Sunday 22 August 2021

Siegessäule, Berlin, Germany - Statue of Victoria on the Berlin Victory Column (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


With around 30,000 participants, the Berlin Half Marathon (German: Berliner Halbmarathon) is one of Germany's biggest running events.

You will need to register early. Every year, the race sells out well in advance.

Starting and finishing on Straße des 17. Juni, the main avenue through the vast Tiergarten park, the course is flat and fast.

The race begins near the imposing Berliner Siegessäule (Berlin Victory Column, pictured above) and ends at the famous Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate), approximately 1,300 metres from the start line.

The route visits many landmarks in both the former West and East sectors of the city, such as Schloss Charlottenburg (Berlin's largest palace), Checkpoint Charlie (one of the biggest tourist hot spots in the city) and the grand buildings on Gendarmenmarkt. It also takes the runners along the Kurfürstendamm and the Unter den Linden boulevards as well as through the Brandenburger Tor.


Map of the venue (blue: start; red: finish):


Number of finishers:

  • 2020: Event cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak
  • 2019: 28,454 runners
  • 2018: 25,001 runners
  • 2017: 25,595 runners
  • 2016: 23,957 runners
  • 2015: 23,536 runners
  • 2014: 22,224 runners
  • 2013: 22,254 runners
  • 2012: 23,086 runners
  • 2011: 20,250 runners
  • 2010: 19,678 runners
  • 2009: 17,913 runners


40. Berliner Halbmarathon:


  • Sunday 22 August 2021 (postponed from 11 April 2021)

Event website:



Race review and details:


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