RACE DATE: September 16, 2018
START TIME: 9:15 AM
COURSE: The race starts at the "Kleiner Stern" on both lanes of the boulevard "Strasse des 17 Juni," it goes around the Tiergarten area, passing by the Reichchstag before looping through old East Berlin and continuing through various neighborhoods. It runs 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.
ENTRY FEE: You may enter the lottery on the 2018 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 for $200 USD available along with our travel package.
The online lottery for the 2018 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON opened on October 18, 2017 and closed on November 8, 2017. Announcement of ballot results will be sent in early December 2017.
ELIGIBILITY: Marathon Tours & Travel, an authorized tour operator, is required to offer travel arrangements in conjunction with guaranteed race entry. All runners must be residents of the USA, Canada, and/or a Seven Continents Club (SCC) member; and must be 18 years or older on race day to be eligible for our guaranteed entries.
TIME LIMIT: The course is open for six hours and 15 minutes.
NUMBER PICKUP: You must pick up your race bib and packet at the Registration & Expo prior to race day. Marathon Tours & Travel has scheduled a stop at the Expo on Friday, September 14.
TEMPERATURE: Average temperatures on race day are between 55 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
AWARDS: Every finisher receives a medal. You do not receive a t-shirt with this event.