This coming Sunday is the Berlin Half Marathon… a 21km run or skate through the heart of Berlin, starting on the iconic Karl Marx Allee with a route that passes by some of the most famous sights of the city, including the Brandenburg Gate, Tiergarten, Schloss Charlottenburg, Ku-damm and Potsdamer Platz. We know that there are a good number of our guests bringing their running shoes and race registrations with them, and there will also be a Circus presence, as Johann, Paul, Jim and Ivi attempt to complete the course before the time limit expires…
For those who are running, you will have been sent your race registration details and you will need to head to Tempelhof for the Berlin Vital fair where you can pick up your race number. It is possible to do this at Karl Marx Allee on the day of the race, but we would highly recommend you head to Tempelhof on Thursday, Friday or Saturday to save yourself the stress, to enjoy the different things going on at the fair, and also to see the legendary Tempelhof airport building where it is being held and which is worth a visit in its own right.
For those who are here to cheer, or would like to head down and see what the fuss is about, the skaters will set off at 9.30am on Sunday 30th March whilst the runners head out at 10.05am. You can see the route map above (click on it to make it bigger), and if you need any advice about how to get to the best spots to watch then come and talk to us at reception.
For everyone: we will be meeting at Katz & Maus in the Circus Hostel after the run (so, from roughly 1pm onwards) for a few drinks, to share our stories, and for those who have a medal around the neck, a small surprise!
See you then… The Circus Runners