SEP 16th 2018
GET READY FOR BERLIN MARATHON!
The Berlin marathon is one of the most endearing and famous marathons around the world and celebrates its 45th anniversary on Sep 16th 2018. With runners from over 107 countries, the BMW Berlin Marathon belongs to the Big-5 marathons that make up the World Marathon Major series.
If you are aiming for a sub or starting for the first time, Berlin marathon will be an unforgettable experience.
Great flat track along the main Berlin sights, enthusiastic crowd and mostly good weather :)
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
RACE BIB PICK UP
Pick up your racing Bib and starter kit at the expo BERLIN VITAL.
The expo is located at the former airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12101 Berlin.
If you have time, stroll over the expo and get one of the popular Berlin running shirts from brands like Adidas, Nike or Saysky. Basically you can shop anything here that is related to sports performance, functional wear, nutrition and much more.
Expo opening hours are Thursday Sep 13th from 2-8pm, Friday Sep 14th from 11am to 8pm and Saturday Sep 15th from 9am to 7pm.
SUNDAY IS RACE TIME
The race starts at from the Tiergarten on “Street of 17th of June“. Just follow the crowd :)
A detailed map of the starting area can be found here:
On your racing number will be a letter which indicates the block you are starting from.
Check out the signs in the starting zone and go to your block.
The race will start in waves!
Block A-E starts from 9:15 am, F-G from 9:35am and block H from 10:00am.
This 42km running course is simply … beautiful! Not only because of the major landmarks but also because of the very supportive Berliner crowd and 70 music bands by the side that will help you to fight this through! You can do it!
An absolute highlight is the finish line where thousands of spectators will cheer for you on your last 400m, running through Brandenburg Gate. Have your selfie function ready!
A map of the track can be found here:
You have 6 hours and 15 minutes to make it to the finish line otherwise a bus will collect you and this is definitely something you do not want to experience on your last km. So pull yourself together and finish before that time limit.
YOU DID IT! YOU DESERVE IT!
All participants will receive a medal at the finish line and some tasty alcohol free and non alcohol free beer!
What else would you want to ask for ?!
For sure your legs will be very heavy but try to drag yourself to the big meadow in front of the Berlin Reichstag and relax with runners from all over the world. A good moment for your finisher selfie with a big smile on your sweaty face :)
All other information can be found on the official Berlin marathon website
Runseeing Berlin wishes you all the best, endurance and power for this run.
May this be a great experience no matter what you are striving for and most importantly ENJOY!