About This Guide:

This announcement is also available in german.

Content:

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

Announcement

Race Date:

August 17-18, 2019

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.
Metzer Straße 19, 10405 Berlin
Race Organisation Lead: Olaf Ilk
email: info@100meilen.de
Webseite: 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 2019 race will be run anticlockwise. The course is marked with spray painted arrows. A road book with a detailed route description and a GPS map will be available for download on the website, www.100meilen.de (roughly one month before the race, last-minute changes are possible due to road works).
The route includes busy, public roads. Participants are expected to follow the local Traffic Code.

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 no 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 17, 2019, 6:00 am

Cut-Off Time: August 18, 2019, 12:00 noon

The time limit is 30 hours.

Relay Teams

Start Time:  August 17, 2019, 7:00 am

Cut-Off Time: August 18, 2019, 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 5-9 kilometers along the route. The aid stations provide a variety of food and drinks that are suitable for runners.
The organizer aims to provide food and drinks rich in variety.

For environmental reasons, no drinking cups are allowed on the course. All plastic cups and trash have to be disposed at the aid stations. Littering is not allowed.

Control Points (CP) Drop Bag and Relay Exchanges:

There are three Midpoints where drop bags can be handed off and where relay exchanges take place (exception: 10+ relay).
The Midpoints are as follows:

  • Midpoint 1 – Ruderclub Oberhavel in Hennigsdorf (approximately at 34 k)
  • Midpoint 2 – Schloss Sacrow (approximately at 71 k)
  • Midpoint 3 – Sportplatz Teltow (approximately at 102 k

The relay teams exchange as follows:

  • 2 person relay teams:
    • runner 1 from start to Schloss Sacrow (Midpoint 2 – approximately 71 k)
    • runner 2 from Schloss Sacrow to Finish (approximately 90 k)
  • 4 people relay teams:
    • runner 1 from start to Rowing Club Oberhavel (Midpoint 1 – approximately 34 k),
    • runner 2 from Rowing Club Oberhavel to Schloss Sacrow (Midpoint 2 – approximately 37 k),
    • runner 3 from Schloss Sacrow to Sportplatz Teltow (Midpoint 3 – approximately 32 k),
    • runner 4 from Sportplatz Teltow to finish (approximately 58 k).
  • 10+-relay teams: The 10+-relay teams can exchange at any aid station!

Time Measurement:

Time measurement is done by a special chip technology offered by Race Result Germany. Split times are recorded electronically at each aid station and – if the connection allows – the split times are automatically posted online. Each aid station is also a control point. After the first midpoint (Midpoint 1 Rowing Club Oberhavel), each aid station has a cut-off time. The cut-off times are listed in the table below. Participants (individual and relay runners) who do not leave the aid stations according to the indicated cut-off times are pulled out of the race and are not able to officially finish the race.

Table of Time Limits: (subject to changes)

VP/control point  Km single starter teams
VP 6/WP 1 – Ruderclub Oberhavel 33,6 11:20 Uhr (5:20 h) 12:20 Uhr (5:20 h)
VP 7 – Grenzturm Nieder Neuendorf 38,3 12:10 Uhr (6:10 h) 13:10 Uhr (6:10 h)
VP 8 – Schönwalde 45,8 13:30 Uhr (7:30 h) 14:20 Uhr (7:20 h)
VP 9 – Falkenseer Chaussee 51,6 14:30 Uhr (8:30 h) 15:20 Uhr (8:20 h)
VP 10 – Karolinenhöhe 58,0 15:40 Uhr (9:40 h) 16:15 Uhr (9:15 h)
VP 11 – Pagel & Friends 62,9 16:30 Uhr (10:30 h) 17:35 Uhr (10:35 h)
VP 12/WP 2 – Schloss Sacrow 70,6 17:50 Uhr (11:50 h) 18:30 Uhr (11:30 h)
VP 13 – Revierförsterei Krampnitz 76,8 19:00 Uhr (13:00 h) 19:30 Uhr (12:30 h)
VP 14 – Brauhaus Meierei 82,5 20:10 Uhr (14:10 h) 20:30 Uhr (13:30 h)
VP 15 – Gedenkstätte Griebnitzsee 89,2 21:25 Uhr (15:25 h) 21:35 Uhr (14:35 h)
VP 16 – Königsweg 96,1 22:40 Uhr (16:40 h) 22:45 Uhr (15:45 h)
VP 17/WP 3 – Sportplatz Teltow 102,3 23:50 Uhr (17:50 h) 23:50 Uhr (16:50 h)
VP 18 – Osdorfer Straße 108,8 01:10 Uhr (19:10 h) 01:00 Uhr (18:00 h)
VP 19 – Lichtenrade 115,0 02:25 Uhr (20:25 h) 02:05 Uhr (19:05 h)
VP 20 – Buckow 123,7 04:00 Uhr (22:00 h) 03:40 Uhr (20:40 h)
VP 21 – Rudow 130,7 05:30 Uhr (23:30 h) 04:35 Uhr (21:35 h)
VP 22 – Johannisthaler Chaussee 136,3 06:45 Uhr (24:45 h) 05:35 Uhr (22:35 h)
VP 23 – Dammweg 142,2 07:55 Uhr (25:55 h) 06:30 Uhr (23:30 h)
VP 24 – East Side Gallery 148,0 09:15 Uhr (27:15 h) 07:40 Uhr (24:40 h)
VP 25 – Checkpoint Charlie 152,7 10:15 Uhr (28:15 h) 08:30 Uhr (25:30 h)
VP 26 – Gedenkstätte Günter Litfin 156,5 11:00 Uhr (29:00 h) 09:10 Uhr (26:10 h)
Ziel – Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark 161,3 12:00 Uhr (30:00 h) 10:00 Uhr (27:00 h)

Mandatory Equipment:

During the race, every participant, both individual runners and relay team members, must carry a fully functional, switched on mobile phone with them.The phone number has to be entered in the online registration. A change of phone number has to be notified at the latest at the bib pickup (16 August 2019).
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. Carrying along an extra lamp as well as additional batteries is recommended. It is recommended that every runner carries at least 0.5 liters of water and a rescue blanket (gold foil) along. In case of extreme weather conditions, the Race Director can make this mandatory. The organiser reserves the right to control the mandatory equipment during the race.

Rule Violations:

Rule violations may result in warnings, time penalties or disqualifications. Rule violations are for example unsportsmanlike conduct, short-cutting, use of vehicles, change of the bib number, traffic offences, littering or insults against volunteers and race officials respectively. The use of headphones before AS 4 (Naturschutzturm) and after AS 19 (Lichtenrade) is not allowed and can result in disqualification.

Medical Certificate:

A medical certificate, obtained no more than 12 months prior to the day of the event, is mandatory for individual runners and has to be presented at the bib pick-up. The certificate must state in writing that the participant is medically capable of running 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. An individual runner will not be admitted to the race without a medical certificate.
We recommend the form of the German Ultramarathon Federation which you can download HERE.

Bicycle and Running Accompaniment:

Bicycle or running support is possible after AS 9 (Falkenseer Chaussee, approximately 52 k) for both individual runners and relay teams. Companions are not allowed to position themselves in front of participants due to a wind protection effect. Each participant is limited to one companion. Other runners or traffic participants must not be interfered or jeopardised by the companion. The companion has to be registered (see registration).

Liability Disclaimer:

The participant of the Berlin Wall Race agrees with exempting the organiser, the organiser’s representatives, organs and agents from liability and financial compensation in case of damages and injuries of any kind that occur related to the event execution. The limitation of liability does not account for damages that are caused intentionally or grossly negligent and also not for damages as injury to life, body or health that are caused by neglect of duty of the organiser, employees, representatives, organs or agents. The limitation of liability further does not account for damages based on cardinal duty. So far as the liability of the organiser is limited as stated in the above paragraph, this also accounts for the personal liability of employees, representatives, organs and agents of the organiser.
This liability disclaimer also accounts for the sponsors of the event, the organisers and the owners/proprietors/tenants of private paths and land. Furthermore, the participant acknowledges that the organizer, the organizer’s representatives and agents do not have to avow for damages that are caused by other participants. Instead, the participants are liable to each other for intentional and grossly negligent damages. Liability is in such cases also limited to intent or gross negligence. As far as there is no accusation of neglect of duty, the claim to compensation is limited to the cause and extent of the predictable, typical occuring damage. The organizer assumes no liability for coffered items of the participant.

There is no claim to forwarding of drop bags and finds that have not been picked up after the end of the award ceremony. These will be disposed 14 days after the event.

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 these regulations.

Registration

Registration Open:

Friday, November 9, 2018 06:57 pm (CET)

Digression to 9 November 1989: GDR press conference on new travel regulations
6:00 pm: Press conference starts with 150 journalists
6:00-6:40 pm: Report by Günter Schabowski about travel facilities
6:53 pm: The journalist Riccardo Ehrman asks: “Isn’t the draft law on travel that has been published in recent days an error?” Schabowksi stumbles, the journalists listen attentively when he speaks: “... we decided to create a regulation that allows all GDR citizens to leave the country at all border crossings.” Only then, Schabowski reads out the draft which has been handed to Schabowski by Egon Krenz and Schabowski declares freedom to travel. The “Bild”-reporter Peter Brinkmann requests when the regulation will come into effect. Schabowski: “As far as I know, this is immediately effective.”
6:57pm: East-Berlin at the border crossing Bornholmer Straße: Stasi-Lieutenant-Colonel Harald Jäger is following the press conference in the canteen. “This is bullshit”, he says. Few minutes later, the first GDR citizens are waiting at the border crossing.

Registration can be completed online via our partner race result germany.

Link for registration

The registration covers the start entry. Any additional orders (companion, relay team shirts, participants increase for the 10+ teams) can be made between 1 May and 30 June 2019 (see below).

Registration Close:

Registration closes as soon as the participant limit is reached, but at the latest on Sunday, 31 March 2019 at midnight.

Participation Limit:

For individual runners, there are 500 entries available.

For relays, there are 130 entries available as follows:

  • 50 entries for 2 member teams
  • 50 entries for 4 member teams
  • 30 entries for 10Plus member teams

In individual cases, the race director can grant wildcards to individual runners and relay teams.

Waiting List:

If the participation limit is reached, registration will be closed. There is NO waiting list. All interested runners have a second chance for registration on 4 April 2019. At 7 pm (CET), we re-open registration and allocate those slots that have been withdrawn.

Entry Fees:

Individual runners: 199,00 €
The entry fee covers the administrative and operational costs of the event (e.g. preparation of the event, official authorisations, time measurement, medical service, course marking), the 100Miles-Buffet on the evening before the race, breakfast in the stadium, race catering, drop bag transport, final meal in the stadium, a finisher shirt, medal and race certificate (for download).
Individual runners who have successfully finished the race within the time limit in 2018 and 2019, will receive a back-to-back medal. Individual runners who successfully finish the race within 24 hours, receive a 100-miles-buckle.

2 person relay: 219,00 €
The entry fee covers the administrative and operational costs of the event (e.g. preparation of the event, official authorisations, time measurement, medical service, course marking), the 100Miles-Buffet on the evening before the race, breakfast in the stadium, race catering, drop bag transport, final meal in the stadium, medals and race certificates (for download).

4 person relay: 259,00 €
The entry fee covers the administrative and operational costs of the event (e.g. preparation of the event, official authorisations, time measurement, medical service, course marking), the 100Miles-Buffet on the evening before the race, breakfast in the stadium, race catering, drop bag transport, final meal in the stadium, medals and race certificates (for download).

10+ person relay: 359,00 €
The entry fee covers the administrative and operational costs of the event (e.g. preparation of the event, official authorisations, time measurement, medical service, course marking), the 100Miles-Buffet on the evening before the race, breakfast in the stadium, race catering, final meal in the stadium, medals and race certificates (for download).

Additional Orders:

Additional orders can be made between 1 May and 30 June 2019 via a personalised link that we email to you beforehand.

Companion: 50,00 €
The fee for the companion includes the costs for participation in the 100-Miles-Buffet on thee evening before the race, race catering, as well as the final meal in the stadium. The companions also receive a t-shirt (at the bib pick-up).

relay team shirts: 25,00 €
All relay teams can order a relay shirt for 25,00 € per shirt.

Runner Increase of a 10+ relay team: 25,00 €
Each 10+ relay team can increase their team by up to 27 runners. With the 11th runner a fee of 25,00 € has to be paid. This fee includes the costs for the 100Miles-Buffet on the evening before the race, breakfast in the stadium, race catering, the final meal in the stadium, medals and race certificates (for download).

All relay teams have to determine the names and the starting order of their runners by 30 June 2019 via this link (see above).

Payment Information:

Participants from Germany agree with their registration to enter the SEPA-Direct Debit Procedure. The entry fee will be debited from the account within 7 days after the registration. International participants directly pay via paypal or with credit card via paypal (without a paypal account).

The organiser reserves the right to reject individual runners from the race without giving reasons. In this case, an already paid entry fee is immediately repaid.

Withdrawal from the Start List:

Withdrawal from the race prior to 31 March 2019 will result in a refund of 70% of the entry fee. Withdrawal has to be communicated via email (info@100meilen.de).

Withdrawal from 1 April 2019 results in NO refund of the entry fee.

Transfer of an Individual Entry:

If a participant has to withdraw from his starting slot after 31 March 2019, he can transfer his entry to another person until 31 July 2019. Please inform the registration team via email (info@100meilen.de). A processing fee of 30,00 € has to be paid.

A transfer of entry to the following year is NOT possible.

Late Registration:

Late registration is possible on 16 August 2019 at the bib pick-up between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Only cash payment is possible (10,00 €additional  processing fee).

  1. Late registration is possible in the following cases:
    • Registration of an individual runner if the participants limit is not reached, yet (209,00 €).
    • Registration of a full relay team if the participants limit is not reached, yet (229,00 €, 269,00 €, 369,00 €).
    • Transfer of entry to another person and relay team, respectively (40,00 €)
  2. Additional orders are possible in the following cases:
    • Registration of a companion for individual  and relay runners (60,00 €). The shirt for the companion is only available while supplies last.
    • Reorder of relay shirts. The shirts will be mailed (25,00 € per shirt+10,00 € shipping costs).
    • Increase of the 10+relay team runners (25,00 € per additional participant + 10,00 € processing fee per team)
    • Change of runner names and/or starting order (10,00 €).

Schedule

Friday, August 16, 2019

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

10:00 am – 6:00 pm Start packet pick up
10:00 noon – 6:00 pm Late registration
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Briefing for Individual Runners (in English) Attendance is mandatory for participants and registered supporters!
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 17, 2019

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

4:00 am – 5:20 am Shuttle bus departure 3 Shuttle bus available

departure time: 4:00 am, 4:40 am and 5:20 am

 

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
10:00 pm – 00:00 am Post-race dinner (part 1)  bib-number

Sonntag, 18. August 2019

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

00:00 am – 12:00 noon Post-race dinner (part 2)  bib-number
04:00 am – 12:00 noon Pickup Drop-bag (change point 1 and 2) after 12 noon the Drop-bags will transported to the H4 hotel
02:00 am – 12:30 pm Shuttle transfer departure to the H4 Hotel about every 20 min

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

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm Awards ceremony for Relay Teams
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Pickup Drop-bag (change point 3)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Awards ceremony for Individual Runners

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