Marathon in the BAVARIAN CAPITAL

42.195 km through the Bavarian capital, legendary from start to finish. The GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON is one of the BIG FOUR marathon events in Germany and an international highlight – awarded with the elite label of WORLD ATHLETICS.

The MARATHON START and FINISH are located in the Munich Olympic Stadium, just as at the Olympic Games in 1972. The course in between takes the runners to numerous sights and unique places in Munich. After the Olympic Park, the race follows Leopoldstrasse with the Siegestor and continues via Königsplatz to the Pinakothek museums and on to the English Garden. Past the Chinese Tower, the Art Nouveau villas line the road up into the east of Munich before the race passes the Gasteig and over the Isar Bridge back into the center. With the Viktualienmarkt and Marienplatz, the runners pass what are probably Munich’s most famous squares before continuing past the Bavarian State Opera and the Munich Residenz to Odeonsplatz. The end via the Theatinerkirche and Ludwigstraße is just as spectacular as the finish in the Olympic Stadium: in the large Marathon Gate, the runners are immersed in a scenery of fog, music, applause and loud cheers. The home stretch of the Olympic Stadium is the final meters of the GMM 2023. G’schafft! That’s what they say in Bavaria.

The course of the GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON is varied, beautiful and a real challenge. In 2022, new course records were set on the challenging course at the 36th GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON. Agnes Keino leads the women’s victory list in Munich with a PB of 2:23:26 hours. Philimon Kupchumba from Kenya celebrated at his MARATHON debut a new course record in Munich with 2:07:28 hours.

Incredible achievements and motivation to surpass yourself. The 37th edition of the GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON will start on 08 October 2023.

Route Maps

  • start

    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

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    There’s always something going on on LEOPOLDSTRASSE in Schwabing

  • km 7,5 & 28,5

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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 11 & 32

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    The northernmost point of the course is reached at the Aumeister.

  • km 14 & 35

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    Get the energy you need at Osterwaldstraße in North Schwabing.

  • km 18 & 39

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    Running through the heart of Schwabing. Elisabethplatz and Elisabethstraße were named in 1898 after Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837-1898), better known as Sissi.

  • Fin

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

Download route as PDF

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Service areas

  • Registration & Fees

  • Race Kit

  • Bib number

  • Starting area

  • Starting groups and times

  • Sport bags & cloakroom

  • Pacemaker

  • Timekeeping and live tracking

  • Refeshment and drinking stations

  • Self-supply (personal drinks)

  • Finish line catering

  • Finish time and finish area

  • Medals & engraving

  • Environmental protection

  • Showering and physiotherapy

  • Results and certificates

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