Sunday 8 October 2023
Held annually in October in the city of München (Munich), capital of Germany's state of Bayern (Bavaria), the München Marathon is a highly popular road running event that attracts more than 10,000 runners from all around the globe.
Several races are on offer to satisfy both young and old:
- 2km Mini-Marathon (kids run)
- 21.1km Halbmarathon (half marathon)
- 42.2km Marathon
- 42.2km Marathonstaffel (marathon relay for teams of four runners)
In order to avoid overcrowding on the course, the races are started one after the other.
Start and finish (see map below):
The kids run, the 10k race, the full marathon and the marathon relay begin and end on the athletics track of the Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium; pictured above) which was built for the Olympic Games 1972 in the north-western part of the city.
The half marathon is a point-to-point race that begins in the Englischer Garten, Germany's largest urban public park. It finishes, like the other races, inside the Olympic Stadium.
The race course is mainly flat and fast.
Participants in the 10k race run the first five and the last five kilometres of the marathon. The route takes the runners out and back to the Siegestor, a triumphal arch in the northern part of the city centre.
Half marathon runners run the second half of the marathon course which loops through the city centre and passes many of Munich's outstanding sights, including the magnificent Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) on Marienplatz, the main square:
37. München Marathon:
- 8 October 2023 (Sunday)
Number of finishers:
- 10km: 2,141
- 21.1km: 5,694
- 42.2km: 3,164
- 42.2km relay: 398 teams
- 10km: 1,532
- 21.1km: 4,504
- 42.2km: 2,489
- Event cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions
- 10km: 2,914
- 21.1km: 6,869
- 42.2km: 4,226
- 42.2km relay: 751 teams
- 10km: 2,967
- 21.1km: 6,676
- 42.2km: 4,550
- 42.2km relay: 695 teams
No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.