June 24th, 2020
Cancellation of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2020
Patience is a much sought-after skill these days. Every day we have to come to terms with new situations, demands and decisions. In the end, all this happens for the benefit of our health. Our team has also had to practice patience and constantly checked new possibilities for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON under the given conditions. In addition, there were countless discussions about a self-developed sophisticated hygiene concept. These processes have required a lot of time as well as your patience. Thank you for your understanding, no matter if you are a runner, skater, wheelchair or handbike athlete.
As hard as we have tried, it is currently not possible to organize the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON with its usual Berlin charm. Fun, joy, health and success are attributes that characterize the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, but we are not able to guarantee all of this at the moment. Your health, as well as all of our health, is our first priority. Therefore, taking into account the Containment Measures Ordinance due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its latest update on June 17, 2020, the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2020 will not be able to take place on September 26-27, 2020. Furthermore, it will also not be possible - after extensive examination and various discussions, also with the authorities - to hold the event at a later date this year.
Information for registered participants
All registered participants are offered two options:
1. Transfer the personalized right to start next year at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on September 25 (skaters) and September 26, 2021 (wheelchair athletes, handbikers and runners) This selection for the transfer of the race entry counts as a binding registration for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2021; our conditions of participation and general terms and conditions apply.
2. Repayment of the participation fee to the bank account or credit card used for registration.
Booked additional services will be refunded regardless of the option chosen (see above).
Those who have registered using a partner or sponsor code will not receive any further mail in this regard. A direct transfer of the partner or sponsor code from 2020 to the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2021 is not possible. All services booked in this context will be refunded. Refunds will be made to the bank account or credit card used during registration.
Registrations made via the RTL-Spendenmarathon will also be eligible for the above-mentioned options. We fortunately were able to provide the donations to children in need already, so the donation portion will not be refunded.
Of course, we are also offering our Jubilee-Club members the option of transferring their personalized entry rights to the next year or getting a reimbursement of the entry fee.
Tomorrow (June 25, 2020) you will receive an email from our service provider mika:timing, with a personalized link that allows you to choose between the two options mentioned above.
Take part: #berlin42united - we cannot race, but we will stay united
Join in and get active for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON next year. Starting next week you can upload a photo of yourself, which can then become a part of our official campaign for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2021. You can help create a great key visual with the addition of your picture, which will help build the community spirit of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON.
Even though we are sad to have to cancel, we endurance athletes have the advantage of having the virtue of patience. And it won't be that long until it is time for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2021.
Until then, we wish you a lot success with your training, good health and that the world gets sorted out again very quickly.
Your SCC EVENTS team
May 27th, 2020
Feasibility check for different options is still ongoing
We had hoped to be welcoming each one of you, more than 45,000 finishers of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, four months from now at the Brandenburg Gate with a well-deserved medal—a medal to recognize not only the performance, the marathon run itself, but also and especially to honour you for your long and intensive preparation, for overcoming obstacles and the low times, and for
experiencing the highs. The medal serves as a symbol for the achieving legendary status in Berlin, celebrating one's own strength and stamina.
Normally, your training for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2020 should be in full swing now, the anticipation rising, along with the growing volume of the training kilometres.
That is precisely why we are aware that you need certainty. Unfortunately, we still cannot provide you any certainty at this point in time. What we do know is that the BMW BERLIN MARATHON 2020 cannot take place as planned on September 26 and 27, 2020.
Further information will follow
After our last mail it has become a bit quieter, we have been holding back on social media. Instead, we have been continuing to put all our energy into examining various options. We are being very cautious with the responsibility we bear as organisers. Every decision is also made against the background of the effects it could have on the participants, the attendants and the spectators along the course. Due to the size of the event and the multitude of people and authorities involved, we still need some time to complete this process.
So we hope you are healthy and you can run, skate and drive your wheelchair or handbike and enjoy sports despite some restrictions—because the most important thing a medal stands for is the passion for sports, which unites us all, as different as we are, at every starting line and finish. Let us not forget why we run or skate or drive wheelchair or handbike. Let's keep the passion and fun in our hearts, no matter when we run for the next medal.
Share your runs with us on Global Running Day on June 3rd
June 3rd is Global Running Day, a day on which the worldwide running community celebrates running. We have also returned to our social media channels. Join in and share your runs and passion with us @berlinmarathon, on Instagram and Facebook.
We will contact you as soon as we have news for you! Stay healthy and take care of each other.
Greetings from the entire team at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON.
May 7th, 2020
BMW BERLIN-MARATHON cannot take place as planned
For over a year. we have been working on the 47th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. Just like us, runners, wheelchair athletes, hand bikers and skaters from 150 nations could not wait to get to the starting line. Unfortunately, it is now certain: the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON cannot take place on September 26-27, 2020 as planned.
Due to the regulation on the prohibition of major events against the background of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in accordance with § 32 Sentence 1 of the Infection Protection Act, events with more than 5,000 people present at the same time are prohibited by the responsible Berlin authorities until October 24, 2020. This is intended to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We know that your disappointment is huge and we too are incredibly sad, but of course we understand this measure as your health is of utmost importance.
Further information until end of June
In order to examine different options for the implementation of further action, we need a little more time due to the size of the event and the number of people involved. In addition, we cannot work in full team strength on the upcoming tasks at the moment, as, like many others, the SCC EVENTS team is currently on short-time work.
Nevertheless, we are still putting all of our available energy into this process and will contact you by the end of June at the latest with details about the further procedure regarding the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. Should we have any new information before then, we will of course let you know immediately.
Until then, please refrain from contacting us by mail, phone, contact form or via social media channels. We thank you very much for your understanding.
Your SCC EVENTS Team