Taking runners past most of the famous sights of the historic city, the annual Berlin marathon is one of the most popular in the world, and ends at the imposing Brandenburg Gate. It is an extremely popular marathon and the limit of 40,000 runners was reached a few hours after registration opened for the 2013 event; if you want to compete in this famous race you must be quick off the mark! The route of the marathon is interspersed with about 80 live music stages where bands urge on competitors and entertain spectators. This remarkable music marathon makes the race even more special: some participants are even lucky enough to have requested songs played for them as they approach the finish line. There are plenty of refreshment stations and medical tents along the route to take care of the runners' needs and stalls pop up to feed and amuse spectators as well.
Date: 29 September 2013