Whoever has competed in one of the 33 editions of GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON knows that tingling sensation. The concentration and tension of the runners is tangible; only subsiding when the starter’s pistol finally sounds and your sightseeing tour through Munich starts right away: Olympic Park, English Garden, Bogenhausen art nouveau villas, Isar Bridge, “Gärtnerplatz”, “Sendlinger Straße”, “Marienplatz”, the Town Hall, Bavarian State Opera, "Residenz", "Pinakotheken", Odeonsplatz, Theatinerchurch, “Königsplatz”, “Siegestor”, Leopoldstraße and many more. Countless highlights seem to line up right next to each other before the Olympic Stadium comes within sight. Goose bumps are not to be hold back at the big marathon gate where runners are rewarded with mist, music and colorful lighting. On the last 300 metres and accompanied by the cheers of the crowd, they turn into the home stretch of the Olympic Stadium. “G’schafft” (transl: I made it), as the Bavarians say! And afterwards? Smile please! Everyone’s a winner!
Information for participants
You can register for the GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON with or without a LOGIN. LOGGING IN allows you to make changes to your personal details at any time or to book add-on services up until the registration deadline on 30/09/2018.
After the registration deadline you will receive confirmation of your registration by email. We will send you your official confirmation of participation, together with your race number, around a week before the GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON.
You must present your participation of confirmation as a printout or on-screen display in order to collect your race documentation (race number and GMM sports bag).
These may be collected by another party if they have been granted authority to do so and present the official confirmation of participation.
Runners who do not want to endanger theier health should have a medical check-up once a year. In addition, they should pay attention to their body´s own warning signals and stop running if necessary. If you have any infections, a common cold or other medical complaints, do not start the race and see a doctor immediately. This recommendation applies to all route lengths and disciplines.
Eligibility and participation restrictions
All runners aged over 18 or born no later than 14/10/2000 may take part. Younger runners may only take part with the written consent of their legal representative and a medical certificate for safety reasons. Membership of a running club is not required.
The use of other sporting equipment is not permitted.
There is no limit on the number of runners taking part in the marathon. The registration deadline is 30/09/2018, 23.59 pm. Late registrations may be made at the GMM Sports Fair.
What you need to know for the day of the marathon
Getting to the start
by MVV public transport
- Line U3: 7:30 a.m - 10:00 a.m. between Sendlinger Tor and Olympiazentrum
- Line U3: 2:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m. between Olympiazentrum and Sendlinger Tor
- Tram Station: Olympiapark West. Approx. 10 minutes on foot.
Approach to the Olympic Park from all directions (A8, A9, A92, A95, A96 and A99) via Mittlerer Ring. Follow the signs for "Olympiapark". There are limited parking spaces available in the "Parkharfe" at the Sapporobogen. Daily parking fee: EUR 5,00 for cars and EUR 20,00 for coches. Tue to road closures, there may be traffic jams around the Olympic Park on the day of the event.
You can avoid waiting times by having the exact change for the parking fee ready.
After the race, changing and showering facilities are available free of charge in the Olympic Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Your race number grants you permission to the facilities. The showers can be reached via the northern side of the main Olympic Hall on Spiridon-Louis-Ring.
If you have any questions and lost items, contact the info point at the north entrance to the Olympic Stadium.
At our info point is a safekeeping service for bags (charging a fee of EUR 4,00).
On the Sunday of the marathon, clothes can be stored from 8:00 a.m. on Level 0 of the Olympic Stadium, between Block A and Block X. Changing facilities are also available. Please use only GMM sports bags in the clothes storage facility. These are issued along with the bib numbers at the GMM Sports Expo. Please mark your bib number clearly on the bag. For other sports bags or larger luggage items we offer a safekeeping service charging a fee of EUR 4,00 per item, located at the information counter (north entrance to the Olympic Stadium).
After the race you can collect your GMM sports bag up to 5:00 p.m. by giving your bib number. Lost property can be handed in to the information counter or enquired after by calling +49 (0) 89 17 09 55 70.
Pacemakers are placed in the relevant starting block according to target time. They can be spotted admidst the runners by their CEP rucksacks and flags with the corresponding target time marked on them.
Pacemaker withe the following target time will be running:
Marathon: 3:00 hours; 3:15 hours; 3:30 hours; 3:45 hours; 4:00 hours; 4:15 hours and 4:30 hours
Half Marathon: 1:30 hours; 1:45 hours; 2:00 hours and 2:15 hours
10 K: 0:45 hours; 1:00 hours and 1:15 hours
80 physiotherapists will be available in the Olympic Hall (Arena) after the showers. For reasons of hygiene, we request that you shower before. The area is open until 5.30 p.m. on Sunday.
The starting area is located at the Coubertinplatz in the Olympic Park, with several waves of runners starting off. The starting lineup will begin at 9:20 a.m.
Block A – 10:00 a.m. Participants with an announced running time of up to 3:15 hours.
Block B – 10:05 a.m. Participants with an announced running time of up to 3:45 hours.
Block C – 10:10 a.m. Participants with an announced running time of up to 4:15 hours.
Block D – 10:15 a.m. Participants with an announced running time of up to 4:45 hours.
Block E – 10:20 a.m. Participants with an announced running time longer than 4:45 hours.
Only runners with official bib numbers are allowed to enter the starting line up.
Your exact race start time will be stated in your confirmation of participation. The correct starting block will be indicated on your bib number. Please get in rank order in your given starting block.
On presentation of your official participation confirmation, either as a printout or by displaying it on your mobile phone, you will be issued your race documentation at the bib number distibution point at the GMM Sports Expo in the main Olympic Hall.
Bib numer distribution point opening times:
Friday, Octuber 12th 2018, 12:00 noon - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Octuber 13th 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Octuber 14th 2018, 08:00 a.m - 9:30 p.m.
We recommend collecting your race documentation on Friday 12th Octuber or in the morning of Saturday 13th Octuber, as there are likely to be long waiting times on Saturday afternoon and on the morning of the marathon itself.
Bib numbers are not transferable.
Please attach your bib number at chest height so that it is clearly visible. Changing or obscuring the lettering or sponsor logo is not permitted and will result in disqualification. Anyone running without a bib number will be removed from the race by event marshals.
Runners taking part in the marathon relay should attach their extra bib number, reading "STAFFEL", to their back so that it is clearly visible.
Runner´s own drinks can be delivered to ambitious runners and participants who require special treatment due to medical reasons or allergies. The bottles must be marked with the kilometre location of the refreshment stop and the runner´s bib number.
Personal refreshments can be handed in at the entrance to the bib number distribution point in the Olympic Hall on 12th and 13th Octuber 2018. Drinks may only be dropped off up to 8:30 a.m. on 14th Octuber 2018. The organiser accepts no liability for loss or damage. Personal drinks will be left on a special table on the right at the beginning of the catering station.
There will be catering stations at KM 4,5 / KM 7,5 / KM 14 / KM 18 / KM 22,5 / KM 27,5 / KM 33,5 und KM 39,5 befinden sich Verpflegungsstellen. In addition to M-Water, isotonic sports drinks and bananas will be available at the catering stations.
In addition to the catering stations, there will be refreshments stations offering M-Water at KM 10,5 / KM 15,5 / KM 20,5 / KM 24 / KM 30,5 und KM 37 Erfrischungsstellen mit M-Wasser.
The finis time is 16:40 in the Olympia Stadium. The pass-through times along the route must be adhered to, and will be displayed on a race control vehicle. The event is time-limited and the road blocks along the course of the race will only be in place during the given race times.
Lists of results and certificates will be available online from around 7 pm on the day of the event at www.generalimuenchenmarathon.de, ready to download and print. Certificates are not issued by post.
Personal souvenir photos and videos can be viewed and ordered at www.marathon-photos.com 24 hours after the event.
Every runner who finishes the marathon will receive a commemorative medal at the end. You can get your medal engraved with your name and time on Level 0 (northern side) of the Olympia Stadium on Sunday. You can pay for the engraving on the day for EUR 10,00 or redeem your preordered voucher against it.
Charges and services
Registration until 31 March 2018 EUR 70.00
Registration until 30 June 2018 EUR 75.00
Registration until 30 September 2018 EUR 80.00
The registration deadline is Sunday, 30 September 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
Additional services possibly booked, such as medal engraving become forfeited and will not be reimbursed. The functional shirt can be collected directly from the GMM Sports Expo.
After successful registration there is no claim pursuant to reimbursement of the organisation fee or to transfer of the starting place to another person. A transfer of the booked starting place to the event in the next year is possible. The participant declares the transfer of the starting place by no later than 30 September 2018, midnight, upon presentation of a medical certificate (exclusively in case of illness) by e-mail to service[at]generalimuenchenmarathon.de.
• Free journey with the race number on marathon Sunday in the MVV area
• Starter bag with race number and race documents
• Clothes/luggage hand in on the marathon day
• Timekeeping without additional costs
• Pacemaker service • Refreshments among the route
• Refreshments at the finishing line
• Heat sheets at the finishing line during cool weather conditions
• Souvenir medal at the finishing line
• Medical care if required
• Physiotherapy after the run
• Shower and changing facilities after the marathon
• Certificate made available on the internet
It is possible to register on the day of the event for an increased registration fee at the late registration desk of the Sport Expo:
Friday, 12 October 2018 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 13 October 2018 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, 14 October 2018 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
The entry fee is paid by direct debit or by credit card. Incorrect statements and administrative fees arising through this shall be borne by the participant. At the latest one week before the event you will receive a participation confirmation by mail.
Please bring this confirmation along with you when you collect your race documents.
Time keeping at the GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON is done exclusively via your race number. The electronic transponder records your personal time. The finishers will be evaluated according to the net running time (effective running time). There will be no time keeping and no evaluation without your race number!
There will be no time keeping and no evaluation without transponder!
Official Race Shirt for the 33nd GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON
When you sign up for the race, be sure to order your official GENERALI MUNICH MARATON short sleeve shirt. Available as long as stocked. Remaining shirts can be purchased at the merchandising stand of the sport expo.
- Material: “cool dry“, soft and quick drying
- Price: EUR 38,00
- Ladies: sizes XS-L
- Mens: sizes S-XL
Participation in traditional costume run and white sausage breakfast
The international Traditional Costume Run is taking place on Saturday, 13th October 2018. The participation fee for the Fun-Run including the subsequent breakfast with a couple of white sausages, a pretzel and a non-alcoholic wheat beer is EUR 9.00.
We offer each finisher medal engraving after the race. This service is available for EUR 10.00 and can be pre-booked during the registration or paid at the Engraving-Booth at the Sport Expo.
Your choice of race number
You can reserve your choice of race number for an additional EUR 4.00.
BOOK AN UPGRADE TO BAG SOME EXTRAS AT THE GMM
*Reserved parking on Marathon Sunday in Olympia Park
*Separate clothing return without having to wait
*Showers and physiotherapists on hand at the Olympia Stadium, just a few minutes’ walk from the finishing area.
*Race bag full of goodies