The marathon and race walking courses which will be used for the European Championships Munich 2022 have been unveiled by the organisers on Wednesday (17).
Following the trend of recent major championships, the road events will take place entirely beyond the confines of the main athletics stadium with the courses taking in many of the Bavarian capital’s principal tourist attractions.
The marathon will take place largely on a looped 10km course - with an additional 2.2 kilometres on the first lap to make up the full marathon distance - which incorporates well-known attractions including the Hofgarten where the race starts and finishes. The race walking events will be held on a two kilometre loop between Odeonsplatz and Professor-Huber-Platz.
Both the men’s and women’s marathons are scheduled to take place on the first morning of the athletics programme on 15 August. The newly introduced 35km race walk - which replaces the 50km race walk which has been dropped from most championship programmes - is scheduled for the morning of 16 August with the 20km race walk due to take place on 20 August.
European Athletics President Dobromir Karamarinov said: “The preparations for the European Championships Munich 2022 are now in full swing and the release today of the marathon and race walking courses for the European Athletics Championships are proof of this.
“The routes will take in many of Munich’s iconic sites including the Marienplatz, the Siegestor and the finish line at the Odeonsplatz. I am sure that Europe’s top athletes as well as athletics and sports fans alike are counting down the days to what will be a fantastic multi-sport European Championships.”
And after the turn of the elite marathon runners on 15 August which doubles up as a public holiday in Germany, the recreational runners will have the chance to run a 10-kilometre loop of the marathon circuit in the ‘Run of 22.’ Entries are open here.
Race walking course