With more than three months to go until race day – 29.09.2002 – the
29th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON is fully booked with 33,000 runners and 8,000
inline skaters from 80 nations around the world. The total of 41,000 marathon
starters will make this event the biggest marathon in the world.
Add to this the about 7,000 school children expected to take part in the
14th real,- MINI-MARATHON for schools teams from the Berlin and Brandenburg
region who are to run 4.2195 km of the original marathon course, marathon
Sunday will see a total of 48,000 athletes high on their heels across the
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the organising club SCC Berlin, the
marathon also doubles as the German Marathon Championships.
Only a small contingent of the much-coveted race numbers for the 29th real,-
BERLIN-MARATHON will now be reserved as charity entries at the symbolic price
of Euro 200 to support the Afghanistan Project run by the DWHH, also known as
German Agro Action, a non-profit organisation to combat famine in the