Berlin Half Marathon is an annual half marathon race held in early Spring in Berlin, Germany. The race was first held in 1984. A total of 23,799 runners took part in the half marathon in 2010. This number grew to 25,500 participants for the 2011 event. The race currently hosts a half marathon inline skating race on the same day.
The Berlin Half Marathon must not be missed in the classic running events. It leads the participants on a distance of 21.0975 km past the highlights of the city such as. Alexanderplatz, Berliner Dom, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, and Checkpoint Charlie. During the race, numerous samba bands along the route provide for mood. And after a successful finish, runners and spectators can round off the evening at the after-race party.
You will need to register early. Every year, the race sells out well in advance.
Know before you go
The start and the finish lines are approximately 1,300 metres apart (see map below).
The new course, which is as flat and fast as the old one, begins about 450 metres from the imposing Berliner Siegessäule (Berlin Victory Column, pictured above) and ends about 150 metres from the famous Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate).
The route visits many landmarks in both the former West and East sectors of the city, such as Schloss Charlottenburg (Berlin's largest palace), Checkpoint Charlie (one of the biggest tourist hot spots in the city) and the grand buildings on Gendarmenmarkt. It also takes the runners along the Kurfürstendamm and the Unter den Linden boulevards as well as through the Brandenburger Tor.
- Pasta Paty
- Sport Expo