Due to the general order according to the infection protection law § 28 / 1 (“§ 28 Abs. 1 Infektionsschutzgesetz”) (valid since March 12th, 2020) by the Borough Office (“Bezirksamt”) of Berlin Mitte and the general order according to the infection protection law § 28 / 1 (“§ 28 Abs. 1 Infektionsschutzgesetz (IfSG)”) by the Borough Office (“Bezirksamt”) of Berlin Tempelhof-Schöneberg we have to cancel the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON on April 5th, 2020 and the EXPO of the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON (April 3-4, 2020).
Over the past three weeks, we have been intensively modifying plans on the recommendations of the local authorities and preparing measures to help ensure the safe implementation of the event.
The overall situation has significantly changed and we fully understand and agree with the decision taken regarding the cancellation of the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON by the authorities and implement it responsibly.
The health of our participants, employees, partners, volunteers and all other contributors is always at the center and first priority of our actions.
We have been working on the 40th anniversary of the spring classic with a lot of energy and dedication for over a year. Together with athletes from more than 100 countries, we as the organizing club SCC BERLIN e. V. planned on celebrating a running festival on the streets of Berlin.
Following the current cancellation of the event with all of its consequences, we will be coordinating the next steps together with the authorities and the others involved.
It will take time to process this extremely complex situation with its numerous questions and to examine other options that involve many people.
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