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BMW Berlin Marathon 2021 - UAE Runners (BBM12)

BMW Berlin Marathon 2021 - UAE Runners

BMW Berlin Marathon 2021 - UAE Runners (BBM12)

Country Visited: Germany
Days Distance Race Type Price from Style
4 Full Marathon Abbott World Marathon Majors د.إ 1860 (₹36,270) Value Guided
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  • Overview

  • Itinerary

  • Accommodation

  • Important Information

  • FAQs

  • Reviews

  • Dates & Prices

Experience

One of the 6 World Majors, this Marathon is one of the fastest races in the world, annually held in Berlin. With over 122 nationalities & more than a million spectators, this worldwide phenomenon began in 1947.This event holds the most number of marathon world records for men & women in the world. Starting at the Brandenburg Gate, this marathon lets you bask in the mild autumn temperature while you run on this flat and even surfaced course with the cheering spectators sure to boost your running streak! Break your own personal record and treat yourself to a holiday in Europe after, in this fun & exciting running vacation!

Inclusions

  • Hotel accommodation at a convenient location within minutes from the race start and finish
  • Guaranteed Race Entry to BMW Berlin Marathon 
  • Travelcard for one day to enable you to get to the expo (hotel package only) 
  • Bus Transfer to start of Breakfast Run on Saturday 
  • Hi-Tea Orientation meet-up and network with fellow runners 
  • Services of an Active Holiday Company representative for ground assistance.
  • All Breakfasts and one high-tea
  • Active Holiday Company T-Shirt (With Race Entry only)

HOSTEL INCLUSIONS:

  • 3 Nights stay in a 6 bedded mixed dormitory with attached toilets.
  • Guaranteed Race Entry to BMW Berlin Marathon.
  • Bus Transfer to start of Breakfast Run on Saturday
  • Hi tea with fellow runners
  • Services of an Active Holiday Company representative for ground assistance.
  • All Breakfasts and one high-tea
  • Active Holiday Company T-Shirt is included in your trip price.
  • Companions are not allowed on this package.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Berlin (Friday) Open or Close

Your trip to the Berlin Marathon starts at the hotel today at 3:30pm with a walking tour of Berlin including Brandenburg gate - the start and finish point of your marathon on Sunday. This is followed by high tea at the hotel from 6pm - 7pm - the tea is a great chance to meet your fellow runners and ask us any final questions you might have about the race.
For those arriving in the morning, head over to the expo to collect your bibs.
Meals: High tea.

Day 2
Berlin City (Saturday) Open or Close

This morning the whole group will be transferred from the hotel to the venue of the Berlin Marathon breakfast run. Starting at 9am, this run is a great chance to loosen up the day before the race with an easy 6km as well as meet runners from all over the world.
You have the rest of the day free to visit the expo, rest, and explore a little bit of Berlin.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Berlin City (Sunday) Open or Close

Today is race day. Enjoy the energy of the event as you run this iconic race, one of the largest marathon races in the world. Your hotel is well located and you will get to the race start and end within a matter of minutes. Consider hitting one of Berlin's famous pubs to celebrate your race.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
Berlin City (Monday) Open or Close

Depart on your own to the airport or even better, extend your trip and visit more of Germany hitting the Oktoberfest in Munich. Check with us for our exclusive Oktoberfest extension.
Meals: Breakfast

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Accommodation

HOTEL - NH HOTEL BERLIN MITTE CHECKPOINT CHARLIE 03 Nights / 04 Days:

The property is walking distance from the start and the finish of the race and our runners love staying here. The marathon runs right past the hotel and the level of service is exactly what runners need. The Check-in time is 03:00 PM 

HOSTEL - Check-In HOSTEL 03 Nights / 04 Days (Six shared dorm basis)

The Hostel is 2.2 Km away from Brandenburg gate - at the start and the finish. The hostel does not permit residents below 18 years of age. The Check-in time is 03:00 PM 

Exclusions

  • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
  • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
  • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
  • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
  • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
  • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

Booking Conditions

HOSTEL PACKAGE
A complete registration form with a non-refundable deposit of AED 1390 per person is needed to confirm your race participation and accommodation. Full payment is due before 25th June 2021.

HOTEL PACKAGE 
A complete registration form with a non-refundable deposit of AED 1390 per person (for race participants) and AED 750 per companion is needed to confirm your race participation and accommodation. Full payment is due before 25th June 2021.
Child below 8 years with no extra bed, Sharing with parents AED 300 per child
Child between 8 - 11 years with extra bed AED 600

If this is your sixth and final Abbott WMM race, check our FAQs to ensure you receive a six-star medal at the finish.

CANCELLATION & AMENDMENT
* For the hotel package - cancellation on or before the 25th June 2021 is subject to cancellation with the deposit amount only.
* Cancellations after 25th June 2021 attract 100% cancellation.
* Race Entry transfers are possible at a charge that depends on when you transfer the entry.

Transfer on or before 15th August 2021 at a charge of AED 498 per person

Transfer from 16th August till 10th September AED 750 per person

Transfer from 11th September till 25th September AED 1100 per person

Race transfers are not possible after this date. Active Holiday Company assists in finding a runner who can take your entry but we do not guarantee it. If we do not find a replacement runner then the cancellation penalty applies

Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation is mandatory for all travelers
Please review the accommodation options very carefully before making your booking. Changes in category of accommodation will not be permitted after the booking has been made.
Any amendment/change in hotel reservations until 15th August 2021 will attract a fee of AED 75 per change. No changes are possible after this date.
Race entry is not available without the package; however, the package can be booked without the race entry.

TRANSFER OF ENTRIES
Berlin Marathon permits the transfer of entries and we do receive requests from runners who have a confirmed spot with us for a race bib/entry transfer. To ensure that we only waitlist runners who are seriously interested in running the Berlin Marathon, we accept waitlists for the Berlin Marathon against a deposit of AED 498 per person.
If and when your spot is confirmed this amount is adjusted against your final dues to us. If your spot is not confirmed up to one month before race-day this amount will be refunded to you.
Should your spot become available and you choose not to take it, the deposit will be retained as a cancellation. However should you change your mind before we confirm the spot, you can request a full refund of your deposit.
Spots are offered on a first come first serve basis as and when they become available. Typically these happen 3 to 1 month before departure.

Before You Go

Things you need to know

FAQs

Q: Can I book extra nights before or after the race?
A: Yes, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to book the extra nights for you. We have various extension packages available on our website and we can also work with you to create a full extension package if you like. 

Q. Is the race entry guaranteed if I book a package through Active Holiday Company?
A. Yes, all of our World Marathon Major packages come with guaranteed race entry.

Q. This is my Sixth WMM, how do i receive a six star medal at the finish?
A. If you have booked your sixth and final Abbott WMM race, kindly let us know. We will guide you through the process and ensure you receive a medal at the finish.

Q: Will I have to collect my own bib?
A: Yes, all the World Major Marathons require that the participants attend the expo in person and collect their bibs. Your travel documents will contain detailed instructions on how to get to and from the expo from your hotel. 

Q: How far is the hotel from the start/finish line?
A: If the start/finish line are the same then we try to ensure that the hotel is within walking distance or easily accessible by public transport. Should the start and finish be different, we usually have hotels close to the finish line with transport arranged to the race start. Please check with us about specific races. 

Q: What category of hotels are used?
A: The NH Hotel is a 4* hotel. It is chosen for its fabulous location and ease of access but all our runners also love the service and the rooms there. 
The Hostel is a 2 star hostel, very close to the start and the finish and chosen to make it possible for runners from all economic backgrounds to run this incredible race. 

Q: I am a single traveller, is it possible for me to get a twin share room?
A: We have several single travellers interested in sharing a room with another traveller and, wherever possible, we try to pair up people who have requested rooms on twin share. However, please keep in mind that this is not a guarantee and in some cases you might be required to take a single supplement.

Q: Is it possible for me to buy just the race entry and make my own accommodation arrangements?
A: As Tour Operators, we are required to sell the race entry along with accommodation. It will not be possible to buy just the race entry.

Q: I’ve got the race entry through the Ballot/Charity, can I buy the accommodation from Active Holiday Company? 
Yes, it is possible for us to organise accommodation for you if you already have the entry or if you are travelling with a non-running companion. However, please note that this will be at the same hotel as the rest of the group travelling on our package.

Q: I am taking the race package through Active Holiday Company, is it possible for me to upgrade my accommodation?
A: No, it is not. We plan it such that we have the whole group staying together at a single hotel so it will not be possible to upgrade hotels since you are part of a group booking.

Q. I cannot attend this race. Is it possible for me to transfer my registration to another runner?
A. The Berlin Marathon allows runners to transfer their spots to another runner until a certain date. Please get in touch with us to find out what the exact dates are.
None of the other World Major Marathons allow this.

Q. Is it possible for me to defer my registration to the following year?
A. The Berlin Marathon doesn't allow runners to defer registrations to the following year.

Q. Will you be able to assist me with visas and air tickets?
A. Yes, we can help you with visas and flight tickets for an additional charge. Please get in touch with us for details. 

Reviews

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Overall score:

(Based on 3 reviews)

  • Shaf Kana

    Sep 2019

    Brilliantly organized with Cheer

    Traveled with wife and our 4 year old for Berlin Marathon. We had such a great time. Gauri and Arsad made sure we had everything sorted.
    The meeting on the arrival day was very informative and met up with a lot of runners and made some good friends and memories.
    Overall, it was such a fun and hassle free trip, we are looking forward to the next running trip with Active Holidays.

  • Khaled Elsharkawy

    Sep 2019

    Amazing

    Ease of registration, good value for money, great guidance and support

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    The hotel high quality and location, i was worried to be very far or sub standard

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Dates & Prices

Check-in HOSTEL Berlin (24 Sep - 27 Sep 2021) - AED 1860 per person

NH HOTEL BERLIN MITTE (24 Sep - 27 Sep 2021)

Per person on twin share
(With Race Entry) 

Per person on single Room
(With Race Entry)

Per person on twin share
(No Entry)

Per person on single room
(No Entry)

AED 3425

AED 4525

AED 2175

AED 3225

 

Extra Nights (Hotel) Wednesday (22nd Sept) Thursday (23rd Sept) Monday (27th Sept) Tuesday (28th Sept)
Single AED 1400 AED 1400 AED 695 AED 695
Twin AED 700 AED 700 AED 365 AED 365

Extra Nights prices are per person including breakfast and all taxes.
Active Holiday Company assists in finding a runner who is willing to take extra nights on twin share but we do not guarantee it.

Payments through card attract 2.75% surcharge. 

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Why Run with Active Holiday Company

We are the region’s best known & most trusted Marathon Tour Operator. We are the official Tour Operators for the World Marathon Major Races. We are runners just like you!
  • Guaranteed Race Entry, no timing qualification

    Guaranteed Race Entry,
    no timing qualification

  • Well located accommodation that delivers value

    Well located accommodation
    that delivers value

  • Thoughtfully planned programs with runner ‘comforts’ included

    Thoughtfully planned programs with
    runner ‘comforts’ included

  • All logistics looked after, you focus on your race!

    All logistics looked after,
    you focus on your race!

  • Best in class service & 24/7 emergency support

    Best in class service &
    24/7 emergency support

  • Network with like-minded runners & companions

    Network with like-minded
    runners & companions

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