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Last tips before the marathon on Sunday

Experience shows that the last few days before the marathon are often marked by pre-race fever and a certain level of excitement—all completely normal and conducive for such a big running experience on Sunday. Give your legs a break (especially on Saturday) and tour Berlin by bus rather than by foot. One good tip for everyone: If you are arriving by plane, put your running shoes and gear for the marathon in your carry-on luggage to ensure you have it here for the race if the airline loses your luggage! We wish you all trouble-free travels and a comfortable stay in the capital. Welcome to Berlin!


1. Pick up your race kits in the hangars of the former Tempelhof Airport
2. Poncho and clothing drop-off
3. All weekend events of the 2018 BMW BERLIN MARATHON
4. The interactive map for the 2018 BMW BERLIN MARATHON
5. Your individual marathon poster by BMW
6. Get your cup from adidas
7. Racing Toward a Healthy Finish with Abbott
8. Looking through the HERE map
9. ERDINGER Alkoholfrei PowerZone: pick-me-up for tired legs
11. It’s not too late to start fundraising
12. Personal pictures and our best-of gallery
13. A kiss, a ring and now a Guinness World Record?


Reduce training and stay healthy

All participants must pick up their race kits during the BERLIN VITAL sports and health expo in the hangars of the former Tempelhof Airport (U6, station "Platz der Luftbrücke"). Try to avoid picking up the kits on Saturday between 11am and 2pm, as there may be waiting times of up to an hour then. If possible, pick up your race kits on Thursday or Friday if you live in Berlin or are arriving early.
+ Race kits must be picked up by each participant personally—a pick-up for others or groups is not possible.
+ You must present your start pass and a photo ID (identity card, passport, driving license).
+ You will receive a bracelet when you pick up your race kit, which must be worn on your arm until you cross the finish line. This helps ensure that the registered participant is also the person who runs. Transferring a race number will lead to disqualification. Additional information can be found on our website.
+ If you booked the option "clothing drop-off" you will receive a transparent bag with your race kit. Only this bag can be used to bring your clothes, etc. into the pre-start area (Reichstag meadow) on Sunday. Backpacks, travel bags, and suitcases may not be brought in this area.
+ Participants who have booked the “poncho” option will receive one after the finish. The start number will display a poncho symbol. Further information below.
+ NEW: On Sunday, your race number entitles you to use public transport between 5:30 am and 10:00 pm.

All of the important info regarding the marathon can be found in the participant information brochure.


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

If you booked the "poncho" option when registering for the race, you will receive one at the finish. Your race number includes a poncho symbol. You may not use the clothing drop-off option if you are getting a poncho! If you selected "clothing drop-off” when you registered, you will receive a transparent bag and a sticker with your race number to label the bag. Our simple interactive show explains this in minutes.


All weekend events of the 2018 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

From Wednesday to Saturday, there will be an extensive supporting program for the 2018 BMW BERLIN MARATHON: Hall of Fame, BERLIN VITAL marathon expo, GENERALI BREAKFAST RUN, Bambini Run presented by berlinovo, mini-MARATHON for schools, BMW BERLIN MARATHON Inline Skating, and an ecumenical service on Saturday evening.  Further information about the supporting program for the BMW BERLIN MARATHON 2018 is available on the website.


The interactive map for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

The interactive route map for the BMW BERLIN MARATHON makes it easy to see where the route is closed or free at a certain time. It is available in three variants: for spectators, participants and residents.


Your individual marathon poster by BMW

A message from BMW:

Your personal memory of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2018. BMW offers a high-quality poster of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON for runners. How it works: Pick up your poster at the BMW expo booth, finish the marathon and attach your personal bib number on the poster.

Get your cup from adidas

A message from adidas:

Just in time for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON we launch a special cup. The re-usable cup weighs only 10 grams, is practical, reusable and protects the environment. With this cup we can save in the future thousands of non-recyclable plastic cups. In order to take part at this pilot project which is limited to a certain number of runners just come by at our booth at BERLIN VITAL, get the cup and find out where the additional test water stations are located on the track. We are also looking forward to your opinion.  A small step for a runner, but a great one for the environment.


Racing toward a healthy finish

A message from Abbott:

The final countdown is on! Your big race is just days away. You have trained tirelessly. You are ready. At Abbott, we celebrate what people can achieve when they’re at their healthiest. We keep your heart healthy, nourish your body at every stage of life, help you feel and move better, and bring you information, medicines and breakthroughs to manage your health. We work every day to help people like you live your best life. Good luck on race day. We’ll be cheering for you!


Looking through the HERE map

A message from HERE Technologies:

This year HERE Technologies is taking you beyond the course of the 45th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. We want to encourage you to discover the unknown behind the streets and road signs of the 42-km track. On our landing page, you can find out how we help cities to run more intelligently, while exploring the people, stories and history that shaped the streets the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON winds through. Get a real sense of what makes Berlin so wonderfully unique, whether you’re running it yourself or cheering for your friends and family. Take a look beyond the map here.


PowerZone pick-me-up for tired legs

A message from ERDINGER Alkoholfrei:

Are you physically and mentally ready for your marathon? When the race slowly heads towards the home straight, your legs are getting heavy, and the will to succeed threatens to waver, that’s when a motivation boost is desperately needed. The ERDINGER Alkoholfrei PowerZone is the perfect pick-me-up at this stage of the race. As the athletes run through the distinctive blue arch, they’re driven on by pulsating beats, cheering crowds, and a professional cheerleader performance. With renewed energy, the runners are then ready for the final push.


It's not too late to start fundraising!

A message from Generali:

Put on your red shirt at GENERALI FRÜHSTÜCKSLAUF 2018 and win your ticket for the GENERALI BERLINER HALMARATHON 2019. Follow Generali Deutschland AG on facebook and post your picture in a red shirt under the raffle. In the Olympic Stadium you will find the perfect photo opportunity at the finish.


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.


Personal pictures and our best-of gallery

We are looking forward to offering you our photo service at the 45th BMW BERLIN MARATHON! Shortly after the race you will be able to find your personal pictures and our best-of gallery here. We, along with our cameras, will be waiting for you at the prettiest spots along the 42195m through this breathtaking city. You will be able to find all of your personal pictures, including amazing impressions, in your own Photo-Flat. Make sure to give us your prettiest smile :)

Yours Die Sportografen


A kiss, a ring and now a Guinness World Record?

A message from Guinness World Records:

Final spurt – only five days left until the runners hit the race track. The Guinness World Records applicants are completing their last trainings and fix last things of their fancy dresses. Just about time to introduce our last record applicant: Richard from Lübeck will run the marathon dressed as the Holsten Gate, the famous landmark of his favorite city. If you take a close look can even see the logo of the city´s 875th anniversary on his costume. After the first kiss and a successful proposal to his wife at the Berlin Marathon he’s looking forward to make his next big memory: a Guinness World Records attempt.

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14053 Berlin

Telefon: 030-301 288 10
Telefax: 030-301 288 20

Geschäftsführer: Christian Jost, Jürgen Lock
Registergericht: AG Charlottenburg
Registernummer: HRB 20965 B
Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer: DE136599588
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