Announcement for „Berlin Wall Walk 2024“

Race Date:

August 17-18, 2024

Race Patron:

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


Langstreckenlauf-Gemeinschaft Mauerweg Berlin e.V.
Brettnacher Straße 24, 14167 Berlin
Club Chairman: Olaf Ilk


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.
The route includes busy, public roads. Participants are expected to follow the local traffic regulations.

The Berlin Wall Walk takes place as part of the 100MeilenBerlin – Berlin Wall Race. During the Berlin Wall Walk 2024, the aim is to cover a little more than the last third of the official 100-mile route.


56 kilometers – Measured by GPS and verified by the Race Organizer.

Route marking:

The route is marked out by an experienced and competent marking team with chalk-based spray paint, signs and barricade tape as well as reflective arrows for night time.

Having said that, we cannot guarantee that the route is so well-marked that it would be impossible to lose your way. In particular, after dark, or in the event of heavy rainfall or other unfavorable weather conditions, the marking may disappear, be covered or not visible or recognizable in sufficient time.

In addition, the organizer will provide the GPS file for the route, which can be downloaded from the website (approx. one month before the run, short-term changes due to construction sites are possible). It is recommended to take a GPS device with you for orientation.

A (willful) removal of the markings by third parties cannot be ruled out by the organizer. Immediately after the closing time has expired, the trail markings are dismantled in sections by the final runners. The route is therefore no longer marked after the closing time has expired.

Start and Finish:

All participants start at the market place in Teltow (Marktplatz 1-3 in Teltow, 14513). Parking spaces are only available to a very limited extent. We therefore recommend arriving by public transport (S-Bahn station Teltow Stadt is within walking distance).

Finish is located in the Erika-Hess-Stadium (Müllerstrasse 185 in Berlin, 13353). There is NO capacity for parking at the stadium. Race participants 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 Time:

Start Time: August 17, 2024, 8:00 pm t0 midnight (every 30 minutes)
Cut-Off Time: August 18, 2024, 12:00 noon
The time limit is a maximum of 16 hours.

Refreshment Stations (VP):

There are 26 refreshment stations located every 5-9 kilometers along the route. The refreshment stations provide a variety of food and drinks – mostly vegan.
The organizer aims to provide food and drinks rich in variety.

All plastic cups and trash must be disposed of at the refreshment stations. Littering is not allowed.

Time Measurement:

Time measurement is done by a special transponder technology offered by Race Result Germany.

Closing times of the refreshment points:

The refreshment points must be passed before the respective closing time.

Refreshment points Km Closing time
VP 19 – Osdorfer Straße 6,5 02:00 am
VP 20 – Ninas Eltern 12,6 03:15 am
VP 21 – Buckow 21,1 04:50 am
VP 22 – Rudow 28,2 06:15 am
VP 23 – Johannisthaler Chaussee 34,1 07:30 am
VP 24 – Dammweg 39,7 08:30 am
VP 25 – East Side Gallery 45,4 09:45 am
VP 26 – Checkpoint Charlie 50,2 10:45 am
Ziel – Erika-Hess-Stadion 55,9 12:00 pm

Mandatory Equipment:

During the walk, every participant must carry a fully functional, switched on mobile phone with them.The phone number must be entered in the online registration. A change of phone number must be notified at the latest at the bib pickup (17 August 2024).

To help minimize the environmental impact, participants must carry their own collapsible cup with them.

Walkers 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. It is also mandatory to carry a rescue blanket (gold foil) with them. Bringing an extra lamp as well as additional batteries is recommended.

At least 0.5 liters of drink must be carried with you.

The organiser reserves the right to check the mandatory equipment during the race.


Rule Violations:

Rule violations may result in warnings, time penalties or disqualifications. Rule violations include for example, unsportsmanlike conduct, short-cutting, use of vehicles, change of bib number, traffic offences, littering or insulting volunteers and race officials. The use of headphones after AS 20 (Ninas Eltern) is not allowed and can result in disqualification.

Failure to carry the mandatory equipment will result in disqualification in any case.

Bringing a dog on a leash is not allowed and will result in disqualification.

Act of nature / Covid 19:

In case the race must be cancelled due to an act of nature or a serious health risk such as a pandemic, the starting place may either be transferred to the following year or a refund of the registration cost may be requested, minus a 30% fee to cover organizing expenses.

Should the race be cancelled or shortened once it has begun due to an act of nature, then no refund of the registration fee is possible.

Liability Disclaimer:

The participant of the Berlin Wall Walk 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 finds that have not been picked up after the end of the event. 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 conditions.



Registration Open:

Thursday, November 9, 2023 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

Registration Close:

Registration closes on Wednesay, 31 July 2024 at midnight.

Entry Fees:

Until 11/30/2023  Until 12/31/2023 Until 03/31/2024 Until 07/31/2024
50,00 € 55,00 € 60,00 € 65,00 €

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), race catering, final meal in the stadium, medal and race certificate (for download).

Payment Information:

The participation fee is due immediately and is to be paid 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 such a case, a paid entry fee will be immediately reimbursed.

Withdrawal from the Start List:

We ask for your understanding that we are not able to reimburse the start fee due to the intensive logistical and organizational efforts demanded by the race. We therefore strongly recommend taking out cancelation insurance.

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

Transfer of an Individual Starting Place:

If a participant has to withdraw from his starting slot, he can transfer his entry to another person from April 01 until July 31 2024. Please inform the registration team via email ( A processing fee of 30,00 € is payable.

We offer a starting place exchange on Facebook.

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

Late Registration:

Late registration is possible on 16 August 2024 at the bib pick-up between 8:00 pm and 11:30 pm (75 €). Only cash payment is possible.


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