Sunday 5 April 2020

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

 

With around 30,000 finishers, 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.

In 2019, the start/finish area was moved from Karl-Marx-Allee in the eastern part of Berlin to Straße des 17. Juni, the main avenue through the vast Tiergarten park in the western part of the city.

The start and the finish lines are approximately 1,300 metres apart (see map below).

The new course, which is as flat and fast as the old one, begins about 450 metres from the imposing Berliner Siegessäule (Berlin Victory Column, pictured above) and ends about 150 metres from the famous Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate).

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:

  • 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

 

39. Berliner Halbmarathon:

Date:

  • 5 April 2020 (Sunday)

Entry limit:

  • 34,000 entries

Event website:

 

Archive:

Race review and details:

 

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