Registration Information

Important Information at one Glance

  • Here are all the important information you might need to register for the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON.

  • The GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON is organized according to the international competition regulations (IWB) of the German Athletics Federation (DLV).

    • Participants age group 2004 and older are authorized to attend the race
    • Nordic walkers are not entitled to compete
    • Walker are permitted as long as they stay under the time limit of 3:15 hours
    • Hand cycles and race wheelchairs will be permitted on the course

    Relevant information for wheelchair competitors and handbikers are here.

  • Runners, hand cyclists, wheelchair competitors

    0 - 2,100 participants Sold out € 43
    2,101 - 15,000 participants Sold out € 49
    15,000 - 34,000 participants Sold out € 59




    This package is only available for participants!

    • 20 min massage (auf der HALF MARATHON EXPO only available with this package)
    • 1 adidas Event-Shirt
    • 1 medal engravin

    ⇒  €51

    Please note that this massage is only available on the days of the HALF MARATHON EXPO April 3 and 4, 2020 and only bookable with this package. On the day of the event there will be massages (free of charge) for all participants in the finish area.

    Medal engraving with your GENERALI BERLINER HALF MARATHON finishing time

    Pre-order the medal-engraving and have your your personal finisher time engraved in your medal in the fnish area - hassle-free with no need for cash.

    ⇒  €10

    Your carbo-boost - the Pastalounge

    In 2018 we initiated the „Pastalounge“ for you to brace yourself for the upcoming 42,195 km race and to get to know fellow runners in a pleasant atmosphere.

    The „Pastalounge“ is situated in the so-called „Showroom“ at hangar 5.

    Enjoy an Italian inspired pasta buffet.

    Price made with race entry: €17

    If you have pre-ordered the Pasta lounge or a massage with the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON package, you will receive an email with further information on how to reserve your preferred time slot around ten days prior to the event.

  • Your adidas Event-Shirt

    Enjoy the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON 2019 with the adidas Event-Shirt, designed especially for this event.
    Make sure to pre-order when you register, since this limited edition is only available only while stock lasts.

    • Material: 100% Polyester
    • Design: surprise

    ⇒ €30


    Not enough for you? Find the complete collection at the HALF MARATHON EXPO

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020
    • 11:00 a.m.: 500 m and 1,000 m Bambinilauf registration at the HALF MARATHON EXPO
    • 13:00 p.m.: Kids Skating (6-13 years)

    Sunday, April 5, 2020
    • 09:30 a.m.: Inline skating
    • 09:55 a.m.: wheelchair and handcyclist competitors
    • from 10:05 a.m.: Runners (three starting waves)

    • Participants, who are slower than the time limit 3:15 hours (after passing the time measure mat) must leave the official course and continue on the sidewalk or ride in the broom waggon to the finish. The organizer's liability is limited to participants who use the "broom waggon" service. Only participants who can prove all split times and run over the finish mat until the finish time will receive an official result and a medal, refreshment, massage and as the case may be the poncho.
    • The schedule and running course are subject to change.
    • The schedule and running course are subject to alternations. The race will take place regardless of the weather, unless a weather warning form the German Weather Service exists.­

  • Your start card
    • is your personal ticket to the HALF MARATHON EXPO and thereby to your race kit
    • will be sent by email in mid March 2020 (please check your spam/junk folder).

    Your race kit

    You get your race kit:

                       Friday, April 3, 2020, 11:00 a.m.-08:00 p.m.

                       Saturday, April 4 2020, 09:00 a.m.-06:30 p.m.

    • former Flughafen Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12101 Berlin.
    • ONLY with your start card AND a picture ID (passport, driver's license)
    • ONLY personally (no power of attorney accepted in any case)!

    Your race kit consists of:

    • a bib number and safety pins
    • an athlete's wristband- we put it on your wrist at the HALF MARATHON EXPO. It is your ticket to the start area- do NOT remove it before leaving the finish area.
    • a rental chip, if ordered (if you have your own chip, please bring that to the pick-up)
    • a clothing bag, if you ordered the clothing drop-off
    • a voucher for the poncho on your bib number, if you ordered the poncho-option
    • a goodie-bag with presents from our sponsors
    • a voucher on your bib number for your pre-ordered merchandise from the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON collection


    If you have pre-ordered the Pasta lounge or a massage with the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON package, you will receive an email with further information on how to reserve your preferred time slot around ten days prior to the event.

  • Your bib number is your ticket to the start and back home after the finish line.

    We bear the BVG costs (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe) on the event day so you have a hassle-free and uncomplicated way to the start and after the exhausting race back to wherever you want to go.

    • When: only on the race day from 6:00 a.m. until 10.30 p.m. (zone A and B).
    • How: Bibs must be worn on the chest so that your number is clearly visible. They may not be altered in any way.

  • Poncho
    • You will NOT get a clothing bag.
    • On April 5, you may NOT drop-off any clothes nor any valuables or bring any luggage to the start area.
    • If you booked the poncho-option, you will find the corresponding symbol on your bib number.
    • You will get the warming and reusable poncho after crossing the finish line.
    • You save time, since you do not need to queue at the clothing drop-off.

    Bag drop-off
    • With your race kit you will get a transparent clothing bag and a sticker with your start number for the bag.
    • Clothing and valuables have to be packed into the clothing bag in order to enter the starting area.
    • All objects need to be packed separately and loosely. You may not put other bags in your clothing bag.
    • Any kind of luggage is prohibited within the start/finish area!
    • You drop off your clothing bag at the indicated tent and retrieve it there after you finish.
    • You DO NOT get a poncho!

  • Please find all information regarding the course here.

  • Categories

    We classify and honor our participants in the following categories:

    • Master category (1991-2000)
    • Senior category (1990 and older)
    • Junior category (2001-2004)

    There is an additional segmentation within the categories:

    • Separate rating:  Men/Women (Categories accoring to LAO)
    • Separate rating:  wheelchair athletes/ hand cyclists

    • There isn't a separate power-walker event. Of course, you can still walk, but your time will be rated as a runner’s.

  • Note
    • Time measurement is done exclusively with the ChampionChip!
    • The ChampionChip is a small plastic transponder that has to be fastened on your running shoe (no metal contact!) and will measure your personal race time.
    • Please find the different possibilities beneath

    Owner of a chip

    Please provide your chip number during the registration process (seven-figure combination of digits and letters) .

    Chip purchase

    You can purchase your chip during registration- it’s that easy:

    1. The amount will be billed together with your other fees.
    2. Your data will be saved in our system.
    3. The chip will be delivered via postal mail.
    4. You can use the chip for many different running events worldwide.

    ⇒ Price: €31

    Chip rental

    You decide for a rental chip:

    1. The one-time rental fee is 6 Euros
    2. Return the chip within two hours after the event 

    Chip-rental with purchase option
    1. You choose chip rental during registration for the one-time rental fee of 6 Euros
    2. You do not return the chip but rather keep it after the event - the purchase option is triggered!
    3. 25 Euros (difference between the already payed rental fee and purchasing price) will automatically be billed to your provided method of payment.

    Chip return

    There are four different  locations within the finish area where you can return your chip until 3 p.m.
    If you have not returned the chip by 3 p.m., the purchase option will eventuate.

  • The medical care is in the responsibility of the medical team from the organzier as well as from additional paramedics. The assigned staff is authorized and obligated to remove runners from the race who are hurt or overexerting.

  • Refund of the registration fee

    We apologise for any inconvenience but we are not able to refund any registration fees due to the high logistical and organisational effort.*

    Race number transmission

    is not possible since it is person and event-related .*

    Do I need a medical report?

    Basically not!
    But: when you do a free medical check- up at the HALF MARATHON EXPO and the doctor advises against the participation of the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON, we will give you a voucher over a share of the registration fee. To attain the voucher give back your bib number and provide your anonymized data for sports medical purposes. The voucher is person- related and only valid for the event in the following year with submission of the medical report.*


    * for detailed description see general terms and condition

Here are the particular information for the wheelchair competitors and handbiker.

Here are the information for the skater.




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