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Important Information at one Glance

  • Note

    The start is located between Straße des 17. Juni, between Brandenburg Gate and "Kleiner Stern".


    By car

     Not a good idea, since there is no parking space available for this event. We kindly ask you to come with public transportation.


    By public transportation

     A great idea, because on race day between 5:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. your bib number is valid for public transportation (Zone A and B). The bib number must be carried with you.

    Nearest stops of public transportation:

    • Subway: Friedrichstraße (U6)/ 12 minutes walk, Potsdamer Platz (U2)/ 8 minutes walk
    • S-Bahn: Hauptbahnhof (S5, S7, S75, S9), Potsdamer Platz (S1, S2, S25), Friedrichstraße (S1, S2, S25, S5, S7, S75, S9)
    • Regional trains: Hauptbahnhof (RE1, RE2, RE7, RB14), Potsdamer Platz (RE4, RE5) (approx. 10-15 minutes walking)

    By foot

    • The start/finish area is only open to participants. For security reasons, only skaters with official race numbers can enter the start area.

    • The start area will open at 6:30 a.m.
    • You will need to leave your friends and relatives behind. Dogs and bicycles are not allowed. We recommend to choose the entrance according to the location of your clothing drop-off.

  • Saturday, September 25, 2021


    Sunday, September 26, 2021

    • 08:50 a.m.: Handbiker (Elite)
    • 08:57 a.m.: Wheelchair competitors
    • 08:57 a..m.: Handbiker
    • from 09:15 a.m.: Runners (in four waves)

    Note

    • Time limit: 6:15 hours (after passing the time measure mat)
    •  Participants, who are slower than the time limit 6:15 hours (after passing the time measure mat) must leave the official course and continue on the sidewalk or ride in the broom waggon to the finish. The organizer's liability is limited to participants who use the "broom waggon" service. Only participants who can prove all split times and run over the finish mat until the finish time will receive an official result and a medal, refreshment, massage and as the case may be the poncho.

    * The schedule and running course are subject to change.


  • Note

    • The starting blocks are organised by your best time (related to half or marathon times), as you stated on your registration.
    • If this is your first marathon race, you will start in the last block (Block H).
    • All participants deserve a fair race, so please be honest when you provide your race times on your registration, and enter the correct block on race day!

    Wave 1

    Start from 09:15 am

    • Block A: <2:20:00 - 2:40:00 hours*
    • Block B: 2:40:01 - 2:50:00 hours*
    • Block C: 2:50:01 - 3:00:00 hours*
    • Block D: 3:00:01 - 3:15:00 hours*

    Wave 2

    Start from 09:35 a.m.

    • Block E: 3:15:01 - 3:30:00 hours*
    • Block F: 3:30:01 - 3:50:00 hours*

    Wave 3

    Start from 10:05 a.m.

    • Block G: 3:50:01 - 4:15:00 hours*

    Wave 4

    Start from 10:30 a.m.

    • Block H: > 4:15:01 hours* or first Marathon

    * stated time on your registration.

    ** subject to change


  •  The existing hygiene and distance rules will be adapted according to the legal requirements.


  • The following items are prohibited for safety reasons in the start / finish area of ​​the event ground:

    • Weapons of any kind, including those items that are used as weapons, batons, shock and stabbing weapons or missiles.
    • Gas spray cans, corrosive, flammable substances, dyestuffs or receptacles containing substances which are harmful to health or are highly flammable (exception: Standard pocket lighters).
    • Bottles, cups, jugs, cans or other items that are made of glass or other fragile material.
    • Bulky items such as ladders, stools, (folding) chairs, boxes. Fireworks, flares, smoke powder and -bombs or other pyrotechnics. Flag or banner poles, which are longer than 1 m, or whose diameter is larger than 3 cm, and "double holders" (brought or approved flags and banners which have a "flame-retardant" material).
    • Mechanically operated sound-emitting devices such as Megaphones, klaxons
    • Laser pointer
    • Larger quantities of paper and paper rolls
    • Cycles
    • Dogs
    • Luggage

  • Every year we receive messages from sad runners who can’t find their time in the results. That’s not on behalf of us nor in the runners‘ interest.

    For this reason:

    • Wear the chip at the foot (shoelace)  or at the ankle (tape)
    • Do not wear it above the calf, the chip won’t register when you step over the finish line (not in pockets or as a necklace)
    • The chip should not get in contact with anything made out of metal
    • To avoid transposed numbers: please compare the chip number stated on the bib with the numer on the chip.
      Please contact the support team if the numbers are NOT identical!

  • Decide if you want to be seen on the track and by whom.

    Three options are available:

    • 'Privat': You do not wish to be tracked.
    • 'Code': You decide who can follow your run. You receive a code that you can pass on to your supporters so that they always know your position.
    • 'Public': Everyone can follow your run via the results page - simple and straightforward!

    You make the selection when you register! You can change the setting later via your user account.


  • On the course, there are many refreshment stations but feel free to bring your personal hydration pack with your own beverage. Approved is the following equipment: 

    - Hydration back or vest

    • Back compartment with max 3 liters volume for hydration pack
    • front pockets for water bottles (max 0.5 liters each)
    • front pockets for small items (cell phone, keys, etc.)

    - Drinking belt

    • Compartments for water bottles (max. 0.5 liters each)
    • Compartments for small materials (cell phone, keys, etc.)

    Refill-options for the hydration packs are installed at each refreshment station


     Backpacks and vests of all kinds with pockets/compartments with a volume greater than 3 liters are not allowed.


  • We want to support you on your way to your personal target time. Therfore we allocated pacemaker within the
    four starting waves, they carry a Pacer flag with the associated target time.

    • In wave 1 the pacers are for 3:00 - 3:15 and 3:30 h
    • In wave 2 they are for 3:00- 3:15 - 3:30 - 3:45 h
    • In wave 3 they are for 3:30 - 3:45 - 4: 00 and 4:15h
    • In wave 4 they are for 4:15 - 4:30 and 5:00h

    *subject to change


  •  Changing tents and showers are available in the start and finish area.

    There will be sanitary facilities at each supply point.


  • We would like to ask that you not to wear headphones so that you can understand anything that other runners or volunteers might say to you. You would also be missing out on the remarkable sounds of the spectators and live bands.