Answers to frequently asked questions at a glance

  • Our plans for the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON (incl. inline skating) on August 22, 2021 are in full swing and we are very much looking forward to finally being able to compete together with you again.
    Our safety and hygiene concept is currently in the final coordination process.

    Your health and the health of all participants remains our highest priority. 

     The starting requirement will be that the participants are vaccinated, recovered or have a negative PCR test. This PCR test must be performed at our EXPO. 

    For more detailed information see FAQ items 6, 7, 9 and 10.

  • Yes, if you are interested, you can postpone your participation until 2022, because special situations require good solutions. Besides a guaranteed race entry for next year, we also grant you a discount with the goodwill offer. We will completely refund all additional services booked for this year, exceptions are the cancellation insurance and donations. You can contact us in this matter via our contact form.

    If you registered with a group (tour operator, charity partner, club or company) please contact your contact person for details.

  • If you are unable to compete because you have contracted COVID-19 or are in quarantine, your registration fee will only be refunded if you have taken out insurance to cover this.

  • If your travel is not possible, e.g. due to an entry ban for your country of origin, unfortunately your registration fee cannot be refunded. A refund can only be made if we have to officially cancel the event.

  • Participants who registered before May 6, 2021, 08:15 am and did not accept or declined the new terms and conditions have to let us know of their decision until August 6, 2021.

    Please lo in your user account, go to "My registrations" and select the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON. A tap opens in which the decision can be made. 

  • You are considered vaccinated for us if your second vaccination was received by August 7, 2021.

    • with a vaccine that has been approved in the EU and released by the EMA
      • Note on Corminaty vaccine from Biontech: This is the vaccine offered by Biontech/Pfizer as the marketing authorization holder. Sometimes colloquially either only Biontech or only Pfizer is used abroad).
    • An exception to vaccination frequency: vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine—in this case a single vaccination is sufficient if it was received by August 7, 2021).

    August 20, 2021 is formally the first "safe" day after vaccination. August 7, 2021 was deliberately designated, as that will make it possible to go to the HALF MARATHON EXPO without testing.

  • For us, you are considered recovered if you have had a PCR-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and have been vaccinated once with a COVID-19 vaccine by August 076, 2021.

    Or, it suffices if you were vaccinated once, had a PCR-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection after the first vaccine dose, and received another vaccine dose by August 07, 2021.

    In addition, you will also be considered recovered by us if you have experienced a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection during the period from February 22 to July 25, 2021 (verified by PCR testing at the time of infection) or you have been vaccinated once and experienced a SARS-CoV-2 infection after the first vaccine dose during the period from February 22 to July 25, 2021 (verified by PCR testing at the time of infection).

  • Yes, there will be a HALF MARATHON EXPO 2021, but in a smaller version than usual, in accordance with the health regulations.

    Visitors and participants can learn more about lifestyle, sports, wellness, health and nutrition from national and international exhibitors as well as purchase their favorite item from the new GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON collection.


    At the HALF MARATHON EXPO, participants also pick up their race kit and receive a status check for a negative Covid19 proof in accordance with the hygiene concept (see point 9).


    Visitors of the HALF MARATHON EXPO are admitted free of charge. In advance, visitors must also provide negative proof of Covid19 (vaccinated/recovered/tested [PCR test, rapid test updated daily]), which is stored electronically in a app. For EU citizens, these are either in the official Corona warning app, the Luca app or the CovPass app. There is also an attendance record via LucaApp upon entry.

  • To enter the Expo, in addition to your official identification (passport, ID card) and your start card (which we will send out approx. 10 days before the event), as a vaccinated or recovered person you will need the corresponding proof, which must be electronically stored in a app. For EU citizens, these are either in the official Corona warning app, the Luca app or the CovPass app.

    If you are unvaccinated or did not recover from having COVID-19, then in addition to your official ID (passport, ID card) and your start card (we will send you), you will need a PCR test or a rapid antigen test from accredited testing centers, which are electronically stored in a app. For EU citizens, these are either the official Corona warning app, the Luca app or the CovPass app. Note that you will then still need a PCR test (and not just a rapid antigen test) for the race Sunday.

     For this purpose, we are only accepting the standardized PCR test that must be performed at our HALF MARATHON EXPO, which we are offering at a discounted rate compared to regular testing stations. We are only accepting the PCR test offered by us in order to keep the logistics simple and fast for all parties involved. In addition, our PCR test is considered to be particularly safe. Please remember your mask (medical face mask).

  • Unless you are vaccinated or recovered, you will need a PCR test to enter the event area on race Sunday. You can book this test via your user account for 38€ in advance.

    1. Log into your user account: https://login.scc-events.com/login

    2. Select "My registrations"

    3. Click on the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON tile

    4. Scroll down and select "PCR-Test"

    5. Click on the PCR-Test, a green check appears

    6. Click on "next"

    7. Click on "Show summary"

    8. Accept the terms and conditions and go to "Buy bindingly & proceed to payment"

    9. Finalise the payment

    You can pre-order the PCR test for 38€ via your user account or for 45€ at the EXPO

  • This year’s start and finish areas as well as the course will be very similar to previous events, with the start and finish on the boulevard Strasse des 17. Juni, between the Brandenburg Gate and the “Kleiner Stern” roundabout. More detailed information, including special conditions (e.g. a possible masking requirement), will be available very soon.

  • Besides your speedy legs, you will need your race number and the participation wristband (you will get it at the HALF MARATHON EXPO). You also need your COVID status wristband that you will get from us at the HALF MARATHON EXPO, which proves that you are either vaccinated, recovered or tested according to our specifications. Please remember your medical face mask.

  • For many decades, 5 weeks before the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, the motto has been: Time for the Berlin Road Race – Die Generalprobe. This half marathon is a test of one's training condition for the marathon. Looking at the weather data from 2001 to 2019 on the respective race days in August, ideal running conditions can be found. On average, the lowest temperature was 13.4°C (56°F) and the daily highs were 23.8°C (75°F). The highs, however, were not reached until well after most participants crossed the finish line. Incidentally, at the height of summer in Germany, the warmest temperatures are reached between 5 pm and 6:30 pm. So, especially with an earlier start time, we are clear from a temperature perspective to hold the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON 2021. Further information can be found here under navigation starting time and time limit >>

  • We have also taken spectators into account in our hygiene concept, with various options for visiting the event.

    Spectators following the race action along the track must wear a medical mask and keep the appropriate distances of 1.5 meters.

  • Only spectators who can prove that they are vaccinated, recovered or have a negative PCR test (test time from 10am on Friday) or rapid test (test time from 3pm on Saturday) from accredited testing centers, which at best are electronically stored either in the official Corona warning app, the Luca app or the CovPass app, are allowed into the start and finish areas. Spectators from out of the European Union can also use their national Covid app.

    Spectators must dial into the event via the Luca app and wear a mask and maintain appropriate spacing. As the Luca app works only with a German telephone number spectators without a German number must fill out a paper form. 

    The number of seats in the start-finish area are limited. An entry fee will not be charged.

Here >>  you will find all important information for your registration for the GENERALI BERLINER HALF MARATHON 2021 at a glance.