Berlin Marathon

When:
Where:
Berlin, Germany
Distance:
Marathon (26.2 miles)
Minimum Sponsorship:
£750
Registration fee:
£25
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Event information

Run for WaterAid in the BMW Berlin Marathon on 24 September 2017 and help #FinishThirst.

Attracting over 40,000 runners from around the globe, the BMW Berlin Marathon is a great choice for beginners and seasoned pros 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.

Why not join in and together we'll change people's lives for good through clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene?

What people are saying

It feels amazing knowing that a little bit of effort running an event can change someone’s life. And WaterAid were always there to support me all the way.
Craig Holliday

FAQs

I have my own place in this event, how can I join Team WaterAid?

Congrats on securing your own place – we'd love to have you on board!

To join Team WaterAid you can either pop us an email at events@wateraid.org to let us know you’d like to join our team, or you can set up an online fundraising page on JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving. They'll tell us you’re fundraising for WaterAid and we’ll get in touch to say thank you and send you a fundraising pack.

I’m taking part in this event for WaterAid, how can I get a WaterAid top or cycling jersey to wear on the day?

If you’ve registered for a charity place or got your own place in any of our events, you'll receive your very own WaterAid running vest a few weeks before the race.

If you're taking on a different event for WaterAid and would like us to send you a vest or jersey, please contact us at events@wateraid.org.

What training advice and support do you provide?

We've teamed up with leading sport and training coaches RunningWithUs to provide expert training plans, tips and advice.

We have bespoke training plans, put together by RunningWithUs, and you'll get direct access to the expertise of our professional coaches. Whether you’re brand new to running or a seasoned cyclist, we have a training plan to help you. If you have any specific training questions, you can contact RunningWithUs directly by emailing info@runningwithus.com

I have an injury and now I can't take part in the event I signed up for. What should I do?

We're really sorry to hear that – please contact our events team at events@wateraid.org to let us know you won’t be taking part.

What happens if I don’t reach my fundraising target?

If you’ve bought a WaterAid charity place in an event, we'll ask you to reach a minimum fundraising target. This will cover the cost of the event place and administration fees that WaterAid have to pay, and help provide much needed support to some of the world’s poorest communities.

If you're concerned you won’t reach your fundraising target, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. We're on hand to help you out with tips and ideas that will help you reach your target and we may be able to extend your deadline, so that you have that little bit longer to fundraise.

I’m stuck for fundraising ideas. Can you help?

You’ve come to the right place! Check out some great fundraising ideas and inspirational stories.

Once you’ve registered for an event, we’ll also send you a fundraising guide as part of your welcome pack. This has lots of great fundraising tips to get you off to a flying start.

How do I pay in my fundraising?

If you've raised money on JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving, your job is done! All the online donations made to your fundraising page are automatically transferred over to WaterAid and allocated to your total.

If you've raised money offline, you can send in your fundraising by making a bank transfer, sending us a cheque, or paying in your money over the phone.

If you’re making a bank transfer please use the following details:

WaterAid Current Account
Barclays Bank PLC
Sort code: 20-65-82
Account number: 20422746

If you’re sending in a cheque, please make it payable to WaterAid and send it to:

WaterAid
47-49 Durham Street
London
SE11 5JD

Please also fill in a donation form with your name and details of your fundraising, and send it in to us. Otherwise we won’t know that the money is from you, and we won’t be able to thank you for your fundraising!

If you want to pay your money in over the phone, give us a call on 020 7793 4594.

Contact us

Have a question about the event you've signed up to? Or do you need some help choosing your next challenge?

Contact Becky in our Events team and she’ll be happy to help.

Email: events@wateraid.org

Phone: 020 7793 4594

You can also join the WaterAid Events Facebook group to get answers to any questions you may have.

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