Berlin Marathon 2011

I can't seem to find info on this.  Does anyone know when it is and also is it diificult to get into.  Is it a ballot like London?    I would be grateful if someone could provide me with a useful link.

I understand that Berlin is a city well worth visiting.



  • Hi Flipperjane

    According to the World Marathon majors website the Berline Marathon will take place on September 25th 2011. Entries are on a first come first served basis and they open about February.

  • Hi, i'll be keeping my eye on when entries open too, as i want to target this race next year. Last year entires opened (for 2010) in December.
  • I can't find it on the WMM web-site. Where is it DW20?

    I recall for the 2009 race that entries opened in December as well.

  • No info on the run next year, but this years was sunday gone. Really just sending this to say it was my first marathon, 1999, and the best i have done, really good atmosphere.
  • Hi Guys

    The following link gives a date of Sunday 25th September 2011. Could someone post a message when entries become live as I would love to do it next year. Doing Great North Run the week before.


  • Thanks for that DW20. I'll be booking my hotel today before they fill up or the prices go up. Which they will.

    I'll post when entries go live but it's usually early December and it takes a few months to fill up. I've known people still enter in March!

    Did this in 2009 - brilliant race and an even better city
  • Right that's the hotel booked. Family room for £70/night including breakfasts. Subway stop just outside

    Happy Daysimage

  • R Dave - have you got details of this hotel ?



  • R Dave

    I wouldn't mind the hotel details as well if thats o.k? Is it a hotel you've used before?

  • Sorry for the delay guys - been away in London and missus' birthday last night so wasn't allowed on RW!

    Hotel is The All Seasons Hotel at Brunnenstrasse. I booked it off the Accor Hotel's website. The compnay I work for use them all the time so I collect the loyalty points. I didn't use any on this occasion so the price I paid is the general price available. The hotel is only 2* but was only built in the last couple of years so it should be OK and will no doubt be run with usual German efficiency.

    The walk to the start is not too bad from there although you can get on the subway if you want. I stayed about 1km closer last year and walked it to the start.

  • Cheers for that R Dave, thats me booked up as well. Date of next years race has been confirmed on web-site registration opens this month.

    Anyone doing London next year? Got my defered place from this year through the post this morning.


  • You in the same hotel DW20?

    I'm doing London (GFA) although I haven't had the confirmation yet. But they cashed the bloody cheque as soon as I had sent it.

  • Same hotel The All Seasons Hotel at Brunnenstrasse.

    My cheque was cashed soon after I sent it off in May. You should get your mag with conformaition any day now

  • Im also looking at this marathon or maybe munich
  • VLM pack arrived yesterday image

    Finished 4th at Park Run and won my age group image

    It's all goodimage

  • Can I recommend this location for accommodation.

    We went as a group of 4 blokes and had a room to ourselves. Plenty of room, good facilities, good location for some bars/restaurants and in a quiet/posh part of town. The staff are the most helpful you could wish for and value for money is the best.

    Other runners were using the hostel and the UBahn station is only 50m away and easy to get anywhere, especially the HptBhf for the event itself.
  • Ran the Scottish Kilomathon 2day, was running a sub 2 hours until I slipped at 8K and twisted my ankle. Finished in 2 hrs 25. Totally pissedimage

     Anyone have a good training session or a race 2day?

  • Just read that a runner in the race I was in 2day died, puts my injuriy into perspective. 
  • See entries are open Monday 18th October at noon. On a first come basis, 60 euro for first 10k. get in there early..!

  • Cheers for that Bluearmy, will get my entry in on monday
  • Well i've just registered so i'm in, but what a rip off!! They charge 6 euros on top of the 60 euros entry fee to hire the timing chip and if i've read it right it'll cost an extra 30 euros for an event t shirt and 20 euros if you want a finishers t shirt!!!!!
  • Simon - 66 euros is well worth it for this race. I didn't bother with the t-shirt last time and won't this time either. You get a t-shirt and chip provided in New York but then again your paying over $200 I believe.

    money well spent I think
  • How exciting, I've also entered this morning!!!

    Does anyone know if the timing chip is posted out in prior to the event or do you collect it in Berlin?

    This will be my 2nd marathon after London 2009 so very excited and hoping the atmosphere will be just as good as in London!!

  • I did Barcelona earlier this year which cost circa 50 euros the event was extremely well organised and we still received a fantastic technical t shirt free (well included in the entry fee), charging an extra 20 euros on top of the entry fee seems very excessive, i cant see why the t shirt cant be given free to all finishers - nevermind its only a t shirt at the end of the day, its the time and the event on the day that counts
  • This is a great event, and t-shirt or no t-shirt I think the cost is pretty reasonable to be honest.

    Jeny, you pick the chip up at the expo.

  • i entered this morniing and they sent my "Your online registration has been processed under the" email.

    does this mean i'm in? apologies in advance for naive postings!!!  

    its just that the email says "pending the reciept of your final payment of 66 euros"....

  • Hey all..... newby here!
    Me and my wife got in to this marathon first thing this AM.  Stoked!!!!!

    We are running all of the majors next year.....this is gonna be a great race!!


  • Hi all

    I've done 4 HMs(5th next Sunday) and am booked to do my first marathon at Brighton next April.

    I've always wanted to do an marathon overseas and basically want one which is flat,has a good turnout with some slower runners,good support and not too expensive to enter/get to/stay inimage

    So does Berlin fit the bill and how do i go about getting a place

    many thanks for any help/adviceimage

  • Hi Susiebe1 - Berlin fits the bill perfectly for you.

    Just log on to the "Real Berlin marathon" site and register. It's as simple as that. No ballot, no qualifying, no hassle. Just register and pay and your in.

    Oh, book some accommodation as soon as your in as it gets full and expensive the longer you leave it.
  • If you have not run Berlin...RUN IT! It's a brilliant marathon.
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