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?
Let’s go at Coubertinplatz in the Olympic Park Munich
There’s always something going on on LEOPOLDSTRASSE in Schwabing
The KÖNIGSPLATZ, one of the historic landmarks of the city of Munich
The Ludwigstraße is famous as a boulevard
km 14 - 21
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.
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
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.
YOU HAVE MADE IT! The finish through the legendary Marathon Gate into Munich’s Olympic Stadium will be remembered forever
Elevation profile marathon
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 starting lineup will be on Coubertinplatz in the Olympic Park. The start will be on 10.10.2021 from 10:00 a.m. in several waves. 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
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 (5,00 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 points can be found at the kilometre markers KM 10.5 / KM 13 / KM 20 / KM 26.5 / KM 31.5 / KM 36.5 and KM 39. In addition to M-water and bananas, electrolyte drinks are also available at these refreshment points.
In addition to the refreshment points, there are also refreshment points with M-water on KM 5.5 / KM 7.5 / KM 16.5 / KM 24 / KM 28.5 and KM 33.5.
At KM 36, Weihenstephaner provides a beer mile with non-alcoholic beer.
Ambitious runners (finish time up to 3:30 hrs) and participants who need special food for medical reasons and allergies have the possibility to hand in their own drinks (exclusively in plastic bottles!). The bottles must be marked with the kilometre of the aid station and the bib number.
Self-catering can be provided in the Olympic Park on Saturday, 09.10.2021 from 10 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. and on Friday, 10.10.2021 from 07:30 a.m. to 08:30 a.m. The exact place of handing in is stated in the starter information.
The organiser accepts no liability for loss or damage. Self-catering will be deposited on a separate table at the beginning of the catering stations.
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
You will find the pacemakers according to their target time in the starting block provided. The pacemakers can be recognised in the runners’ crowd by flags with the corresponding finishing time.
The following marathon pacemakers are in use: 3:00 hrs; 3:15 hrs; 3:30 hrs; 3:45 hrs; 4:00 hrs; 4:15 hrs; 4:30 hrs; 4:45 hrs and 5:00 hrs
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. Finishers will be judged according to their net time (effective running time), which will pass the start and finish line as well as 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 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. in the Olympic Park. The bib number is valid as an access pass to the service area.
The exact location will be announced later.
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
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