and we care
The Human Safety Net & SOS Kinderdorf e.V.
Promote the innate urge for movement in early childhood and thereby lay the foundation for a healthy and self-determined life. With the initiative The Human Safety Net (THSN), GENERALI has been committed to socially disadvantaged children for many years. Through sports in early childhood, children achieve social participation and can sustainably develop their motor skills. THSN supports the Mini-Marathon, hence the registration fee is very low. The initiative also supports various other social projects in many countries, and in Germany, THSN collaborates closely with SOS Kinderdorf e.V.
Run yourself fit! (Lauf dich fit!)
Bavarian Athetics Association (Bayerischer Leichtathletik Verband e.V.)
One of the first collaborations is the project “Lauf-Dich-fit” of the Bavarian Athletics Association (Bayerischer Leichtathletik Verbandes e.V.). The goal is to motivate children and teenagers from grades 1 to 10 to run and thus inspire them for physical activity and sports. Movement is especially important in childhood so that all muscles, joints, and bones can develop properly and grow well. Since the start of the project, almost 300,000 children have registered and discovered the joy of running for themselves.
The environmental aspect
of the GMM 2024
Sustainability is like a run – you gradually get closer to the goal, and you definitely have to keep at it. The GMM 2024 aims to make a statement for our environment, for more mindfulness, and a greater awareness of consumption. Everyone must start with themselves, and that’s why this year we are addressing many aspects of our event and have managed to make some aspects of the GMM sustainable. This year, every runner will refresh themselves at the finish line not from a disposable cup, but from reusable cups that can be washed and reused hundreds of times. And even when single-use products cannot be avoided, we opt for recycled materials and renewable resources. Recycling cups at the stations, compostable rain ponchos, and goodie bags made from cotton – step by step, we are becoming more sustainable.
Our own challenge this year is to produce as little waste as possible at the GMM. Join us at the start and help us make the world a little better step by step.
The non-profit MUNICH MARATHON Foundation
In Munich, people stick together – that’s why this city is so welcoming, and our marathon has been contributing to social projects in and around Munich every year since its inception.
In 2020, Gernot Weigl established the Non-Profit MUNICH MARATHON Foundation for precisely this purpose. It’s now just a few steps away from completion, but one thing has been clear from the start: Every cent dedicated to this foundation goes directly to benefit local aid organizations and support associations. This is our contribution to a sporty and fair Munich. For a city with heart.