35. Berliner Halbmarathon 2015
Berlin (Germany), Sunday 29 March 2015
Entrants to the Berlin Half Marathon are strongly advised to register as early as possible for the race. All 30,000 bibs for the 2014 edition of the event had been sold out in December 2013 already — three and a half months before the start.
The route is mostly flat and fast on wide roads and boulevards.
Starting and finishing on Karl-Marx-Allee, a monumental socialist boulevard in the eastern part of Berlin, the route is very scenic as it passes many landmarks in both the former West and East sectors of the city.
The route visits, for instance, the grand buildings on the ‘Unter den Linden’ boulevard, the famous Brandenburg Gate, the vast Tiergarten park, the Berlin Victory Column (pictured), the magnificent Charlottenburg Palace, and the Kurfürstendamm boulevard.
In 2014, the fastest finishers were Leonard Komon of Kenya (59min 14sec) and Tadelech Bekele of Ethiopia (1hr 10min 5sec).
Remember that the night before the event the clocks jump one hour forward due to the start of 'European Summer Time', so don't be late!
Venue (Map): Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin
Date: 29 March 2015 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km
Start time: 10.05 (start in three waves)
Start and finish: Karl-Marx-Allee (near Alexanderplatz)
Entries: online; entries close 6 March 2015; race limit: 30,000 runners
Entry fees: € 30/35/40/45 (entries 1-5,000/-10,000/-15,000/-30,000)
Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip, rent a chip (€ 6), or buy a chip (€ 31)
Race centre: at the sports expo "Berlin Vital Messe", Flughafen Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke (26-28 March 2015)
You get: finisher medal; certificate and results list (by post)
Showers and changing facilities: in tents in the start/finish area
Baggage storage: yes
Number of finishers 2014: 22,223 (14,372 men and 7,851 women)
Event website (in German and English):
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