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Event Info

Here you will find everything important about the Berliner Wasserbetriebe 5 x 5K TEAM relay: the starting times, your way to the starting documents and much more.

Starting times & disciplines

May 14th to 16th, 2024

5 x 5K relay race on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - start at 6:30 pm each day

NOTE: Schedule and course are subject to change. The race will take place regardless of the weather, unless there is a weather warning from the German Weather Service.

Start & finish

The start and finish area is in Tiergarten between John-Foster-Dulles-Allee and the sculpture garden at Bundeskanzleramt.

Map Start / Finish area 

The start will take place in three waves to avoid bottlenecks. In order to plan your first change, we recommend to coordinate beforehand whether the start runner will start in wave 1, 2 or 3.


The course leads through the northern Tiergarten on a 5K circuit.

Course map

Start card & race material

Start card
About 7-10 days before the event, we will automatically send you your start card and further information about the race by e-mail to the team captain.

Race material pick-up


  • Tuesday: 3:00 to 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 3:00 to 6:30 pm
  • Thursday: 3:00 to 6:30 pm

(Note: no pick-up on monday)


  • Lawn in Tiergarten, John-Foster-Dulles Allee between Große Querallee/ Yitzhak-Rabin-Str.


  • Every member of the team can pick up the race material, it will be issued by teams. It is obligatory to bring the start card with you.


  • a race number for each team member
  • a voucher for your snack bag → more information 
  • if booked, additional extras

Time keeping & time limit

The time keeping is done with the MIKA TAG. The MIKA TAG consists of the start number on which a transponder is attached. The timing is done as usual by running over the mats at the start and finish.
Since the MIKA TAG is a "disposable transponder", there is no need to return the start number.

The time limit is 3 hours.

Snack Bag

Traditionally, our 5 x 5K TEAM-Relay includes a picnic basket with delicious snacks and a bottle of your chosen drink. Starting on 2024 the picnic basket becomes a Snack Bag, a environmentally friendly alternative. Of course each team can complete the picnic with delicacies brought from home.

Important note: As in previous years, for reasons of sustainability, we will not be handing out any plastic cups. For the protection of the environment, we therefore ask all participants to bring a drinking bottle and/or reusable drinking cups! We appreciate your support and understanding.

Hand out Snack Bag

  • Tuesday: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Relay batons

Every team needs a baton to pass on to the next runner.

The transitions are one of the highlights of the race. The more original the batons are, the easier they are for the teams to identify to ensure a quick transition. There are no limits to creativity.

Of course, if needed, you can borrow a "normal" baton on site.

Changing facilities

Changing tents will be available on the event site. There will be no showers.

Results & Certificates

Results will be available online right after the event. There you can also download your team certificate.