Date: September 29, 2013 - 9 a.m.
Course: The race starts at the "Kleiner Stern" on both lanes of the boulevard "Strasse des 17 Juni," around the Tiergarten area, passing by the Reichchstag before looping through the old East Berlin and continuing through various neighborhoods, running along a section of the Kurfurstendamm, past Potsdamer Platz, along the Unter den Linden before running through the Brandenburg and finishing on the boulevard "Strasse des 17 Juni in front of the Soviet monument. The course is completely flat and fast. The men's former world record was set there in 2008 when Haile Gebresalassie blazed to an incredible 2:03:59. In 2011, Patrick Makau set a new world record of 2:03:38! The course also produced the first sub 2:20 marathon by a woman, Naoko Takahashi, in 2001.
Weather: Average temperatures range between 55F-70F, nice conditions for running.
Entry: Online entry to the 2013 Berlin Marathon opened and closed on October 25, 2012. We have guaranteed late entry available along with our travel package. Entry fees:
70 euro (about $93 USD) for the first 10,000 entrants
80 euro (about $105 USD) for entrants 10,001-25,000
100 euro (about $131 USD) for entrants 25,001-40,000
Marathon Tours guaranteed entry - $180 USD early rate
Marathon Tours guaranteed late entry - $250 USD after online entry is closed.
Eligibility: All runners must be 18 years of age on race day.
Time Limit: 6 hours 15 minutes
Awards: Every finisher receives a medal.