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Spectacular After-Skate Party in the subway station “Reichstag”

The party in Goldrausch last year was, so to speak, for insiders only. This

year for the first time there will be an official After-Skate Party of the

real,- BERLIN MARATHON for Inline Skaters. A spectacular location has been

found in the not yet opened subway station “Reichstag“. The cold

dark rooms are currently being transformed into a unique and atmospheric party

zone. You can expect an unusual and fun evening. The party starts at 9

p.m.—entrance is free for all marathon participants, for partners and

friends a small contribution will be collected. And in addition to the

presentation of the Skater of the Year 2004, the champions of the real,- BERLIN

MARATHON and the World Inline Cup will be presented again as well!

In addition, the first images of the race that morning will be shown.

“Skater Opening” at the BERLIN VITAL fair

There will be a Skater Opening at the BERLIN VITAL fair to start off the

marathon weekend on Friday, September 24 in Hall 22A, where there will be an

on-stage programme from 3:30-9 p.m. on the topic of inline skating. Discussions

about new technology, training and materials, as well as talks with top

athletes of the World Inline Cup, WIC, will be on the programme. In addition a

film with specific pointers on the course will be presented.

The Skater Opening will be complemented with the Inlinenews Meeting Point next

to the stage, as well as with the pasta lounge with freshly prepared

new-quality pasta.

Inlinenews Meeting Point

There is a new concept behind the idea of the "Inlinenews Meeting Point

". This Meeting Point, organised jointly by the internet port

“” and the real,- BERLIN MARATHON is designed to be a

place for getting together and communication. Several skate companies and other

service providers from the sport are integrated as partners. This will

hopefully make an intensive exchange of ideas and topics on the future of

inline skating possible. On Saturday, the Meeting Point will be located in the

Inline Village.


For the first time this year there will be an Inline Village at the Brandenburg

Gate, right next to the Reichstag. Almost the entire inline industry will be

represented, offering skates to test out as well as helpful information. There

will be an entertaining programme and refreshments to keep you happy and in

good spirits. One highlight will be the award ceremonies for both the marathon

and the World Inline Cup at about 2:30 p.m. Following will be an exciting

drawing of valuable prizes for all participants present. We look forward to

greeting you there before the race (starting at 8 a.m.) and afterwards too, of


For many of you this is also the grand finale of what was certainly an

exciting 2004 season. The World Inline Cup (WIC) will also be carrying out

their final race together with over 8,000 participants. Both elite skaters as

well as those who skate just for fun will attempt to reach their personal goals

in this extraordinary race together.

Starting Blocks

Through an improved starting block division, an optimal and safe start phase

should be possible for each participant. To do so, the time division for the

starting blocks has been reworked. In addition we have development a wide

system of safety signs that can be viewed before the race online.

Difficult passages available via “live-Stream“ online The most

difficult passages on the course will also be presented at the "Skater

Opening" at the fair on Friday in a film about the course, which can also

be viewed on the internet via "live-stream". The newly designed

"Skater-Info" will be distributed with the race numbers and include

more important information about the course, getting there, and the start and

finish area.

Skater Schedule ... my marathon weekend

To assist you in planning your marathon weekend, and to assure that you do not

miss the highlights, we are offering you a “Skater marathon

weekend” that you can view online or download and print.

The SMS results service

For the fifth time, you will be able to have your personal race results from

the real,- BERLIN MARATHON sent to your cell phone. Just seconds after you

finish the messages will arrive as an SMS!

The free service, which can send the running results for a specific race

number to up to 3 cell numbers and one email address, is offered this year by

the Institute for Practical Informatics at the University of Linz under the

direction of Prof. Ferscha.

Registration is possible immediately at:

Hurry, though, for there is only a limited number messaging