Half the distance and still full speed
It couldn’t be a better start, as the race begins with a lot of Munich feeling and Bavarian flair, at the Chinese Tower. The start is at 01:30 p.m., so that even runners with a finishing time of 3:00 hours can easily finish the distance.
The running course is the second part of the original marathon route, through the east of Munich past famous landmarks of Munich city centre and with the big finish: the Olympic Stadium.
Smoke, music and the cheering crowds – the finish and the last 300 metres on the stadium circuit are simply unforgettable! And then, with a clear conscience and a big smile on your face, you say: G’schafft!
Let’s go in the English Garden at the Chinese Tower. Traditional brass band music plays from the tower, which, with a bit of luck, you can also hear at the start.
The route crosses the ISAR and goes through the districts of Bogenhausen, Denning and Berg-am-Laim in MUNICH’S EAST.
HAIDHAUSEN is one of Munich’s most trendy districts. Past the GASTEIG and DEUTSCHEN MUSEUM we return to the city centre.
This is followed by one SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION after the next. Since 2019, your marathon route will take you through the VIKTUALIENMARKT and the heart of Munich – the MARIENPLATZ.
One of the most important symbols in Munich is located in the middle of the old town – the ODEONSPLATZ. Odeonsplatz is home to famous buildings such as the Feldherrnhalle, the Residenz Palace and the Theatinerkirche.
Ludwigstraße and xxxstraße are famous as boulevards.
Running through the heart of Schwabing. ELISABETHPLATZ and ELISABETHSTRASSE were named after the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, better known as Sisi, in 1898.
YOU HAVE MADE IT! The finish through the legendary Marathon Gate into Munich’s Olympic Stadium will be remembered forever
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Bib number and starter package
From this year on, you have the possibility to pick up the documents for your start free of charge in Munich or to have the starter package sent to your home. You make your choice when you register for the GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON.
The location of the starting number distribution and the opening hours during the week of the event will be announced in time. The dispatch will take place 10 days before the GMM.
Included in the starter package:
- Your personal bib number with integrated transponder for timekeeping.
- Your GMM starter bag with giveaways from our sponsors and partners. For safety and capacity reasons we only ask you to use your GMM starterbag for storing your clothes on Sunday.
- Pre-ordered vouchers (e.g. medal engraving) and GMM merchandising products will be issued together with the bib number.
The bib number is not transferable! The transponder for timekeeping is integrated in the personal bib number.
Starting times and starting area
The half marathon starts in the English Garden, at the height of the Chinese Tower between Tivoli Street and Queen’s Street. The start will be in several waves starting at 01:30 p.m. The classification and the starting times will be announced as soon as the legal framework has been established.
Only runners with an official bib number are allowed to enter the starting area. The starting block is marked on the bib number.
All textiles left behind in the starting area are collected. The textiles will not be returned to the participant.
Changing rooms and clothing depot
Changing facilities are available in the English Garden, entrance Königinstraße.
For the clothing depot with transport from the start in the English Garden to the finish in the Olympic Park you will only use the GMM sports bag, which will be issued with your bib number. Please mark your bib number on the bag legibly.
Delivery is on Sunday, 10th October 2021 between 11:30 a.m. and 01:15 p.m. at the vehicles waiting in the English Garden (Königinstrasse/Thiemestrasse). The vehicles are lined up according to their starting numbers. You will receive your GMM Sportsbag after the run in the Olympiapark at Coubertinplatz.
Course and finish catering
Refreshment points are located at the kilometre points KM 6 / KM 11 / KM 14 and KM 17.5. At the refreshment posts, electrolyte drinks are available alongside M-water and bananas.
In addition to the refreshment points, there are also refreshment points with M-water at KM 3.5 / KM 8.5 and KM 11.5.
At KM 19, Weihenstephaner provides a Beer Mile with non-alcoholic beer.
At the finish line in the Olympic Stadium, participants can expect to be provided with M-water and non-alcoholic wheat beer from the Weihenstephan brewery, recovery drinks, fruit as well as cake and pretzels inside. The exit is located at the south stand. Please note that access to the finish catering is only possible once.
Pacemaker and timing
Pacemakers are used for the following half-marathon finish times: 1:30 hrs, 1:45 hrs, 2:00 hrs and 2:15 hrs, 2:30 hrs
The pacemakers place themselves in the starting block according to their target time. The pacemakers are recognisable in the crowd of runners by flags with the corresponding finishing time.
Timekeeping at the GENERALI MÜNCHEN MARATHON is exclusively via the RFID transponder (one-way transponder) in the personal bib number. Please attach the bib number with safety pins at chest height. No further transponders are required. The finishers will be judged according to their net time (effective running time), which is the time they have run over the start and finish line and all control mats laid out along the course.
Target time and target area
The destination is the Olympic Stadium in Munich. After passing through the legendary Marathon Gate, the last 300 metres of the running track in the stadium will take you over the finishing line. Goose bumps and a winning smile guaranteed!
The finish line is at 04:40 p.m. in the Olympic Stadium. The running times on the running course must be strictly adhered to and will be indicated by a final vehicle. The event is limited in time and road closures on the running course will only be in place within the specified running times.
Participants who exceed the time limit on the running course will be asked to stop the race immediately and directed to the pavement.
Tip: Enjoy the unique atmosphere in the legendary Olympic Stadium. Admission is free for all spectators on Marathon Sunday.
Showers and physiotherapy
After the run, changing rooms and showers are available free of charge from 11:30 to 17:30 in the Olympic Park.
80 physiotherapists are available in the Olympic Park. For hygienic reasons we ask you to take a shower before the massage. The massages are open until 05:30 p.m. on Marathon Sunday.
Medal and engraving
Each finisher will receive a medal at the finish.
An engraving with name and time is possible on Sunday in the Olympic Park (exact place will be mentioned later). You can buy the engraving on site for 11,50 EUR or redeem your voucher. Pre-ordered vouchers for 10,00 EUR will be issued with the bib number.
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.