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BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, GERMANY

Date: 29th September, 2024

The BMW Berlin Marathon is always our most popular Marathon Major trip. It is easy to understand why: it's a long weekend destination for UK runners, Berlin is uber cool city, its more affordable than the other majors and the course has a well deserved reputation for fast times. So fast in fact that rarely a year goes by without the course witnessing a new world record. In 2022 it was all about the men and the Kenyan superstar Eliud Kipchoge who clocked a sensational 2:01:09 record breaking tim…

The BMW Berlin Marathon is always our most popular Marathon Major trip. It is easy to understand why: it's a long weekend destination for UK runners, Berlin is uber cool city, its more affordable than the other majors and the course has a well deserved reputation for fast times. So fast in fact that rarely a year goes by without the course witnessing a new world record.

In 2022 it was all about the men and the Kenyan superstar Eliud Kipchoge who clocked a sensational 2:01:09 record breaking time. Kipchoge was back in 2023 to win his fifth Berlin title but his 2:02 finishing time paled next Ethiopia's Tigist Assefa who decimated the women's world record with a time of 2:11:53, more than two minutes inside the previous best. 

But it's not just the elite that run their best times in Berlin. Nearly 50,000 runners turn up at Berlin each year in search of a personal best and on the long, straight, flat roads of the course, many of them achieve it. From our own group who ran the race in 2023 when conditions were close to perfect, a high proportion recorded a new PB.

With the BMW Berlin Marathon celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2024, we expect this race to be a very hot ticket hottest ticket. As a consequence we've expanded our offering with two different hotels at two different price points.

In the heart of the famous Kurfurstendamm shopping area we have the affordable Best Western Plus, an excellent modern 3-star hotel, with easy access to Berlin's mass transit system.

Finally on the opposite side of the Tiergarten in the heart of the Mitte district, where East and West Berlin come together we are offering the luxurious Precise Tale Berlin Hotel, a superb 4-star hotel that is within walking distance of Potsadammer Platz and a host of Berlin's big attractions, particularly the Brandenburg Gate, where the marathon finishes. 

We will have staff in both hotels to help you with everything from picking up your race number to finding a good place for a pre-race pasta dinner. We expect this trip to sell out quickly so don't take too long to sign up if you want to be part of Berlin's 50th anniversary celebrations.

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