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BMW Berlin Marathon

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The good news is that you can join us in 2024 to celebrate the
50th BMW Berlin Marathon 


From its start in 1974, with just 286 entrants, to being the fastest marathon course in the world, the BMW Berlin-Marathon is steeped in history, tradition and world record breaking runs. In 2023 we will be hosting your trip to Berlin and you can travel with Australia's most knowledgeable marathon team; the facts, the figures, the history, the training, the day. Experience the Berlin Marathon you deserve!

The BMW Berlin-Marathon has long been renowned for its slick organisation and fast course - which it certainly is at the elite end, with a role of honour the includes the first sub-2.20 by a women, the first sub-2.05 and in 2007 we saw Haile Gebrselassie improve Paul Tergat’s mark with a new world best of 2.04.26......then, just to prove he was by far the best, Haile took the record under 2.04 in 2008. All great until 2011 and, wow, Patrick Makau puts in that 2.03.38. 2013 didn’t disappoint either and Wilson Kipsang ran himself into the (world) record books with a blistering 2:03:23. In 2014 Dennis Kimetto added to the wall of honour by recording the first ever sub-2:03 marathon, running 2:02:57. 2018 saw Eliud Kipchoge SMASH the world record, running a blistering 2:01:39 on the fastest course in the world. In 2019, Keninisa Bekela stunned the world with his time of 2:01:41, just two seconds outside the world record. What will 2022 bring!

The BMW Berlin-Marathon is just as good for those further down the field, with the route passing through famous and infamous districts on excellent roads and finally passing through the Brandenburg Gate, that symbol of the old divide between east and west to the finish 400m beyond.

The city of Berlin is well worth a visit – it is a city of history, culture, art, architecture and fabulous night life. With no shortage of things to see and do – the Brandenburg Gate (you’ll get a close up as you finish the marathon!), Schloss Charlottenburg, Alexanderplatz, Berlin Cathedral, museums, art galleries, night clubs, restaurants, famous landmarks….. you’ll never be bored in this vibrant, friendly city.

Eliud Kipchoge SMASHED the Marathon World Record in 2022 - What Can You Do!

Start Time

  • 9:15am

Time Limit

  • 6hrs 15m


At the expo BERLIN VITAL you will receive your starting documents upon presentation of your registration confirmation! The expo BERLIN VITAL highlights the latest lifestyle, fitness, wellness, health, and nutrition trends. The expo will host more than 190 national and international exhibitors and offer everything related to sports performance, functional wear, nutrition, sports medicine, active vacations and much more. More than 90,000 visitors are expected to attend the expo BERLIN VITAL.

Flughafen Tempelhof
Platz der Luftbrücke 5
12101 Berlin

Take take the U6 subway to Platz de Luftbrucke.

Breakfast Run (Sat)

All runners will start at 9:30 am from the Schloss Charlottenburg towards the Olympiastadion. After this no mean feat all runners will have a power-breakfast to load up the energy store of their bodies. There are no showers available nor is there any clothes transport/storage facilities.

Free for all participants of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

Date:      24th of September
Time:      09:30 am
Place:     Schloss Charlottenburg
Route:     approx. 6 km

Clothing Drop Off

Clothing may be dropped off at the tent allocated for your race number. Clothing bags are provided with your race materials and will contain stickers with you race number on it. (TBC)

Timing Chip

A chip hire fee is included in your registration. Failure to return the chip after the event will result in an additional charge of 25 euros. (TBC for 2022)

Refreshment Points

Aid Stations will be on the right hand side, except for those between 5-15km where they will be on both sides. They will be located at (approx.) km 9/15/20/25/30/36 and will have available Personal Refreshments, Water, Tea/Power Bar and Fruit (in that order).

In addition there will be extra refreshment points at (approx.) kms 5/12/17.5/22.5/27.5/34.5/38/40 and  Powerbar gel-point at 27 (subject to change). Drinking water in cups and water containers for dunking sponges wil be available at these points.


Medical assistance is provided in the start/finish area and along the course. The medical network will be everywhere!

Berlin Marathon 4nt Entry and Accommodation Package 2023

Thursday 21 Sep

  • arrive Berlin and check into your hotel
  • Meet & Greet 
  • welcome dinner at the local Italian restaurant

Friday 22 Sep

  • escorted trip to the Marathon Expo
  • Tiergarten close by for your morning, pre-marathon jog

Saturday 23 Sep

  • Breakfast run, finishing in the 1936 Olympic Stadium

Sunday 24 Sep - Race Day

  • we will accompany you to the start line
  • post race celebrations!

Monday 25 Sep 

  • depart for home or continue on your ongoing travels

3nt itinerary also available, please refer to our e_Brochure!


Join us at the 4* Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Hotel

Brilliant location, close to the start/finish area, great breakfast, surrounded by cafes and restaurants, friendly staff, super comfy beds. The whole package to make sure you rest and prepare well for the big day!


  • Premium wi-fi
  • Close to the and tram stop
  • Located close to the shopping area
  • Fitness Centre - fully equipped gym 
  • Quality breakfast buffet
  • Bar and Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Hairdyer

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2023 Berlin Marathon Entry and Accommodation Packages 

Our 2023 Guaranteed Entry and Accommodation Packages start from $1630pp, twin share. 

Inclusive of:

  • Guaranteed entry to the BMW Berlin Marathon
  • 3 or 4 nights' accommodation - arriving THU/FRI and departing MON
  • Full Breakfast daily
  • Meet and Greet plus Weekend briefing *
  • Exlusive Dinner at the local Italian Restaurant *
  • Escorted trip to the Race Expo for your Race Pack collection *
  • Entry to the International Breakfast Run (Sat), finishing at the 1936 Olympic Stadium
  • Escorted travel to the Marathon Start Line 
  • Timing chip hire
  • Post marathon celebratory drinks
  • Online training tips from Marathon Legend, Pat Carroll
  • Entry to the Marathon Party Sunday evening
  • Our personal services for all your travel plans, flights, etc as well as during your stay in Berlin
  • Fully accompanied by Fran and Dave - all the way, from the time you book until we celebrate on Sunday night!
  • Additional nights available on request

5d/4nt itinerary only


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