36. Berliner Halbmarathon 2016
Berlin (Germany), Sunday 3 April 2016
The Berliner Halbmarathon is one of Central Europe's most popular running events. Thirty thousand runners have registered for the half marathon. The race has been sold out since mid-December 2015 — three and a half months before the start on 3 April.
Starting and finishing on Karl-Marx-Allee, a monumental socialist boulevard in the eastern part of Berlin, the route is flat and fast, and it 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 2015, the top finishers were Birhanu Legese of Ethiopia (59min 45sec) and Cynthia Chepchirchir Kosgei of Kenya (1hr 10min 52sec).
Venue (Map): Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin
Date: 3 April 2016 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km
Start time: 10.05 (The race will be started in three waves.)
Time limit: three hours
Start and finish: Karl-Marx-Allee (near Alexanderplatz)
Entries: online; race limit: 30,000 runners
Entry fees: € 35/40/50 (entries 1-5,000/5,001-15,000/15,001-30,000)
Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip, rent a chip (€ 6), or buy a chip (€ 31)
- at the sports expo "Messe Berlin Vital Frühling 2016", STATION Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4-6, 10963 Berlin (31 March - 2 April 2016)
- in the start area (on the day from 8.00)
You get: four drink stations on the course and one at the finish, finisher medal, massage service, certificate
Showers, changing facilities, supervised bag storage: yes
Number of finishers 2015: 23,536
Event website (in German and English):
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