Answers to frequently asked questions at a glance


  • Registration for the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON is possible from April 11th, 2024 to March 13th, 2025, provided the participation limit is not reached in advance, via your personal user account.



  • When you register, you have the possibility to select the product "SuperHalfs passport number" and then to enter your number in the corresponding field.

    After you have completed your registration, you can also add your passport number via your user account. Select the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON under "My registrations" and then add the product "SuperHalfs passport number" to your registration and enter your passport number.

  • No, the race entry is personal and cannot be transferred. Each registered participant may only compete and participate in person. Anyone "running for someone else" is in breach of the General Terms and Conditions for Participation in SCC EVENTS sporting events and risks disqualification.

Race Material

  • The start card will be sent to you automatically by e-mail approx. 7-10 days before the event (please also check your spam/junk folder).
    If you have not received an e-mail, you can download your start card yourself via your user account under "My registrations" > GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON.

  • The race material pick up only takes place at the HALF MARATHON EXPO 2024 at the former Tempelhof Airport, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12101 Berlin during the following opening hours:

    Friday, April 5th, 2024: 11 am - 8 pm
    Saturday, April 6th, 2024: 9 am - 6.30 pm 

    • your start card (will be send to you by e-mail appr. 10 days before the event and will then also be available in your user account)
    • and a photo document (ID card, driver's license, passport)
    • a small bag to carry your bib, safety pins and any products you have booked from the event collection home with you

    Your race material must be collected in person.

  • No, you have to pick up your race material personally.

    The collection of the race material by another person is not possible, not even with a power of attorney! It is also not possible to send you the material.. 
    In the process of the race material pick up we also put on your athletes wristband, which is together with your start number required to be allowed to enter the Start/Finish area. This will ensure that only registered participants take part in the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON.

  • All your pre-bookings will be displayed on your race number.

    Extras like the adidas event shirt or BibBits (race number magnets) have to be picked up at the HALFMARATHON EXPO. You will receive these directly with your race material. A later pick-up of these items is not possible.

    The poncho, you will receive on race day after your finish in the finish area.

Event Day

  • There are no designated parking facilities.

    We recommend that you travel by public transport. Your race number is valid as a ticket from 5:00 am to 7:00 pm in the AB fare zone..

    The nearest public transportation stops are:
    Subway: Friedrichstraße or Unter den Linden (U6), Brandenburger Tor or Bundestag (U5), Potsdamer Platz (U2)
    S-Bahn: Hauptbahnhof or Friedrichstraße (S3, S5, S7, S75), Brandenburger Tor oder Friedrichstraße (S1, S2, S25)
    Regionaltrains: Hauptbahnhof
    You can find current timetables and further information at: www.s-bahn-berlin.de oder www.bvg.de


  • The following things should not be missing:

    • your personal bib number,
    • your athletes wristband (was put on you at the HALBMARATHON EXPO) 
    • For skaters, wheelchair users or hand cyclists, helmets are mandatory, further protective clothing is recommended.

  • Take a look at our map of the start/finish area here to familiarise yourself with the event site.

  • No, the start/finish area is only accessible to officially registered participants. To cheer you already on the first and last meters, your relatives can stand directly behind the start in the area designated for visitors. 
    Handbikers and wheelchair athletes will receive an additional information by e-mail. 

  • Clothing can only be dropped off for those participants who have chosen "Clothing drop off" during registration and who have received a transparent bag and label with their bib number at the race material pick. All others will receive a warming poncho at the finish (recognizable by a corresponding symbol on the bib number).

  • Your personal belongings can only be handed in in the GENERALI BERLINER HALF MARATHON transparent clothing bag as far as they are not on the list for prohibited items. Furthermore, no bags, backpacks or other luggage can be taken into the start / finish area. 

    Avoid bringing valuables, we are not liable for losses.

  • The letter on your bib number corresponds to the start block (A-G) that is designated for you.

    The allocation is based on your best half marathon time of the last three years or your estimated finish time, which you entered during registration. You can adjust this time in your user account under "My registrations" up to and including March 31, 2025 23:59 CET. Please note that for times below 1:39:00 a proof (certificate / link to the result list) is required.
    A change of start block at the HALF MARATHON EXPO is not possible.

  • It is not possible to rent or buy a helmet on site. Make sure you bring your own helmet.
    For inline skating, wheelchair and handbike, helmets are mandatory!

  • Runners:

    Time measurement is done exclusively with the MIKA TAG. The MIKA TAG is a transponder attached to the bib number. The timing is done as usual by running over the mats at the start and finish. 

    Inline skaters, wheelchair athlethes and handbikers:

    Please attache two transponder on the side of your helmet. You'll receive the transponder with your race material at the HALF MARATHON EXPO. Timekeeping is done by passing through the timing system (side antennas) at the start and finish. 

    ­ The TAG / transponder should not be bent in order to guarantee timekeeping.

     Since it is a "disposable transponder", there is no need to return the it. Furthermore there is no additional rental fee, the time keeping is already included in your participation fee.

  • On race day, you can stay warm in the pre-start zone with your hoodies, training jackets etc. and then donate them on site. Place the items over the bars or throw them into the marked containers. The Berliner Stadtmission collects your donations and passes them on to people living on the street.

On the course

    • Any support vehicles (cars, e-scooters, bicycles and motorcycles).
    • Strollers of any kind
    • Animals
    • Roller skates, inline skates, skateboards or other rolling devices are not allowed in the race of the runners

    Please note: The international federation World Athletics prohibits the wearing of headphones during running competitions.

  • On the course allowed are only

    hydration pack or veste of the following size: 

    • back compartment with max 3 liters volume for hydration pack
    • front pockets for water bottles (max 0.5 liters each)
    • front pockets for small items (cell phone, kexs, etc.)

    or hydration belts with:

    • compartments for water bottles (max. 0.5 liters each)
    • compartments for small materials (cell phone, keys, etc.)

  • There are four refreshment points along the course:

    5 K: water, tea, Maurten Drink Mix
    10.5 K: water, tea
    14.5 K: water, tea, banana und Maurten Gel Zone
    17.5 K: water, tea, Maurten Drink Mix, banana

  • For first aid services at the start / finish area and on the course, the medical team, bicycle doctors, medical aid organizations and patrols of the Berlin Fire Department are there for you. Do not hesitate to contact our staff in case of complaints or pain. This also applies if you notice emergencies among other participants.

  • For Runners

    The time limit is 3:15 hours from crossing the start line.

    Participants who have not reached KM 17.5 (Leipziger Str./Jerusalemer Str.) by 2:11 p.m. must leave the official course and continue running on the sidewalk or will be driven to the finish in the broom bus. Please note that you will not receive a result time or medal.

    For Inline skater

    The time limit for skater is 1:10 hours (net)after passing the start line.

    Participants, who reach the Brandenburg Gate after the time limit won't be able to cross the finish line for technical reasons and won't be listed in the results list.

After the finish line

  • To personalize your medal, there will be an engraving booth in Scheidemannstraße (outside the event area). You are welcome to book this service in advance via your user account. This will be noted accordingly on the start number. The engraving has to be done on the day of the event.
    For 16.00 euros, the service can also be used directly at the stand.

  • Your pre-certificate will be available for you shortly after your finish as a download within the results list. No printed certificates will be handed out on site or send afterwards.

  • Umkleide- und Duschmöglichkeiten sind in ausreichender Anzahl im Zielgebiet vorhanden.

  • In the finish area, tea, water, ERDINGER non-alcoholic and isotonic drinks as well as fruit will be available for all finishers.

  • You can arrange to meet your relatives or friends at the family meeting point at Brandenburger Tor/Scheidemannstr. at the sign with the first letter of your last name.

  • Everyone who successfully completes their SuperHalfs Series in Berlin with their 6th race will receive a special SuperHalfs medal in the finish area.

  • Opposite to the "Reichstagswiese" is a comprehensive massage service for all participants (free of charge).