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Generali Berlin Half Marathon

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The Generali Berlin Half Marathon takes place on the 6th April 2025. Berlin is one of the most significant cities in European history. Steeped in culture, this iconic city is a must see. Known for its nightlife, architecture, art and music scene, Berlin has plenty on offer to everyone. Our packages for the 2025 Berlin Half Marathon weekend give you the ideal opportunity to combine a running trip, with a sightseeing holiday, or maybe just a relaxing weekend getaway.

Run through the heart of Berlin

Explore the sights, sounds and culture of Berlin

First held in 1985, the Berlin Half Marathon attracts around 30,000 runners every year, with a superb 200,000 spectators cheering you through the historic streets along the way. With a flat course, and well organised wave starts, and phenomenal crowd support, the race is a great opportunity to aim for a new PB!

Feel the excitement and buzz of running a half marathon, while taking in the wonderful sights Berlin has on offer. Whether you spend your days tucking into the local cuisine and tasting the local beers, or hop on a bus and visit the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin TV Tower, there is plenty for you to do during your trip away.

Included in your package

  • 3, 4 or 5 nights at the Arcotel John F on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Guaranteed entry to the 2025 Berlin Half Marathon
  • Optional half marathon entry fee with the option to buy extras such as finisher t-shirts, massage, medal engraving and more
  • Meet and greet drinks on Friday night
  • 5k shakeout run on Saturday morning
  • A half marathon pre- race brief on Saturday
  • Escorted trip to the race expo and to the start on race day
  • Post marathon celebration drinks on Sunday evening
  • Passionate Sports Tours team on hand throughout the event
  • Daily hotel visits from our team
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ARCOTEL John F Berlin
ARCOTEL John F Berlin

ARCOTEL John F is located within easy distance of the Gendarmenmarkt, the Museum Island and the Boulevard Unter den Linden. The lobby and each of the rooms are appointed with rocking chairs and lamp shades based on a dress worn by the First Lady Jackie.


Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service

3 nights
4 nights
5 nights

* Please note that the price is based on 2 people sharing a room with double bed or 2 single beds. Single supplement fee for a sole occupancy of a room.










4 April

Arrival day

Please make your own arrangements to fly to Berlin Brandenburg Airport and transport from Berlin airport to your hotel. Join our meet and greet drinks this evening to meet the team and your fellow runners!

5 April

5K warm up run and expo

After an early breakfast, join our 5K shakeout run this morning to get your legs moving pre-race day. Followed by a pre-race briefing to answer any last minute questions you may have.

Today the expo is open from 9am – 6.30pm. The expo is also the location of race number pick up. It is located at the former Airport Templehof (Platz der Luftbrucke 5, 12101, Berlin). Your Sports Tours reps will escort you to the expo,  or if you have already attended, you will have the chance to explore the city of Berlin today.

6 April

Berlin Half Marathon Race Day 

Today is race day! Your rep will escort you to the start line this morning. The race starts at 09:55AM – with Wheelchair competitions and Hand cycles setting off first, and 10:05 as the start time for runners. The start and finish are located at Straße des 17. Juni between Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column. Please note, there is a time limit of 3:15 hours.

Celebrate your achievement in style with your fellow runners at our post marathon after party.

7 April

Departure day

Today brings your Berlin adventure to an end, be sure to get some unmissable sightseeing in before you travel home. Alternatively, you can book some extra nights with us and extend your stay to enjoy more that this fantastic city has to offer.

Guaranteed entry +

€116 per entry including a timing chip

Additional add ons –

Adidas event shirt £40

Medal engraving £15

Bib magnets x4 £11

Photo and video package £30

Maurten race pack £15

General, visa, passport and health information +

General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCDO website. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.

Route details +

The Berlin Half marathon course is fast, characterised by flat, wide roads with several long straight sections. The mix of live music, artists, and attractions is drawing more and more spectators to the course. And the Berlin streets are fast! That is not only demonstrated by the top runners with numerous times under the magic one-hour limit, but also through the many personal bests in the ever-growing field of participants.

Does my luggage get transported to my hotel? +

If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.

Do you cater for children? +

Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.

Can Vegetarians, Vegans or special diets be catered for? +

Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.

Can I extend my stay along the way? +

Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.

How can I pay for my holiday? +

Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.

Do I need travel insurance? +

Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.

What happens if I have to cancel? Will I lose money? +

Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.

Can I change the date after I’ve booked? +

Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.

Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay? +

Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.

Can I travel on my own? +

Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms or twin share rooms

What is twin to share? +

On many of our travel packages we offer our free ‘Twin to Share’ service where you pay to share a room rather than the supplement for a single room. We encourage single travellers to join our tours and rooms for single occupancy are available on all our tours, but we also offer the opportunity to book our ‘Twin to Share’ service. This option which means that we pair you up with another athlete of the same sex so you can enjoy the event without having to pay the single occupancy supplement.

Is the entry guaranteed? +

All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.

Do I need to pay a deposit? +

A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.

How do I manage a Sports Tours booking? +

Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.

When will I receive my tickets? +

Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure

What is included in the price? +

What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

What is not included in the price? +

What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

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