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Q: How many entries do Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and Team Challenge have for the BMW Berlin Marathon?
A: Every year, the Foundation is allotted a set amount of race entries that have to be filled by a certain date. These entries are given out on a first-come, first-served basis and require the participant to agree to a $5,000 fundraising commitment. 

Q: Why am I required to give credit card information?
A: In the unlikely event that you do not reach your fundraising commitment of $5,000 by the deadline (September 18, 2024), your credit card on file will be charged the difference. Don’t worry — our team will be there every step of the way to help you reach and exceed your goal!

Q: Is there a registration fee?
A: Yes, all participants must pay a $15 registration fee at the time of their registration. 

Q: I have my own entry into the BMW Berlin Marathon. Can I still be a part of Team Challenge? 
A: Yes! You can purchase your own entry and enjoy all the perks of being part of Team Challenge as an “athlete with own entry”. Register and choose Athlete with Own Entry up until event day.

Q: What if I register and then can no longer participate?
A: Due to our limited allotment of race entries, we do not allow drops from this program. All participants, regardless of their ability to run on race day, must fulfill their fundraising commitment of $5,000 by September 18, 2024.

BMW Berlin Marathon

Q: When is the 2024 BMW Berlin Marathon?
A: The 2024 BMW Berlin Marathon will take place on September 29, 2024.

Q: What can I expect at the BMW Berlin Marathon? 
A: The BMW Berlin Marathon is one of the six iconic World Marathon Majors events, known for being a great race for both experienced runners looking for a personal record or beginners who want an easier first-time experience.

Known as the “fastest marathon in the world,” you’ll experience a flat course and many straight sections while enjoying optimal running weather with an average temperature of 60ºF and favorable wind conditions. You’ll experience your very own sightseeing tour of the German capital as you pass historic landmarks, one of the largest buildings in Europe, and end along the magnificent boulevard “Unter den Linden” through the Brandenburg Gate towards the finish.

Q: How do I find more information about the BMW Berlin Marathon?
A: For more race day information, please visit the BMW Berlin Marathon website.

Q: Where can I share my BMW Berlin Marathon photos?
A: We love seeing you on race day! Please submit your photos to and tag us on Instagram @teamchallenge_crohnscolitisfn.


Q: Is there a fundraising commitment?
A: Yes, all Team Challenge participants are required to raise funds. Fundraising commitments vary and are based on the event in which you are participating. To participate in the BMW Berlin Marathon, you commit to raising $5,000. But not to worry, our team is there to help you reach your goals!

Q: When is the fundraising deadline?
A: There are two fundraising deadlines as part of your Berlin Marathon journey to help keep you on track. The first milestone is three months before your race date. We recommend that you are at least halfway to your fundraising commitment by this point. The second milestone and final fundraising deadline is 10 days before your race date, September 18, 2024.

Q: I’m registered for the event but am no longer able to participate. Do I still need to raise funds?
A: Once you have signed up directly through the Team Challenge registration website, you are officially committed to running the race and fundraising on behalf of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Due to our limited allotment of race entries, we do not allow drops from this program. All participants, regardless of their ability to run on race day, must fulfill their fundraising commitment.

Q: How do I raise money?
A: Once you register, you'll receive access to your fundraising dashboard and a link to your personal fundraising page, where you can create customized content, send emails, connect your fundraising page to a Facebook fundraiser, and more. Plus, our extraordinary team will be there with you to help guide your fundraising and training every step of the way!

Q: To whom do I make checks payable and where do I mail it to?
A: Please make checks payable to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Read our offline donation form for more information.

Q: How do I ensure check donations are allocated toward my goal?
A: Please ensure that your name is on the check memo line of the donation before mailing it and accompanying any check donations with this offline donation form.

Q: Where does the money I raise go?
A: The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is dedicated to finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the quality of life for people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). More than 10 million people worldwide are affected by these diseases — when you hit the streets of Chicago, you’ll be running for them. Read how the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation puts dollars raised by programs like Team Challenge to work.


Q: What perks does Team Challenge offer?
A: When you join the Team Challenge family, you’ll receive your Team Challenge T-shirt and race entry to the BMW Berlin Marathon. Also included are biweekly meetups with Coach Marc, the team manage and other teammates, professional coaching, a 20-week training guide and fundraising resources. In addition, you can look forward to race weekend fun with a happy hour meet and greet on Friday evening, a final team shakeout run, and a post-race celebration!

Q: How can I connect with other Team Challenge coaches and members of the Team Challenge family?
A: When you join the Team Challenge family, you’ll gain access to our Strava Club and Facebook Group! Additionally, you’ll be able to connect with teammates on our bi-weekly marathon team calls.


Q: Does Team Challenge provide training support?
A: Yes! Coaching and training support will be offered to all registered participants. For the BMW Berlin Marathon, there is a 20-week training plan, plus a 12-week base-building plan before training officially begins.

Q: Is there an additional cost for training?
A: No. Your $15 registration fee helps cover the cost associated with the coaching and training plans.

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