Here you will find a small description of how it works:

  • First register online for the virtual ebm-papst Marathon.
  • Then download the mika:timing tracking & event app from the App Store or Play Store.
  • Activate the mobile data connection in your fully charged smartphone.
  • Start the app & select the "Virtual ebm-papst Marathon"!
  • Now select the module "My race" and log in with your RegistrationID and your last name. You will receive your RegistrationID by mail before the event.
  • Don’t forget to download the audio file for the live feeling. You should still be on Wi-Fi for this to save your mobile data volume.
  • When you are ready, start the tracking in the area "My race". Once started your time will run. You cannot repeat the race!
  • After the event, please stop tracking again.

Your advantages:

  • You start your race at a location of your choice (taking into account the applicable distance regulations).
  • With the app we take your time - the timing is based on GPS positions.
  • You virtually run the event course. Including virtual finish!
  • Your result will be automatically added to the result list. There you will also find your personal certificate after the run.


  • Fully charge your smartphone. GPS tracking can shorten your battery life.
  • To increase the accuracy of the GPS tracking, we recommend that you wear your smartphone on your arm. The smartphone should not be covered.
  • Supported is Apple iPhone from iOS 13 and Google Android from 7.
  • Please update the app to the latest version before the race.
  • If you use an Android smartphone, please make sure that all battery optimization or battery saving settings are deactivated for the app. Here you can find more information: