Airport Run 2013: A race along the runway

25.04.2013
On Saturday, 27 April, at 7pm the starting shot will be fired for thousands of runners to set off along the south runway of Berlin Brandenburg Airport. The four kilometre long concrete runway is the first leg in the half marathon and 10-kilometre race across the airport grounds. Currently, over 3,000 competitors have registered; registrations will also be taken on the day of the event.

Hartmut Mehdorn, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, the airport operator, says: “We want to let people in the region actually experience BER before it opens. The 7th AirportRun offers the contestants an exclusive view of the south runway, the aprons, the German Air Traffic Control tower and the terminal from the airside.”  

Race into the sunset

The AirportRun will be taking place for the seventh time, and it is being held in the evening for the first time. The lights illuminating the south runway promise to create a very special atmosphere in the twilight. The BER terminal will also be illuminated. Participants can choose between a half-marathon over a distance of 21.0975 km, a 10-kilometre run and a 10-kilometre power walking course. In addition to prizes for the best runners in the three disciplines, the companies with the best times and the most participants will also receive prizes.

Local services

The event will take place on the grounds of Berlin Brandenburg Airport in the Service Area South. This area of the airport houses the ground services buildings, the fire brigade east and the technical services headquarters. During the race a small live entertainment programme will be provided for visitors and there will be food and drinks on sale. Changing facilities and showers will be provided for the runners.

Getting here

Participants and visitors can get to event either by car or by shuttle bus. Motorists should leave the A113 motorway at exit Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg and follows the signs for the “Service Area”. The designated parking spaces for visitors to the Airport Run at BER will also be signposted. The shuttle bus service will run between 3pm and midnight and will depart from the bus stop of the number 734 bus.

Registration information

The AirportRun is organised by BERLIN LÄUFT. The fee is €30 for the half marathon and €18 for the 10-km race. Participants who do not yet have a ChampionChip for electronic time keeping can rent one for €6. Registrations are now only available at the event from 4pm on.

Tel.: +49 30 24319977

Notes for editors

Journalists are also warmly welcome to attend the event. If you are planning to cover the event and require access to the course, please contact the Airport Press Office in advance. At the event you will find us in the press tent next to the stage.
Contact
Spokesman Lars Wagner

Lars Wagner Head of the Press Office / Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

+49 30 6091-70100 +49 30 6091-70070