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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?

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Route plan

  • start

    Let’s go at Coubertinplatz in the Olympic Park Munich

  • km 5

    There’s always something going on on LEOPOLDSTRASSE in Schwabing

  • km 7

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    The KÖNIGSPLATZ, one of the historic landmarks of the city of Munich

  • km 10

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    The Ludwigstraße is famous as a boulevard

  • km 14 - 21

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    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 21,1

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    Half marathon at the CHINESE TOWER. From the tower, traditional brass music plays, which, with a bit of luck, can also be heard on the marathon route

  • km 22 - 27

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    The route crosses the ISAR and goes through the districts of Bogenhausen, Denning and Berg-am-Laim in MUNICH’S EAST.

  • km 32

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    HAIDHAUSEN is one of Munich’s most trendy districts. Past the GASTEIG and DEUTSCHEN MUSEUM we return to the city centre.

  • km 34

    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.

  • km 35

    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.

  • Goal!

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    YOU HAVE MADE IT! The finish through the legendary Marathon Gate into Munich’s Olympic Stadium will be remembered forever

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Service areas

  • Bib number and starter package

  • Starting times and starting area

  • Changing rooms and clothing depot

  • Course and finish catering

  • Self-catering

  • Target catering

  • Pacemaker and timing

  • Target time and target area

  • Showers and physiotherapy

  • Medal and engraving

  • Results and certificates

  • Bavarian Marathon Championships

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