47th BMW

27 September 2020

Once the public ballot results for the 47th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON have been announced, the only other way to secure your place is through one of our charity partners below. 

How it works

  • Pick a charity from the list of official charity partners below
  • Click the register button and fill out your details to apply for a charity place
  • Your charity will be in touch to let you know if your application was successful
  • Discuss your fundraising target with your charity and start raising money for a great cause!

Each partner charity only has a limited number of guaranteed places, so submit your application now to avoid disappointment. Remember to give as much detail as possible in your application, including any personal connections you have with their cause. All charities will have different fundraising targets, but they’ll give you all the support and resources you need to raise more than enough.

If you already have a place in the event our partner charities would still love to have you on board as a fundraiser.

If you have any more questions please contact Realbuzz Group.


St. Jude Childen’s Research Hospital

Contact Susan Graham on 901.232.5572

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Make your miles count, register to run as a St. Jude Hero.

Alzheimers Society

Contact Hannah 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.

Save the Children (US)

Contact the Events Team on 475-999-3380

We’re passionately committed to one goal: Giving all children the best chance for the future they deserve – a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

Spinal Injuries Association

Contact The Team on 01908 604 191

Join SIA in one of the world’s most prestigious Marathons, against the backdrop of one of Europe’s most stunning cities.

The Christie charity

Contact The sporting events team on 0161 446 3400

The Christie is the largest single site cancer centre in Europe, treating more than 44,000 patients a year, and The Christie charity provides funding for enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds to continue the excellent care, treatment and research provided at The Christie.

Back on My Feet

Contact The Team on (215) 772-1080

Back on My Feet is transforming lives through the power of running, community and essential employment and housing resources.

Endure to Cure Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Contact Jason Sissel on 866-400-2121

Endure to Cure is an award-winning pediatric cancer foundation whose programs bring hope, inspiration and financial assistance to children in cancer treatment and their families.

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

Contact the Events Team on 0203 987 6092

Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.


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.

St Barnabas Hospice

Contact Mike Pastor – Challenge Fundraiser on 01522 540 300

Every year we support more than 10,500 people across Lincolnshire affected by a life-limiting or terminal condition. We deliver free, high quality, compassionate end-of-life care and support to patients, their families and carers.

Van Andel Institute

Contact Ashley Owen on 616-234-5390

Purple Community, Van Andel Institute’s (VAI) grassroots fundraising and awareness program, connects individuals, schools, teams and businesses to the resources needed to support groundbreaking cancer and Parkinson’s disease research at VAI.


Contact Events Team on 020 7233 9696

Join Team Whizz-Kidz and change the lives of young people with disabilities. With the right wheelchair comes independence and confidence. Go the distance. Be the difference.

Team Fox

Contact Liz on (212) 509-0995 ext 320

Team Fox is the grassroots community fundraising program at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. 100% of all money raised goes straight to the Foundation’s programs to speed a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Make the most of your miles in the race to cure Parkinson's by becoming a Team Fox Athlete!


Contact Mel Parker on 01242 530007

WellChild is the national charity giving seriously ill children the best chance to thrive - at home with their families.

Fred's Team

Contact Matthew Driscoll on 646-227-3885

Fred’s Team runners raise critical funds for cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Donations give doctors and researchers at MSK the funding they need to make groundbreaking discoveries and conduct lifesaving clinical trials. As one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation, the research conducted at MSK makes a difference in the lives of countless people touched by cancer worldwide.

Stroke Association

Contact Hannah Richards on 02079401351

The Stroke Association are working for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need.


Contact Beth Cox 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.

The National Brain Appeal

Contact Alexis Gebbie on 020 3448 4724

The National Brain Appeal helps to provide much-needed funds to support The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery and the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology – together known as Queen Square. This is one of the world’s leading centres for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with neurological and neuromuscular conditions. These include stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia.

Parkinson's UK

Contact Events Team on 020 7963 9305

Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's. As the UK's Parkinson's support and research charity we're leading the work to find a cure, and we're closer than ever.

Sierra Club

Contact Jenny Muschinske on 617-997-1194

Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the US. Help the Sierra Club keep fighting for Earth's natural resources and to keep our planet healthy.

Cats Protection

Contact Fundraising events team on 01825 741 960

Children with Cancer UK

Contact Alice Hargreaves on 020 7430 7788

Join our team for the Berlin Marathon 2020 and help us keep more families together!

Homes For Our Troops

Contact Krista Landry on 508-967-9029

Homes For Our Troops, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, builds and donates specially adapted custom homes, throughout the United States, for severely injured post–9/11 Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.

Royal Voluntary Service

Contact Eleri Bateman on 0800 731 9197

Royal Voluntary Service inspires and enables people to give their time by volunteering to meet the needs of the day, in hospitals and in local communities.

Woodlands Hospice

Contact Woodlands Events on 0151 529 2299

Woodlands Hospice is committed to delivering the best possible practice and development of Specialist Palliative Care. We honour people’s right to dignity and respect at whatever stage of their illness.

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Contact Caitlin & The Events Team on 0203 535 7090

Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest common cancer. 1 in 4 people diagnosed won’t survive for a month. Join us and help change the future of pancreatic cancer through research, campaign and patient support.

Autism Speaks

Contact Jennifer DiPalma on (646) 427-3690

Running with Autism Speaks will provide you an exciting, memorable and fulfilling experience where your fundraising efforts will help enhance lives today while accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow!

Breast Cancer Now

Contact Anna on 0207 025 2483

Join #TeamNow today and run to raise money for life-saving breast cancer research.

Team Imerman Angels

Contact Dave Louthan on 312 720 4014

We provide one-on-one support to anyone facing cancer - we run so no one faces cancer alone.


Contact Dino Verrelli on 203.414.2716

Project Purple is an impact-driven organization with a vision of a world without pancreatic cancer. Our mission is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and improve the lives of patients through support, hope, and compassion.

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.

The Institute of Cancer Research

Contact the ICR Sports team on 020 7153 5397

One of the world's most influential cancer research organisations, with an outstanding record of achievement.

Smile Train Team EMPOWER

Contact Julie 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.

LuMind IDSC Down Syndrome Foundation

Contact Rebecca Harris on 781-825-1304

LuMind IDSC envisions a world where every person with Down Syndrome thrives with improved health, independence, and opportunities to reach their fullest potential. We accelerate research to increase availability of therapeutic, diagnostic, and medical care options and we empower families through education, connections, and support.

Project Purple

Contact Dino Verrelli on 203.414.2716

Project Purple is an impact-driven organization with a vision of a world without pancreatic cancer. Our mission is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and improve the lives of patients through support, hope, and compassion.

Rethink Mental Illness

Contact Events Team on 020 7840 3040

Help us to support people living with mental illness by taking on the fastest, flattest marathon of them all. Begin an amazing journey today by securing a place in our Berlin Marathon team in 2020.

Prostate Cancer UK

Contact Vicky Richardson on 0203 310 7034

One man dies every 45 minutes of prostate cancer in the UK but it doesn't have to be this way. Our team believe men are worth fighting for and by running and fundraising with us you can stop prostate cancer being a killer. It’s your marathon, and you can make your place count by joining our team.

National Literacy Trust

Contact Laura Hyde, Fundraising and Events Manager on 020 7820 6254

We help to transform lives through literacy. Join #TeamLiteracy and help transform the life stories of disadvantaged children in the UK, by giving them the literacy skills they need to succeed in life.

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.

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.

Brain Research UK

Contact Helen on 0207 404 9982

Every minute, someone in the UK will be diagnosed with a neurological condition. Run for Brain Research UK and help fund research to improve the lives of those affected by brain conditions.

Ambitious about Autism

Contact Events Team on 020 8815 5431

Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of something incredible whilst also raising crucial funds to help make the ordinary possible for children and young people with autism.

Street Child

Contact the challenge team on 02076147696

We are Street Child. Every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn. Street Child believes that achieving universal basic education is the single greatest step that can be taken towards the elimination of global poverty.

Crohn's & Colitis UK

Contact The Events Team on 01727 734485

We are fighting to achieve a better quality of life for the 300,000 people in the UK suffering physically and emotionally from Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Ultimately, we want to find a cure.

The Brain Tumour Charity

Contact Sarah Moore on 01252 237867

The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain cancer and helps the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.

Herren Project

Contact Pam Rickard on 540-238-7187

Former NBA player Chris Herren founded The Herren Project to help others navigate the road to recovery from addiction. We provide recovery resources and support services, increase awareness and lead initiatives focused on prevention and education.

Help for Heroes

Contact Help for Heroes Events Team on 01725 514 106

Join Team Help for Heroes and help wounded veterans and those still serving to recover and get on with their lives. We give them, and their loved ones physical, psychological, career, financial and welfare support for as long as they need it.


Contact the Events Team on 02079235507

3 children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health problem. We’re Place2Be, and we improve children's mental health by providing in-school support. Join us and together we can reach a time when no child has to face mental health problems alone.

Flatwater Foundation

Contact Chelsea Hardee on (805) 748-4330

MISSION: Flatwater Foundation is dedicated to providing those diagnosed with cancer, their families and loved ones access to mental health therapy and family support. This includes access to both traditional and non-traditional methods of psychological counseling.

Save the Children

Contact the Events Team on 020 7012 6400

Save the Children exists to help every child reach their full potential. In the UK and around the world, we make sure children stay safe, healthy and keep learning, so they can become who they want to be. By being your personal best and joining Team Save in the Berlin Marathon you are helping to support us work alongside children, supporters and partners to build a better world – because together we can do so much more than acting alone. Run for us today and help every child reach their full potential. For more information please visit our website or email us as at events@savethechildren.org.uk.

Project Purple

Contact Dino Verrelli on 203.414.2716

Project Purple is an impact-driven organization with a vision of a world without pancreatic cancer. Our mission is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and improve the lives of patients through support, hope, and compassion.

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 attacking cancer from every angle and are leading the fight for a WORLD free from cancer. Come make your Berlin miles more meaningful with Team DetermiNation!

Walkabout Foundation

Contact Yana on 0207 581 36 80

Hole in the Wall Gang

Contact Andrea on 203.772.0522

Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund

Contact Sharon Marston on 708-205-5692

Children's Tumor Foundation

Contact Angela on 1-800-323-7938

Smile Train Team EMPOWER

Contact Julie on 212-481-8983

The Salvation Army

Contact The Events Team on 020 7367 4819

Girl UP

Contact Julie Willig on 202-887-9040


Contact Lizzie Griffiths on 0207 793 2232

Alzheimer's Research UK

Contact the fundraising team on 0300 111 5777


Contact Carrie Cihasky on 773-475-3315

Spinal Research

Contact Robin on 02076538935

Children of Peru Foundation

Contact Edouard on 1-917-215-1977

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

Contact The Team on 020 7463 9297

Orchid, Fighting Male Cancer

Contact Events Team on 020 3745 7317

Against Breast Cancer

Contact The Team on 01235 534211

The Mental Health Foundation

Contact Matthew Hickey on 020 7803 1123


Contact Christian Raley on 512.279.8410

National Autistic Society

Contact Events Team on 0808 800 1050


Contact the Events Team on 0203 772 9720

Claire House Children's Hospice

Contact The Events Team on 0151 343 0883

Organization for Autism Research

Contact Sean Flynn on 703-243-8020

CLIC Sargent

Contact Jade Clarke on 0300 330 0803

American Cancer Society Team Determination

Contact Kyra Racelis on 312.960.2346

The Eve Appeal

Contact Becky Griffiths on 020 7605 0109

Runwell a program of Caron Treatment Centers

Contact Kevin Peter on 610-743-6101

Alzheimers Society

Contact Hannah on 0330 333 0804

Anthony Nolan

Contact Rebecca Wells on 0303 303 3000

Penny Appeal

Contact Haroon Mota on 07714249215

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Contact Sporting Events Team on 0333 323 7200

British Heart Foundation

Contact Heart Runners Support Team on 0300 456 8355

Team Continuum

Contact Melissa Terrazas on 845-200-7094

Prostate Cancer UK

Contact Vicky Richardson on 0203 310 7034

Brain Research UK

Contact Helen on 0207 404 9982

American Cancer Society Team Determination

Contact Kyra Racelis on 312.960.2346

Tuesday's Children

Contact The Team on 212.332.2980

Prostate Cancer UK

Contact Vicky Richardson on 0203 310 7034

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Contact The Team on (800) 482-TEAM

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Contact Brittney Wright on 203-652-0213