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Final tips before the race

Preparations for the Berlin Half Marathon are in full swing. Get ready for a funny and sunny weekend! We are saying goodbye to winter and will be greeting the start of spring instead with a diverse programme. Due to the cold weather during the training period, for most of the 1,502 participants the motto this year will be “Just have fun!” Do not worry too much about your time, just enjoy the spring back on your wheels!

You will find all information for an eventful weekend here in this newsletter and in the extensive participant info brochure.

1. New opening hours for the Expo BERLIN VITAL
2. Gym bag for all inline skaters
3. There are four entrances to the start area
4. Print your finish time on your official event shirt
5. Make sure to get back on your feet quickly after the race with ultraSPORTS
6. Exclusive service for Team ERDINGER Alkoholfrei members
7. A message from the Sportograf-Team

New opening hours for the Expo BERLIN VITAL

Friday, April 6, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 7, 9:00 am to 6:30 pm

Please note that the BERLIN VITAL Spring will take place once again in the hangars of the former Tempelhof Airport. Meeting point for all inline skaters is the Inline Village with the Rollerblade Service Station in hangar 5.
  • Wristbands will be issued on the covered tarmac before you enter the hangars upon presentation of your Start Pass and photo ID (Identity card, driver's license or passport).
  • Friends can join you at the hangars.
  • To enter hangar 6 to pick up your race documents you must present your wristband (entrance only for participants).
  • For safety reasons, bags and suitcases larger than hand luggage are not to be brought to the Expo. You can drop of larger bags for storage in front of the entrance to the BERLIN VITAL Expo for the price of 2 Euros.
  • The exclusive lounge with the Italian pasta buffet is located in the Airbase airport restaurant at the Expo BERLIN VITAL. It will be open on Friday, April 7 from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturday, April 8 from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. For participants who booked the Pasta Lounge during registration, access is possible via our VIP guest list. All guests of the Expo BERLIN VITAL can also enjoy the Italian pasta selection for 20 Euros, as long as space is available.


Gym bag for all inline skaters

A message from Berliner Wasserbetriebe:

A much loved tradition: With their race number all inline skaters get a coupon for a practical gym bag of Berliner Wasserbetriebe. You can convert the coupon at our fair stand in hangar 6. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.


There are four entrances to the start area

The start area for the Berlin Half Marathon on Karl Marx Allee is completely fenced in. There are four security controlled points of access to the start area: Strausberger Platz, Schillingstrasse, Berolinastrasse and Alexanderstrasse (the latter two entrances are only for participants without a clothing bag). We recommend entering via Schillingstraße or Strausberger Platz. You can find a map on our website.

Arrive early to avoid being stressed. You should be at the start at 8:15 AM at the latest. There will be plenty of toilets available at the start, and clothing drop off will be in the red Höffner trucks, as usual.

No backpacks, suitcases or any other bags except the official clothing bag (received at the race kit pick-up at the expo) will be allowed in the starting area. Official clothing bags have to be dropped only at the truck according to your race number. Clothing bags left elsewhere will be removed.


Print your finish time on your official event shirt

A message from adidas:

Only 5 more days until the race! You’re probably super excited and really looking forward to your big day. We want you to keep the best memories. This is why we created this great offer for you. Buy your official event shirt online, at the adidas exhibition booth or at the finish area of the Berlin Half Marathon, take it to one of the adidas stores below and get your finish time printed for free.

When? On Monday, April 9th, 2018 and Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 during store opening hours.

Where? adidas Running Berlin Mitte, Münzstraße 14-16 or adidas Brand Center, Tauentzienstraße 15.


Make sure to get back on your feet quickly after the race

A message from ultraSPORTS:

Finally it starts, only a few days until your spring highlight. Are you prepared for the time after the finish? If you want to actively combat sore muscles and replenish empty stores, make sure to get our regeneration package after the ultraSPORTS Refresher at the finish line. It is available online or – together with valuable tips from our nutrition experts – at our two booths at the BERLIN VITAL. We are looking forward to seeing you and keeping our fingers crossed for Sunday!


Exclusive service for ERDINGER Alkoholfrei members

A message from ERDINGER Alkoholfrei:

The final preparations for the half marathon are in full swing! All members of Team ERDINGER Alkoholfrei are looking forward to the big day – without the usual competition stress. They know they can expect an exclusive service area with seats, small snacks, and hot or cold drinks in the direct vicinity of the starting line. Become a Team member today and you too can be relaxed as the big day approaches – as well as enjoying many other benefits!


A message from the Sportograf-Team

We are happy to be your personal Berlin Half Marathon photo service! Your personal photos and the Best of gallery can be found shortly after the race here. But we expect you already before the race: visit us in the small studio tent right next to the bib number pickup and let us take a cool portrait of you! After you have happily crossed the finish line we are there again with our black tents to capture you as a proud finisher with your medal. Best of all: you will find all these photos, together with your photos from the race, in your personal Foto-Flat! Give us your best smile!!! :-) Your Sportograf-Team

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