GMM Sportmesse

Whether you’re taking part in the GENERALI München Marathon, related to one of the runners or just keen on sports, you can enjoy an array of experiences at the GMM Sports Expo, and all for free. Across over 3,000 metres of exhibition space, companies and service providers will present a wide range of offerings focused on running, fitness, health, sports food, running tourism and wellness. The fair, which also includes the bib number collection point, will take place on one floor of the Olympic Hall (Boulevard).

Freitag, 12. Oktober 2018 von 12 bis 19 Uhr und Samstag, 13. Oktober 2018 von 10 bis 19 Uhr, Eingang West.

Traditional Costume Run 

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The costume race will take place on Saturday 13 October 2018, 10.30 am. All are welcome to take part, whether clad in Lederhosen, kilts or kimonos. The Bavarian state capital is looking for the most traditional costume. There‘ll be a photography competition at the finish line to participate, you simply need to have your photo taken at the event. 10 photos will be drawn from all entries, and the three prize-winners will be decided by our Generali München Marathon Facebook followers. Bib numbers for the race can be purchased for 9 Euros, which also grants admission to the breakfast afterwards, comprising two Bavarian sausages, a pretzel and a non-alcoholic wheat beer. You can register at the race number distri­bution point from 9.30 am to 10.15 am on Saturday 13 October 2018.

Bürger Maultaschenparty 

The Bürger Maultaschenparty will take place in the Olympic Hall as part of the GMM Sports Expo. All runners and visitors are welcome to join us on Saturday 13 October 2018 between 12.30 pm and 7 pm. Bürger Maultaschenparty entry can be booked when you register or purchased on site (voucher for 6.50 Euros)


Side events at the route

All runners will be thankful for any kind of encouragement and looking forward to seeing excited crowds along the route and at the finish line in the Olympic Stadion. 

Over 30 music bands and events beside the course guarantee best entertainment. 

Highlights of the route:

Hot spots

Come on over! These action points our partners should not be missed:

  • Partner Weihenstephan, Elisabethplatz (Kilometres 4/38)
  • Partner Generali, Leopoldstraße/Franz-Joseph-Straße (Kilometres 4,5/38,5)
  • Partner Radio Gong, Weltenburger Straße (Halfmarathon Kilometres 21,1)
  • Partner Flughafen München, Odeonsplatz (Kilometre 32)
  • Partner OPTIMUM NUTRITION Arcisstraße (Kilometre 33,5)
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Dunghill (Kilometres 3/39)

With four musicians performing on stage, Dunghill might not be quite what spectators are expecting from a singer-songwriter group. These passionate musicians from western Munich will perform on Elisabethplatz (at Kilometres 4 and 38), providing a soundtrack to the MÜNCHEN MARATHON of guitars, cajons, double bass, mandolin, button accordion, banjo and two voices.

Samba sole luna (Kilometre 7)

Samba Sole Luna is a diverse group made up of 20 people of all ages. Whether on or off the stage, outside or indoors, during the day or at night, these men and women play music and dance in all sorts of unusual settings.

Bateria Z (Kilometre 26)

One thing’s for certain: Bateria Z’s Latin power percussion will get your legs moving to the beat. When this Munich-based samba group get going, dancing with their big drums and performing gravity-defying leaps, spectators are bound to be overcome by the infectious beats.

Asphalt Rock (Kilometres 32,5/34)

The clue’s in the name: Asphalt Rock is all about carefully crafted street music. Authentic, earthy rock and blues are composed for the runners and spectators along the route. This is a mixture of music-making, muscle-boosting and motivation.


The finish is in the Olympic Stadium. Entrance to the Olympic Stadium is free of charge and open to all.


Head to the GENERALI MÜNCHEN MARATHON shop to bag yourself a souvenir, such as the limited-edition 2018 running shirt. The quality speaks for itself. Made of functional “cool dry” material, the shirt is soft, light and fast-drying, with concealed seams. Our official running shirt comes in red for women and black for men.

Generali München Marathon Running shirt 2018 for 38 Euros

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The “Integration through running” project (“Laufend integrieren” in German) was launched in conjunction with Flughafen München GmbH and since July has been preparing 100 refugees for their big shared dream of running the GENERALI MÜNCHEN MARATHON. For months they have been training for the Munich 10K RUN, the half marathon, the marathon and the 4-person relay. In addition, they are involved in the teams of helpers working over the weekend of the marathon to assist with ensuring that Bavaria’s biggest sporting event is a success.

Another project of "integration through running" in cooperation with the Munich Airport is "RheumaKids in Motion" of the German "Kinderrheuma-Stiftung". At the GENERALI MUNICH MARATHON, DKRS ambassadors Rosi Mittermaier and Christian Neureuther will start with the rheumatism kids and experience the finish in the Olympic Stadium together with them.

In addition, charity bracelets will be sold for 5 euros. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the German "Kinderrheuma-Stiftung". Participation is worth it since with your help, this year, we will support a local farm project, which offers families and children suffering from rheumatism recovery and relaxation from their stressful everyday lives. Charity bracelets can be purchased online as part of the registration process and picked up at the DKRS stall at the GMM Sports Expo.

Thank you!


Integrated into the Munich 10K race, the run starts at 10.40 am on the Coubertinplatz in the Olympic Park. The route then leads through Schwabing to the Leopoldstraße and, on the same way, back to the Olympic Stadium - ensuring goose bumps when crossing the finish line!

The issue of bib numbers takes place at the regular opening hours at the GMM Sport Expo. There you will receive a number with integrated transponder for timekeeping for you and your companion. Please be careful to not damage or remove the transponder. The bib number does not have to be returned at the end of the run and can be kept as a souvenir.

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Beim Generali Family Parcours am 13. Oktober in der Arena der Großen Olympiahalle geht’s rund. Neben der GMM Sportmesse und dem Trachtenlauf, erwartet Familien ein Geschicklichkeitsparcours zum Mitmachen. An den Start geht‘s mit eigener gebastelter Start­nummer. Kinder und Eltern entdecken gemeinsam kreative und innovative Bewegungsmodule. Die Teilnahme ist für alle ab 7 Jahre möglich. Der Eintritt ist von 13.30 – 16.30 Uhr kostenfrei. Für Unterhaltung mit Moderation und Musik sorgt Gong 96.3.