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Important Documents - You have got mail

During the past few days, every participant in the 29th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON

was mailed an envelope by SCC-RUNNING, titled "Wichtige Unterlagen"

(Important Documents).

The letters went out to participants from 86 countries. They contain the

much-coveted entry confirmation including information about the race bib number

assigned to the recipient.

For this purpose, many busy volunteers had to move and package 3,280

kilograms (3.2 tonnes) of printed paper. The "Important Documents"

acquaint the prospective participants with all details of the "running

event of the year". Each letter contains eleven documents, from the

confirmation of entry to the time schedule of the race and all accompanying

events staged during the marathon week in Berlin.

They also inform the runners about certain technicalities such as how to

find your way to the race number desk in the fairground beneath the

"Funkturm" radio tower, how to handle the timing CHIP, or how to

return your assigned race number should illness or injury prevent you from


Among the other documents are sheets depicting the course map of the race,

as well as illustrating the starting place of the Breakfast Run at

Charlottenburg Castle and its finish at Olympiastadion.

Also included is an appeal by well-known marathon runner and former world

record holder Tegla Loroupe to run for charity and raise funds for the

"Deutsche Welthungerhilfe" organisation. You may also order

photographs with the official picture service MarathonFoto, as well as the

provisional results listings the day after the race (Monday).

Ahead of the event you will have the opportunity to leaf through the

enclosed "official event collection" catalogue and order your

preferred gifts and articles online via the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON

souvenir web shop – or buy them later at the marathon exhibition. And

don’t forget to early dedicate your preferred piece of music to be played

on the special "Marathonwelle" radio program during the race.