April 7, 2024

GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON

The community get-together to kick off the spring season

True True

1:05:02

Sheila Kiprotich Chepkirui (KEN), 2022

Women's record

35,000

Number of runners

Race capacity

0:58:42

Eric Kiptanui (KEN), 2018

Men's record

Berlin, Germany

Every year in early April, runners in the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON get to experience what many athletes around the world can only dream about as they take their final strides. About a hundred metres after passing through the Brandenburg Gate, their arms will go up in celebration as they cross the finish line. This top international event offers the most exciting 21 kilometres imaginable through Berlin.

The start and finish area between the Federal Chancellery, Reichstag, Victory Column and Brandenburg Gate in the heart of the city provides a spectacular location to launch the new running season. Berlin's number one sporting event in the spring is the motivational and atmospheric kick-off to the running year.

The GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON offers a sightseeing tour by foot. This unique event assembles historical buildings, trendy neighbourhoods, places steeped in history, modern new buildings, cultural palaces, clubs, parks and nature in a way no other sports event in the capital can. The city tour with a sporty touch continues its trend as a hip happening in the running community. At the same time, the flat, super-fast route is also ideal for attempting to pulverise your personal best time.

Kick off the running season at the HALF MARATHON EXPO taking place on the two days before the big race, where you will not only pick up your race kit, but also discover much more in the historic buildings and on the tarmac of the former Tempelhof Airport.

Every year in early April, runners in the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON get to experience what many athletes around the world can only dream about as they take their final strides. About a hundred metres after passing through the Brandenburg Gate, their arms will go up in celebration as they cross the finish line. This top international event offers the most exciting 21 kilometres imaginable through Berlin.

The start and finish area between the Federal Chancellery, Reichstag, Victory Column and Brandenburg Gate in the heart of the city provides a spectacular location to launch the new running season. Berlin's number one sporting event in the spring is the motivational and atmospheric kick-off to the running year.

The GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON offers a sightseeing tour by foot. This unique event assembles historical buildings, trendy neighbourhoods, places steeped in history, modern new buildings, cultural palaces, clubs, parks and nature in a way no other sports event in the capital can. The city tour with a sporty touch continues its trend as a hip happening in the running community. At the same time, the flat, super-fast route is also ideal for attempting to pulverise your personal best time.

Kick off the running season at the HALF MARATHON EXPO taking place on the two days before the big race, where you will not only pick up your race kit, but also discover much more in the historic buildings and on the tarmac of the former Tempelhof Airport.

Ways to get involved

Event Entry

The event entry is currently closed, however there may be Charity Places still available. Please visit our Charity listings.

Charity Place

If you'd like to run any of the six events, or the whole series, for charity you can either apply for a guaranteed charity entry or use your own entry to raise funds. Our charity partners would love your support.

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What's it like to run here?

Berlin is the tourist highlight in Europe. Crowds of young people from all over the world come to the city every weekend to take part in Berlin's famous clubbing scene. The German capital is also known for its cultural programme. Berlin is a very green city and is therefore also known as Germany's number one city for runners. Check it out!

Top 5 things to do in Berlin

Humboldt Forum

The Humboldt Forum is a multi-faceted museum in the center of Berlin. It is a place for culture and science as well as for the exchange of ideas and discussions. The Berlin TV Tower is nearby, Germany's tallest building at 368 metres.

The Victory Column

The Victory Column is located on grand boulevard, Strasse des 17. Juni. Runners pass by after just a few metres into the race. A visit to the viewing platform before or after the race is recommended, as it offers a wonderful view over all of Berlin.

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie is the name of a former border crossing between East and West Berlin. During the division of Berlin, such checkpoints were used to cross the sector borders. Today, the Mauermuseum - Checkpoint Charlie (Wall Museum) is located on Friedrichstrasse.

Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz is a traffic junction in Berlin's Mitte district. After German reunification, the area around the square was redesigned and is now a prominent tourist attraction with many sights.

The Brandenburg Gate

All runners know the Brandenburg Gate as the final major site of the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON. From this Berlin landmark, which also stands for the reunification of Germany, it is only a few more strides to the finish line.

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