Emissions reduction

Emission reduction

The mobility of athletes and spectators is by far the main source of CO2 emissions of a major sport event such as the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. Usually, this impact is much bigger than the impact from operations, waste, lodging, and food together. 
Thus, the travel of participants to and from the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is one of the biggest challenges in reducing emissions.

Therefore, our goal is to create diverse offerings that provide an attractive and sustainable alternative for all participants.
We are dependent on the cooperation of all athletes.

At the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, participants already receive a free BVG public transportation ticket for their arrival and departure. On the day of the event, participants’ race bibs function as a ticket for all public transport in the Berlin A/B/C fare zones. In addition, we have set up an event ticket for discounted travel to and from Berlin by train.

Many participants have to rely on air travel to and from the event. We are all the more pleased to offer a direct way to calculate and compensate the flight emissions. By compensating, you help to reduce the ecological footprint of the event. 

Your contribution:

Make your own personal contribution to a more sustainable event when you select your means of travel or by carpooling to the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON.
Travelling by train is — if possible! — the most environmentally friendly option.

By car, an average of 154 g of greenhouse gases are emitted per person per kilometre. When travelling by plane, 214 g per kilometre are emitted.
If one chooses to travel by rail, only 29 g of climate-damaging greenhouse gases are emitted per kilometre. (Source UBA)