2018 Berlin Half Marathon on 8 April 2018

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Registration Information

  • Age and Categories

    There will be separate rating for men and women. Categories are established according to regulations (LAO) of the German Athletic Federation DLV.

    Category Year of Birth
    Masters 1989 - 1998
    Seniors 1988 and older
    Youth A + B (boys/girls) 1999 - 2002
  • Date

    38th Berlin Halfmarathon Skater Runner: Sunday April 08, 2018

  • Event Schedule and Starting Times

    Saturday, April 7th, 2018

    For more information about the Bambini Run please click here.

    11:00 a.m.
    500 m/1.000 m Bambini Run (10 years and younger)

    For more information about the Kids Skating please click here.

    2:00 p.m.
    Kids Skating (6-13 years) 


    Sunday, April 8th, 2018

    Karl-Marx-Allee (between Grunerstraße and Schillingstraße)

    09:30 a.m.
    21,0975 km inline skaters
    09:55 a.m.
    21,0975 km wheelchair competitors & hand cyclists
    10:05 a.m.
    21,0975 km runners

    The schedule and running course are subject to alternations. The race will take place regardless of the weather, unless a weather warning form the German Weather Service exists.


  • Eligibility

    The 37th Berlin Half Marathon – provided that a participant is competing with a start pass from a member club of the German Athletics Association (DLV) – is held in conformity with the International Rules of Competition (IWB) as applied by the German Athletics Association (DLV) and the IAAF under supervision by the Berlin and Brandenburg Athletics Association. For participants who are not in a member club of the DLV and who do not have a start pass, the events are conducted according to the above regulations.

    Participants aged 16 (age group 2002) and older are authorized to attend the race. Hand cycles and race wheelchairs will be permitted on the course. All other wheeled racing equipment is prohibited. Nordic walkers are not entitled to compete.

  • Extras

    • Half Marathon-Package*
      - 20 min Massage (at the Expo BERLIN VITAL, only available in this package)
      - 1 adidas Event-Shirt
      - 1 medal engraving
      51 Euros (instead of 54 Euros)
      only available for participants
    • adidas Event-Shirt (CLIMACOOL):
      30 Euros
    • Medal engraving
      9 Euros
    • Pastalounge
      - Enjoy our exclusive lounge area at the fair Vital with  an Italian Pasta buffet. Softdrinks and a glass of "Erdinger alkoholfrei" are also included.
    • 18 Euros



  • Participant fee

    1 - 2,100 -Early Bird
    40.00 €  (sold out)
    2,101 – 15,000 45.00 €  (sold out)
    15,001 – 30,000 55.00 €  (sold out)
    Bambini Race (born in 2008 and later) 3.00 € registration at the Expo BERLIN VITAL

    SCC Kids Skating (born in 2005 and later) registration at the BERLIN VITAL Expo (3 € per child)

    Limit of participants: 30,000

  • Race Number Pick-Up

    Your start-number can be picked up at the expo BERLIN VITAL 2018

    *******  New dates and location ***********

    Friday April 6, from 11am - 8pm
    Saturday April 7, from 9am - 6.30pm

    Former Airport Tempelhof
    Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12101 Berlin

    More information here.

    An emergency race number pick up will be available in the starting area on the day of the race (April 08, 2017), for those who are unable to attend the expo; however, we encourage you to pick up your number prior to the race day in order to avoid long queues in the starting area.

    Both pre-ordered official event shirts will be distributed at the BERLIN VITAL Expo. You will receive vouchers, which will be attached to your race number, to pick up your pre-ordered shirt/s.

    Important notes:

    • Presentation of a photo-id (ID-card, passport, driver‘s licence) is mandatory!
    • Presentation of the start card is mandatory!
    • Your participation documents have to be picked up personally!
    • Pick-up by any other person is not possible!
    • The athlete’s wristband is your access authorisation to the starting area. The wristband will be attached at the race number pick-up. Please do not remove it before leaving the finishing area on the day of your race.
    • If you have your own ChampionChip, please bring it along and present it for the registration at the counter.
    • If you have booked a rental chip, you will receive it together with your starting number.
    • Every participant will receive a clothing bag.
    • T-Shirts: the pre-booked official adidas Event Shirts has to be picked up at the expo BERLIN-VITAL.
    • Start-block changes are only possible with the proof of an official certificate.

    The entrance fee for the Berlin Vital spring 2018 is free of charge.
    If we must temporarily close the fair halls because of overfilling at the opening times, the participants who have to pick up your race number have priority over the visitors.

  • Registration deadline

    The deadline of registration is March 15, 2018 if the particiapant limit (30,000) is not reached by then.

  • Start Card

    You will receive your start card automatically and in-time, shortly before the race, via e-mail.

    This start card is your admission ticket to the Berlin Half Marathon! Please print it as soon as possible and present on the expo BERLIN VITAL while claiming your starting documents. Participants without this start card will not receive their documents.

    The Expo BERLIN VITAL Spring is held at STATION Berlin (Luckenwalder Straße 4-6, 10963 Berlin). More information here.

    The entrance fee for the Berlin Vital spring 2018 is free of charge.
    If we must temporarily close the fair halls because of overfilling at the opening times, the participants who have to pick up your race number have priority over the visitors.

  • Starting Block & Waves

    Starting block changes are only possible upon prove (certifiacte).

    There will be three start waves:

    1st  wave

    block A                 bis 1:29:00h

    block B                 1:29:01 – 1:39:00h

    block C                 1:39:01 – 1:49:00h

    2nd wave

    block D                1:49:01 – 1:59:00h

    block E                 1:59:01 – 2:14:00h 

    3rd wave

    block F                 from 2:14:01 and without time

  • Timing, Chips, Chip Return

    Time measurement is done exclusively with the ChampionChip!

    The ChampionChip is a small plastic transponder that has to be fastened on your running shoe (no metal contact!) and will measure your personal race time.

    Four different possibilities, your choice:

    1. Owner of a chip:

    Please provide your chip number (seven-figure combination of digits and letters) during the registration process.

    2. Chip purchase: you can purchase your chip during registration, it’s this easy:

    • Price: EUR 31,00
    • The amount will be billed together with your other fees
    • Your data will be saved in our system
    • The chip will be delivered via postal mail
    • You can use the chip for many different running events worldwide

    3. Chip rental:

    • You choose chip rental during registration
    • The one-time rental fee is EUR 6,00
    • Return the chip within two hours after the event

    4. Chip-rental with purchase option:

    • You choose chip rental during registration
    • The one-time rental fee is EUR 6,00
    • You do not return the chip but rather keep it after the event -> the purchase option is triggered!
    • EUR 25,00 (difference between the already payed rental fee and purchasde price) will automatically be billed to your provided method of payment.

    Chip return

    There are six different locations within the finish area where you can return your chip until 2:30 p.m.
    Not returning the chip until 2:30 p.m. will trigger the purchase option (see #4)

  • Time Limit

    The time limit is 3 hours and 15 minutes (after passing the time measure mat).

    The authorities require that we remove participants from the course who are unable to maintain the required pace. They will be transported to the finish area by bus.

Sponsoren des 2018 Berlin Half Marathon AOK Nordost BWB Erdinger alkoholfrei adidas