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New Start and Finish Area for the Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON at the Schloßplatz

The 24th Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON will take place on a new course on April

4th. The new attraction will be the start and finish area that will now be on

the Schloßplatz, the old palace grounds, on Karl-Liebknecht-Straße

(start) and the boulevard Unter den Linden (finish). Previously, the start was

on the Karl-Marx-Allee and the finish on Alexanderstraße.

"We are pleased that, together with the authorities, we have been

successful in relocating the start and finish to the Schloßplatz. That is

an appropriate location for this high-class international race. The Bewag

BERLIN HALF MARATHON will thus continue to gain in appeal,“ explained

Race Director Milde. The pictures of the finish line, which lies directly in

front of the Schloßbrücke “Palace Bridge“, will show the

Berlin Cathedral in the background. Like the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON, where the

finish was moved to the Brandenburg gate in 2003, the Bewag BERLIN HALF

MARATHON will thus also become an even more valuable advertisement for the


In order to not disturb the church service in the cathedral during the

finish, the starting times for the 24th Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON have been

moved back slightly. The runners will begin the 21.0975 km course at 10:40 am.

(was 10 am). The starting gun for the inline skaters will be at 10:20 a.m. The

3.5 km Bewag FUN RUN for school kids and beginning runners will begin at 10:55


The course had to be altered slightly at various points in order to retain

the correct half marathon distance. At the Charlottenburg Palace, the course

will go down the Spandauer Damm a little bit longer before it turns into

Sophie-Charlotten-Straße. Thus, the cobblestones in the

Schloßstrasse will be avoided, which is especially good for the inline

skaters. The profile of the course will remain very flat, allowing the course

to continue to present the ideal conditions for top international times.

Last year, over 17,500 athletes participated in the Bewag BERLIN HALF

MARATHON. On April 4, a similar number of participants is expected.

Registrations can be made either in the running office of SCC RUNNING (Tel.:

030 - 3012 8810) or online at: