Wheelchair competitors and Handbikers

Additional information for the registration

Especially for Wheelchair competitors and Handbiker

  • Regardless of the type of disablement, only those participants are eligible to start who can finish the race on their own.

     Auxiliary drives of any kind are not allowed

     Kneeling bikes are not allowed in the race

  • Wheelchair competitors
    • T 1 Quadriplegic Tetraplegia C5/C6: No functionality of the legs, trunk or fingers; no ability to straighten the elbows
    • T 2 Quadriplegic Tetraplegia C6/C7: No functionality of the legs or trunk; limited hand functionality; arms and shoulders fully functional
    • T 3/4 Quadriplegic Paraplegia and other disabilities (e.g. amputations): Full arm and hand functionality; limited to full trunk functionality; some impaired leg functionality.

    • H1–H4 Recumbent hand cycle or adaptive bike / H1 Tetraplegia C6 and higher:Limited functionality of the arms and hands; severe limitations to straightening the elbows; limited temperature regulation
    • H2 Tetraplegia C7/C8: Limited functionality of the arms and hands; limited temperature regulation
    • H3 Paraplegia up to TH10: Limited trunk stability
    • H4 Paraplegia from TH11 to L4, leg amputations: Limited or no lower leg functionality; double upper leg amputations; normal or almost normal trunk stability

  • Helmets

    Wearing a safety helmet is mandatory. NO start without a helmet!

  • Starting times: 9:55 a.m. for wheelchair and handbiker

    The start will be lined up at 09:50 a.m.

    The starting line up will be made by our personal on site.

    • Access for wheelchair users and hand cyclists as well as the security check will be carried out via the northern pedestrian path of Strasse des 17. Juni.
    • For warm-up, Strasse des 17. Juni can be used within the secured starting area
    • See here the parking possibilities.

  • Meeting point

    Approx. 200 m after the finish (behind the medals and foils at the intersection of Strasse des
    17. Juni/Yitzhak-Rabin-Str). Volunteers will be waiting at the crossroads to guide you through all the finishers to the
    changing tents, where you left your belongings at the start.

    Accompanying person

     Due to the size of the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON , it is not possible for accompanying persons to enter the direct start / finish area. There will be sufficient professional staff present to provide any needed assistance and information.

  • There will be a separate leading car for the wheelchair athletes and handbikers. Any danger points along the course are indicated by track posts with a warning flag. There are tram tracks at km 15.5, so please drive carefully and follow the instructions of the track posts with warning flags.

  • Time measurement is done exclusively with the MIKA TAG. The MIKA TAG consists of a transponder which is attached to your helmet. The timing is done as usual by skating over the mats at the start and finish. Since the MIKA TAG is a "disposable transponder", there is no need to return the start number. Furthermore there is no additional rental fee, the time keeping is included in your participation fee.

    Owner of a Chip
    From 2024 on our timing service provider can no longer use the ChampionChip for time measurement. The technology will no longer be supported. Therefore all participants will receive a disposable transponder.