41st BMW BERLIN MARATHON on 28 September 2014

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Participant info

  • Additional items

    • Marathon-Package*
      - 20 min Massage (at the Expo BERLIN VITAL)
      - 1 adidas Event-Shirt
      - 1 medal engraving
      EUR 46,00,- (you save EUR 8,- compared to buying the items separately)

      only available for participants
    • adidas Finisher T-Shirt (100 % cotton):
      EUR 25,00,-
    • adidas Event-Shirt (CLIMACOOL):
      EUR 30,00,- 
    • Medal engraving
      EUR: 9,00,-
    • Official jacket of the 41. BMW BERLIN MARATHON (limited edition)
      runners‘ jacket in unisex-sizes (100% Polyester)
      EUR 60,00,- 
    • HD race video (details see section „video“)

    all subject to availability.

  • Awards

    You made it to the finish line after 42,195km – this must be rewarded!

    All participants will receive a medal at the finish line (until the finish is closed).
    To personalize your medal, there will be a booth for medal engraving which will be located in the finish-area (Ebertstraße). You can book the engraving during the registration process. Participants who have booked the engraving service will have a mark on their race number. The engraving must take place on the race day.
    You can get your preliminary certificate in the finish area or via download (within the results list). Your official certificate with your rank and personal finish time and a results list will be sent to you in December via postal mail.
    Age group winners:
    Winners of each age group will be awarded a free start in 2015.


    At the BERLIN VITAL Expo you will receive your starting documents upon presentation of your registration confirmation!

    The BERLIN VITAL Expo highlights the latest lifestyle, fitness, wellness, health, and nutrition trends. The Expo will host more than 190 national and international exhibitors and offer everything related to sports performance, functional wear, nutrition, sports medicine, active vacations and much more. More than 90,000 visitors are expected to attend the BERLIN VITAL Expo.

    Opening hours:

    Thursday, September 25h, 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Friday, September 26th,   11:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday, September 27th, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    We recommend to use public transportation when traveling to the Expo.
    U-Bahn Subway: Line U6 – Stop: Platz der Luftbrücke
    Bus: Lines 104, 248: Flughafen Tempelhof or Platz der Luftbrücke

    Please consider:  Race numbers which are not picked-up during the expo-opening hours will expire without refund. There will be no other possibility to pick them up!


  • Categories

    Category Year of Birth
    Junior category 1995 - 1996
    Master category 1985 - 1994
    Senior category
    Before 1985

    There will be separate results for men and women. Categories are established according to the Athletics Regulations (LAO).

    Separte rating: wheelchair athletes/ hand cyclists                                                                                          Special rating: Master categories starting with W35 / M40 will be organized in the list of results.
    Power-Walker: There will not be a separate power-walker event. Of course you can still walk, but your time will be rated as a runner’s.

  • Changing Tents and Showers

    Showers and changing tents will be available in the finish area.

  • Clothing Drop-off

    There are several tents, where you can drop off your clothing bag, in the start and finish area. Please, follow the signs and be there early enough, at least one hour before the start. This area stretches roughly between Otto von Bismarck Allee, Reichstag (parliament building) and Willy Brandt Strasse/Heinrich von Gagern Strasse.

  • Date

    September 27, 2014 (skater) and September 28, 2014 (runners, handbikers, wheelchair competitors)


  • Double Start Running / Skating - Ranking Method

    There is the possibility to register as a double starter (as a runner and skater).

    A special rating system will be used for that.

    For the calculation of the final race time for double starters, the skating time will count more than the running time (skaters only take half the time for the course then runners). Before the summation of the participant`s running and skating time, the skating times will be multiplied by a quotient which is determined by the winning runners' time (male and female) and the winning skaters' time (male and female).

    A double start is ONLY possible if you have a runner´s race entry!


  • Eligibility

    The 41st BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is organized according to the international competition regulations (IWB) of the German Athletics Federation (DLV) and the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) under the supervision of the Berlin Athletics Association (BLV). Participants aged 18 (age group 1996) and older are authorized to attend the race. Hand cycles and race wheelchairs will be permitted on the course. All other wheeled racing equipment is prohibited. Nordic walkers are not entitled to compete.


  • Event Schedule and Starting Times

    Saturday, September 27th, 2014
    Time Competition
    11:00 a.m.
    500 m and 1,000 m Bambini Run (born 2004 or after)
    Registration available at the BERLIN VITAL expo, Tempelhof airport
    15:20 p.m.
    15:30 p.m. Inlineskating Marathon (see extra information)

    Sunday, September 28th, 2014
    Time Competition
    8:20 a.m.
    Wheelchair competitors
    8:28 a.m.
    8:45 a.m.
    Runners and Power-Walkers (no Nordic Walking)

    The schedule and running course are subject to alternations. The race will take place regardless of the weather, unless a weather warning form the German Weather Service exists.

  • Flight and hotel Offers

    You are registered for the 41st BMW Berlin-Marathon and are looking for a hotel?

    Find special offers in Berlin at: www.event-hotel-service.de/en/berlin-marathon-2014/

    Find special flight offers at: www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com/en/service/flight-offers.html

  • How to get to the start

    For this event no parking spaces are available. Please use the Public Transport System!

    Starting area: Straße des 17. Juni, between Brandenburger Gate and "Kleiner Stern".

    Nearest stops of Public Transportation:

    Underground: Friedrichstraße (U1, U6, U7, Haoutbahnhof (U55), Brandenburger Tor (U55), Potsdamer Platz (U2)

    S-Bahn: Hauptbahnhof (S3, S5, S7, S75), Unter den Linden/Brandenburger Tor (S1, S2, S25), Potsdamer Platz (S1, S2, S25), Friedrichstraße (S1, S2, S25, S3, S5, S7, RB14), Potsdamer Platz (RE4, RE5)

    Always a 10-15 minute walk!

  • Medical Care & Health Check

    The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON medical team works in cooperation with a first aid organization to monitor the course and provide medical care as soon as necessary. The medical staff on duty has the right and responsibility to remove any participants from the race, who are demonstrating signs of injury or excessive strain.

    All individuals, choosing to participate in endurance sports, should undergo a medical examination at least once a year. The completion of a 10 km race, half marathon or marathon is not always an accurate indicator of good physical health. It is recommended that all entrants receive a physical examination prior to competing in the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON.

  • Power Walking

    The starting block for walkers is the last block in the strating area.

    Walking is not a competitive discipline and therefore there will not be a rank on the certificate. Instead there will be a list of results, in alphabetical order, which shows the finishing times.

    Nordic walking is not permitted.

  • Race Number Pick-Up

    Your start-number can be picked up at the expo BERLIN VITAL at the former airport Tempelhof on September 25th till September 27th, 2014. (Please remember to print out and bring along your participant confirmation) 

    Important notes:

    • Presentation of a photo-id (ID-card, passport, driver‘s licence) is mandatory!
    • Presentation of the registration confirmation is mandatory!
    • Your participation documents have to be picked up personally!
    • Pick-up by any other person is not possible!
    • The athlete’s wristband is your access authorisation to the starting area. The wristband will be attached at the race number pick-up. Please do not remove it before leaving the finishing area on the day of your race.
    • If you have your own ChampionChip, please bring it along and present it for the registration at the counter.
    • If you have booked a rental chip, you will receive it together with your starting number.
    • Every participant will receive a clothes bag.
    • T-Shirts: the pre-booked official adidas event shirts or adidas finisher shirts have to be picked up at the expo BERLIN-VITAL. A later pick-up is not possible.
    • Start-block changes are only possible with the proof of an official certificate.
    • Any race number that is not picked up by the end of the expo will expire invariably.



  • Refreshment Points / Refreshments

    All refreshment points (~200m in lenght) will be on the right-hand side of the track. Additionally, those between 5 – 15 km will be on both sides. At km 9 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 and 36 refreshments will be available in the following order:

    personal refreshments (detailed information available later in your info-broschure)
    sports drinks
    fruits (bananas, apples)

    In addition there will be extra refreshment points (~100m in lenght) at kilometers 5 / 12 / 17,5 / 22,5 / 27,5 / 32,5 / 34,5 / 38 / 40.  Drinking water in cups and water containers for dunking sponges will be available there.

    Please use the whole length of the refreshment points and do not stop abruptly. Be always aware of the other participants to avoid collisions.

    Start drinking right from the beginning and take your time for it, especially in warm weather.

    Flavors (subject to alterations):

    PowerBar Sports Drinks:

    • Isoactive Lemon
    • Orange

    PowerBar Gels:

    • Hydro Cherry + Caffeine
    • Hydro Orange
    • Strawberry Banana
    • Mango Passionfruit + Caffeine
    • Red Fruit Punch
    • Black Currant + Caffeine

  • Refund, Replacement and Transfer

    SCC EVENTS registrations are non-refundable (see §3 paragraph 5) and non-transferable. Only individuals who have officially registered are permitted to participate in races organized by SCC EVENTS. Running without an official registration or "running for someone else"  is a violation of the terms and conditions for a participation in SCC EVENTS competitions (§ 3 paragraph 4) and will result in disqualifiacation.

  • Registration Confirmation

    You will receive your registration confirmation automatically and in time via e-mail.

    This registration confirmation is your admission ticket to the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2014! Please print it out as soon as possible and present it at the expo when picking up your race documents. Without this registration confirmation participants will not be able to receive their documents.

    A list of participants is available on the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON website.

    Participant limit: 40,000

  • Registration Deadline

    Registration is closed for 2013.

  • Registration Fee

    Runner, handbiker, wheelchair competitors = EUR 98,00,-

    Skater: number  1-5000 = EUR 68,00,- / from 5001=  EUR 88,00,-

    Double Starter =  EUR 98,00,-  + the amount mentioned above
    (A double start is ONLY possible with a runner´s starting place!)


  • Start, Finish and Course

    The start and finish area is located at Straße des 17. Juni between Brandenburg Gate and "Kleiner Stern".

    Saturday: September 27th, 2014

    03:30 p.m.: Start skating marathon

    Time limit: 02:30:00 houres

    Sunday: September 28th, 2014

    08:20 a.m.: Start weelchair athletes

    08:28 a.m.: Start hand cyclists

    08:45 a.m. Start runners ( there will be three starting waves)

    Time limit: 06:15:00 houres/ finishing time: 03:15 p.m.

    Times are subject to alternations!

    A course plan can be find here:


  • Starting Blocks

    The start takes place in blocks. These blocks are marked by letters which will be printed on your start-number and which will mark the different sections in the starting area. Please go to the right starting block. The blocks are allocated according to your registered best time.   

    There will be three start waves.

    Starting block changes are only possible upon prove (certifiacte).

    Wave Starting block Besttime

    1          A          <2:20 -  2:40:00

                B          2:40:01 - 2:50:00

                C          2:50:01 - 3:00:00

                D         3:00:01 -  3:15:00

                E          3:15:01 - 3:30:00

    2          F          3:30:01 - 3:50:00

                G         3:50.01 - 4:15:00

    3          H          >4:15:01 + without time

  • Supporting Program

    • Expo BERLIN VITAL (Thursday, September 25, 2014 – Saturday, September 27, .2014):
      Entrance free of charge:
      • All participants of the 41. BMW BERLIN-MARATHON including up to two guests
      • Participants in the bambini run and their families
      • all individuals under 18 years of age
    • Breakfast Run to the Olympic Stadium
      • free of charge for the participants of the 41. BMW BERLIN-MARATHON
      • When: Saturday, 27.09. / Start: 09:30 am
      • Track: about 6 km / Start: Schloss Charlottenburg
    • Bambini run (2004 an younger)
      • When: Saturday, 27.9. / 11:00 am
      • Track: 500 m und 1.000 m
      • Where: Expo BERLIN VITAL, Flughafen Tempelhof
      • Registration on site
    • mini-MARATHON (for school teams)
      • When: Saturday, 27.09. / time tbd
      • Where: Start Potsdamer Straße
      • Registration under …
    • Award Ceremony
      • When: Sunday, 28.09.  (after the third women´s finish)
      • Where: Finish-Area / Straße des 17. Juni
  • Time limit

    Time limit: 6.15 hours

  • Timing / Chips / Chip Return

    Time measurement is done exclusively with the ChampionChip!

    The ChampionChip is a small plastic transponder that has to be fastened on your running shoe (no metal contact!) and will measure your personal race time.

    Four different possibilities, your choice:

    1. Owner of a chip:

    Please provide your chip number (seven-figure combination of digits and letters) during the registration process.

    2. Chip purchase: you can purchase your chip during registration, it’s this easy:

    • Price: EUR 31,00
    • The amount will be billed together with your other fees
    • Your data will be saved in our system
    • The chip will be delivered via postal mail
    • You can use the chip for many different running events worldwide

    3. Chip rental:

    • You choose chip rental during registration
    • The one-time rental fee is EUR 6,00
    • Return the chip within two hours after the event

    4. Chip-rental with purchase option:

    • You choose chip rental during registration
    • The one-time rental fee is EUR 6,00
    • You do not return the chip but rather keep it after the event -> the purchase option is triggered!
    • EUR 25,00 (difference between the already payed rental fee and purchasde price) will automatically be billed to your provided method of payment.

    Chip return

    There are six different locations within the finish area where you can return your chip until 02:45 p.m.
    Not returning the chip until 02:45 p.m. will trigger the purchase option (see #4)

  • Toilets

    Toilet cabins will be provided in sufficient number at the end of every refreshment station, as well as in the start and finish area.

  • Video

    Personal video package 1

    See your marathon race recorded with up to 25 cameras along the course of the marathon as a high definition video. The video can be shared via Facebook and Twitter so that your family and friends can see you running in HD quality. MySports assures you that you will be seen in at least 16 videos. This video includes all the highlights of the race and shows the course.

    Price: 2,99 Euro


    Personal video package 2 + personal video package 1

    It includes the personal video package 1 and additionally

    A 1,5 gigabyte download of your race in a zip file format. This is an extended version and contains about 20 minutes of your personal race video. Save your unique race moments in HD quality.

    Price: 4,99 Euro

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