Beverages, energy boosts, refreshments for best performances

Along the course and at the finish, we are providing various drinks and fast energy boosts at refreshment points to support your performance.

 Learn more about the ingredients of the products and their contributions to your body.

Along the marathon course

Water, energy and no loss of time!

Refreshment points at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON


 You will find refreshment points at km 9, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 36 with fruit, tea and water. 

 We offer water-only refreshment points at km 5, 12, 17.5, 22.5, 28, 32.5, 34.5, 38 and 40.

How to supply your own refreshments

No one knows your body better than you do. You can drop off your own refreshments to pick up at the stations during the marathon. Just write down your name, race number and the refreshment point on a container (not made of glass!) and hand them in by 7:45 am at the stand “Own Refreshments.”

 You will find the “Own Refreshments” booth here: Entrance Gate 5, Otto-von-Bismarck-Allee.

Help to keep the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON more eco-friendly!


Lichtenauer Mineralwasser

  You'll find the Lichtenauer Hot Spot at Olivaer Platz after passing kilometer 33.

 After completing the race runners will find a 0.5-liter bottle of Lichtenauer Mineralwasser Pur in their finishing bags.

Lichtenauer Mineralwasser Pur refreshes as natural mineral water without carbonization. Its mineralization is soft and harmonic by nature and provides the unique milde taste of Lichtenauer Mineralwasser. Being non-carbonated the type “Pur” is beneficial for the digestive system – especially for runners. The Lichtenauer mineral water comes from well-protected deep underground springs in the Erzgebirge basin in the German country of Saxony.

Lichtenauer Mineralwasser types:

  • Mineralwasser Pur non carbonated
  • Mineralwasser Medium medium carbonated
  • Mineralwasser Spritzig high carbonated

 You can find more information about the Lichtenauer Mineralwasser here.

Red Bull Energy Drink

 At km 37 you can grab energy drinks.

Thanks to Red Bull, you are provided with carbohydrates for long lasting exercise and the combination of coffeine and taurine gives you an additional boost of energy and vitalizes body and mind. It is recommended that you drink small amounts of fluid every 10 to 20 minutes to supply your body with electrolytes.

That's why the Red Bull Energy Drink is served at the Red Bull Energy Station as a spritzer mixed with water in mouth-sized portions.

Red Bull is gluten- and wheat-free, vegan- and lactose-free and dairy-free.

 Here you can find more information about the ingredients of the Red Bull Drink.

ultraPERFORM Cola-Guarana Gel-Chip

 You will get a gel chip with your race documents that can be consumed as needed.

For the super-fast energy kick, there is the Gel-Chip from ultraSPORTS. The small soft energy balls are provided with the starting documents. They are ideal if you need an extra kick just before the finish: Just put a Gel-chip in your mouth, bite through it and push it into your cheek pockets. The contained glucose is immediately released and absorbed through the oral mucosa.

The ultraPERFORM Gel-Chip at a glance:

  • instantaneous energy
  • cola-Guarana taste
  • with carbohydrates, protein, guarana and rhodiola
  • Ingredients: Glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, water, dextrose, gelatine, guarana extract (1.9%), corn starch, rhodiola rosea extract (0.2%), salt, acidifier: lactic acid; flavour, vitamins B1, B2, B6.

 You can find more information about the ultraPERFORM Gel-Chip and its ingredients here.

ultraSPORTS Beetster

 The energy boosts are available at km 9,15,20, 25, 30, 36 and 40.

Beetster is the first natural carbohydrate performance drink based on concentrated plant power from beetroot, ginger, lemon balm, grape peel and various other extracts. Taurine and the natural caffeine from green tea give you an extra kick. The fruity training and competition booster is vegan, free of fructose and lactose and therefore very well tolerated during exercise.

The Beetster at a glance:

  • Used during high physical exertion in training and competition
  • Contains 500 mg taurine per serving
  • Contains 8 mg natural caffeine from green tea per serving
  • Is fructose-free, lactose-free & vegan

 You can find more information about the Beetster and its ingredients here.

ultraSports ultraGel

 At km 27.5 you can grab some extra energy.

ultraGels provide you with fast and well-tolerated energy during exercise. In addition to arginine and valuable plant extracts, the proven carbohydrate protein concentrate also contains an extra portion of sodium, which replenishes your stores in no time at all.

The ultraGels are available in two flavours: Cola + Caffeine and Berry.

The ultraGels at a glance:

  • Real taste thanks to natural juice concentrates
  • Contains ginger and beneficial plant extracts
  • Contains whey protein from grass-fed grazing cows
  • Well tolerated as there is no fructose added
  • Above-average salt content

 You can find more information about the ultraGel and its ingredients here.

„It’s Time to Give Back“ – Give back your re-usable cup

 Do your part to protect the environment!

Every participant will receive a reusable cup filled with water at the supply point at kilometre 38. After a few meters, the empty cup can be thrown into boxes specifically provided for this purpose. Those who miss the chance to return the little blue cup during the race will have the opportunity to return it at the adidas Brand Center in Tauentzienstraße, at the adidas Running store in Münzstraße or at the adidas Runbase Berlin in Schleusenufer in the days following the marathon, thus making it available again for future running events.

‘It’s time to give back’ – adidas and SCC calls on you to return your cups to the cycle and thereby contribute to protecting the environment. The sustainable idea can only be guaranteed if the reusable cups are used again at the next run.

Refreshments at the finish

For optimal regeneration after your finish

Refreshments at the finish for marathon finishers

Refreshments and and food for all marathon finishers

At the finish we provide apples, bananas, salted pretzels and chocolate rolls.

There will be tea and water provided at the refreshment stations.

ultraSPORTS Refresher

Refresher supports your regeneration with vitamins, minerals and high-quality protein. Immediately after exertion, it will give back what you left behind on the track and initiate your recovery with whey protein, zinc, selenium and magnesium. At the same time, the valuable ingredients support your immune system. You'll be fresh and ready to reach your next target in no time.

The Refresher at a glance:

  • Contains whey protein from grass-fed grazing cows
  • Contains zinc, selenium, magnesium and other minerals
  • Contains vitamins C, E, B3, B5, A, B6, B2, B1 and folic acid
  • Is gluten-free and low-lactose (< 0.1 g lactose per serving)

You can find more information about the Refresher and its ingredients here.

ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

ERDINGER Alkoholfrei - The sporty thirst-quencher

Whether as a reward for hard work, or a pure desire for full-bodied refreshment – ERDINGER Alkoholfrei is the lively way to quench your thirst. Spicy malt notes with slightly sweet nuances and delicately tingling carbonic acid ensure refreshing enjoyment. Brewed according to the Bavarian Purity Law using purely natural ingredients.*

The ERDINGER Alkoholfrei at a glance:

  • supports the regeneration process
  • only 25 calories per 100 ml
  • isotonic and contains vitamins (B9, B12)

*A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are important. ERDINGER Alkoholfrei supports these.

 You can find more information about the ERDINGER Alkohiolfrei here.

Pure refreshment for the capital city’s heroes!

ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, the isotonic thirst-quencher will once again be waiting at the finishing line for all skaters and runners taking part in the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, which is in its 46th year. More than 60,000 bottles will be handed to those crossing the finishing line on Berlin’s “Strasse des 17. Juni”.

After weeks of intensive preparation and 42.195 kilometers on Berlin’s roads, the non-alcoholic beverage from Erding is a well-deserved reward for this sporting achievement and provides a perfect start for the regeneration process.

ultraBar Apricot

The fruity carbohydrate-energy bar with whey provides you with a proven mix of short-chain and long-chain carbohydrates that makes it an ideal power snack. Its formula also scores with low fiber content, natural flavors and completely renounces palm oil. The ultraBar is your on the go energy snack.

The ultraBar at a glance:

  • Supplies energy, especially before and during exercise
  • Perfect energy snack for endurance and strength athletes
  • Natural flavours
  • Free from palm oil

The ultraBar is also available in Lemon and Choco.

 You can find more information about the ultraBar and its ingredients here.