What Berlin can expect on marathon weekend

Route, highway closures, schedule

What Berlin can expect on marathon weekend

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

This weekend, all of Berlin will likely be in regards to the marathon once more. Thousands of members 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 regular, the beginning and end space is on Straße des 17. Jun. From there, go north by way of Ernst-Reuter-Platz to Alt-Moabit after which east by way of 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 via the Kottbusser Tor to Hermannplatz. In Neukölln, it heads west previous Hasenheide to Yorckstraße, from the place the runners proceed by way of Grunewald- and Martin-Luther-Straße to Schöneberg city corridor. The foremost highway then results in Friedenau, the place the south-west parade takes members in direction of Schmargendorf.

It then goes alongside Hohenzollerndamm, Konstanzer Straße and Kurfürstendamm again in direction of the town heart to Wittenbergplatz and from there by way of Potsdamer Straße to Potsdamer Platz. This is the place the ultimate half begins, main the runners throughout Gendarmenmarkt and Unter den Linden via 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 an alternative of the Michael Bridge to cross the Spree. In addition, they don’t drive via Kurfürstendamm and Tauentzienstrasse, however keep on Hohenzollerndamm after which drive via Martin-Luther-Strasse over the Urania to Reichpietschufer, which takes them again to the primary line at Potsdamer Strasse.

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

highway closures

From Wednesday morning (09/21) the Straße des 17. Juni between the Brandenburg Gate and the Great Star below lock. Also the Rabin Yitzhak Street that it can 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 properly 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 via city for the skater competitors below lock. After cleansing, this will likely be progressively re-opened to visitors from round 7 pm on Sunday (09/25) the Course for the primary race then blocked once more from 7.30 am and progressively launched once more from about 2.30 pm Cars ought to have the ability to drive once more on the final part from about 5.45 pm

The police and BVG suggest 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 by way of the autobahn or the tunnels at Alexanderplatz and Tiergarten. Pedestrians ought to primarily use underground station underpasses to cross the route.

begin instances

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 members

More than 45,000 runners from 157 completely different nations will participate in the primary marathon race this yr (reside Sunday from 9am on rbb tv). This signifies 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 members. In the mini-marathon, youngsters born as much as 2013 run a tenth of the gap (4.2195 km) of the primary route between Potsdamer Platz and Straße des 17. Juni. Everyone will get a commemorative certificates and a medal on the finish. An award ceremony may even happen in October for one of the best faculty groups from Berlin.

For youthful youngsters there’s a Bambini run on the location of the previous Tempelhof Airport. The breakfast run, which is meant for all members within the marathon, takes place there on Saturday morning as properly. 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 life-style, sport, health, well being and vitamin. The marathon runners may even obtain their beginning paperwork there.


At the highest of this yr’s Berlin marathon, there might 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 firstly on Sunday. The Kenyan ran the world document time of two:01:39 hours within the capital in 2018, which nonetheless stands right this moment.

The ladies’s area 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 crew of three that gained the silver medal on the European Championships in Munich.

Broadcast: rbb24, September 21, 2022, 6 pm

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