45th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on 16 September 2018

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Registration Information

  • Age groups & Categories


    Year of Birth

    Junior category

    1999 - 2000

    Master category

    1989 - 1998

    Senior category

    1988 and older

    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.

  • Course

    A plan from the course and the link to the interactive map, you will find here

  • Extras

    1. 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

    Please note that this massage is only available on the days of the expo BERLIN VITAL September 13 -15, 2018 and only bookable with this package. On the day of the event there will be massages (free of charge) for all participants along the course and in the finish area.


    2. adidas Finisher T-Shirt (CLIMACOOL):Size chart merchandise

    ⇒ 30 Euros

    3. adidas Event-Shirt (CLIMACOOL):

    ⇒ 30 Euros

    4. Official jacket of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

    (limited edition) runners‘ jacket

    ⇒ 75 Euros

    5. Medal engraving

    ⇒ 9 Euros

    6. 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.

    You will receive the link for the video download a few days after the race by email. There will be extra costs for purchasing a DVD.

    ⇒ EUR 4,99

    7. Pastalounge

    Enjoy our exclusive lounge area at the fair BERLIN VITAL with an Italian Pasta buffet. Softdrinks and a glass of "Erdinger Alkoholfrei" are also included.

    ⇒ 20 Euros (if booked with the online registration, incl. VAT)

    Opening hours of the Pasta lounge at the Expo BERLIN VITAL

    • Thursday, September 13, from 2.30 until 6.30 pm
    • Friday, September 14, from 11.30 am until 7.00 pm
    • Saturday, September 15, from 11:30 am until 5.30 pm

    ⇒ 25 Euros (incl. VAT) if booked on-site at BERLIN VITAL. 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 2000) 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 15th, 2018
    Time Competition
    11:00 a.m.
    500 m and 1,000 m Kids Run (born 2008 or after)
    Registration available at the Expo BERLIN VITAL Fall
    15:10 p.m.
    15:30 p.m. Inlineskating Marathon (see extra information)

    Sunday, September 16th, 2018
    Time Competition
    8:50 a.m. Handbikers (top athletes)
    8:56 a.m.
    Wheelchair competitors
    8:59 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

  • 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. You will not receive a clothing bag at the pick up of the race documents.

    Please note: The choice between clothing drop-off and poncho is binding and cannot be changed after finishing the registration process!

  • Public Transportation

    Your bib number does provide for free transportation on the public transportation network, on the race day from 5.30 am to 10 pm (zone A and B).

    Bibs must be worn on the chest so that your number is clearly visible. They may not be altered in any way

  • Registration Fee

    Runners, hand cyclists, wheelchair competitors = 108 Euros

    Skaters: number  1-5,000 = 68 Euro
    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 2018 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 former Airport Tempelhof (Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12101 Berlin) from September 13 to September 15, 2018.
    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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