42nd BMW BERLIN MARATHON on 27 September 2015

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  • Registration

    Valid for the 42nd BMW BERLIN MARATHON, September 26-27,  2015:

    The pre-registration starts on the 18th of October.

    You have time to register until the 2nd of November.

    All the winners of the raffle will be automatically notified.

    The participant registration fee is 98 Euros.

    If you sign up for the Newsletter, you will be always up to date.

  • Additional items

    • Marathon-Package*
      - 20 min Massage (at the Expo BERLIN VITAL, only available in this package)
      - 1 adidas Event-Shirt
      - 1 medal engraving
      54 Euros
      only available for participants
    • adidas Finisher T-Shirt (CLIMACOOL):
      30 Euros
    • adidas Event-Shirt (CLIMACOOL):
      30 Euros
    • Medal engraving
      9 Euros
    • Official jacket of the 42nd BMW BERLIN MARATHON (limited edition)
      runners‘ jacket in unisex-sizes (100% Polyester)
      70 Euros
    • HD race video (details see "video“ section)

    You can watch your marathon race, as recorded by 20 to 25 cameras along the course, as an High Definition video. The video can be shared via Facebook and Twitter so your family and friends can see you running in HD quality. Please note that MySports guaranteees that you can be seen on at least 16 videos. The video package includes a highlight and a course video of the race.


    a 1.5 gigabyte download of your race in a zip file format. Now you can store your race forever in HD.

    Price: 4.99 Euros


    All subject to availability.

  • Categories


    Year of Birth

    Junior category

    1994 - 1995

    Master category

    1984 - 1993

    Senior category

    Before 1984

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

    Separate rating: wheelchair athletes/ hand cyclists                                                                                         

    Special rating: Master categories starting with W35 / M40 will be organized in the list of results.
    Power Walkers: There won't be a separate power-walker event. Of course you can still walk, but your time will be rated as a runner’s.

  • Event Schedule and Starting Times

    Saturday, September 26th, 2015
    Time Competition
    11:00 a.m.
     500 m and 1,000 m Bambini Run (born 2005 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 27th, 2015
    Time Competition
    8:20 a.m.
    Wheelchair competitors
    8:28 a.m.
    8:45 a.m.

    The schedule and running course are subject to change. The race will take place regardless of the weather, unless there is a weather warning from the German Weather Service.

    Time limit: 6:15 hours

  • Eligibility

    The 42nd 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.

  • Registration Fee

    Runners, hand cyclists, wheelchair competitors = 98 Euros

    Skaters: number  1-5000 = 68 Euros / from 5001+ = 88 Euros

    Double Starters =  98 Euros  + the amount mentioned above
    (A double start is ONLY possible for runners who have a starting spot!)

  • Start Card

    Start Card:  You will receive your personal start card in early September (please also have a look at your spam-file). The start card is your permission to pick up your race number.

    Your race number can be picked up at the BERLIN VITAL Expo at the former Tempelhof Airport from September 24 to September 26, 2015. (Please remember to print out and bring along your start card) 

    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 BERLIN VITAL Expo. 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.
  • Timing / Chip / 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: 31 Euros 
    • 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 6 Euros.
    • 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 6 Euros.
    • You do not return the chip but rather keep it after the event -> the purchase option is triggered!
    • 25 Euros (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 2:45 p.m.
    If you do not return the chip by 2:45 p.m., the purchase option will go into effect (see #4).

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