44th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on 24 September 2017

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Registration Information

  • Age groups & Categories


    Year of Birth

    Junior category

    1998 - 1999

    Master category

    1988 - 1997

    Senior category

    Before 1987

    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.

  • Extras

    • Marathon-Package (only available for participants)
      - 20 min Massage (at the Expo BERLIN VITAL, only available in this package)
      - 1 adidas Event-Shirt
      - 1 medal engraving
      54 Euros
    • adidas Finisher T-Shirt (CLIMACOOL):
      30 Euros
    • adidas Event-Shirt (CLIMACOOL):
      30 Euros
    • Medal engraving
      9 Euros
    • Official jacket of the 44th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON (limited edition) runners‘ jacket
      75 Euros
    • HD race video

              Preserve your memory of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON in HD quality as a 1.5 gigabyte download of your
              race in a zip file format. See your marathon race recorded by 20 to 25 cameras along the course of the
              marathon and share it with your family and friends via Facebook and Twitter. MySports assures that
              you can be seen on at least 16 perspectives. The video download also includes the highlights and a
              course view of the race.

             4.99 Euros


    All subject to availability.

  • Eligibility

    The 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 1999) 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.

  • Event Schedule and Starting Times

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
    Time Competition
    11:00 a.m.
    500 m and 1,000 m Bambini Run (born 2006 or after)
    Registration available at the Expo BERLIN VITAL Fall, STATION Berlin
    15:10 p.m.
    15:30 p.m. Inlineskating Marathon (see extra information)

    Sunday, September 24th, 2017
    Time Competition
    8:50 a.m.
    Wheelchair competitors
    8:58 a.m.
    from 9:15 a.m.
    Runners ( starting waves)

    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

  • NEW: Clothing drop-off or poncho?

    Save time and long ways at the clothing drop-off before the start and after the finish. If you forego the clothing drop-off, after the finish line you will receive a warming poncho* that can be reused at many occasions.

    The choice between clothing drop-off and poncho is binding and cannot be changed after finishing the registration process.

    *while stock last



  • Registration

    The 2017 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON will take place on September 24, 2017.

    40,000 race entries will be awarded by ballot procedure.

    Binding pre-registration: October 19, 2016 (noon*) until November 02, 2016 (midnight*)

    Announcement of ballot results: Beginning of December 2016

    Registration fee: 108.00 euros per person

    NEW: Ballot for team-entries (up to 3 runners per team)

    Please note: For a proper pre-registration your credit card has to be valid until at least 12/2016.

    * CET

  • Registration Fee

    Runners, hand cyclists, wheelchair competitors = 108 Euros

    Skaters: number  1-5,000 = 68 Euro (limit has been reached)
    from 5001+ = 88 Euros

    Double Starters =  108 Euros  + the amount mentioned above
    (A double start is ONLY possible for runners who have a starting spot!)

  • Start Card

    You will receive your personal start card at the beginning of September 2017 approximately
    (please also have a look at your junk mail). The start card is your permission to pick up your race number.

    Your race material have to be picked up at the BERLIN VITAL Expo at the STATION Berlin (Luckenwalder Straße 4-6, 10963 Berlin) from September 21 to September 23, 2017.
    Please remember to print and bring 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 4:30 p.m.
    If you do not return the chip by 4:30 p.m., the purchase option will go into effect (see #4).

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