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The BMW Berlin-Marathon is organized according to the international competition regulations (IWB) of the German Athletics Federation (DLV) and the International Amateur Federation (IAAF) under the supervision of the Berlin Athletics Association (BLV). Participants Aged 18 (age group 1999) and older are authorized to attend the race. In total the marathon adds up to a running distance of 26 miles and 385 yards with a 6.15 hour running time limit. It is recommended that all entrants receive a physical examination prior to competing in the BMW Berlin-Marathon.



Team Grayson is a group of 50 runners who will be participating in the 2018 Berlin Marathon in order to raise money and awareness for Action Duchenne. Action Duchenne is an organization whose main focus is to bring attention to the world of those who suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and those who care for them. Together we are searching for a cure.


The Start/Finish area is only open to participants. Please make sure that your wristband which will be tied around your wrist when fetching your race documents is still in place. The start area will open at 6:30 a.m. You will need to leave your friends and relatives behind. We recommend to choose the entrance according to the location of your clothing drop-off. You will receive your starting wave information upon arrival in Berlin.

The following items are prohibited for safety reasons in the stat/ finish area of the exhibition ground.

  • Weapons of any kind,, including those items that are used as weapons, batons, shock and stabbing weapons, or missiles.
  • Gas spray cans, corrosive, flammable substances, dye stuffs or receptacles containing substances which are harmful to health or are highly flammable (exception: Standard pocket lighters)
  • Bottles, cups, jugs, cans or other items that are made of glass or other fragile material.
  • Bulky items such as ladders, stools, (folding) chairs, boxes
  • Fireworks, flares, smoke powder and -bombs or other pyrotechnics.
  • Flag or banner poles, which are longer than 1 m, or whose diameter is larger than 3 cm, and "double holders" (brought or approved flags and banners which have a "flame retardant" material).
  • Mechanically operated sound-emitting devices such as Megaphones, klaxons.
  • Laser pointer
  • Large quantities of paper and paper rolls.
  • Cycles
  • Dogs


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