Rush on the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON 2004
A large number of participants is again to be expected this fall
2004-04-15It is still over five months until the 31st real,- BERLIN MARATHON on September 25-26, 2004, but the organisers from SCC RUNNING can already report a rush for registration by participants from around the world.
Following its success last year, the inline skating marathon, the largest of its kind in the world, will again take place separately on Saturday, September 25--this time in the morning. The marathon of the runners, power walkers, wheelchair competitors and, new this year, hand cyclists, will take place according to tradition on Sunday.
After the splendid anniversary marathon last year with the new start and
finish area at the Brandenburg Gate and with the world record by Paul Tergat
(KEN) in 2:04:55h, the race in Berlin has become even more attractive.
With 22,369 registrations so far (19,231 runners and 3,138 inline skaters) from 65 countries, many participants have already secured their race numbers in this first phase of registration.
Last year a total of 48,424 athletes (38,812 runners and 9,612 inline skaters) from 99 countries participated in the real,- BERLIN MARATHON.
This upcoming Friday, April 16, 2004, the "early booking discount" of 50.00 € ends. The registration fee goes up on Saturday, April 17, 2004 to 70.00 €.
International travel agencies from around the world have booked set amounts of race numbers in order to secure guaranteed starting spots for their customers.
"With our campaigning at the spring marathon fairs over the past few weeks in Paris, Rotterdam, London and Hamburg, as well as at numerous other races in Germany and abroad, we have rung in the end phase of our advertising. Now, after the big spring races, potential participants for Berlin have to decide soon," said Race Director Mark Milde, encouraging the runners not to wait too long to submit their registrations.
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