Date: September 28, 2014 - 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 lottery entry to the 2014 Berlin Marathon opened on September 30 and closed on October 14, 2013. Notification of acceptance should be received by November 1.
We have guaranteed late entry available along with our travel package. Entry fees:
Marathon Tours guaranteed entry - $225 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.