The Berlin Marathon holds the most world records for men and women, and is one of six 'World Marathon Majors'.
The BMW Berlin Marathon is a fast & flat 26.2 miles through one of the most historic cities in the world. The 2018 event saw Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge break the Marathon World Record, finishing in 2:01:39, taking a whopping 1 minute 18 seconds off the previous record.
Runners will start in three waves from 9:15am on 29 Sep 2019.
This world-famous marathon serves as a tour through a fascinating historic city. Starting off at Brandenburg Gate, you’ll pass iconic landmarks at every turn.
Berlin (alongside Tokyo, Boston, London, New York City & Chicago) is one of the six Abbott World Marathon Majors. If you're looking to take part in one of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world, you're in the right place.
Looking to set a marathon PB? Berlin is the fastest marathon in the world, as proven by the Elite runners.
The Official Berlin Marathon App provides training schedules leading up to the event, as well as important news updates, photos and videos, plus an interactive course map which allows spectators to track the participants around the 26.2 mile route.
Visit the Reichstag (parliamentary buildings), Mauerpark (market) or just take a stroll through Grunewald forest (large city park) for the perfect weekend break.
"My first marathon, and I imagine this will be a hard one to beat. Huge fun community with all the runners and also a great crowd all along the streets. Well organised and a free alcohol free beer at the end!" - Pete Ashlie, London
"The BM is simply the best in my opinion. Great organization, a nice flat route, friendly runners and wonderful fans that line the streets and root you on to the finish. I will never forget crossing under the Brandenburg gate and hearing the roar of the crowd." - guerofantastico, TripAdvisor
Many UK charities can offer you guaranteed entry into the Berlin Marathon in return for raising funds. This means that you become part of a charity team in the run-up to the event, on the big day itself and beyond!
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
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£10 of funds you raise could help them support someone calling the MS Helpline or £240 could help fund a short break for someone with MS.
Registered no: 1139257.
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As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. We fund specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres to help provide cutting edge support.
We rely completely on our supporters to help us make sure that people facing the toughest fight of their lives don't have to do it alone.
Registered no: 261017.
There are 2 ways to secure your place in BMW Berlin Marathon.
Secure your place at the start line with one of our charity partners.
Click here for the full selection of charity places.
Sorry, the ballot is now closed. The only way to secure your place in the event is with a charity place.
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