What Berlin can expect on marathon weekend

Route, street closures, schedule

What Berlin can expect on marathon weekend

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Audio: rbb24 Inforadio | 21/09/22 | Andrew Marschner | Picture: dpa/Andreas Gora

This weekend, all of Berlin will likely be in regards to the marathon once more. Thousands of contributors will then begin the route throughout the capital. The most essential details about the present occasion.

The distance

The route of the forty eighth Berlin Marathon has solely barely modified in comparison with final yr. As standard, the beginning and end space is on Straße des 17. Jun. From there, go north through Ernst-Reuter-Platz to Alt-Moabit after which east through Otto-von-Bismarck-Allee, Reinhardstraße, Torstraße and Karl-Marx-Allee to Strausberger Platz.

The marathon route for runners and wheelchair users (rbb)
The marathon course for runners and wheelchair customers | | Picture: rbb

It then continues south alongside Lichtenberger- and Heinrich-Heine-Straße to Moritzplatz, from the place the route leads by means of the Kottbusser Tor to Hermannplatz. In Neukölln, it heads west previous Hasenheide to Yorckstraße, from the place the runners proceed through Grunewald- and Martin-Luther-Straße to Schöneberg city corridor. The fundamental street then results in Friedenau, the place the south-west parade takes contributors in the direction of Schmargendorf.

It then goes alongside Hohenzollerndamm, Konstanzer Straße and Kurfürstendamm again in the direction of town heart to Wittenbergplatz and from there through Potsdamer Straße to Potsdamer Platz. This is the place the ultimate half begins, main the runners throughout Gendarmenmarkt and Unter den Linden by means of the Brandenburg Gate to the end, which is barely behind the landmark.

Inline skates don’t drive over Kurfürstendamm

The route of inline skaters differs solely barely. They use the Jannowitz Bridge as a substitute of the Michael Bridge to cross the Spree. In addition, they don’t drive by means of Kurfürstendamm and Tauentzienstrasse, however keep on Hohenzollerndamm after which drive by means of Martin-Luther-Strasse over the Urania to Reichpietschufer, which takes them again to the principle line at Potsdamer Strasse.

Skaters Marathon Course (rbb)
Skaters Marathon Course | | Picture: rbb

street closures

From Wednesday morning (09/21) the Straße des 17. Juni between the Brandenburg Gate and the Great Star beneath lock. Also the Rabin Yitzhak Street that it can now not be run. It will likely be closed on Friday (September 23) from 6 p.m round that Brandenburg Gate together with the Ebertstrasse between Behrenstrasse and Scheidemannstraße as effectively from 6 pm Area between the Federal Chancellery and the Reichstag in addition to the John Foster Dulles Avenue. These closures will likely be in place till Monday morning.

On Saturday night (September 24) the spherical Marathon route 42 km lengthy by means of city for the skater competitors beneath lock. After cleansing, this will likely be regularly re-opened to visitors from round 7 pm on Sunday (09/25) the Course for the principle race then blocked once more from 7.30 am and regularly launched once more from about 2.30 pm Cars ought to be capable of drive once more on the final part from about 5.45 pm

The police and BVG advocate utilizing the S-Bahn and U-Bahn on the marathon weekend. Subway connections will likely be strengthened. Sometimes buses and trams run on shorter routes or on completely different routes. Drivers can solely cross and cross the marathon route through the autobahn or the tunnels at Alexanderplatz and Tiergarten. Pedestrians ought to primarily use underground station underpasses to cross the route.

begin occasions

Saturday 24 September

8.30 am: Breakfast run on the Tempelhofer Feld

11 o’clock: Run Bambini for youngsters

3:10 pm: Free scholar mini marathon,

3.30 pm: inline skaters

Sunday 25 September

8.50 am: Handcyclists (elite)

8:56 am: wheelchair customers

8:59 am: hand bikes

9.15 am: Main race – the runners begin in 4 waves

program and contributors

More than 45,000 runners from 157 completely different nations will participate in the principle marathon race this yr (dwell Sunday from 9am on rbb tv). This implies that the occasion is now again to pre-pandemic ranges following the corona restrictions final yr. This additionally applies to the 4,300 skaters who will likely be gliding throughout the streets of Berlin at greater than 45 km/h on Saturday. In addition, wheelchair customers and hand cyclists will likely be resuming the 42.195 km lengthy marathon route.

But additionally a particular expertise is supplied for the little contributors. In the mini-marathon, youngsters born as much as 2013 run a tenth of the gap (4.2195 km) of the principle route between Potsdamer Platz and Straße des 17. Juni. Everyone will get a commemorative certificates and a medal on the finish. An award ceremony can even happen in October for the perfect college groups from Berlin.

For youthful youngsters there’s a Bambini run on the positioning of the previous Tempelhof Airport. The breakfast run, which is meant for all contributors within the marathon, takes place there on Saturday morning as effectively. The runners first cowl a distance of 5.5 km on the runway after which have breakfast collectively.

The three-day marathon expo begins on Thursday at Tempelhof Airport, the place varied exhibitors present info on the subjects of way of life, sport, health, well being and diet. The marathon runners can even obtain their beginning paperwork there.


At the highest of this yr’s Berlin marathon, there may very well be a duel between two of the world’s quickest runners. Because final yr’s winner Guye Adola from Ethiopia faces stiff competitors: Olympic double marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge will likely be in the beginning on Sunday. The Kenyan ran the world file time of two:01:39 hours within the capital in 2018, which nonetheless stands at the moment.

The girls’s subject is more likely to be led by the American Keira D’Amato and the Kenyan Nancy Jelegat. Johannes Motschmann of the Berlin Marathon Team is the favourite for the quickest German time. He was a part of the German group of three that received the silver medal on the European Championships in Munich.

Broadcast: rbb24, September 21, 2022, 6 pm

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