GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON
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.
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
Registration & Fees
Starting from 24.11.2022 registration for the 37th GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON is open. Up to and including September 24, 2023 you can register, the late registration will be open between October 01 and 07, 2023.
- Registration 24.11.2022 – 31.03.2023 – 105,00 EUR*
- Registration 01.04. – 30.06.2023 – 115,00 EUR*
- Registration 01.07. – 24.09.2023 – 130,00 EUR*
- Late Registration 01.10. – 07.10.2023
* Prices include 7% VAT. There is no right for a refund after registration.
Included in the starting fee
- Race kit with GMM starter bag
- Time keeping in your bib
- Race organisation and road closures
- Clothes depot and showers
- Refreshments along the course and at the finish
- Medal at the finish
- Physiotherapy and showers after the race
- Medical care in case of emergency
- Certificate download on the internet
- Additional bib number for the VIRTUAL RUN GMM (just in case that live event cannot take place in 2023)
Each runner will receive an individual starter package (race kit):
- Personal bib number with integrated transponder for timekeeping.
- GMM starter bag. For safety and capacity reasons, we ask that only the GMM starter bag be used for clothes storage on Sunday.
- Pre-ordered vouchers (e.g. medal engraving, running shirt) will be issued or sent together with the bib number.
You make your choice when registering for the GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON.
PICKING UP YOUR RACE KIT
The race kit can be collected from the Olympic Stadium on Friday, 06.10.2023 and Saturday, 07.10.2023.
SENDING RACE KIT
The race kit (race number, GMM starter bags and voucher for medal engraving and running shirt) will be shipped. The pre-ordered running shirt can be collected on site. Please present the voucher for the running shirt and the medal engraving at the pick-up stations.
ONLY RUNNERS WITH OFFICIAL GMM 2023 BIB NUMBERS WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE START OF THE RACE.
The transponder for timekeeping is integrated into your bib number. This is located on the back of your bib number.
BIB NUMBERS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE! Please attach your bib number at chest height so that it is clearly visible. Changing or obscuring the lettering or sponsor logo is not permitted and will result in disqualification. Anyone running without a bib number will be expelled from the race by event marshals.
THE STARTING LINE-UP WILL BE IN THE OLYMPIASTADION MUNICH. Starting groups are called up individually and escorted to the starting area in the main part of the stadium via Block T1. Access to the starting line is located on the south bend of the Olympic Stadium.
All textiles found discarded in the starting area will be collected and donated to a good cause. Textiles will not be returned to participants.
Starting groups and times
The start will be on 08.10.2023 from 9 a.m. in several starting groups.
The field of participants is allocated by performance level, and the target time will be requested in the registration for the 36th GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON. The starting group and time is marked on the bib number.
Sport bags & cloakroom
ON MARATHON SUNDAY, CLOTHES CAN BE STORED FROM 7 AM ON LEVEL 0 OF THE OLYMPIC STADIUM BETWEEN BLOCK A AND BLOCK X. Changing facilities are also available. Please use only the GMM SPORTS BAG in the clothes storage facility. These are issued along with the bib numbers. Please mark your bib number clearly on your GMM sports bag at the place indicated. For other sports bags or larger luggage items we offer a cloakroom charging a fee of € 8 per item, located at the north-east entrance to the Olympic Stadium.
After the race you can collect your GMM sports bag until 4.00 pm by presenting your bib number.
Changing facilities are also available at the Olympic Stadium.
You will find the pacemakers in the designated starting group according to their finish time. The pacemakers are recognisable in the crowd of runners by Generali flags with the corresponding finish time.
The following marathon pacemakers will be on duty: 3:00 hrs; 3:15 hrs; 3:30 hrs; 3:45 hrs; 4:00 hrs; 4:15 hrs; 4:30 hrs, 4.45 hrs.; 5:00 hrs.; 5:30 hrs.
Additionally, in 2023 there will be a pacemaker with a finish time of 6:00 hours running at the back of the field.
Timekeeping and live tracking
YOUR RACE WILL BE TIMED EXCLUSIVELY VIA THE ELECTRONIC TRANSPONDER LOCATED ON THE BACK OF YOUR BIB NUMBER.
Please take care not to remove or damage the transponder. Finishers are ranked by net race time (effective race time), start and finish time, and all control mats run over during the course. You do not need to return your bib number after the event.
Use the live data stream on www.generalimuenchenmarathon.de to keep your friends and family up-to-date on your race.
Refeshment and drinking stations
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 refreshment stations, M-water, Barebells bars and bananas will be offered.
In addition to the refreshment stations, there will be drinking stations with M-water at KM 5.5 / KM 11 / KM 26.5 and KM 32.
Self-supply (personal drinks)
For participants in the German and Bavarian Marathon Championships, ambitious runners (those with a target time of up to 03:30 hrs) and persons who require special treatment due to medical reasons or allergies, runners’ own drinks (in plastic bottles only) can be dropped off. The bottles must be marked with the kilometre location of the refreshment station and the runner’s bib number.
Own food can be handed in at the Olympic Park on Saturday, 07.10.2023 from 10 am – 6 pm and on Sunday, 08.10.2023 from 7 am – 7.30 am. The exact drop-off location will be stated in the starter information. The organiser accepts no liability for loss or damage. Food and drink will be deposited on a separate table at the start of the refeshments stations.
Finish line catering
At the finish line in the Olympic Stadium, participants will be served M-water and non-alcoholic wheat beer from the Weihenstephan brewery, Recoverydrinks from Vitamin Well, Barebells bars, fuits 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.
Finish time and finish area
The finish line is the Olympic Stadium. After entering through the legendary Marathon Gate, the last 80 metres will take you across the finish line on the running track. Goosebumps and winning smiles guaranteed!
The finish time is 3:40 pm in the Olympic Stadium. The pass-through times along the route must be adhered to, and will be displayed on a race control vehicle. The event is time-limited and the road blocks along the course of the race will only be in place during the given race times. Runners who exceed the time limits on the route will be asked to finish the race immediately and move to the pavement.
Tip: Enjoy the unique atmosphere in the legendary Olympic Stadium. Entrance is free of charge for all spectators on the Sunday of the marathon.
Medals & engraving
EVERY FINISHER WILL RECEIVE A SOUVENIR MEDAL AT THE FINISH LINE.
You can get your medal engraved with your name and time on Level 0 (northern side) of the Olympic Stadium on Sunday. You can pay for the engraving on the day for €15.00 or redeem your pre-ordered voucher against it (€12.00).
OUR ENVIRONMENT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US.
We use a variety of measures to protect the climate and we are committed to ensuring that our major sporting events are sustainable. Please do your bit! Return stations are available in the Stadium to hand back your ponchos. We recommend all runners to use public transport to get to the Olympic Stadium. The Olympic Park and the Olympic Stadium Munich are very well accessible by MVV.
Showering and physiotherapy
After the run, there are changing rooms and showers available in the Olympic Park free of charge from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. The start number is valid as an access pass to the service area. The exact location will be announced soon.
60 physiotherapists at the Olympic Park are waiting for you. For hygienic reasons, we kindly ask you to take a shower before the massage. The massages will be open until 4.30 pm on Marathon Sunday.
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