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Run for WaterAid in the BMW Berlin Marathon and help #FinishThirst.

24 Sep 2017 | Berlin

BMW Berlin Marathon

When: 24 September 2017

Where: Berlin, Germany

Distance: 26.2 miles

Registration: £25

Sponsorship target: £750

If you have your own place in the BMW Berlin Marathon 2017 and would like to run and raise money for us please create your own online fundraising page for WaterAid.

Attracting over 40,000 runners from around the globe, the BMW Berlin Marathon is a great choice for beginners and seasoned pro’s alike due to its fast and flat route. Starting and finishing at the Brandenburg Gate, the marathon enjoys a wonderful carnival atmosphere with thousands of local supporters out to cheer the runners on!


On 25 September 2016 we had a fantastic team of runners who took on 26.2 miles at the Berlin Marathon to #FinishThirst!

Thank you to all of our incredible runners! 

To help support all our runners in the lead up to race day we’ve teamed up with professional coaches at RunningWithUs, to provide you with a training support package to get you to the start line fully prepared to take on the distance!

As a member of our team you’ll receive:

  • A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
  • An invite to our training day
  • Email helpline – ask the coach training, race, nutrition or injury questions
  • Twitter and Facebook ask the coach services and live Q and A sessions

In addition to this, you will also receive ;

  • A personalised WaterAid running vest or technical t-shirt
  • A fundraising pack to help you meet your targets
  • Fundraising and event resources including balloons, collecting tins and banners
  • Regular newsletters and emails  full of helpful tips, ideas and stories from our work
  • The opportunity to wear our famous WaterAid  toilet costumes
  • Support and advice from a dedicated member of the WaterAid events team

We’re here to help you every step of the way on your marathon journey, and we’d love to hear from you! If you have a question or want to chat to the coaches about your training, get in touch.

How to send sponsorship in 

If you've set up a fundraising webpage, the monies donated on-line should be transferred to WaterAid automatically. However, if you've raised money off-line, here is how to get it sent to us: 

It is more efficient and cost effective for us to process sponsorship in batches, which saves funds that can instead be used to help some of the world's poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. We therefore ask that you collect as much sponsorship as possible before sending it to:

The Events team
WaterAid
47- 49 Durham Street
London SE11 5JD

Please remember to include the following information when sending in your sponsorship:
  • Your name 
  • What the sponsorship is for  
  • Sponsor form with names/addresses of the sponsors and whether they would like to apply Gift Aid 
We strongly recommend that you send your sponsorship via recorded delivery so that you can track and hopefully retrieve your envelope if it goes missing. Sponsorship does go missing in the post from time to time, and it's hugely disappointing for both runners and the charity, so recorded delivery is always worth the extra effort.