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BMW Berlin Marathon

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Push yourself with one the the flattest marathons in the world. Great for first time and experienced marathon runners alike, the course consistently attracts some of the world's best runners. Come for the finisher's medal or for the chance to record a PB.

Review summary

5 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Fiona E
"Amazing atmosphere and brilliant fast course. Quite busy and a little quiet on..."


Johan K
"Was good. Need to improve the finish line experience. It's obvious that you..."


Nicholas R
"Great race for anyone. I was excited to do it and would do it again. ..."
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How to enter the BMW Berlin Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 26mi
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BMW Berlin Marathon route

The Berlin Marathon course is a true sightseeing tour. This flat, looping course has seen countless records broken over the years, and runners are treated to a grandstand finish around the Brandenburg Gate.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip Timed Event
  • Marshalled Course
  • Water Stations
  • Aid Stations
  • Toilets
  • Bag Drop
  • Massages on Course and at the Finish
  • Post-race goodie bag
Raceday Logistics

Start Times

0850 Handbiker Elite

0856 Wheelchair Competitors

0859 Handbiker

0915 Runners (in four waves)

As the starting area will be busy, please arrive well in advance of your start time in order to enter the right starting wave.


The race covers much of the city and there are multiple 'hotspots' to watch from, as well as live music dotted around the course. For those looking to cheer their loved ones multiple times, a short walk from the start to the 7K and 38K markers, as well as returning to the finish will afford this!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I wear headphones?
Runners are asked that they don't wear headphones so they are aware of any instruction from race staff when running. This means you won't miss out on any of the amazing atmosphere on race day too!
Are there toilets on the course?
Toilets will be available for use after every water station.
Will there be changing areas?
Changing areas and showers will be available in the start and finish areas.

BMW Berlin Marathon weather forecast

Rain starting in the afternoon.

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IconHigh chance of rain
IconLight breeze possible, up to 6mph

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SCC EVENTS GmbH is one of the major international organizers of Sportevents. The offer ranges from major international events such as the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON or the BERLIN HALF-MARATHON to the traditional New Year or Cross Country run with a regional character. The almost 20 events are held annually by almost 200,000 participants. In addition, SCC EVENTS Servic and sports and health services tailored to the needs of companies, individuals and groups.



BMW Berlin Marathon reviews (5)

4.4 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Marathon in 2019

    Great race for anyone. I was excited to do it and would do it again.

    The organization was lacking in the corrals... Why use plastic cups at all?? No need to make them recyclable.

  • Did the Marathon in 2019

    Was good. Need to improve the finish line experience. It's obvious that you just want people to go away after they finish, which is understandable from a logical point of view but a little unfriendly. I imagine a time in the future when shivering athletes would be treated with a warming room filled with heaters and hot food and drinks and helpers to remove timing chips from shoelaces and various corporate tents giving away free products etc. Also the finishers T-shirts should be given out to people when they finish! Then they would at least have a dry shirt to change in to when they need it. Lots of the other aspects of the Berlin marathon were good.
  • Did the Marathon in 2019

    I might have enjoyed it a bit more without the rain but I suppose the organisers couldn't do anything about that!
  • Did the Marathon in 2019

    Amazing atmosphere and brilliant fast course. Quite busy and a little quiet on route but incredible race to run.
  • Did the Marathon in 2019

    Great race for a first-timer. Incredible support throughout. Got a bit jammed up at the start as I’m slow wave so better seeding and organisation of start waves we be beneficial.
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