For the first time, Denmark’s Frederik X (55) ran in the Royal Run as the country’s king. In the capital Copenhagen alone, more than 42,000 participants took part in the annual fun run on Monday. Because of the fire in the historic stock exchange, the running route had to be adjusted.

The famous royal run also took place in four other cities in Denmark. “With more than 95,000 registrations, we have together set a record for this year’s race,” the royal family wrote on Instagram.

Frederik himself launched the Royal Run in 2018, when he was still crown prince, as part of his 50th birthday. The exercise-loving Regent has already mastered several marathons, an Ironman and various other physical challenges.

Crown Prince Christian (18) ran along, as did his siblings Princess Isabella (17) and the twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent (13), who then smiled and showed off their participation medals. Frederik’s mother Queen Margrethe II (84), who unexpectedly abdicated in January, watched the event from Fredensborg Castle north of Copenhagen, the palace announced.

Royal Run King’s Instagram post