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BMW Berlin Marathon

Marathon Berlin (1)

At the end of September, the German capital hosts one of the biggest running events in the world: the Berlin Marathon.

More than 40,000 athletes from about 120 countries compete each year, cheered on by a million spectators, more than 70 live bands and dance groups.

Hotspots for Spectators

The most popular places along the route are the Victory Column (0.6 km), the Federal Chancellery and Reichstag (6.5 km), the Friedrichstadtpalast (8 km), the Platz am Wilden Eber (28.5 km), Olivaer Platz (33.5 km) the Memorial Church (35 km), Potsdamer Platz (38.5 km), Unter den Linden (41 km) and of course the finish at the Brandenburg Gate (42 km).

More Marathons over the Weekend

In addition to the runners, who start at 9:15 AM, the wheelchair racers (start 8:45 AM) and hand cyclists (start 8:58 AM) will also be competing on Sunday. The marathon for skaters (start 3:30 PM), the mini marathon (start 3:10 PM) and the bambini run for children (start 11 AM) will already take place on Saturday.

Road Closures and Detours

During the events there will be severe traffic disruptions. All spectators are advised to use the underground and suburban trains. On Saturday afternoon and Sunday, especially in Tiergarten and Mitte, the streets along the marathon route will be closed almost continuously until the end of the event. There will also be road closures in Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, Neukölln, Schöneberg, Steglitz, Wilmersdorf and Zehlendorf.

Registration for the BMW Berlin Marathon

The registration procedure for the Berlin Marathon 2023 has started. All interested parties have to register online until November 17, 2022. After this pre-registration phase, a draw for the starting places will take place. The winners/participants will be informed automatically at the end of December. The transfer of a starting place from 2022 to 2023 for the Berlin Marathon is possible until December 31, 2022.

At a Glance

BMW Berlin Marathon 2024
28 September 2024
29 September 2024
Start and Finish
Straße des 17. Juni
Starting Time
9:15 a.m.
Admission Fee
€150 (for runners)

Straße des 17. Juni

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Last edited: 11 October 2023