16 September 2018

Once the public ballot results for the 45th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON have been announced, the only other way to secure your place is through one of our charity partners below. Their guaranteed places are limited, so get in touch with the charity of your choice now to avoid disappointment. Even if you’ve secured your own place through the ballot, the charities below would still love to hear from you. Alternatively, if you have any questions, you can contact us at  The Realbuzz Group .

Macmillan Cancer Support

Contact The Running Team on 0300 1000 200

Join team Macmillan and you can make a difference to the 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK.

Organization for Autism Research

Contact Sean Flynn on 703-243-8020

Led by parents and grandparents of children and adults on the autism spectrum, OAR’s mission is to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily.

Alzheimer’s Society

Contact Julia Smith on 0330 333 0804

Dementia devastates lives. One in three children born today will develop it in their lifetime and too many people face it alone. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer’s Society will be there for anyone affected by dementia.

Unite Against Cancer

Contact Colin Smith on 07446940553

Unite Against Cancer (SC043017) is a Scottish Registered charity that raises money to fund research into new cancer treatments and to educate and inform on cancer prevention.

Anthony Nolan

Contact Rosie Short on 0303 303 3000

Save the lives of people with blood cancer, including leukaemia and lymphoma. Join the team and help us to provide lifesaving stem cell transplants to patients in need.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Contact Luan Roberts on 020 7841 3642

JDRF, the world's leading type 1 diabetes charity, drives world-class research to treat, prevent and cure this condition.

Walkabout Foundation

Contact Camilla Fitzgerald on 0207 581 36 80

Walkabout Foundation is a US and UK registered charity whose mission is to restore dignity, freedom and independence by providing wheelchairs and rehabilitation to children and adults suffering from mobility disabilities in the developing world.

Cancer Research UK

Contact The Sports Team on 0300 123 5461

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to research on the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer.

Parkinson's UK

Contact the Events Team on 020 7963 9305

We're the Parkinson's charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson’s.

Make-A-Wish® UK

Contact the Challenge Events team on 01276405089

Make-A-Wish® UK grants magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

Jack’s Marathon Team

Contact Sharon Marston on 708-205-5692

We envision a world where every adult and child is aware of the risks of melanoma and takes preventative measures; where those who suffer from melanoma receive comfort and healing; and ultimately, where every case of melanoma will be completely curable.

The Mental Health Foundation

Contact Matthew Hickey on 020 7803 1123

The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.

Smile Train US

Contact Julie Bengis on 212-481-8983

One Charity. One Goal. One Team. Smile Train’s mission is to provide every child born with a cleft the opportunity to live a full and productive life. By empowering local doctors in some of the world’s poorest countries with the tools, the training and the funding, we can provide free surgery for children, giving them not only a new smile but a second chance at life.


Contact Kendal Sharratt on 02 9557 9070

The Stillbirth Foundation Australia is the only Australian charity dedicated to stillbirth research and we are 100 percent community funded. Join Team Stillbirth to help us continue our research in to why stillbirth continues to happen at a staggering rate of 6 babies per day – a number that has not changed in decades.

Alzheimer's Research UK

Contact the fundraising team on 0300 111 5 777

Alzheimer's Research UK is the leading research charity for dementia. We are dedicated to funding scientific studies to find ways to treat, cure or prevent Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, Lewy Body disease and fronto-temporal dementia.

Children with Cancer UK

Contact The Sports Team on 020 7404 0808

Children with Cancer UK is the leading national charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. Our aim is to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

Contact The Team on 020 7463 9297

Join teamSSAFA and help us continue our vital work supporting the Armed Forces.


Contact the events team on 0300 999 3887

We're Mind, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect

Foundation for Prader-Willi Research UK

Contact Catherine Shaw on

PWS is recognised as the most common genetic cause of life threatening childhood obesity. With over 40 other symptoms and no cure, help us fund research into this rare and complex condition.

Walkabout Foundation

Contact Camilla Fitzgerald on 0207 581 36 80

Walkabout Foundation is a UK and US registered charity whose mission is to restore dignity, freedom and independence by providing wheelchairs and rehabilitation to children and adults suffering from mobility disabilities in the developing world.

MS Society

Contact The Events Team on 0300 500 8084

We’re the MS Society. We understand what life’s like with MS. And we’re driving research into more – and better – treatments. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

Prostate Cancer Research Centre

Contact Ellen Whatmore on 020 7848 7546

Join our team to help fund world class research to help improve the survival and quality of life of men with advanced Prostate Cancer.

Spinal Injuries Association

Contact Lauren on 01908 208541

Join Spinal Injuries Association and support spinal cord injured people in the UK. We provide support to anyone affected by spinal cord injury to ensure they can lead fulfilled lives after injury.


Contact the Mencap Events Team on 020 7696 6946

Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.

American Cancer Society Team Determination

Contact Kyra Racelis on 312.960.2346

We want to drive cancer into insignificance. Today 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will get cancer in their lifetimes. Together, we are a united force against all cancers.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

Contact Kate Reeve on 0203 841 3164

Join our team to help the thousands of seriously ill children that come to Great Ormond Street Hospital every year.

Save the Children

Contact Jessica Ferman on 020 7012 6400

Join Team Save the Children today and you’ll get everything you need to go the extra mile. From a bespoke training day and fitness guides to fantastic cheer points along the route and that much needed post-race massage and celebration. We’ll be there with you, every step of the way.


Contact Jason Sissel on

Endure to Cure’s programs bring uplifting gifts/experiences to children in cancer treatment and help families cover uninsurable travel expenses associated with cancer treatments. Join us and be somebody’s hero today!

Guide Dogs

Contact the Guide Dogs Events Team on 0345 143 0200

Make it count for Guide Dogs: run the Berlin Marathon for us and help work for a world where people with sight loss are never left out of life.


Contact Lucy Mason on 0344 515 1190

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

St Jude Children's Research Hospital

Contact Susan Graham on 901-578-6970

Runners who fundraise while training for their race are part of a growing alliance against childhood cancer. They're called St. Jude Heroes. Be a Hero and run for a reason.


Contact Events Team on 0203 772 9720

We are leading the fight against child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. We help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, we protect children at risk, and we find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening. Run for Team NSPCC, because every step, every mile, will help keep every child safe.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation – Team Lemon

Contact Matthew Stevens on 610-649-3034

Our mission is to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.

American Institute for Cancer Research

Contact Mary Beth Healy on m.healy@aicr.org

The American Institute for Cancer Research champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.

Girl Up

Contact Julie Willig on fundraise@girlup.org

Join the movement to advance the rights of girls everywhere. Run for gender equality and help Girl Up promote the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls around the world.

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Contact The Fundraising Team on 020 3535 7090

International Justice Mission

Contact Emma Lindner on 0300 303 2425

The Herren Project

Contact Pam Rickard on 540-312-4368

The Herren Project provides resources and support for individuals and families seeking recovery from addiction through treatment navigation, virtual support groups, mentoring and recovery coaching, preventative education and scholarships.

Breast Cancer Now

Contact Rebecca on 0207 025 2483


Contact Kim Pawelek on

Runwell’s mission is to provide access to alcohol and drug treatment programs through financial scholarships.

Just a Drop

Contact Louise Geoghegan on 02089107981


Contact Zoe Everatt on 01525 243228

Stroke Association

Contact Hannah Richards on 02079401351

Children in Crisis

Contact Geraldine Burnet on 020 7627 1040

British Heart Foundation

Contact the Heart Runners Support Team on 0300 456 8355

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Contact Brittney Wright on wrightb@themmrf.org

The MMRF is recognized as one of the most significant innovators in cancer research. The work of the MMRF is dramatically improving the outlook for patients with multiple myeloma and other cancers.


Contact Carrie Cihasky on 773.475.3315

Join TEAM PAWS and become part of a community of nearly 4,500 people who, over the past 11 years, have saved more than 15,000 homeless animals.


Contact Becky Harrison on 020 7793 4594

Asthma UK

Contact the Events Team on 0300 222 5800


Contact Cecilia Magill on 0207 233 9696

Endometriosis Foundation of America

Contact Kimberly Tronolone on 646-854-3309

Back on My Feet

Contact Casey Venella on 856-220-6264

Back on My Feet is a national organization that combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources.

Autism Speaks

Contact Brandon Wilmoth on TeamUp@autismspeaks.org

Tuesday’s Children

Contact Jessica Breslin on 212-332-2980

Tuesday's Children provides a lifetime of healing for those whose lives have been forever changed by terrorism and traumatic loss.