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Facts and figures of the 32nd real,- BERLIN-MARATHON 2005

Registered participants:

39,882    Runners

31,871 Men

8,011 Women (20 %)

8,098    Skaters

5,388 Men

2,710 Women (33 %)


60 Wheelchair competitors

49 Men

11 Women (18 %)


130 Handbiker

111 Men

19 Women (14 %)


48,170 participants for the marathon

(22 % Women)

of whom:

20 % are from Berlin

14 % are from abroad

9,312 participants for the real,-  MINI MARATHON for the schools

(Participants are from 460 schools)


57,482 total participants


International participation: 103 countries



Great Britain: 1,325;

Netherlands: 1,064;

Austria: 953;         

Switzerland: 919;  

France: 917;  

Italy: 902;        

USA: 503;  

Sweden: 385;  

Finland: 375;  

Spain: 326;      

Poland: 222;

Japan: 190;  

Belgium: 181;  

Mexico: 166;

Ireland: 109; 

Norway: 106;  

Brazil: 95;  

Australia 87;

Canada: 73;       

South Africa: 71;  

Israel: 61;  

Luxemburg: 50;  

New Zealand: 42;

South Korea: 35     

Blue Line:

The Blue Line, the shortest course to the finish, will be applied to the streets on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 starting at 8:30 a.m. with a police escort, as part of the course runs against traffic. Meeting point: 8:30 a.m., Kleiner Stern roundabout, Straße des 17. Juni.


All participants who reach the finish will receive a medal donning an image of Mizuki Noguchi, the female Olympic champion in Athens 2004. The certificate, which all participants will receive a few weeks after the marathon together with the list of results, is also adorned with the motive of Noguchi.


Every female participant will receive a sunflower at the finish.


Up to 7,000 spectators will be able to experience the final stretch up close on standing room grandstands at the finish line. Best spots for those who get there early! The first participants of the real,- MINI-MARATHON are expected at around 9 a.m. and from then on it will be busy!

Final stretch:

The boulevard "Unter den Linden" makes up the extended final stretch, where the last kilometre will be celebrated. Music and catering for the spectators are to help create the marathon feeling like it was on the Kurfürstendamm. The square Pariser Platz will be shared by both runners and spectators.

Music Marathon:

Everything is easier with music, even running. SCC-RUNNING calls all Berliners to contribute to the city’s biggest running celebration with music. That includes music groups and instruments along the course, radio music, and whatever else you can find! Over 60 music groups and jazz bands (with over 600 musicians) will be playing along the course, with a great number of samba teams firing up the participants.


Six Berlin schools of physiotherapy will be offering a special service for your maltreated muscles. 360 students will knead your hard muscles soft again along the course and at the finish.


The television station RBB will be broadcasting live from Germany’s largest sporting event.        

ARD:     8:30  - 11:30 a.m.

RBB:    11:30 – 2 p.m.

FUJI TV will broadcast live to Japan.

List of Results:

On Monday, September 26, 2005, the Berlin newspaper Berliner Morgenpost will publish a preliminary list of results with the times of all participants.

Celebrity Participants     

Alois Stadlober (World champion cross-country skier from Austria), Kim Andersen (Sport director for Team CSC, who wore the yellow jersey at the Tour de France in 1983), Frank Steffel (CDU), Uli Zelle (RBB), Dr. Thomas Steg (Speaker for the German Government)

Breakfast Run:

Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. from the Charlottenburg Palace to the Olympic Stadium. Starting signal: Monika Thiemen (district mayor)

Bambini Run:

Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 3 p.m. in the Summer Garden  Kids/Junior Race  

Saturday, September 24, 2005 from 4:40 – 5:20 p.m. (Skating): at the marathon finish

Pasta Lounge:

During the fair hours in Hall 21a

Thursday, September 22, 2005 from 2 – 8 p.m.

Friday, September 23, 2005  from noon to 9 p.m.

Saturday, September 24, 2005 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ecumenical Evening Prayer:

Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 8:30 p.m., Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Starting Signal:

Klaus Wowereit, governing mayor of Berlin

Short Awards Ceremony:

Otto Schily, German Minister of the Interior

Awards Ceremony and Closing Celebration:

At the Brandenburg Gate/Square Platz des 18. März


Supporting programme: Saturday, September 24, 2005 from noon to 3 p.m.

Awards ceremony: Saturday, September 24, 2005 from 7 – 7:30 p.m.


Awards ceremony and closing celebration: Sunday, September 25, 2005 from 2 – 6 p.m.   

After Skate and After Run Parties

in the Axel-Springer-Passage, Markgrafenstraße 19a:

Saturday, September 24, 2005, 9 p.m. for skaters

Sunday, September 25, 2005, 8 p.m. for runners

Participants have free entry, other guests are very welcome, too!