Finally we can present you the new entry form for the 28th BERLIN-MARATHON for
Speed-Skaters on the 30th of September 2001.
It took a little longer because we needed the time to reflect on the last
race and take up some recommendations and criticism into account. The following
changes will be enforced:
1) Entry Limit, Starting Blocks and Personal Best Times With 6,741
participants the BERLIN-MARATHON was the biggest Skate-Marathon in the world.
We entered unknown territory and after the race some skaters complained, that
the streets were too full. Due to this there will be no further growth in
Berlin in 2001, the field is limited to 6,000 starters. Additionally we will
procede with an enhanced block start, which will be delayed slightly and in
return will bring more space to the individual starter. We will also pay more
attention that only the accredited skaters can enter their responding starting
block. Furthermore will the skaters with a best time of sub 1:30 verify their
time with a copy of a certificate. Please provide a copy of your certificate
when sending your entry form. Due to this, skaters with a PB of sub 1:30 will
not be able to enter online. Please be aware, that your best time must be
achieved on a course measured by the AIMS-Standard (this standard is enforced
by the international Marathon Foot Races). Dreamtimes of for example the
Engadin with a 300 meters net drop will not be accepted. At the moment the
AIMS-standard applies to the following marathons:
Hamburg, Frankfurt, Koeln, Hannover, Muenchen, Mainz and of course
We are sorry that we are not able to check your results of Berlin
automatically and ask you to send us a copy. Slower participants will of course
also be seeded into starting blocks.
2) Ellbow-, Wrist- and Knee-Protection For years the wearing of a helmet is
compulsory. Although scars are sexy, we recommend strongly the wearing of the
complete protection set. Crashes are common in competitive Speed-Skating and
the protective gear can really help to reduce injuries. There is a limited
insurance provided by the organizer (for acts of gross negligence by the
organizer), but this will only apply to participants wearing the full
protective set, others do start fully on their own risk.
We also urge you to take along your own drinks, this further helps to
minimizr reasons for unnecessary crashes. Nevertheless we will have water along
the course, you will not die with thirst.
You will find the entry form as a PDF File
here. For the Online
Registration click here.