THE MUNICH HALF MARATHON
HALF THE DISTANCE AND STILL FULL THROTTLE
We’re going all out – so you can go all out even more. The half marathon is one of the most popular disciplines at the GMM – and at the moment the City of Munich is considering our proposal for a completely new start with a slightly different course. The 2022 half marathon will be legendary – we can tell you that much.
We will keep you informed and publish the start and route as soon as we have the green light!
The start will be at 12.30 pm, so that even runners with a final time of 3:00 hours can easily finish the distance.
The finish line has already been set: the legendary Olympic Stadium.
Fog, music and the cheering crowd – the finish and the last metres in the stadium are simply unforgettable! And then, with a clear conscience and a big smile on your face, you say: G’schafft!
You’ll start in the English Garden at the Chinese Tower. Traditional brass band music plays from the tower, and with a bit of luck you can still hear it at the start
The route crosses the ISAR and leads through the districts of Bogenhausen, Denning and Berg-am-Laim in the EAST of MUNICH
HAIDHAUSEN is one of the trendiest districts in Munich. The route leads back to the city center past the GASTEIG and the GERMAN MUSEUM
One SIGHT after the next follows. Since 2019, the marathon route has led through the VIKTUALIENMARKT and the heart of Munich – the MARIENPLATZ
One of the most important landmarks in Munich is located in the middle of the old town – the ODEONSPLATZ. On the Odeonsplatz are well-known buildings such as the Feldherrnhalle, the Residenz palace and the Theatinerkirche
Leopoldstrasse and Ludwigstrasse are known as boulevards.
Running through the heart of Schwabing. ELISABETHPLATZ and ELISABETHSTRASSE were named in 1898 after Empress Elisabeth of Austria, better known as Sisi
You did it! The finish through the marathon gate in the MUNICH OLYMPIC STADIUM is legendary and you will never forget it
Each runner will receive an individual starter package (race kit):
- Personal bib number with integrated transponder for timekeeping.
- GMM starter bag. For safety and capacity reasons, we ask that only the GMM starter bag be used for clothes storage on Sunday.
- Pre-ordered vouchers (e.g. medal engraving, running shirt) will be issued or sent together with the bib number.
As of this year, you have the option of picking up your race kit in Munich free of charge or will be sent out to you.
You make your choice when registering for the GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON.
PICKING UP YOUR RACE KIT
The race kit can be collected from the Olympic Stadium on Friday, 07.10.2022 and Saturday, 08.10.2022. There will be an additional pick-up station in Munich in advance. The location will be announced in good time.
SENDING RACE KIT
The race kit (race number, GMM starter bags and voucher for medal engraving and running shirt) will be shipped. The pre-ordered running shirt can be collected on site. Please present the voucher for the running shirt and the medal engraving at the pick-up stations.
ONLY RUNNERS WITH OFFICIAL GMM 2022 BIB NUMBERS WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE START OF THE RACE.
The transponder for timekeeping is integrated into your bib number. This is located on the back of your bib number.
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 expelled from the race by event marshals.
Starting times and starting area
The half marathon starts in the English Garden, at the height of the Chinese Tower between Tivolistrasse and Königstrasse. The start takes place from 12:30 p.m. in several waves. The classification and start times will be announced later. Only runners with an official start number are allowed to enter the starting area. The start time is marked on the start number. All textiles left in the starting area will be collected. The textiles will not be returned to the participant.
Course and finish catering
Catering stations are located at the kilometre points KM 6 / KM 11 / KM 14 and KM 17.5. At the catering stations, M-water , bars from Barebells and bananas are available.
In addition to the catering stations, there are also refreshment stations with M-water at KM 3.5 / KM 8.5 and KM 11.5.
Sport bags & Cloakroom
ON MARATHON SUNDAY, CLOTHES CAN BE STORED FROM 11 AM ON LEVEL 0 OF THE OLYMPIC STADIUM BETWEEN BLOCK A AND BLOCK X. Changing facilities are also available. Please use only the GMM SPORTS BAG in the clothes storage facility. These are issued along with the bib numbers. Please mark your bib number clearly on your GMM sports bag at the place indicated. For other sports bags or larger luggage items we offer a cloakroom charging a fee of € 8 per item, located at the north-east entrance to the Olympic Stadium.
After the race you can collect your GMM sports bag until 4.00 pm by presenting your bib number.
Changing facilities are also available at the Olympic Stadium.
You will find the pacemakers in the designated starting group according to their finish time. The pacemakers are recognisable in the crowd of runners by Generali flags with the corresponding finish time.
The following marathon pacemakers will be on duty: 1:30 hrs, 1:45 hrs, 2:00 hrs and 2:15 hrs.
Timekeeping and live tracking
YOUR RACE WILL BE TIMED EXCLUSIVELY VIA THE ELECTRONIC TRANSPONDER LOCATED ON THE BACK OF YOUR BIB NUMBER.
Please take care not to remove or damage the transponder. Finishers are ranked by net race time (effective race time), start and finish time, and all control mats run over during the course. You do not need to return your bib number after the event.
Use the live data stream on www.generalimuenchenmarathon.de to keep your friends and family up-to-date on your race.
Refeshment and drinking stations
Refreshment stations are located at the kilometre points KM 6 / KM 11 / KM 14 and KM 17,5. AAt the refreshment stations, M-water, Barebells bars and bananas will be offered.
In addition to the refreshment stations, there will be drinking stations with M-water at KM 3,5 / KM 8,5 and KM 11,5.
Finish line catering
At the finish line in the Olympic Stadium, participants will be served M-water and non-alcoholic wheat beer from the Weihenstephan brewery, Vitamin Well, fuits and cakes and pretzels inside the stadium. The exit is located at the south stand. Please note that access to the finish catering is only possible once.
Finish time and finish area
The finish line is the Olympic Stadium. After entering through the legendary Marathon Gate, the last 80 metres will take you across the finish line on the running track. Goosebumps and winning smiles guaranteed!
The finish time is 3:40 pm in the Olympic 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. Runners who exceed the time limits on the route will be asked to finish the race immediately and move to the pavement.
Tip: Enjoy the unique atmosphere in the legendary Olympic Stadium. Entrance is free of charge for all spectators on the Sunday of the marathon.
Medals & Engraving
EVERY FINISHER WILL RECEIVE A SOUVENIR MEDAL AT THE FINISH LINE.
You can get your medal engraved with your name and time on Level 0 (northern side) of the Olympic Stadium on Sunday. You can pay for the engraving on the day for €11.50 or redeem your pre-ordered voucher against it.
OUR ENVIRONMENT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US.
We use a variety of measures to protect the climate and we are committed to ensuring that our major sporting events are sustainable. Please do your bit! Return stations are available in the Stadium to hand back your ponchos. Please remember that your race fee includes free public transport on marathon Sunday (on the MVV network), helping us make our major sporting event more environmentally-friendly. Many thanks for your support!
Showering and physiotherapy
After the run, there are changing rooms and showers available in the Olympic Park free of charge from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. The start number is valid as an access pass to the service area. The exact location will be announced soon.
80 physiotherapists at the Olympic Park are waiting for you. For hygienic reasons, we kindly ask you to take a shower before the massage. The massages will be open until 4.30 pm on Marathon Sunday.
Results and certificates
The results lists and certificates will be available for downloading and printing on the day of the event on the Internet at www.generalimuenchenmarathon.de. Certificates will not be sent by post.