Entry Form for Speed-Skaters available
The RACE for the starting places is on
2001-01-24Finally we can present you the new entry form for the 28th BERLIN-MARATHON for Speed-Skaters on the 30th of September 2001.
It took a little longer because we needed the time to reflect on the last race and take up some recommendations and criticism into account. The following changes will be enforced:
1) Entry Limit, Starting Blocks and Personal Best Times With 6,741 participants the BERLIN-MARATHON was the biggest Skate-Marathon in the world. We entered unknown territory and after the race some skaters complained, that the streets were too full. Due to this there will be no further growth in Berlin in 2001, the field is limited to 6,000 starters. Additionally we will procede with an enhanced block start, which will be delayed slightly and in return will bring more space to the individual starter. We will also pay more attention that only the accredited skaters can enter their responding starting block. Furthermore will the skaters with a best time of sub 1:30 verify their time with a copy of a certificate. Please provide a copy of your certificate when sending your entry form. Due to this, skaters with a PB of sub 1:30 will not be able to enter online. Please be aware, that your best time must be achieved on a course measured by the AIMS-Standard (this standard is enforced by the international Marathon Foot Races). Dreamtimes of for example the Engadin with a 300 meters net drop will not be accepted. At the moment the AIMS-standard applies to the following marathons:
Hamburg, Frankfurt, Koeln, Hannover, Muenchen, Mainz and of course Berlin.
We are sorry that we are not able to check your results of Berlin automatically and ask you to send us a copy. Slower participants will of course also be seeded into starting blocks.
2) Ellbow-, Wrist- and Knee-Protection For years the wearing of a helmet is compulsory. Although scars are sexy, we recommend strongly the wearing of the complete protection set. Crashes are common in competitive Speed-Skating and the protective gear can really help to reduce injuries. There is a limited insurance provided by the organizer (for acts of gross negligence by the organizer), but this will only apply to participants wearing the full protective set, others do start fully on their own risk.
We also urge you to take along your own drinks, this further helps to minimizr reasons for unnecessary crashes. Nevertheless we will have water along the course, you will not die with thirst.
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