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Only 9 days until the race

One more weekend lies between you and the marathon. For your training that means: relaxed running with sufficient time for regeneration between runs and foods you are used to. This newsletter includes the most important information you need for your marathon week.


1. Reduce Training and stay healthy
2. Race kit pick-up in person at the BERLIN VITAL Marathon Expo
3. Medal engraving at the BERLIN VITAL Marathon expo
4. Your race number serves as a public transport ticket
6. Print your finish time with adidas
7. Running more intelligent cities with HERE Technologies
8. Pure running experience and refreshing enjoyment with ERDINGER Alkoholfrei
9. The Continental Charity Challenge
10. It’s not too late to start fundraising
11. The indoor running revolution from Kettler
12. Guinness World Records: Superhero on wheels in record fever


Reduce training and stay healthy

The final training period for the 2018 BMW BERLIN MARATHON is now underway – it´s called tapering. Now it is important to practice a healthy lifestyle (sufficient sleep, balanced diet) to arrive at the starting line on September 16 fresh and full of energy. By no means should you try to make up for any lost training now. The increased level of training you have just been through often leads to illness, injury and exhaustion. Have the courage to take a break now, and take care of your injuries and health so as not to endanger your participation in the 2018 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. Especially in cases of exhaustion, it is fine to take a two-day rest, as this regeneration will not endanger your form. You can only win. If you are currently sick or starting to feel sick, you should consider not participating in order to not risk your health.  If you are having medical issues, be sure to contact your sports physician in time. Regardless of your health status, it is always a good idea to undergo an annual preventative health check. During the BERLIN VITAL Marathon Expo, ill or injured participants who are unsure of whether or not they should participate can visit the SMS Medical Institute of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON for a free consultation.


Race kit pick-up in person at the BERLIN VITAL Marathon Expo

The marathon expo BERLIN VITAL opens on Thursday, September 13 at former Tempelhof airport. All participants must pick up their race kits there between Thursday and Saturday. As experience shows, Saturday is usually very full (esp. between 10 am and 2 pm) and you can expect long lines, so if you can, please pick up your race kit on Thursday or Friday. See website for opening hours.
- Race numbers must be picked up personally by each individual runner; group pick-ups are not possible, and power of attorneys are not accepted either.
- The start pass is required, as well as a photo ID (personal ID, passport, driver’s licence) for pick-up.
For all important information on the marathon weekend please, see participant info.


Medal engraving at the BERLIN VITAL Marathon Expo

For the first time, it will be possible to have medals from previous running events engraved for € 10 at the BERLIN VITAL expo. Bring your medals and the corresponding details (race, time) and have them personalized by the engraving team on site (name, distance, time). Of course, custom engravings are also possible (for example "my first marathon", "my greatest success"). In addition, you can still order finish-line engraving on September 15-16, 2018 during the BERLIN VITAL, if you did not do so during registration. This will be noted on your race number.


Your race number serves as a public transport ticket on Sunday

On Sunday, September 16, your race number is valid as ticket for public transport which includes S-Bahn, tram, subway and bus between 5:30 am and 10 pm in region AB (covering almost all of Berlin). For those departing from Schönefeld airport on Sunday please be aware that you have to pay extra for the last stop since AB doesn´t cover it (1.70€). Please consider and plan ahead.



In the Hall of Fame, we honor the BERLIN MARATHON champions of the past years. This year the two winners of the first BERLIN MARATHON in 1974, Jutta von Haase and Günter Hallas and the winner in 1998, Ronaldo da Costa, who set a world record then, will be honored. Wednesday to Sunday, September 12-16, Ebertstr./ Strasse des 17. Juni, near the. Brandenburg Gate. Opening hours: Wed noon-9 pm, Thurs 10 am-9 om, Fri noon-9 pm, Sat 10 am-9 pm, Sun 8 am-5 pm. Admission is free.  Official opening: Thursday, 2 pm with the winners from 1974. Under the motto "Meet the Stars", Ronaldo Da Costa will be presented on Friday at 6:30 pm together with the top runners of the BMW BERLIN MARATHON: Eliud Kipchoge, Wilson Kipsang, Zersenay Tadese, Tirunesh Dibaba, Gladys Cherono and Edna Kiplagat. In addition, there will also be a Gate of Fame with the names of all participants listed (Jubilees and Six Star finishers highlighted).


Print your finish time

A message from adidas:

Print your finish time on your official finisher or event shirt! Buy your official event shirt at the adidas exhibition booth or at the finish area of the BMW Berlin-Marathon. Take it to one of the adidas stores in Berlin and get your finish time printed for free.

Monday, September 17th, 2018
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
during store opening hours.

@ adidas Running Berlin Mitte, Münzstraße 14-16
@ adidas Brand Center, Tauentzienstraße 15.


Running more intelligent cities

A message from HERE Technologies:

Knowing every aspect of what makes up a location allows HERE Technologies to create products and tools that help individuals, businesses and governments run more intelligent cities. From marathon routes, faster commutes and real-time traffic updates, to improving infrastructures, HERE offers products that enhance and simplify urban living in a whole variety of ways. To find out more about how we run more intelligent cities visit


Pure running experience and refreshing enjoyment

A message from ERDINGER Alkoholfrei:

The anticipation is growing – the starting shot for the 45th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON will soon be fired! As usual, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei will once again be quenching the thirst of all heroes crossing the finishing line. For those who can’t wait until the race, the energizer can also be enjoyed beforehand at the BERLIN VITAL trade show at Tempelhof airport. Team ERDINGER Alkoholfrei members will enjoy VIP status once again in Berlin: they can look forward to a service oasis in our exclusive Team Lounge with snacks and hot or cold beverages.


The Continental Charity Challenge

A message from Continental:

Come to the Continental booth and do something good: Who covers the longest distance on a treadmill within two minutes? And no matter who runs the most meters at the end, being part of it is everything, because Continental donates five euros for every kilometre run for a good cause. More information about the technology cooperation between adidas and Continental can be found here:


It's not too late to start fundraising!

A message from Realbuzz:

There’s still time to use your place in the 2018 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON to raise money for a charity. Visit the official charity listings to find a cause close to your heart, and contact them using the info provided to find out how you can get involved. There’s no minimum fundraising amount - everything you raise will make a huge difference to your chosen charity. Register now to avoid disappointment.


The indoor running revolution

A message from Kettler:

The optimal preparation for your marathon requires comprehensive training. Diverse running sessions, such as interval and ascending runs, are essential to the achievement of your athletic goals! With the new generation of innovative treadmills from the KETTLER TRACK S series, you get the ideal addition to your outdoor run. Thanks to the latest technology, they offer you an unrivalled authentic run with rebound effect. Test it yourself!


Superhero on wheels in record fever

A message from Guinness World Records:

Only two more weeks until the shoelaces get tightened again and it´s time to hit the race track. Time is also running out for our Guinness World Records applicants. After introducing three of our fellow record applicants, we surly don't want to hold back the info on our last one: Jochen from Stuttgart. He is the only record applicant participating in the inline skates marathon and will try his luck with the record title "Fastest inline skating Marathon dressed as a superhero"! May the superpowers be with you, Jochen!

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