Dear Berlin Runners,
Mother’s and Father’s Day is once a year, we are here especially for them.
With us you can buy the perfect gift for your loved ones, to run together over the finish line.
Give your parent a starting place for the S 25 Berlin, The Great 10k or VOLVO Tierparklauf and discover the most beautiful corners of Berlin together.
With the discount code “MamaPapa” you get a 10 percent discount on the entry fee regardless of the distance (except for children’s races). Enter the code in the appropriate field during registration – and the 10 percent will be deducted from the total amount.
The code is valid through May 21, 2021.
Register the best mom and dad in the world and surprise them with a starting place at Berlin läuft!
This partnership is on! Berliner Sparkasse is also the title sponsor of the S 25 Berlin in its anniversary year 2021. The Berlin-based company has been supporting the popular race for top and amateur athletes as a main sponsor since 2017 and will also be present at the 40th anniversary on October 10, 2021, along the course in downtown Berlin and in the Olympic Stadium with numerous promotions.
Race Director Martin Seeber: “We are very pleased about the close and trusting partnership with Berliner Sparkasse. Both partners share a passion for running. The company is an important partner of Berlin sports. In these challenging times, hosting the S 25 Berlin would be unthinkable without Berliner Sparkasse.”
The S 25 Berlin is the oldest city run in Germany. On May 3, 1981, the run (“25 km de Berlin”) was held for the first time.
The first winners of the “25 km de Berlin” came from Turkey and France: Mehmet Yurdadön and Mehmet Terzi ran hand in hand to the finish line in the Olympic Stadium after 1:16:59 hours, while Frenchwoman Yonille Audibert won in 1:36:35. Over the years, the times have become better and better and the fields of participants larger. In 1990, about half a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, 14,300 athletes ran through the whole of Berlin for the first time – past the city’s biggest sights. The course is also considered particularly fast. Several world records have already been celebrated in the sports metropolis. In 2012, for example, Kenyan Dennis Kimetto ran the 25 kilometers in 1:11:18 hours. His world record time is still unbeaten.
Since 2017, after Berliner Sparkasse joined as the main sponsor, the race has been called S 25 Berlin. The Berlin-based company also backs the anniversary as title sponsor and, among other things, makes a special anniversary shirt possible on which all interested participants can immortalize themselves.
Germany’s oldest city run held for the first time on May 3, 1981
BERLIN. 40 years ago, the starting signal for the running movement in German cities was given in Berlin: On May 3, 1981, the “25 km de Berlin” is the first city run in Germany. The anniversary is to be celebrated in 2021 despite the challenging times: On October 10, the 40th edition of the S 25 Berlin, as the popular run is now known, will once again transform the heart of the city into an unforgettable sightseeing tour for top and amateur runners.
“We have moved the run from the traditional date in early May to the fall to make the event possible. By scheduling it in the second half of the year, we want to send a positive signal for the sport and offer everyone a realistic perspective and anticipation,” explains Martin Seeber, who has been organizing the popular “Berlin läuft!” series with TOP Sportevents GmbH since this year. “In view of the latest news, we are optimistic that we will be able to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this special run on the streets of Berlin and in the Berlin Olympic Stadium. We are in constant exchange with the responsible authorities and will of course adapt our detailed hygiene concept of the S 25 Berlin to the current conditions.“
On offer will be distances of 10 kilometers, the half-marathon distance, the traditional 25 kilometers as well as a relay competition for teams (5 x 5 kilometers) and a children’s race. The athletes will start at the Olympic Stadium and – after the “stations” of Victory Column, Brandenburg Gate, German and French Cathedral, Potsdamer Platz, Kurfürstendamm, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Radio Tower – run to the finish on the famous blue track in the Olympic Stadium.
Running enthusiasts can register online for the S 25 Berlin.
Runners first took to the streets of the metropolis on May 3, 1981 – the French Allies in Berlin organized the “25 km de Berlin” and thus became the pioneer of German city runs. Since its premiere in 1981, the starting point of the race has always been the Olympic Square – and the finish line the Berlin Olympic Stadium. The last meters of the race are run through the marathon gate on the famous blue track.
French Major Jaques Bride once had the idea for a 25-kilometer run in the middle of the city. In 1981, the French Allies wanted to use the race to document their friendly ties to the people of Berlin. The premiere was a great success with over 3,000 participants.
Dear Berlin Runners!
With great commitment we have been working on our 2021 runs in the past months – now we can finally tell you the new dates: We want to hold The Great 10K on August 8, 2021, the VOLVO Tierparklauf on September 4 and 5, 2021, and the S 25 Berlin on October 10, 2021. The scheduling of the Airport Night Run, which will be held in the fourth quarter of 2021, will also take place soon.
“We are delighted that we can now go public with the three dates,” says Martin Seeber, who is organizing the popular runs with TOP Sportevents GmbH with immediate effect. “In these special times, organizing sporting events is always a challenge. But we want to set a positive sign with the scheduling in the second half of the year, offer everyone a realistic perspective and anticipation.”
As of now, running enthusiasts can register for the events via the Berlin läuft! website (www.berlin-laeuft.de).
All runners who have transferred their starting place from 2020 to the new year will automatically receive a registration confirmation with their new booking number by mail by March 12. The email address and booking number form the registration data with which runners can log in and manage their race registration.
For the first time, we are also offering our athletes a “money-back guarantee” for a processing fee of eight euros if the respective run cannot take place for pandemic reasons. The offer, which also applies in the event of illness or loss of employment, can be booked with the registration or confirmation.
If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas on how we can make the runs even better, you can reach us at any time by e-mail at email@example.com or daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by phone at 030 / 30 111 86 0.
Stay healthy and active!
Your Berlin läuft! team
The VOLVO Tierparklauf will take place for the ninth time in 2020. On 13t September you can run past monkeys, giraffes and elephants.
There is something for everyone: 5k, 10k, Bambini- or Kids-run.
The registration will open soon.
S 25 Berlin: 40th Anniversary Run on May 3, 2020
Let’s move: Online registration started
Germany’s oldest city run is turning 40 – and invites you to the sportiest birthday party in Berlin! On May 3, 2020, the 40th edition of the S 25 Berlin will turn the heart of the capital city into an unforgettable sightseeing tour for more than 10,000 runners.
It offers routes over 10 kilometers, the half-marathon distance, the traditional 25 kilometers and a relay competition for teams (5 x 5 kilometers). The athletes start at the Olympic Stadium and – after the “stations” Victory Column, Brandenburg Gate, German and French Cathedral, Potsdamer Platz, Kurfürstendamm, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Radio Tower – run to the finish on the famous blue track in the Olympic Stadium.
For the first time, the runners had conquered the streets of the German capital on 3 May 1981 – the French Allies in Berlin organized the “25 km de Berlin” and thus became the pioneer of German city runs.
How can I sign up?
From now on online registration is possible here: https://berlin-laeuft.de/s25berlin/anmeldung/.
What’s new for the anniversary?
When it comes to sustainability, the S 25 Berlin is taking the next step and expanding, among other things, the reusable cup refueling points and optimizes waste disposal. Also with the online registration and timekeeping, we are heading for the future – with “MyLaps”. So-called BibTags replace the ChampionChip which simplifies the handling, especially for the relay runners, as the chip no longer has to be handed over. In addition, any chip rental fee is waived.
How much does a start at the S25 Berlin cost?
The participation fee depends on the distance and the time of registration. Until December 31, 2019, a start costs between 19 euros (10 km) and 35 euros (25 km) or 65 euros for the 5x5km relay. Due to the above-mentioned innovations and cost increases in the past years, a slight price adjustment has become necessary this time.
When will it start on 3 May 2020?
On Sunday, May 3, 2020, the starting pistol for all runners will be fired at 10am on the Olympic Square in front of the Olympic Stadium. The stadium will be open from 8am.
Olympic Games fifth placer Volha Mazuronak will run Düsseldorf
The top European finisher in the 2016 women’s Olympic Marathon will be on the start line in Düsseldorf: Volha Mazuronak, who finished fifth in Rio, will run the METRO Marathon Düsseldorf on April 29. The world-class runner from Belarus should start as the women’s favourite while the addition of Japan’s Hideyuki Ikegami brings another leading runner to the men’s field.
This year’s METRO Marathon Düsseldorf will be the first to incorporate the German championships where the focus will also be on achieving qualifying times and possible selection for the European Athletics Championships in Berlin in August. Last year around 16,000 runners took part in the various events in Düsseldorf and organisers reckon on a similar number for the latest edition. Entries remain open for the 16th edition of the METRO Marathon Düsseldorf and for more information go to: www.metro-marathon.de
The strong favourite for the women’s title is the Belrussian Volha Mazuronak who has a German coach in Wolfgang Heinig and made headlines as the top European finisher with her fifth place in the 2016 Olympic Marathon in Rio. She had already caused a surprise by finishing fourth in the London Marathon in April that year, setting what remains her personal best of 2:23:54. These performances clearly suggest that she could put the Düsseldorf course record under pressure. It is currently in the possession of the Kenyan Agnes Barsosio who ran 2:25:49 in 2012. The 28-year-old Mazuronak has already run under 2:26 three times in her career and was faster than the race record on each occasion. A few days ago she showed good form at the World Half Marathon Championships, clocking a national record of 70:57 for 18th place.
The women’s race in Düsseldorf will also set up a contest between the winners of the past two years and feature Portugal against Hungary. The Portuguese Doroteia Alves Peixoto won twelve months ago, setting her personal best of 2:32:00 beside the River Rhein. Hungary’s Zsofia Erdelyi won in 2016 with what is still her personal best of 2:35:37.
Talks continue with the aim of adding to the men’s field but one guaranteed addition is the Japanese Hideyuki Ikegami whose best is 2:13:41. Among his rivals for this year’s METRO Marathon Düsseldorf will be the Kenyan Edwin Kiptoo who has a best of 2:11:24.
German Championships in Düsseldorf offer tantalising prospects for debutants
Among the contenders for the German title is a marathon debutant in Philipp Baar who has already caused a surprise in winning the 2017 national Half Marathon title in Hanover with 64:57. Olympic marathon runner Julian Flügel has had to withdraw because of injury, leaving the way for possibly two more debutants to emerge into the reckoning: Ramdane Cherif and Tobias Blum, whose best half marathon times are 64:53 and 65:42 respectively.
The women’s race for the German title has the makings of a duel between Fabienne Amrhein and Franziska Reng. They both made their marathon debuts last year and finished in 2:34:14 and 2:34:57 respectively.
Further information including registration for entries can be found online at: www.metro-marathon.de
Please note: You may use the attached photo, showing defending champion Doroteia Alves Peixoto, online only in conjunction with this press release and with the following credit: www.photorun.net