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The Berlin Marathon – officially called the 2024 BMW Berlin Marathon – is considered by many to be the world’s fastest course as many world records have been broken and re-broken here. And with 40,000+ participants, you won’t be lonely on the course. We’ve got the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions to help get you to the starting line…
The 2024 Berlin Marathon is scheduled for September 29, 2024 in Berlin, Germany (see more detailed location info below).
The Berlin Marathon registration price in 2024 is still to be determined for individual competitors and registration can be done through the official event website here. Registration/selection is very competitive via a lottery and closes well in advance of the race. Keep an eye on this page to register for the marathon’s lottery. That said, limited registration is available through charity partners and tour operators…so if you missed out on the lottery…check their site to see if this option may work for you.
The start and finish lines are located just west of the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) on Straße des 17. Juni (along the route to the Tiergarten/Siegessäule Victory Column traffic circle). Additional start and finish information provides details on how to get there, prohibited items, meeting family & friends after and similar topics.
The course map for the Berlin marathon can be found here and is a good reference for spectators who would like to cheer you on.
Because the start and finish are both located near the Brandenburg Gate – we’d recommend looking for lodging near the Pariser Platz, Mitte (middle) area of Berlin. The good news is that it is also near lots of tourist sites (the Reichstag building, Holocaust Memorial, Soviet War Memorial, embassies, and more). The bad news is that rates can be a bit more costly as the area is popular for travelers – especially around Berlin Marathon weekend.
Pro tip: if you are budget conscious – look for lodging near public transportation (the Subway, S-bahn, or Regional Trains). On race day your race bib number is valid for public transportation between 5:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. in Zone A and B. But you must have the bib with you. Learn more here.
Race day lodging: Here are the available hotel & lodging options for the night before the race near the start/finish line.
Reserve a room early… lodging near this area will be at a premium around race day.
The marathon’s course records are 2:01:09 for men (by Eliud Kipchoge in 2022) and 2:11:53 – a WORLD RECORD – for women (by Tigist Assefa in 2023).
Here’s a link to our Berlin Travel Deals page. You’ll probably want to fly into Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt (BER). This is Berlin’s primary international airport located about 25km southeast of the downtown area.
Below, we’ve assembled some popular activities for visitors to Berlin via our affiliate partner Tiqets.com.
2023 Major European Marathon Calendar
19 March: Rome Marathon
2 April: Paris Marathon
23 April: London Marathon
7 May: Prague Marathon
24 September: Berlin Marathon
15 October: Amsterdam Marathon
29 October: Frankfurt Marathon
5 November: Istanbul Marathon
12 November: Athens Marathon