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2024

BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

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    A marathon super course, home to the fastest time in history and taking in the best of one of the world’s great capital cities – The BMW-BERLIN MARATHON is the highlight of our European calendar. The marathon world record has been broken 12 times in Berlin, proving the pedigree of this Abbott World Marathon Major super-course. Run a route through historic Berlin, with a spectacular finish at the iconic Brandenburg Gate and set your PB at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday 29th September 2024!

    If you have booked a 2024 Berlin Marathon package with Destination Marathons, please refer to the event page here for more information.

    Run with Team Sports Tours

    The biggest after-party in Berlin!

    Explore one of the World's Great Captial Cities

    With Sports Tours, you never run alone! Our team of onsite reps will greet you at your hotel, help you to the race expo, marathon start and lead a 5km shakeout run on Saturday. Meet like minded runners at our meet-and-greet drinks, pre-race briefing and exclusive after-party. We’ll also help friends and family at our cheer zone on the course.

    All of our marathon packages include entry to the most exclusive after-party in Berlin! Celebrate your achievement and experience the Bavarian way of life in Berlin at the Hofbrau Berlin during Oktoberfest including live music, drinks and food.

    Learn about the tumultuous contemporary history of Berlin on a private guided walking tour to historical sights. Pass by sights like the German House of Parliament, Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten, and Checkpoint Charlie.

    Included in your package

    • Guaranteed entry
    • A range of ideally located 4* and 5* hotels
    • Meet-and-greet drinks with likeminded runners, pre-race briefing & cheer zone
    • Passionate Sports Tours International USA team on hand throughout the event
    • Escort to the marathon expo and race start line
    • A complimentary marathon warm up run on Saturday morning
    • After party to celebrate your achievement with our team and runners
    • Daily breakfast
    Hotel
    Riu Plaza Berlin
    Riu Plaza Berlin

    The Hotel Riu Plaza Berlin is located on the Ku'Damm, one of the cities most famous avenues and finest shopping areas. It is situated just 350 meters from the renowned KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens), Germany's best known department store. It is well connected with the old town, the city's most iconic sites, major business centres, and Berlin-Tegel International Airports TXL (10km). The 357 modern rooms with free WIFI offer maximum comfort. The hotel also offers a fully equipped gym. For gastronomy lovers, Hotel Riu Plaza Berlin has live cooking stations at their main restaurant, food and dinner a la carte, as well as the lobby bar.

    Amenities:

    Paid public parking nearby
    Free High speed WIFI
    Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Bar / lounge
    Bicycle rental
    Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
    Business Centre with Internet Access
    Conference facilities
    Soundproof rooms
    Air conditioning
    Room service
    Safe
    Wake-up service / alarm clock
    Refrigerator

    3 nights
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    4 nights
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    5 nights
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    *Price per person based on double or twin occupancy. There is a single supplement per person based on sole occupancy.

    50TH BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

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    September 27

    Arrival day

    Please make your own arrangements to fly to Berlin Brandenburg Airport and book your transport to your chosen hotel. Our team will be at the hotel throughout the day to welcome you. Depending on your arrival time, you may have time to head to the marathon expo to collect your bib number. Our reps will accompany those who have arrived on the morning flights.

    If you wish to explore Berlin further before race day, we are offering a guided tour of the city exploring Berlin’s Third Reich & Cold War Past, as an optional extra

    • Visit all the major historical hotpots in the unique city of Berlin
    • Discover stories and learn facts about recent history from your guide
    • Step back in time as you walk along a 200-meter section of the Berlin wall
    • Become an expert on Berlin during the Third Reich and the Cold War
    • Make history tangible through encountering palpable historical sources

     

    September 28

    Expo and sightseeing

    The Breakfast Run starts at 09.30. A short bus ride from close to the hotel takes you to the start of this event. The route is approx. 6 km. Alternatively, join our complimentary 5k run (runners and spectators welcome). If you haven’t been to the Expo on Friday, our reps will accompany the group at a set time to collect race bibs and any pre-ordered items. Watch the Inline Skating at the marathon start line or at a location closer to the hotel. The start is usually at 15.30 close to the Brandenburg Gate. The rest of your day is free for sightseeing!

    If you wish to explore Berlin further before race day, we are offering a guided tour of the city exploring Berlin’s Third Reich & Cold War Past, as an optional extra –

    • Visit all the major historical hotpots in the unique city of Berlin
    • Discover stories and learn facts about recent history from your guide
    • Step back in time as you walk along a 200-meter section of the Berlin wall
    • Become an expert on Berlin during the Third Reich and the Cold War
    • Make history tangible through encountering palpable historical sources

     

    September 29

    Race day and after-party!

    Travel is free for runners using public transport today (you must wear your race bib). The start and finish areas are on Straße des 17 Juni, just beyond the Brandenburg Gate. At the finish line, don’t forget to return your timing chip into one of the buckets provided. After you have finished, our reps will welcome you back at the hotel. Celebrate your achievement this evening and experience the Bavarian way of life in Berlin at the Hofbrau Berlin during Oktoberfest with live music (Schuhplattler, yodeling, alphorn players and more), drinks and food.

    September 30

    Departure day

    Discover more of Berlin, if time permits. Alternatively join our Oktoberfest Berlin to Munich extension package. The package is an all-inclusive delight, featuring a train from Berlin to Munich and an exclusive reservation at a renowned tent at Oktoberfest and many more activities for you to enjoy.

    BMW BERLIN-MARATHON race entry +

    Included in your marathon race entry –

    • Marathon entry
    • Timing chip
    • Poncho or bag drop
    • BMW Berlin Marathon 2024 exclusive poster
    • Finisher medal
    • 4 day ticket for the public transport
    • Medical support, refreshments, changing tents, sanitary facilities

     

     

    Bag drop +

    Pre-purchase option only. By selecting the option you DO NOT get a poncho at the finish line.

    Adidas event shirt +

    The event-shirt is exclusively designed for the BMW Berlin-Marathon 2024. The lightweight, breathable and moisture-wicking fabric keeps you dry and provides comfort during your run.

     

     

    Adidas finisher shirt +

    Made with super soft, lightweight fabric. A soft cosy Tee shirt for post-marathon relaxation with a Unique design for the BMW Berlin-Marathon 2024.

    Medal engraving +

    Pre-order the medal-engraving and have your personal finisher time engraved in your medal in the finish area.

    Massage +

    A 20 minuet massage at the race expo

    Legend jacket +

    The track jacket is made of lightweight sweat-wicking fabric. The colour combination is designed exclusively for the BMW Berlin-Marathon 2024.

    Photo and video package +

    A presale offer for your personal photo and video package at a reduced price. Once the photos are online, you automatically receive an email with the download link to your race photos. The package includes all your personal images, and an approximate. 1 minute video of you on the home stretch, telling the story of your BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2024.

    Bib number magnets +

    Attach your bib number with the BMW Berlin-Marathon themed designed magnets (set of four)

    Anniversary buddy bear +

    A 22 cm high, completely hand made bear in the BERLIN-MARATHON design.

    50 year Berlin Marathon coin +

    The 13 world records that were run on the fastest course in the world in Berlin on the front, the top sights of Berlin along the route on the back.

    Maurten race pack +

    Fuel your race day right with this product selection from Maurten — Official On-Course Nutrition Partner:

    Official on-course Nutrition Partner Race pack providing a variety of various gels, drink mix, limited edition 500ml Berlin 2024 bottle, and a marathon fuel guide. The Maurten Race Pack will be issued at the Marathon Expo.

     

    Airport +

    Berlin Brandenburg Airport is 28.4km outside of central Berlin. This is Berlin#s new and only airport which opened in October 2020. Tegal and Schoenefeld Airports are now closed.

    Car +

    The taxi ranks can be found directly in front of Terminals 1 and 5 at Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

    Bus +

    Tickets can be purchased at multilingual ticket machines on the platforms of S-and U-Bahn stations. On buses, fares are paid to the bus driver.

    Train +

    The Airport Express and regional trains together run four times an hour from the station under Terminal 1 to Berlin Central Station. In addition, the S9 and S45 S-bahn trains travel from T1/T2 and T5 into Berlin city centre.

    Marathon course +

    The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON follows a looped course that takes in 10 Berlin neighbourhoods and starts and finishes near the Brandenburg Gate. Prepare to take in some of Europe’s most historic landmarks, from the Reichstag to the Brandenburg Gate that looms over mile 26. Along the route you’ll see frequent refreshment and aid stations, which serve water, sports drinks, energy gels and fruit to the runners. Uniquely, the entire route is within the city centre and the start and finish line are in close proximity.

    Does my luggage get transported to my hotel? +

    If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.

    Do you cater for children? +

    Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.

    Can Vegetarians, Vegans or special diets be catered for? +

    Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.

    Can I extend my stay along the way? +

    Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.

    How can I pay for my holiday? +

    Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.

    Do I need travel insurance? +

    Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.

    What happens if I have to cancel? Will I lose money? +

    Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.

    Can I change the date after I’ve booked? +

    Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.

    Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay? +

    Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.

    Can I travel on my own? +

    Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms

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    Is the entry guaranteed? +

    All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.

    Do I need to pay a deposit? +

    A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.

    How do I manage a Sports Tours booking? +

    Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.

    When will I receive my tickets? +

    Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure

    What is included in the price? +

    What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

    What is not included in the price? +

    What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

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