37. Berliner Halbmarathon 2017

Berlin (Germany), Sunday 2 April 2017

Statue of Victoria on the Berlin Victory Column (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Berliner Halbmarathon is one of Central Europe's most popular running events. All 30,000 bibs for the April 2016 edition of the half marathon through Germany's capital were sold out in mid-December 2015—three and a half months before the start.

Almost 24,000 runners completed the course. The fastest finishers were Richard Mengich of Kenya (59 minutes 58 seconds) and Dutch-Kenyan athlete Elizeba Cherono (1 hour 10 minutes 43 seconds).

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 also 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.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin

Date: 2 April 2017 (Sunday)

Race distance: 21.0975km

Start time: 10.05 (The race will be started in three waves.)

Time limit: 3 hours 15 minutes

Start and finish: Karl-Marx-Allee (near Alexanderplatz)

Race centre:

  • at the sports expo "Messe Berlin Vital Frühling 2017", STATION Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4-6, 10963 Berlin (30 March - 1 April 2017)
  • in the start area (on the day from 8.00)

Entries: online (up to 9 March 2017); 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)

You get: four aid stations on the course and one at the finish, finisher medal, massage service in the finish area, certificate; free entry to the after-race party (on Sunday evening)

Showers, changing facilities, supervised bag storage: yes

Number of finishers 2016: 23,957 (14,707 men and 9,250 women)

Event website (in German and English):

  • www.berliner-halbmarathon.de


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.