EVENT OVERVIEW

BMW BERLIN MARATHON 2020

Berlin Marathon is the world’s fastest marathon and known for its flat profile.

DURATION: 3 Nights. Race day 27 September 2020
LOCATION: Berlin, Germany
AVAILABLE ENTRIES: 50
PRICE: From R12 990
DEPOSIT REQUIRED: 50% to secure your booking
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: 31 July 2020

OVERVIEW

The WORLD’S FASTEST MARATHON and one of the WORLD MARATHON MAJORS

ACCOMMODATION, BREAKFAST, RACE ENTRY, BREAKFAST RUN TRANSFERS, WALKING TOUR & MORE INCLUDED.

RACE DETAILS

BERLIN MARATHON is a one of the world’s largest and most popular road races known for its flat profile and mild autumn temperatures. The  current IAAF WORLD RECORD for men was set by ELIUD KIPCHOGE of Kenya at the 2018 Berlin Marathon.

Running pass the historical Berlin icons,  the course of the Berlin Marathon is well-known for its flatness, which makes the race great for first-timers and for experienced marathoners looking to beat their personal best.

The course takes runners past several of Berlin’s historic landmarks, such as the Reichstag, Potsdamer Platz, Berliner Dom, and of course the Brandenburg Gate just before the finish line. The route is perfect for sightseeing if you’ve never been to Berlin.

DESTINATION INFORMATION

Berlin, Germany

Berlin is the capital of Germany and its cultural center.

It’s known for its art scene, nightlife and modern architecture, such as Mies van der Rohe’s landmark Neue Nationalgalerie. The historic icons include its Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall’s graffitied still remains with the 18th-century Brandenburg Gate becoming an iconic symbol of reunification.

Due to its location in the European Plain, Berlin is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate with an average high temperature of 18 degrees in the September months.

ACCOMMODATION

Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte ****

Located in the centre of Berlin, where the world-famous Friedrichstraße meets the River Spree, Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte welcomes you for a cultural journey!

The ideal location of the hotel next to Friedrichstraße offers easy access to the main city attractions within walking distance:

  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Unter den
  • Friedrichstadt-Palast, Admiralspalast and the Berlin Ensemble theatre for nightly entertainment;
  • Shopping stores like Galeries Lafayette, Dussmann and Mercedes Benz Gallery

The hotel provides free WIFI, a wellness area with sauna and gym as well as the cosy “CIRCUS” bar.

The “Friedrichstraße” station is about 200 m from the hotel and offers direct connections to the railway, underground, tram, and city bus from which you can access any area of the city.

 

 

MOBILE TRAVEL APP

We provide all clients with a Mobile Travel App which can be installed from both the Apple and Android app store.

The application includes offline maps which assists you in locating tourist attractions as well as the nearest restaurant, coffee shop,  shopping mall, etc.

The app also includes the following features:

  • Details of your tour’s day to day itinerary
  • Booking tickets for various tourist attractions
  • Flight updates including live flight amendments and the ability to check in to your flight via the app
  • Accommodation details
  • A file store where important documents relating to your tour are loaded for you
  • Direct messaging with the Disfruta Sports Tours team

 

ITINERARY

Friday 25 September 2020 – Arrive in Berlin. Hall of Fame am Brandenburger Tor

Arrival in Berlin

If you have airport transfers booked, your driver will be waiting for you at the arrival hall.

Succeeding hotel check-in you have rest of the day is at leisure.

 

At 6pm Berlin Marathon has a "Hall Of Fame" program at the Brandenburg Gate.. It is quite a festive atmosphere and highly recommended to visit. Highlights are:

  • Life size figures of the past winners
  • Adidas collection for Berlin Marathon 2020
  • Presentation of the Abbot World Marathon Majors Six Star Finisher medals
  • Gate of Fame with all the names of the Berlin Marathon 2020 participants
  • Elite male and female runners from the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON
  • Photo point with the car of the BMW Berlin Marathon

 


Saturday 26 September 2020 – Berlin Marathon Breakfast Run / Race Expo

The official Berlin Marathon Breakfast Run will take place on Saturday 26 September 2019 at 9:30am. It is a 6 km course which starts at Schloss Charlottenburg and ends at the 1936 Olympic Stadium. The run is free for all participants. After the run, all runners will have a power-breakfast to recharge their energy reserves.

Our bus will be departing from Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte to the start. The bus will return from the stadium to the hotel after the breakfast. You will have enough time to enjoy the course, enjoy the stadium and enjoy breakfast.

 

Later we visit the Berlin Marathon expo – MARATHON EXPO

 


Sunday 27 September 2019 – BMW BERLIN MARATHON

After an early breakfast we make our way to the race village. The race village is 1 km from our hotel.

The elite runners start at 9:30am. Your official start time and start chute should be listed in your Start Pass.

The evening we enjoy a celebratory dinner together to share  experiences of the race.

The official Berlin Marathon After Party will be held at KOSMOS from 8pm onwards. The event is free for all runners.

 


Monday 30 September 2019 – Walking Tour of Berlin / Departure

Abschied Berlin - Good Bye Berlin

This morning we embark on a 4 hour walking tour with a local guide - The Real Berlin Experience. This is an opportunity to see Berlin from a local's perspective. If you would like enjoy this tour please ensure your departure flight is from 6 pm onward.

 

If you have transfers booked, we have transfers arranged from your hotel to the airport. The transfer details will be in your mobile app.

COST INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PRICES ARE AVAILABLE UP UNTIL 31 December 2019 AND SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

 

BERLIN MARATHON PACKAGE – THREE NIGHTS:

Runner Single  Accommodation                              R 18 500        per person

Runner Twin/Double Accommodation                  R 12 990        per person sharing

Non Runner Twin/Double Accommodation         R 8 990         per person sharing

 

Berlin Marathon Package Includes:
– Entry to Berlin Marathon
– Hotel Accommodation for 3 nights with breakfast - Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte ****
– Breakfast Run Transfers
– Walking Tour on Monday 28 September 2020
– Disfruta Sports Tours coordinator for the marathon weekend
– Disfruta Sports Tours “South Africa” running vest
– Access to our Mobile Travel App to get the most out of your stay in Berlin

 

Berlin Marathon Package Excludes:
– Flights
– Airport Transfers (Available to book when completing your online booking - R1500)
– Visas
– City Tax
– Travel Insurance

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