About This Guide:

This guide provides basic information about the 100miles Berlin 2018. All potential participants should read through the guide. Confirmed participants should also plan to attend a mandatory briefing on Friday, August 10 at 17:00 (for English) to learn about any last minute information.

This announcement is also available in german french italian.

Content:

  1. Announcement
  2. Registration procedure
  3. planned time schedule race weekend

Announcement

Race Date:

August 11-12, 2018

Race Patron:

Rainer Eppelmann, former East German Human Rights Activist and Chairman of the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the East German Dictatorship.

Organizer:

Langstreckenlauf-Gemeinschaft Mauerweg Berlin e.V.
Brettnacher Strasse 24, 14167 Berlin
Race Organization Leader: Olaf Ilk
Email: info@100meilen.de
Website: www.100meilen.de

Route:

The Berlin Wall Trail is mostly paved and smooth, but it also includes areas with broken concrete, sand trails, stones, and roots which may create some uneven surfaces.

Each year, the direction of the race changes.  The 2018 race will be run clockwise. The course is marked with spray painted arrows appearing every 200-500 meters.  A detailed route description and a GPS map will be available for review and downloading on the race website, www.100meilen.de  roughly one month before the race. Participants are advised to check the web site prior to the race and attend the Friday evening briefing on August 10 in case of minor last minute route changes.

Part of the route includes normal streets and sidewalks. Participants are expected to follow local traffic laws.

Distance:

100 Miles – Measured by GPS and verified by the Race Organizer.

Start and Finish:

Start and Finish are both located in Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn Stadium, Cantianstrasse 24 in 10437 Berlin.

There is limited capacity for parking at the stadium. Race participants and their supporters are strongly recommended to use public transportation to reach the stadium. The start number serves as a ticket to allow the participant to use public transportation on the race days.

Start Time and Cut-Off Times:

Individual Runners

Start Time:  August 11, 2018, 6:00 am

Cut-Off Time: August 12, 2018, 12:00 noon

The time limit is 30 hours.

Relay Teams

Start Time:  August 11, 2018, 7:00 am

Cut-Off Time: August 12, 2018, 10:00 am

The time limit is 27 hours.

In case of extreme weather, the Race Director may extend the cut-off time.

Aid Stations (AS):

There are 26 aid stations located every 5-8 kilometers along the route. The aid stations provide food and drinks for the race participants. A variety of food and drinks suitable for runners will be available.

All plastic cups and trash should be left at the aid stations as there are no trash facilities along the route.   Littering is not allowed.

Control Points (CP) Drop Bag and Relay Exchanges:

There are three Control Points where drop bags can be picked up or dropped off. The Control Points also function as hand off points for the 2 person and 4 person relay teams and provide food and drinks offered at aid stations. The Control Points are as follows:

  • Control Point 1 – Sportplatz Teltow ( 58 km)
  • Control Point 2 – Schloss Sacrow (90 km)
  • Control Point 3 – Ruderclub Oberhavel in Hennigsdorf (127 km)

The relays are structured as follows:

  • 2 person teams:
    • Runner 1: Start to Schloss Sacrow (Control Point 2 – 90 km).
    • Runner 2: Schloss Sacrow to the finish line (71 km).
  • 4 person teams:
    • Runner 1: Start to Sportplatz Teltow (Control Point 1 – 58 km).
    • Runner 2: Sportplatz Teltow to Schloss Sacrow (Control Point 2 – 32 km).
    • Runner 3: Schloss Sacrow to Ruderclub Oberhavel (Control Point 3 – 37 km).
    • Runner 4: Ruderclub Oberhavel to the finish line (34 km).
  • 10Plus person teams can change runners at any aid station or control point.

Time Measurement:

Timing is performed using chip technology offered by Sportident GmbH. Split times are recorded at each aid station and control point and they are posted online when available.  After the first control point, each aid station will have a cut-off time.  Runners who do not leave the checkpoint before the cut-off time will be disqualified and given DNF status, but allowed to continue running if they choose.

The cut-off times are listed in the table below:

Table of Time Limits: (will be updated in few weeks)

VP/Kontrollpunkt Km Einzelläufer Staffeln
AS 9/CP 1 – Sportplatz Teltow
AS 10 – Königsweg
AS 11 – Gedenkstätte Griebnitzsee
AS 12 – Brauhaus Meierei
AS 13 – Revierförsterei Krampnitz
AS 14/CP 2 – Schloss Sacrow
AS 15 – Pagel & Friends
AS 16 – Karolinenhöhe
AS 17 – Falkenseer Chaussee
AS 18 – Schönwalde
AS 19 – Grenzturm Nieder Neuendorf
AS 20/CP 3 – Ruderclub Oberhavel
AS 21 – Frohnau
AS 22 – Naturschutzturm
AS 23 – Oranienburger Chaussee
AS 24 – Lauftreff Lübars
AS 25 – Wilhelmsruh
AS 26 – Wollankstrasse

Mandatory Equipment:

During the race, every participant, both individual runners and relay team members, must have a reachable mobile phone. The telephone number should be entered in the online registration. A change of number can be processed at the latest, at the start packet pickup on August 10, 2018.

Runners and their bicycle companions who are on the course between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am or when it is otherwise dark are required to use a head lamp and a reflective vest or shoulder strap. An extra head lamp is recommended.

It is recommended that every runner carries at least 0.5 liters of water. In the case of extreme weather conditions, the Race Director can make this mandatory.

For the safety of participants, the Race Organizer will monitor the use of mandatory equipment.

Rule Violations:

Violation of the race rules may result in a warning, a time penalty or a disqualification. The Race Director has the authority to decide. Violations include unsportsmanlike conduct, using shortcuts, using transportation, changing start numbers, ignoring traffic laws, using headphones in city limits and insulting or abusing the volunteers or race organizers. Headphones are only allowed between Aid Station 7 (Lichtenrade) and Aid Station 22 (Naturschutzturm). Use of headphones outside of this part of the route is grounds for disqualification.

Medical Certificate:

A medical certificate, obtained or renewed no more than twelve months prior to the day of the event, is mandatory for individual runners. A copy of the certificate must be submitted to pick up the start packet. The certificate must state in writing that the participant is medically capable of managing a distance of 100 miles. It must include the signature and a seal or stamp (clearly recognizable) of a licensed Physician. A Physician participating in the race may not self-certify.

We suggest using the form from the German Ultramarathon Club (DUV), which can be downloaded here. The form includes English and French text as well as German. Without a medical certificate, the participant is not permitted to start the race.

Bicycle and Running Accompaniment:

Bicycle or running companions/crews are allowed after Control Point 1 (Sportplatz Teltow – 58 km) for both individual runners and relay teams.  Companions are not allowed to position themselves in front of participants in order to protect them from the wind. Each participant is limited to one companion. Companions should not interfere with other participants. They are required to register.

Liability Disclaimer:

Participation in the race is at the participant’s own risk. Every runner and companion exempts the organizer from liability and financial compensation in case of property damage, debilitating conditions, accidents, poor health and death.  Participants are not entitled to delivery of drop bags and lost and found items which are not claimed after the award ceremony.  Every participant (runner/crew) must sign the liability disclaimer at the start packet pick-up. Without this signature the start authorization will be refused.

Event Photos and Videos

During the event, photographs and video recordings of participants are allowed to be taken. These may be used for editorial and advertising purposes by the organizing club LG Mauerweg Berlin free of charge and without temporal restriction. By submitting the registration form, participants agree to the above mentioned regulations.

Registration

Registration Open:

Thursday, November 9, 2017 12:00  Midnight

Registration can be completed online through our partner Sportident GmbH.

Link for registration (opens on 2017/11/09 at Midnight)

This registration covers the start entry, but no additional fees for companions, t-shirts for relay teams, and additional fees for 10Plus member relay teams.  Those can be ordered May 1 – June 15, 2018.

Registration Close:

Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:00 Midnight

Participation Limit:

For individual runners, there are 400 entries available as follows

  • 350 entries via the online registration
  • 40 entries via the Ambassador program
  • 10 entries to be used at the discretion of the Race Director

For relays, there are 100 entries available as follows:

  • 20 entries for 2 member teams
  • 50 entries for 4 member teams
  • 25 entries for 10Plus member teams
  • 5 entries to be used at the discretion of the Race Director

Waiting List:

If the participation limit is reached prior to the close of registration, a waiting list will be set up. The waiting list will stay open until the end of normal registration on May 31, 2018. The list will be visible to the public. When the registration period ends, if there are entries still available from the Race Director pool, the people on the waiting list will be offered those entries.

ATTENTION: the registration for the waiting list also counts as a binding registration for the race. In case that an individual runner or a relay team is not interested anymore in a potential starting slot, the registration has to be cancelled by Email to the registration team (anmeldung@100meilen.de). When a start place becomes free, the registration team will contact the first person on the waiting list by Email and provide payment information and instructions.

The waiting list will be deactivated on June 1, 2018. Registrations of individual runners who have not received a starting slot, yet, will be published on the online participant exchange (as long as the runner agreed  at registration to the publishing of his Email) so that the individual runners on the waiting list can be contacted directly by runners who have to resign from their starting slot for the transfer of the starting slot.

Entry Fees:

Overview

The registration fees cover the administrative and operational costs of the event, including, but not limited to race organization, automated timing, route permits and preparation, Friday evening buffet, food and drink at the aid stations, control points and stadium, drop-bag transport, and finisher medals. Below is a breakdown of the entry fees:

Category Entry Fee
Individual Runners  189 Euros
 2 person relay  179 Euros
 4 person relay  219 Euros
 10plus person relay  339 Euros

Additional Entry Fee Information

Individual Runners:

Individual runner fees include a t-shirt for those who finish the race. Individual runners who completed the 2017 race and complete the 2018 race will be given “Back to Back” Medals. Runners who complete the race in under 24 hours will receive a race belt buckle.

Relay Teams:

Entry fees do NOT include a finishers t-shirt. T-shirts need to be ordered separately at a cost of 20 Euros per shirt.

Relay teams are required to provide the names of all team members and the order in which they will run, prior to July 31, 2018, by email (anmeldung@100meilen.de).

10Plus Relay Teams will need to organize their own drop-bag transport.

Ordering Additional Race Items:

Additional race items can be ordered through the registration team, May 1 – June 15, 2018, by Email at (anmeldung@100meilen.de).  When the ordering period for additional items begins, registered participants will receive a reminder Email for convenience.

  • Bicycle Companion / Crew Entry: 40 Euros
    The fees include not only participation in the event, but also the Friday evening buffet, and food, drink, and support at the aid stations, control points, and stadium. The companion will also receive a special t-shirt at the start packet pickup.
  • Finisher Shirts for Relay Team Members: 20 Euros
    Relay teams can order Finisher-Shirts for 20 Euros per shirt. Teams which do not start or finish will not be given Finisher shirts.
  • Addition of a Member to a 10Plus Relay Team: 20 Euros
    Each 10Plus Relay Team may have up to 27 members. After the tenth member, each additional member costs 20 Euros. The fee covers the Friday evening buffet, and food, drink, and support at the aid stations, control points, and stadium.

Payment Information:

The entry fee can be paid by direct debit. The fee will be taken from the entrant’s account within 7 days of registration.

If direct debit is not possible, the entry fees can be immediately paid via PayPal or by credit card over PayPal.   Any additional fees associated with payment must be covered by the participant.

Once the fees have been paid, the participant’s name will appear on the start list.

The Race Organizer reserves the right to reject an entry without providing a reason.  Rejected participants will have entry fees returned immediately.

Withdrawal from the Start List:

Withdrawal from the race, prior to the close of the registration period on May 31, 2018, will result in a refund of 70% of the entry fee. Notification must be received by the registration team by Email (anmeldung@100meilen.de) prior to the end of the registration period to be eligible for the 70% refund.

The available start place will immediately be offered to the first person on the waiting list.

A withdrawal after May 31, 2018 will result in the loss of 100% of the entry fee.

Transfer of an Individual Entry:

An individual entry can be transferred to a different runner after the registration period has ended on May 31, 2018. Justification for the transfer is not required.  The Registration Team must be notified by Email (anmeldung@100meilen.de).  A fee of 10 Euros will be charged to complete the transfer.

Transfer of the entry to the next year is not possible.

Late Registration:

Late registration is possible at the start packet pickup on August 10, 2018 between 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm. An addition 10 Euro late registration fee must be paid in addition to the standard entry costs.

Late registration is only possible in these special cases:

  • The participant limit for individuals or relay teams has not been reached.
  • A runner or team wants to register a companion. (Note: the Organizer cannot guarantee that late registered companions will receive a t-shirt).
  • A relay team wants to order finisher t-shirts. (Note: the shirts will be sent later by post).
  • A 10plus relay team wants to increase the number of team members.
  • A relay team wants to change members or change the order of runners.

Schedule

Friday, August 10, 2018

H4 Hotel am Alexanderplatz, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 32, 10178 Berlin

12:00 noon – 7:00 pm Start packet pick up
12:00 noon – 7:00 pm Late registration
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Briefing for Individual Runners (in English) Attendance is mandatory for participants!
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Briefing for Individual Runners (in German)
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Briefing for Relay Teams (in German)
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Buffet Dinner Wristband required for entry

Saturday, August 11, 2018

H4 Hotel at Alexanderplatz, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 32, 10178 Berlin

4:00 am – 5:00 am Shuttle bus departure Buses will run roughly every 20 minutes.

 

Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark, Cantianstrasse 24, 10437 Berlin

4:30 am – 7:00 am Breakfast for all participants
5:00 am – 6:30 am Drop-bag drop off
6:00 am Start for Individual Runners
7:00 am Start for Relay Teams
8:00 pm – 02:00 am Post-race dinner (part 1)

Sonntag, 12. August 2018

Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark, Cantianstrasse 24, 10437 Berlin

6:00 am – 12:00 noon Post-race dinner (part 2)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Shuttle bus departure to the H4 Hotel Buses will run roughly every 20 minutes.

H4 Hotel at Alexanderplatz, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 32, 10178 Berlin

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm Awards ceremony for Relay Teams
12:00 noon – 3:00 pm Drop-bag pick up
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Awards ceremony for Individual Runners

All finishers will be recognized at the awards ceremony and awarded a medal and certificate of completion. Pickup of medals and certificates prior to the ceremony is not possible.