GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON 2021
Marathon in the BAVARIAN CAPITAL
Those who run the supreme discipline over 42,195 km need stamina. The whole thing is rewarded with numerous sights of the Bavarian capital. The finish line to the Olympic Stadium through the Marathon Gate is legendary. Since 2020, the GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON has carried the bronze label of the WORLD ATHLETICS and the marathon course has been officially measured and recognised.
The route runs from the Olympic Park to Leopoldstraße with the Victory Gate, via Königsplatz and the Pinakotheken to the English Garden. From there it passes the Chinese Tower and Bogenhausen Art Nouveau villas, through the east of Munich and over the Isar Bridge. Then it’s off from Marienplatz to the new route highlight 2021: the Viktualienmarkt! Then non-stop via the Bavarian State Opera and our Residenz to Odeonsplatz. The final spurt goes via the Theatinerkirche over Ludwigstraße back to the Olympic Stadium – to the Grand Final!
The goose bumps begin with the last 300 metres: in the big marathon gate the runners are immersed in a scenario of fog, music, applause and loud cheering. The home stretch of the Olympic Stadium is the final metres of GMM 2021. G’schafft! That’s what they say in Bavaria.
By the way: the course record of 2:09:46 has been unbroken for 20 years. Do you accept the challenge?
Former route plan
There is a real highlight right at the start. The marathon starts on the running track in the Olympic Stadium, just like at the 1972 Olympic Games.
km 5 & 26
There’s always something going on on LEOPOLDSTRASSE in Schwabing
km 7,5 & 28,5
Calm, relaxation and nature in the middle of the city. There is a lot to discover in the ENGLISH GARDEN and it is one of the largest parks in the world.
km 11 & 32
The northernmost point of the course is reached at the Aumeister.
km 14 & 35
Get the energy you need at Osterwaldstraße in North Schwabing.
km 18 & 39
Running through the heart of Schwabing. Elisabethplatz and Elisabethstraße were named in 1898 after Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837-1898), better known as Sissi.
YOU HAVE MADE IT! The finish through the legendary Marathon Gate into Munich’s Olympic Stadium will be remembered forever
Elevation profile marathon
The GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON 2021 will be held in accordance with the current Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance (BayIfSMV) and the official requirements of the City of Munich. The health of our volunteers, participants and partners is very important to us, which is why we have developed a comprehensive protection and hygiene concept. We ask all participants to consider and adhere to these measures.
Participation in the GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON 2021 requires proof of one of the 3Gs:
- VACCINATED: Presentation of the complete vaccination certificate.
- RECOVERED: Submission of positive PCR test between 28 days and 6 months ago.
- TESTED: Submission of the negative rapid antigen test (not older than 24 h until the start time) or PCR test (not older than 48 h until the start time).
Each participant who presents proof of immunity or test results will receive a wristband at the north and north-west entrances to the stadium. You will only be able to start on 10.10.2021 if you present the wristband.
Tip: If you are vaccinated or have recovered, you can pick up your wristband when you collect your race number on Friday and Saturday. Tested persons will receive their wristbands on Saturday and Sunday (maximum 24 hours before the start).
A test centre for antigen rapid testing is located at Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, 80809 Munich. Registration is recommended, but not required.
Please note that capacities are limited and we recommend arriving with a valid negative test.
Opening hours Corona rapid test at the Olympiapark Munich:
- Saturday, October 09, 2021 from 08:00 am to 09:00 pm
- Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 06:30 am
Test results from recognised test centres, pharmacies or physicians’ practices can also be submitted.
Bib number and starter package
The booking of the shipment for the starter package is not available anymore from September 20, 2021.
From this year on, you have the option of picking up the documents for your start free of charge in Munich or having the starter package conveniently sent to your home. You make your choice when you register for the GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON. Your race number will be sent to you 10 days before the GMM.
The bib collection point is located in the Olympic Stadium on level 0. Opening hours are Friday, 08.10.2021 from 2pm to 7pm, on Saturday, 10am to 6pm and on Sunday, 6.30am to 9am. The start number must be collected in person. You can get your start number from the north and north-west entrances of the stadium.
The starter package includes
- Your personal race number with integrated transponder for timekeeping.
- Your GMM starter bag with giveaways from our sponsors and partners. For safety and capacity reasons, we ask you to only use your GMM starter bag for clothes storage on Sunday.
- Pre-ordered vouchers (e.g. medal engraving) as well as GMM merchandising products will be handed out together with the start number.
The start number is non-transferable and can only be issued on presentation of the identity card and confirmation of participation.
The transponder for timekeeping is integrated in the personal race number.
Starting times and starting area
The starting line-up will be inside the Olympic Stadium. The start will be on 10.10.2021 from 9.00 a.m. in several waves with a maximum of 1,000 participants. The classification and start times will be announced with the start number from 26.09.2021.
On Sunday, 10.10.2021, only participants and spectators who fulfil a 3G status will be able to enter the Olympic Stadium. Access is possible via the North and North-West entrances.
The start area in the stadium can be reached via the South Curve and Block U2. Only runners with an official start number are allowed to enter. The start wave is marked on the start number.
All textiles left in the starting area will be collected. Textiles will not be returned to the participant.
Changing rooms and clothing depot
Clothes will be handed in on Marathon Sunday from 08:00 a.m. on level 0 in the Olympic Stadium between Block A and Block X. Please use only the GMM Sportsbag, which will be handed out with your bib number. Please mark your bib number clearly on the bag.
For other sports bags or larger pieces of luggage we offer a cloakroom (8,00 EUR per piece of luggage) at the Infopoint for a fee. After the race you can pick up your GMM sports bag until 05:30 p.m. up on presentation of your race number.
Changing facilities are also available in the Olympic Park.
Course and finish catering
Refreshment stations are located at the kilometre points KM 7.5 / KM 14 / KM 18 / KM 24 / KM 28.5 / KM 35 and KM 39. At the aid stations, electrolyte drinks (Xenofit refresh Orange) will be offered in addition to M-water and bananas.
At KM 24 you also find Xenofit energy gel.
In addition to the refreshment points, there will be refreshment points with M-water at KM 5.5 / KM 11 / KM 26.5 and KM 32.
Ambitious runners (target time up to 3:30 hrs.) and participants who require special refreshments for medical reasons or allergies have the option of handing in their own drinks (in plastic bottles only!). The bottles must be marked with the kilometre of the aid station and the start number.
Own food can be handed in at the Olympic Park on Saturday, 09.10.2021 from 10 am – 6 pm and on Sunday, 10.10.2021 from 7 am – 8 am. The exact drop-off location will be stated in the starter information.
The organiser assumes no liability for loss or damage. Food and drink will be deposited on a separate table at the start of the aid stations.
At the finish line in the Olympic Stadium, participants will be served M-water and non-alcoholic wheat beer from the Weihenstephan brewery, fruit 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.
Pacemaker and timing
You will find the pacemakers in the designated starting block according to their finish time. The pacemakers are recognisable in the crowd of runners by flags with the corresponding finish time.
The following marathon pacemakers will be on duty: 3:00 hrs; 3:30 hrs; 4:00 hrs; 4:30 hrs and 5:00 hrs.
Timekeeping at the GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON will be done exclusively via the RFID transponder (disposable transponder) in your personal race number. Please fasten the start number with safety pins at chest level. No other transponders are required. The finishers who properly cross the start and finish line as well as all control mats laid out on the course will be scored according to net time (effective running time).
Target time and target area
The finish line is the Olympic Stadium in Munich. After entering through the legendary Marathon Gate, the last 100 metres will take you across the finish line on the running track. Goosebumps and winning smiles guaranteed!
The finish line is at 15:30 in the Olympic Stadium. The passing times on the running course are compulsory and will be indicated by a closing vehicle. The event period is limited in time and the road closures on the running course only exist within the specified running times.
Participants who exceed the time limit on the running course will be asked to finish the race immediately and will be directed to the pavement.
Tip: Enjoy the unique atmosphere in the legendary Olympic Stadium. Admission is free for all spectators on Marathon Sunday. Tickets can be reserved from 15.09.2021.
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
Bavarian Marathon Championships
Participants in the Bavarian Marathon Championships register for the GENERALI MUNICH MARATON 2021 via the online registration form. The closing date for registration is 26.09.2021. Late registrations on site are not possible