BMW BERLIN-MARATHON AbbottWMM Six Stars Journey

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3
Date
29 September 2024
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  • Marathon

If you have questions regarding the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) Six Star Journey Berlin Marathon Package please: EMAIL

As the Official Travel Agency and Tour Operator of AbbottWMM, we have created packages specifically designed for those who have been selected in their drawing or for those who have secured their own entry and are on their Six Star Journey.

The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON race course is flat and fast with only a few corners. Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge smashed the world record at the 2022 BMW Berlin Marathon, running 2:01:09 to chop 30 seconds off his own record set in 2018 on the same course. The course also produced the first sub 2:20 marathon by a woman, Naoko Takahashi, in 2001. The race is also known for having ideal weather for running and is run on asphalt versus concrete. It is definitely one to target for your PR and with this year being its 50th Anniversary, there is no better time to participate!

We invite you to join our three-night package, which will allow you to focus on your training and leave the logistics to your Marathon Tours & Travel Team. Please note to book this package, you must have a confirmed entry to the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. Should your travel companion wish to participate in the race with you, please reach out to check on the availability of our standard guaranteed entry.

The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is an AbbottWMM Marathon Tours & Travel World Age Group Qualifying Race.

Meals Included

Meals Included

Daily breakfasts and pre-race dinner

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Additional nights available upon request

Accommodation

Accommodation

Ideally situated hotel

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

Post-race celebration reception

Excursions

Excursions

Escorted trip to the EXPO

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Hosted by Marathon Tours & Travel Team

Worldwide Events

Worldwide Events

Abbott World Marathon Major

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2024 AbbottWMM Six Stars Journey package /3 Nights/27 - 30 September 2024

      Friday 27 September 2024
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      Please note: Depending on the length of stay you have booked with us you might arrive before or depart on different days to the following itinerary. Arriving in the morning is recommended. If there is not a convenient flight to Berlin that has you arriving early, then we recommend you arrive on Thursday 26 September. Additional nights are available upon request for an additional charge.

      Arrival Day, Marathon Expo, Welcome & Orientation Run/Walk

      Make your way to Berlin and on arrival check in to your hotel. Hotel rooms are usually ready after 3pm; if you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage with the hotel concierge and explore the city and surrounds. Marathon Tours & Travel team will be available in your hotel today to meet and answer any questions you might have.

      Today is the best day to visit the Marathon Expo and collect your bib number and any other extra items you may have pre-ordered. The Marathon Expo has plenty to see and do, so we suggest you allow time to collect your race documents, shop from the many exhibitors, listen to the experts and enjoy the pre-race vibe. There will be an opportunity to meet with your Marathon Tours & Travel team at the hotel to travel together to the Marathon Expo. For those who prefer to visit the expo independently, detailed directions will be provided in your final itinerary.

      Early evening, we invite you to join your Marathon Tours & Travel team for a Welcome Reception with drinks and canapés and an easy run/walk to stretch the legs. The route is not expected to be longer than 5km and is likely to pass some local sights such as the Jewish Memorial, Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag, a perfect way to see and feel the vibe at the start/finish area. Supporters are very welcome to join too.

      Saturday 28 September 2024
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      Optional Breakfast Run (TBC), Preparation & Dinner

      We expect there to be an organised breakfast run for international visitors today. It’s fun and welcomes runners from all nations, many wear their countries traditional dress or carry their nations flags. If the route stays the same as 2023, it will start at the Charlottenburg Palace and finish 6km later at the Olympic Stadium. It’s free and you are not required to pre-register. Please let us know if you are interested and the Marathon Tours & Travel team will join you! Optional return private transport is available to book.

      The Marathon Tours & Travel team will be available in your hotel today to meet and answer any questions you might have.

      Often restaurants are booked up early, but you do not need to worry about finding somewhere to carb-load this evening as you join the Marathon Tours & Travel team for a delicious and nutritious pre-race pasta dinner.

      (Breakfast and dinner included)

      Sunday 29 September 2024
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      BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2024 & Celebrations

      This is the day you have trained so hard for! After an early breakfast please get ready to leave the hotel for the race start in the Tiergarten. The Marathon Tours & Travel team will be available to assist you to the race. Our team will be happy to escort runners to the start area or you can follow the directions provided to make your own way, in your own time.

      From the TITANIC Chaussee Berlin hotel, it’s a straightforward 30 minutes’ walk to the runners only start area (front of the Reichstag). Or less than 20 minutes if you prefer to combine walking and the underground train (U-Bahn).

      Family and friends can travel by public transport to support and spectate along the race route or join our team at a cheer point on the marathon route. The Marathon Tours & Travel team will be happy to advise.

      After the race make your way back to the hotel, freshen up, relax and gaze at your lovely new shiny medal…you worked hard for it!

      This evening meet your Marathon Tours & Travel team, fellow runners and supporters to celebrate your achievement with a post-race celebration reception with drinks and canapés! More details will be advised on the final itinerary.

      (Breakfast included)

      Monday 30 September 2024
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      Departure Day

      Unless you have booked extra nights please check out of your room this morning. Safe travels and we hope you enjoyed your Berlin Marathon experience!

      (Breakfast included)

       

      Itinerary is subject to change.

  • Packages & Rates

    • Marathon Tours & Travel BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2024 AbbottWMM Six Stars Journey package includes:

      • 3 nights hotel accommodation at the elegant 4* Titantic Chaussee Berlin
      • Daily breakfasts, except arrival day
      • Hotel and city taxes
      • Welcome drinks and canapés reception
      • Escorted trip to the Marathon Expo
      • Shake-out run
      • Pre-race buffet pasta dinner
      • Escorted trip to the Marathon start
      • Post-race drinks and canapés celebration reception
      • Guidance and support from the Marathon Tours & Travel team in Berlin
      • Branded AbbottWMM/MTT Merchandise **

      ** Applicable to AbbottWMM Drawing entrants only

      Not included:

      • BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2024 race entry
      • Anything not mentioned in the above inclusions
      • Additional nights available upon request
      Rates (All prices are per person in UK pounds sterling)
      3 Nights from Friday 27 September 2024 Double OccupancySingle Occupancy
      Titanic Chaussee Berlin £1169£1799
      Optional Additional Night - 25 or 26 September 2024£232£428
      Optional Additional Night - 30 September 2024£107£178
  • Hotels

    • Berlin, Germany
      Titanic Chaussee Berlin

      Titanic Chaussee Berlin is ideally situated in the heart of Berlin, close to the main train station. This prime location places you right on the edge of Berlin’s most creative neighbourhood, Hackescher Markt, renowned for its vibrant culture, cutting-edge architecture, fabulous food, intense parties, and rich history. A short stroll will take you through the lively area between Hackescher Markt and Torstraße, where you’ll find an exciting mix of trendy boutiques and outstanding art galleries, offering a taste of the city’s dynamic lifestyle. Titanic Chaussee Berlin has an elegant and welcoming entrance that has a bright and spacious atrium. After a day exploring Berlin, you can relax in the lobby bar or use the extensive sport and wellness facilities; large fitness area, indoor pool, sauna, steam bath and an oriental hammam.

      The guest rooms have sound proofed windows, mini fridge, free Wi-Fi, TV, air conditioning, safe, coffee/tea-making facilities and a hair dryer at your disposal.

      Check-in from 15:00 and check out up to 12:00.

  • Event Information

    • Race Date: 29 September 2024

      Race Time: from 9:15 am in waves

      Minimum Pace/Cut-Off Time Policy: 6:15 hours after crossing the Start timing mat.

      Course: The race starts at the “Kleiner Stern” on both lanes of the boulevard “Strasse des 17 Juni,” it goes around the Tiergarten area, passing by the Reichchstag before looping through old East Berlin and continuing through various neighborhoods.  It runs along a section of the Kurfurstendamm, past Potsdamer Platz, along the Unter den Linden before running through the Brandenburg and finishing on the boulevard “Strasse des 17 Juni in front of the Soviet monument. The course is flat and fast.

      Entry: You must have secured your own entry.

      Race Rules and terms of participation: More details can be found here.

      Number Pickup: You must pick up your race bib and packet at the Registration & Expo prior to race day.

      Temperature: Average temperatures range between 13C to 21C (55F to 70F).

      Difficulty: Easy

  • Registration & Booking

    • Conditions of Sale

      To book this package tour we understand you have a confirmed entry to the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2024.

      If you require an entry please do not book this package. Please contact us for alternative options.

      If you wish to make any changes to your reservations administration and/or service fees might apply. For our general T&C’s please see here.

      How to Book 

      To make your booking, click on the book now button, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.

      Please read all the important information. If you have any questions please contact us .

      Payments

      When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically.

      Travel advice

      Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Germany’s current entry restrictions and requirements.

      Travel Insurance

      Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take, and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy also covers you to participate in running events.

      Security Policy

      Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and/or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.

      Race Rules and Terms of Participation

      Our itinerary and details regarding the race are based on current information available at the time this package was released for sale. Whilst we expect the details to remain correct, changes are possible and will be confirmed nearer to the trip after the race organisers have confirmed final instructions. All race rules and procedures need to be followed. More details can be found here.

  • Berlin Destination Guide

    • Berlin is one of Europe’s most metropolitan and diverse cities, full of culture, great food and incredible history. If you’re visiting Germany’s capital for a running event, it’s well worth seeing the sights whilst you’re there. Read our Berlin destination guide.

  • Testimonials

    • "The 2023 BMW-BERLIN MARATHON was brilliant..." - 2023

      The 2023 BMW-BERLIN MARATHON was brilliant. Marathon Tours & Travel did a great job and the event was well organized. Jeff and the MTT crew were helpful and supportive. We stayed at the Marriott which was excellent. All in all, I give the Berlin Marathon with MTT a 5 star rating and would highly recommend it.

      "Thanks, for all the hard work..." - 2021

      Thanks, for all the hard work you and your team did to coordinate the Berlin Marathon. I did not realize Marathon Tours had that many folks attending, so after attending the welcome reception, I had a new appreciation for all the work your team had between COVID impact last year and then coordinating this year.

      I had a very memorable trip and I just wanted to say thank you and GREAT JOB to your team. I look forward to doing more marathon trips through you, as I continue my 6 star Abbott quest.

      "MTT made everything easy at my first international marathon..." - 2021

      MTT made everything easy at my first international marathon, especially considering the COVID challenges. I have participated in many US marathons on my own, but I think I would have had a difficult time in Berlin on my own. Thanks!

      "I’m writing to just say “thank you” for absolutely everything..." - 2021

      I’m writing to just say “thank you” for absolutely everything to make Berlin just amazing… over the past 2 years I cannot imagine the stress and gazillion emails you’ve responded to and you ALWAYS answered each one of mine (and I ask a lot of questions!) so timely and with patience and above all, information! I’m appreciative! You helped calm a lot of nerves heading into this trip and I’m grateful to have MTT in my life!

      "I heard there was great value with MT&T..." - 2021

      I heard there was great value with MT&T. Not only with money but with time and stress level. Typically my wife plans everything. This time, she was able to enjoy, relax and just watch me run.

      "Incredible first experience traveling with Marathon Tours..." - 2021

      Incredible first experience traveling with Marathon Tours that sets a very high standard of travel, knowledge and expertise.

      "I used to manage a charity team and do similar logistics..." - 2021

      I used to manage a charity team and do similar logistics, planning, communications etc. I really like that Marathon Tours gives the opportunity to meet other runners and share the experience of running an incredible race at an international destination. It reminded me of the charity team, and the camaraderie that is built from a shared goal. I was very happy to connect with other solo travelers.

      "I liked the fact that everything was planned out for us..." - 2021

      I liked the fact that everything was planned out for us. This is my first trip with Marathon Tours. Usually, I do all the planning of where to stay that is close to the finish, which can be super stressful, so this was so so easy.

      "Nichole was fabulous. A hero to me and Grace..." - 2021

      Nichole was fabulous. A hero to me and Grace. So much worry over the virus, lodging, transportation, expo, etc. But her and her team got us where we needed to be. I felt like all I really needed to do was Race. Unforgettable experience and MT&T made it that way. I look forward to more adventures in running with them, especially in pursuit of the 6th Abbott Star!

      "My favorite thing about Marathon Tours..."

      My favorite thing about Marathon Tours is that you put the runners and their health, safety and comfort as your number one priorities!

      This is just a quick note to remind you of the incredible services that each of you offer, and I myself have just been so thankful for all of you over these years. As a wife, mother, professional and runner you have brought such peace of mind to my life. I am so thankful to know that when it comes to the one activity of me that brings me joy, I know I can count on all of you for help when I want to do something adventurous!

      Thank you for all that you do to make people’s dreams come true and support them even when they just have to wait a bit longer. In the end, Marathon Tours and their agents are always going to be ready and willing to make sure that each person gets the best of the best! I just wanted you to know that for some of us, our experiences with marathon tours holds deep meaning in our lives because of all the goodness you have contributed.

      COVID-19 - Messages of Client Support 2020

      Nicole Langone has been extremely communicative and helpful throughout my entire process. Just wanted to throw a kudos out there and also thank you for doing your best during this troubling time. I look forward to running with you soon!

      "Thank you, thank you, Nicole, and the entire staff of Marathon Tours..." - 2019

      Thank you, thank you, Nicole, and the entire staff of Marathon Tours. The trip to Berlin was so well organized and every detail was well planned. From the welcome night, the tour of Berlin, the transport to the Expo, transport to the fun run, the pasta dinner and the post-race party, the organization was superb. I thoroughly enjoyed the race and your hospitality was excellent. I am still on a “high” and I look forward to another race with Marathon Tours. Please thank everyone at marathon Tours. I really appreciated all your efforts.

      "At this point marathon tours is the only company I look to..." - 2018

      At this point marathon tours is the only company I look to when considering a marathon because your service is impeccable. I sincerely appreciate the timely personal responses on email in advance planning for a trip and knowing you’ll see a friendly, helpful face upon arrival in a completely new country. I trust and know that I have support on the ground, and have as such recommended marathon tours to many friends in my running team. Thank you for all you do!

      "I loved how the things I am least good at organizing myself was handled for me..." - 2018

      I loved how the things I am least good at organizing myself was handled for me…. I never had to search for anything or locations or something … it was all planned… I could enjoy as much with the group as I wanted or as little. I was in control of my experience, but Marathon Tours was there whenever I wanted or needed any interaction or guidance. For a large group, it’s such a great, personal, exciting adventure. The other thing I really love is how all of the runners/guests are just one big team and Marathon tours enables us to all come together and embrace and celebrate (the MT employees included) the joys, accomplishments, challenges, and hard ships of running. I had no idea how much I would love doing races as a team of people, not just the solo sport I’ve always known it to be.

      "I am blown away with Marathon Tours..." - 2018

      I am blown away with Marathon Tours… I’m a really experienced traveler and always try and avoid group stuff because it stresses me out, but marathon tours handled everything so well, and so personally. I was one of three people in the group who returned to a hurricane having hit the area, but for the days I was there, MT did a great job with kindness and compassion. I stood back as all of the employees made their ways around the room engaging with everyone. It’s really like nothing else. And the tour was fantastic. That type of thing makes me cringe usually. It was so organized and planned, the guide was awesome. It was just so nicely done. So personal. I cannot say enough good stuff about my experience on this trip. Thank you all so much.

      "Everything was planned for us!" - 2017

      In terms of the service of Marathon Tours: Everything was planned for us! I didn’t have think about anything but how was I going to get to/from the airport, and I hope I don’t get lost on my shake out runs. Coordinating with the hotel for an early start to the breakfast on Sunday morning was fantastic as well. I don’t normally eat a large breakfast on marathon mornings due to timing, but this worked out perfectly. I was full three hours prior to the race, and had a banana about 45 minutes before the start. Perfect fueling. In terms of Berlin: What an amazing city. I had only ever been to southwest Germany in the past, so coming to Berlin was an opportunity to truly immerse myself in the history – good and bad – of the country. The city did not disappoint. I used the four-hour city tour on Friday to pick out spots where I wanted to explore further on Monday (as I was leaving early on Tuesday). This was so helpful – and having a tour guide like Ulli made it even better. She was so down to earth, and genuine. I wish the folks who do the course tour for the NYC Marathon would take note! In terms of the marathon: I’ve run big marathons in the past – heck, this was #4 of the six majors for me. But it was such an incredible experience being on the international runner side, as opposed to being a runner in the NYC or Chicago races. The spectators were awesome – and it was great to hear them call out my name, even though no one had any idea who I was or where I was from. The global community of runners was so strong. And … what’s a marathon in Berlin without beer on course? Thank you to the beer stop (unofficial, I believe) at mile 25!

      "The City Tour was beyond fabulous..." - 2017

      The City Tour was beyond fabulous. I also loved the pre-race dinner. It was spot on. I loved the camaraderie. Meeting new people during the Thursday night Happy Hour and then seeing them again and again over the weekend gave the trip added depth and meaning.

      "I really feel like I got my money's worth..." - 2017

      I really feel like I got my money’s worth with the social events (which I was not actually expecting) and the bus tour. You can tell you guys have been doing this for a while, a very well oiled machine.

      "I was amazed on how well the whole Marathon Tours package was delivered..." - 2017

      I was amazed on how well the whole Marathon Tours package was delivered. Very professional folks, very timely communication…..this was all new to me and it went extremely smooth!!! As a matter of fact, we are now looking at Tokyo and reaching out to fabulous Nicole for help!! Woohoo!!

      "This is the 3rd time we have booked with Marathon Tours..." - 2017

      This is the 3rd time we have booked with Marathon Tours and they do a fantastic job. All the extra events they had planned for the runners and families were amazing! Can’t wait to book with them again!

      "This is my third trip with Marathon Tours..." - 2016

      This is my third trip with Marathon Tours and each one has been better than the next and the first one was awesome! Thank you so much for your personal touch and your dedication to making these trips fabulous!! I especially appreciate your effort in acknowledging the World Marathon Majors Finishers. It was a special race for me in that regards and the effort you put forth to celebrate with me and my family was very much appreciated. Marathon Tours rocks!! Nicole is awesome and I believe Jacqui has talked me into the Maasai marathon next summer – 7 continents here I come! Great company, great people!

      "The support before and during the Berlin trip..." - 2016

      The support before and during the Berlin trip, from the greeting in the hotel. The cocktail hour on the Thursday, the bus tour and the greeting at the hotel after the marathon with beer, Gatorade and bath salts were great. The post marathon social event was great too.

      "Thank you for such an amazing/unforgettable trip..." - 2016

      I had an amazing time both prior to Berlin and while in Berlin. Nicole was AMAZING in handling of all my questions and getting me the right information at the right time. I was very very impressed. I believed everything was very well organized and the staff was extremely friendly/knowledgeable. Thank you for such an amazing/unforgettable trip.

      "Marathon Tours were beyond awesome..." - 2016

      Marathon Tours were beyond awesome. They took care of everything from welcoming you, cocktail reception, tour, and pasta dinner. All I had to worry about was running the race

      "This was my second trip with Marathon Tours..." - 2016

      This was my second trip with Marathon Tours and once again it didn’t disappoint. Everything, start to finish, was well organized and the delivery was exactly as outlined. Great hotels: centrally located for easy expo & race access, and to Berlin sites and attractions. Enjoyed and appreciated the reception and pre-race dinner, bus tour, transportation to & from the 6km breakfast run, etc., etc. It was great to meet Nicole (especially after exchanging emails for so many months/years), along with Alyssa, Jacqui, etc. . Also to connect with fellow Canadians Christine and Paul. I appreciated Jeff’s personal participation in all the events and his vision for the future of the company and recognition of the staff who will make it all possible.

      "The whole trip was a wonderful experience!" - 2016

      The whole trip was a wonderful experience! We met so many lovely people on this trip. Marathon Tours did a great job, everything ran so smoothly and was well organized. I will definitely use Marathon Tours in the future and recommend Marathon Tours to fellow runners.

      "I will definitely use Marathon Tours for the two majors I have left..." - 2016

      I will definitely use Marathon Tours for the two majors I have left – London and Tokyo.

      "I was very impressed!" - 2015

      I was very impressed! Overall, outstanding value for this running experience in Berlin! Marathon Tours delivered in a way that allowed me to just focus on my race and not worry about other details!

      "I met some great people at the cocktail party..." - 2015

      Everything. I met some great people at the cocktail party that I hung out with for the remainder of the trip. All the scheduled events were well run and the pasta dinner was so convenient and delicious. The Munich leg, including Oktoberfest was wonderful.

      "The race itself, the international breakfast run, the bus tour..." - 2015

      The race itself, the international breakfast run, the bus tour (guide was great). Liked the ease of travel, the knowledge of the race that your staff had, the inside tips and advice, meeting other US runners in your program, etc. We would not have come in on Thursday if not for your staff recommendation and pre-pkgd hotel. Really glad we did… we needed all of that time to adjust to the time zone.

      "The hotel location was perfect the race on Sunday..." - 2015

      The hotel location was perfect the race on Sunday. It was a short walk to/from the runners village. I was glad that Marathon Tours provided buses to the breakfast run on Saturday so that we could participate in that run. It was a great way to get a run in before the race, see how the weather was going to be the next day, and run off some pre-race jitters. I went into Sunday’s race feeling much better – and I got a PR, knocking 18 minutes off my previous best. Yes, I am happy. 🙂

  • Seven Continents Club ®

    • The Seven Continents Club®️ (SCC) offers a unique opportunity for runners to run on all seven continents of the globe, as well as providing numerous benefits to its members. The club operates as a global frequent traveller club for runners, offering waitlist priority for high-demand events, early pre-registration periods for a number of races in popular destinations and tour package vouchers for money off international tour packages. What’s more, Seven Continents Club®️ rewards all its members for the extraordinary achievement of running marathons on each continent with their own special finishers medal and certificate of completion. Join the SCC today!

  • Abbott World Marathon Majors Age Group World Championship

    • This event is an Abbott World Marathon Majors Marathon Tours & Travel Age Group World Championship Qualifying Race. If you achieve the automatic qualifying time for your age group, found here, you’ll be invited to the 2025 Age Group World Championship race (destination still to be announced). For more information on the Age Group World Rankings and Championship click here

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