Answers to frequently asked questions at a glance


  • For runners, the participation limit for the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON has been reached and registration is closed. There is no waiting list and no possibility to get a race entry via us any more.

    For handbikers, wheelchair athlethes and inline skaters, registration is still possible until March 14, 2024 (provided the participation limit is not reached in advance).

  • Race entries for running at the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON are only available through our cooperating tour operators and charity partners. If you are interested, please contact the partner directly.

  • 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.

  • According to our conditions of participation, a refund of the participation fee is not possible.

    If you have booked cancellation insurance when registering, you can claim this via your user account under "My registrations" > GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON 2024.

    • Log in to your user account 
    • Open the menu item "My registrations" and select the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON 2024 
    • Follow the green button "Cancellation options"
    • With the automatic cancelation confirmation you can submit the claim under this link: http://startplatz.europ-assistance.de 

Race Material

  • 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)

    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.

  • 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, 2024 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.

  • To help you with your wished finishing time, pacers will spread out visibly in the starting field. They carry pacer flags with the finish time:

    1:25 hours
    1:35 hours
    1:45 hours
    2:00 Stunden
    2:15 Stunden

  • 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. 

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 12.00 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 (apples, bananas) will be available for all finishers. You will also receive a finisher bag with some fruit and goodies to reward you after the race and help you recover.

  • 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.

Relatives, friends and interested people

  • The start / finish area is only accessible for officially registered participants. The course is also for official participants only. However, you are welcome to cheer on the runners from designated areas for visitors after the start and before the finish or from various points along the route.

  • Tracking is only possible on the day of the event via the results list (under "Your race"). In addition to viewing the live results list and the leaderboard, you can track the run of one or more people there. Just enter the name or the bib number in the search.  If the participant chose tracking by code when registering, this can only be entered after the start.