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Bewag BERLINER HALBMARATHON runner information

all relevant information before the start

2003-03-09

Read the latest information for your start at the 23rd Bewag BERLINER HALBMARATHON - so that your race will become a huge success! You will receive a written confirmation by postal mail within the next two weeks - including this runner information.

Download of the runner information with course map and times (PDF, 330kb)

23rd Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON 2003
Sunday, April 6, 2003 Starting Time
Karl-Marx-Allee (corner of Grunerstraße)

Starting times
Skaters 9:30 a.m.
Walkers 9:35 a.m.
Wheelchair competitors 9:55 a.m.
Runners 10:00 a.m.
4 Km FUN-RUN 10:25 a.m.

Finish: Alexanderstrasse

Awards ceremony: 12 noon, tent
(The first six female and male runners as well as the first three wheelchair athletes and speed skaters to finish.)

Programme
Registration, souvenirs, exhibition, pasta lounge, medical services and presentations in the tent "Am Alexanderplatz", Alexanderplatz 4, Berlin-Mitte
Friday, April 4, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 6, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

800 m Bambini Run (1993 and younger)
Saturday, April 5, 2003 3:00 p.m.
Registration: On April 5, 2003 until 2:30 p.m. at the bambini stand in the tent. Fee: € 2.00.
Course: Path next to the lawn along the Karl-Marx-Allee.

Sport Medicine Services
The symposium by the SMS-Sport Forum and SCC RUNNING in the tent: "Energy for Running"
Saturday, April 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Pasta Lounge
Friday 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Before the race
bib-number handout: in the tent "Am Alexanderplatz", Alexanderplatz 4, (near Grunerstraße)
Friday, April 4, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 6, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Please collect your race number early.

An exhibition of running equipment will also take place and you can get answers to many questions about "running".

Only participants with official starting numbers for the 23rd Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON 2003 are permitted to take part. The race number is not transferable. Race numbers are to be worn on the chest with the name and the barcode clearly visible and no alterations to the numbers are permitted.

Timekeeping:
Times will be measured using the Real-Time Champions Chip, marketed by Mika Timing GmbH, Strundepark, Kürtener Straße 11 B, 51465 Bergisch-Gladbach, Tel.: +49 (2204) 98 10 33. The chip can be purchased for € 31,00 or rented for the event. To rent the chip, participants must deposit € 31,00 when they receive their race number. Upon return of the chip, € 25,00 will be refunded. Chip return is only possible on the day of the event (in the tent). Chips that are not returned are considered to be purchased and can be used at other events. Please fasten the chip to your shoe or skate (not on the blade and not with metal), otherwise your time will not be measured.

Attention:
Any form of alteration to the bib will lead to disqualification.

Make sure you get to the start in good time. Use of public transport is advised. Do not spoil your chances of turning in a good performance by having to rush to the start and getting nervous about being late.

Start
Starting time for runners is 10 a.m. at Karl-Marx-Allee, corner of Grunerstraße. Running direction to Alexanderplatz.
Inline-Skaters will start at 9:30 a.m.,
Power-Walker will start at 9:35 a.m.,
Wheelchair competitors at 9:55 a.m.,
FUN-RUNNERS at 10:25 a.m.,

Toilets are located at the start. Changing tents and German Red Cross tents for depositing belongings are available in Alexanderstrasse (near the tent and the finish line). Leave all items at your own risk! No valuables!

Starting blocks
Each block will be assigned a colour, and the coloured sticker on your bib indicates your starting block.

Along the course
No wheeled vehicles of any kind (cars, bicycles, motorcycles) are permitted to accompany runners. Skateboards and other wheeled devices (with the exception of wheelchairs used by competitors. Inline-skating will be a separate competition!) are also prohibited, and no animals are allowed on the course. The most famous monument in Germany, the Brandenburg Gate, located between "Unter den Linden" and "Straße des 17. Juni", will be reached 3.0 km after the start. After being a symbol of the city’s and the nation’s division for a number of decades, it is now a symbol of the reunification.

Refreshment points will be located on your right hand side at km 7.5, 12.5 and 17.5 where tea and water will be available. Do not run too long without drinking, especially in warm weather conditions.Toilets will be located at the refreshment points at 12.5 and 17.5 km, as well as in the starting and finishing areas. If you require medical assistance, we suggest that you try to reach the next refreshment point, where the necessary facilities will be available. Should you be compelled to retire from the race, a special bus following the runners will take you to the finishing area.

Please be considerate of other competitors during the race if you want to change lanes, spit or cross the course to reach a refreshment point. For the safety of all please be aware of the other runners.

It is a great help if you are thoughtful and kindly throw your empty cups into trashcans at the refreshment points. Be environmentally friendly and don’t throw cups into rivers or canals.

Finish
The finishing line crosses Alexanderstraße next to carpark 1 and will remain open until 1 p.m. Do not stop on the finishing line, keep on moving, others are following close behind. We recommend that you do not stop abruptly but slow down gradually.

Should you feel unwell, doctors and medical staff will be on hand to help. Facilities for changing your clothes and taking a shower will again be available at: Red Cross station next to finish area

Please do not forget to pick up all your clothes and personal belongings. Do not leave your shoes with the chip unattended-Danger of THEFT!

Chip return is in the tent.

Results
The final and complete list of results will be sent automatically to every participant together with his/her certificate as soon as possible. The awards ceremony will be held at 12 noon in the tent (first six women and men, three first wheelchair athletes and speed-skaters).

Preliminary certificates will be available in the tent approx. 45 minutes after the finish.


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