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Sunday, September 24th, 2023 / 9:15 A.M. / Berlin, Germany

The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is one of the greatest and most sought-after running events on the planet and is one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors! Dream Travel and the Running Room are proud to bring you guaranteed entries into this premier event!

This prestigious event takes place on Sunday, September 24th, 2023 with almost 50,000 runners from around the world! Finish this incredibly flat, fast marathon by crossing through the famous Brandenburg Gate!

2023 marks our 20th year providing guaranteed entries and escorting runners and spectators to races of all distances around the world as well as other Abbott World Marathon Majors!

Dream Travel is on site the entire race weekend to assist you and make your trip as exciting and stress-free as possible! And we’re proud to say that everyone who works at Dream Travel is a marathon runner so we know how to make your trip less stressful and more enjoyable!

How To

  • Step 1 – Determine which package best suits your needs
  • Step 2 – Make a deposit with the Running Room website
  • (Click here to make your deposit)
  • Step 3 – Receive follow up information from Dream Travel
  • Step 4 – Make your final payment
  • Step 5 – Get training! You’re running the 2023 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON!

 

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General Information

  • Where: Berlin, Germany
  • Date: Sunday, September 24th, 2023
  • Time: First wave starts at 9:15am

Race Expo & Race Kit Pickup:

  • TBD
  • * Times may change without notice.
  • *All runners MUST attend the expo in person in order to obtain your bib. No one may pick up on your behalf.

 

DEPOSIT NOW via the Running Room Website:

BMW BERLIN-MARATHON Package: $500 Deposit

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Who May Purchase?

Any holding a Canadian passport or resident of Canada who will be 18 or older on Sunday, September 24th, 2023 may purchase one of our guaranteed entry packages.

Initial Deposit and Final Payment

An initial deposit of CAD500 per runner plus a processing fee will be charged upon registration using the Running Room’s online registration form. After you pay the initial deposit, this amount will be deducted from the package price. The balance of your package must be paid no later than June 1st, 2023. This deposit is non-refundable, so we highly recommend travel insurance. We sell an insurance that allows you to cancel for any reason!

What’s Included in Your Runners Package

  • Guaranteed entry into the 2023 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON
  • 3 nights at the Crowne Plaza Berlin - Potsdamer Platz - Hallesche Straße 10
  • BMW BERLIN-MARATHON Goody Bag
  • Finisher materials: medal, heat sheet

Packages

We will provide guaranteed entry only as part of a complete package which, at a minimum, must include 3 nights hotel. We are not permitted to sell entry only.

2 Runners Sharing

This package is for two runners wanting to share one room. Prices are per person.

1 Runner/1 Spectator

This package is for one runner staying by themself or for one runner that is bringing a maximum of one other person to be their non-running roommate, or, someone who already has an entry. The price is a total price for both people.

The Group Hotel

Crowne Plaza Berlin - Potsdamer Platz
Address: Hallesche Straße 10 Berlin, Germany 10963
Phone:  +49 30 8010660
Click here for the website

The Crowne Plaza Berlin - Potsdamer Platz is situated 2KM from Brandenburg Gate (finish area) and roughly 2.5KM from the Start area of the marathon. This means that you can easily walk both to the marathon in the morning and then back to the hotel post marathon without having to worry about taking public transportation.

Crowne Plaza Berlin - Potsdamer Platz offers rooms with one European queen bed (160cm by 200cm) or rooms with two single beds (90cm by 200cm). Rooms with two single beds will only fit one person each. Upgrading to a suite with a king bed and a bathtub is possible.

See below for rates.

Prices

Prices are in € Euros but you may pay in Canadian or US Dollars.
Additional nights may be purchased either before and/or after the weekend.

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*2 Runners Sharing – A package for a couple or two friends, both of whom are running. Price is per person.

*1 Runner /1 Non Runner – A package for either someone traveling on their own and wants

their own room, or, one runner and one additional person in the room who either is not running or already has an entry. Price is the total for both people.

Suite Upgrades

Make your trip a little more special and upgrade to a suite with a bathtub and seating area for just €99 a night more.

There are only a handful of suites so book early.

After You Register

After you register Dream Travel will contact you to obtain additional information via the email address you provided.

Insurance

Protect yourself and your money by purchasing our Group Insurance through Manulife. Due to the costs associated with this trip, the pandemic and because you will not be traveling until September, we highly recommend purchasing our travel insurance. With paid insurance you will be able to cancel for insurable reasons as well as running injuries while training! Insurance covers: Cancellation, Interruption, Medical and Baggage. For full details on coverage, please click here: Travel best bets insurance.

Please note that the insurance coverage that you may have on your credit card will not cover you completely! We are unable to process insurance for those living in Quebec – please contact your local travel agency for coverage.

Due to the pandemic, we also include a Cancel For Any Reason clause on some policies. Please inquire about this insurance and note that it must be purchased within 72 hours of placing your deposit.

Not Included with your Package

Travel insurance, airfare, meals and items of a personal nature are not included in your package.

Recommended Itinerary

Thursday Sep 21

We highly recommend that you land in Berlin no later than Thursday as you’ll want to get over jetlag so that you have a great race weekend! As well, you’ll want to consider possible flight delays. If you’re not tired, head to the expo and grab your bib early to avoid the long line ups on Friday and Saturday.

Friday Sep 22

Dream Travel will have a short, easy group run Friday morning along the river. Friday afternoon you’ll want to pick up your bib from the expo if you haven’t already.

Saturday Sep 23

Get those feet up and relax.

Sunday Sep 24

Race Day!

Monday Sep 25

Time to stretch those legs, do some sightseeing and show that medal off with pride!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you book my flights for me?

Anyone who purchases one of our packages for the 2023 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON can contact Yumi at Travel Best Bets 1 877 523 7823 ext 122 or yumi@travelbestbets.com to have their flights booked.

What are the minimum three nights we have to stay?

You may stay any three nights although the majority of the group will stay Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in order to get to the expo and so that you won’t have to check out prior to running the marathon.

What’s the weather like?

Average September temperatures in Berlin average between +11 and +19 degrees Celsius.

How do I get to the start line and back to the hotel after the marathon?

We purposely chose the hotel that we did as it’s walking distance to both the Start and the Finish areas.

 

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Contact Information

  • If you have any questions about the 2023 Berlin Marathon or our packages, please contact Stephen at Dream Travel:
  • events@dreamtravelcanada.com
  • Phone: (877) 601 7275

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  1. Choose your event! Click on the registration link to go to the secure registration page
  2. Fill out your information on the registration form. Make sure to include your proper email address!
  3. Use your credit card to pay your registration fee! Transactions processed securely.
  4. You will receive a confirmation Email, outlining your application and payment details.
  5. Check the on-line confirmation list above.
  • All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Entry fee does not include processing fee .

Remember to check back regularly for updates on race information!

If you have questions or comments, please contact your Race Director.

Have a great Race!

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