21st Berliner Wasserbetriebe 5 x 5 km TEAM-Relay from 3 until 5 June 2020

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Registration Information

  • Getting to the Start

    Event Venue:

    Lawn in the Tiergarten Park between John-Foster-Duelles-Allee and the sculpture garden at the Bundeskanzleramt* (Federal Chancellory)

    By public transit:
    U-Bahn (subway): Bundestag (U55) or S-Bahn (elevated train): Hauptbahnhof (S3, S5, S7, S75)

    Please do not come by car. No parking is available.

    *Subject to change!

  • Age Groups and Categories

    Age Groups 
    Year of Birth
    YOUNGSTERS 2001 and later
    2000 - 1979
    1978 - 1970
    SUPERMASTER 1969 and earlier

    If all of the participants in a team are not in the same age category, the team will be ranked in the age group of the youngest participant (not including YOUNGSTERS).

    (Men/Women, separate categories)

    • Clubs/Running Groups/For Fun Runners
    • Companies


  • Bambini Runs

    There will be a Bambini Run at 6 pm on each of the three event days (800m).

    Registration is possible on-site for a €3 fee.

    Further details are available here: http://www.bambini-laufserie.de/en/

  • Picnic & more

    Each team receives  locally, a " picnic basket " - filled with cheese, sausage, fresh baguette, a bottle of red wine and jellybeans - for fast carbohydrate supply!

    For those teams which prefer vegetarian food, there is, of course, a meatless version. Please, enter your preferred basket during the registration...

    We would also like to fulfil all other nutritional requirements and wishes, but this is logistically not possible- Thank you for your understanding!

    Additional bottles of wine can be added to your picnic basket by ordering them with your registration for €5.40 per bottle. 

    Would you like your own team tent with catering?
    You can book a tent, food, drinks and more. Further info is available from :

    Sascha Rochow*
    Tel.: 030 - 755 419 548
    E-Mail: teamstaffel@optimahl.de

    Of course you can bring your own picnic blankets and treats, but please be aware that tents or ground stakes are not permitted, as well as grilling or the use of your own electricity.  


    *Subject to change

  • Team Tents

    Always. Give. It. Your. All.
    Your team will be giving it all for your relay. We will be giving it all for your team. Tents, food, drinks, and a great atmosphere. You can find out more about getting a team tent by contacting:

    Sascha Rochow*
    Tel.: 030 - 755 419 548
    E-Mail: teamstaffel@optimahl.de

    Please note that it is not permitted to set up your own tent, use stakes, barbeque, or provide your own electricity source. 

    *Subject to change

  • Team Registration

    The team captain will receive an email with all of the relevant information for the team about a week before the event.

    This email will include:

    - the link to confirm your registration. This MUST be presented in order to pick up your race materials, so print it out as soon as you get it! 

    - the login info to register the five relay team members. 

    Please note:
    Each participant can only run for one team on one segment of the race on raceday! 

  • Relay Batons

    Every team must bring a baton to pass on to the next runner.

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

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

  • Starting Blocks

    The start will take place in three waves.

    Tip: By starting in waves, the large field of runners will be spread out better along the course, which will help to prevent bottlenecks. In order to plan your transitions better, decide before the race which of the three waves the starting runner will be in.

  • Race Numbers

    The letter on your race number has a specific meaning:

    "M" =  Mittwoch (Wednesday) 
    "D" = Donnerstag (Thursday)
    "F" = Freitag (Friday)

    It has nothing to do with "men", "dames" or "females" and is completely gender neutral. :)

  • Race Materials

    We have collected all important information under the point "Race Matrials and Change "

  • Team Name

    Every team must have a name!

    It can be your club, company, or family name (if you all have the same name) or one your make up. Everything is allowed.

    If you are registered as a company team, all of the participants must be company employees! 

  • Eligibility

    Bambinis: 0-10 years

    5 x 5 Relay: Women, men, youth, mixed relays (will be included in the men's ranking)

    According to the German Athletics Association may participate following vintages in these competitions:

    5 km run - from U 12 (11/10 years)

  • Registration Fee per Team


    Registration period AdultYouth/Pupil (2001 and earlier)
    till May 14, 2020 EUR 100
    EUR 55
    Bambini Run (2010 and later)
    EUR 3,00 (on-site registration)

    Every team will receive a picnic basket.  
    Every basket will include one bottle of red wine--if that is not enough, you can order more during the registration process!

    * as long as the limit has not already been reached

  • Limits of Participants and Time limit

    Limit of participants: 1,900 teams per event day

    Time limit is 3 h

  • Dates & Starting Times & Competitions

    The 5x5 km Berliner Wasserbetriebe TEAM Relay will take place on: 

    June 03, 04, and 05, 2020

    The starting times for each day will be:

    at 6 pm for the Bambini Races (800 Metres)

    at 6:30 pm for the team relays (5x5 Kilometres)

  • Event Venue

    Lawn in the Tiergarten Park, between John-Foster-Duelles-Allee and the Sculpture Garden at the Federal Chancellory*

    *Subject to change

  • Timekeeping / Chips / Chip Return

    Timekeeping will be kept using the ChampionChip!*

    No individual times will be kept, meaning there will only be a total team time.
    Every team will get 2 loaner ChampionChips (plastic transponders) with the race materials, which the first and last runners must affice to the laces of their shoes (do not use metal, or the timekeeping will not work)

    Chip Return

    There are chip return centres in the finish area that will be open until about 10:30 pm. The Chips are single-use only, and must be returned immediately after the race. If a Chip is not returned by 10:30 pm, a fee of 25 Euros will be charged (invoice will follow after the event). 

    Affixing the Chip

    Please attach the Chip securely to the laces of the shoe (do not use metal, or the timekeeping will not work). To ensure that you do not lose them, please do not use velcro to secure the Chips.

    Please Note

    Fair play is expected from every participant. You must stay on the marked course. If you leave the course, you will be disqualified.
    The race bib must be attached to your chest. If you alter the race bib in any manner you will be disqualified.


    *Provided by Mika Timing GmbH, Strundepark, Kürtener Straße 11 B 51465 Bergisch-Gladbach, Tel. (02202) 240 11 13 info@championchip.de

Sponsoren des 21st Berliner Wasserbetriebe 5 x 5 km TEAM-Relay Berliner Wasserbetriebe Erdinger Alkoholfrei AOK Laserline Berliner Morgenpost adidas


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