A World Marathon Majors race, Berlin is famed for its record-breaking race course, mild weather, and legendary crowd of supporters turning the race into one giant marathon festival. The Berlin Marathon is frequently referrred to as one of the best-organized marathons on the planet. It will be held on Sunday 26th September 2021.
The race course is flat, and winds through both East and West Berlin, and takes in some of Berlin’s most historic landmarks, lots of live music, and a grand finish through the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Berlin features temperate weather with average September temperatures of 11-19 C range and an above-average share of sunshine.
Since 2003, all marathon world records have been run in Berlin, with the latest world record set in 2018 by Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) with a time of 2:01.39, and the following year in 2019, Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) came close to breaking that world record with an outstanding time of 2:01.41. This marathon is a must-do race for runners seeking to achieve a personal best time and possibly meet the qualifying time for the Boston Marathon. However, with a generous cut-off time of 6:15h it also caters to the slower peers among us.
Morning arrival at Berlin Brandenburg airport, transfer to hotel
Early check-in if available or baggage drop
Walk and explore the hotel’s surrounding area, eat out for lunch, or board a Berlin river cruise
Guaranteed hotel check-in by 2pm
Race pack collection at the Marathon Expo is a possibility for the afternoon
Free day for acclimatisation
Ask our friendly hosts for recommendations on sightseeing, shopping, Marathon Expo, or just relaxing
Come by in the late afternoon for bonding, socializing, and a final race briefing at our athlete reception
Morning group transfer to the Breakfast Run, which finishes inside the historic Olympiastadion
Move on freely from there or hop on to our transfer to the Marathon Expo for last-minute race pack collections
Marathon Eve pasta dinner at the hotel
Morning group transfer to the race start
Enjoy a terrific marathon while we wish you the best for a race of your lifetime
After completing the race, treat your body to the hotel jacuzzi or replenish your energy storage in the nearby pub while sharing first hand your experience and excitement with your running peers
Once re-energized, the BMW Berlin Marathon opens the gates for its official marathon party on Sunday night
Athletes who are not heading for a holiday in Europe or Germany, have another day available in Berlin for sightseeing, shopping, or simply recovery
Afternoon transfer to the airport for evening departure and next-day arrival at home