage.

Sport events

Do not miss these great moments in 2023.


Icehorse Festival 2023

30 March - 2 April 2023.

Take part in 4 days of celebrating the Icelandic Horse.

ICEHORSE FESTIVAL is the largest indoor WRL competition for Icelandic horses in the world. More than 280 riders w...


EHF EURO CUP - Danmark vs. Sverige

29 April 2023.

There is a lot to look forward to for the Danish handball fans in the coming season. For the Danish Handball Association can now unveil that the men's national team crosses blades with...

Royal Run 2023
Photo: Lars Horn / Baghuset

Royal Run 2023

29 May 2023.

Come and join the Royal Run in Herning.

Herning is ready to welcome everyone to the biggest running party of the year in Denmark!

Everyone can join in when the town of Herning and the ...

Herning Triathlon
Photo: Theis Poulsen

Herning Triathlon

Saturday 10 June 2023.

The success returns and the 1/6 triathlon event is held again in Herning. The event is aimed both at the experienced triathlete and at the beginner who wants to try a triathlo...


2023 IHF Women's World Championship - Handball

30 November - 17 December 2023.

Herning and Jyske Bank Boxen will once again host a big handball party in Denmark. Jyske Bank Boxen has already formed the framework for a sea of ​​Danish national mat...


2025 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

Friday 9 - Sunday 25 May 2025.

The 2025 IIHF World Championship will be the 89th World Ice Hockey Championship organized by the IIHF. The championship will be held in Sweden and Denmark. Sweden is t...

Herning City Gadeløbet

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Photo: Mette Gottlieb

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