Date: September 24, 2017 - 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, and the latest record of 2:02:57 by Dennis Kimetto in 2014! 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 lottery entry to the 2017 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON opened on October 19, 2016 and will close on November 2, 2015. Announcement of ballot results will be sent beginning of December 2016.
You may enter the lottery on the 2017 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON website and still join our package. Should you get into the lottery, we will remove our race fee from your package invoice.
We have guaranteed entry available along with our travel package.
Marathon Tours guaranteed entry - $200 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.