12.10.2016 · Olympiapark München GmbH

First Mnet Munich Outdoor Sports Festival on 16 October in the Olympic Park

First Mnet Munich Outdoor Sports Festival on 16 October in the Olympic Park

Munich goes outdoors! In a few days’ time, the M-Net Munich Outdoor Sports Festival will be celebrating its première in the Olympic Park. The new event, part of the Munich Sports Festival on Sunday 16 October 2016, offers all visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. a day full of unforgettable experiences - and all with free admission! Outdoor sports enthusiasts from beginners to professionals, and families in particular, can choose from options provided by over 50 partners. The programme, put together by the state capital Munich’s Department for Education and Sport and Olympiapark München GmbH, will be held in the Olympic Park and offers a variety of outdoor activities. On the Olympic hill, for example, professional trainers will be showing people the first steps of paragliding. On the Olympic lake, the M-net water park will be presenting various types of water sports. These include an opportunity for visitors to try their hand in the legendary Olympic boat class, the rowing eight, and to explore the Olympic lake with stand-up paddling. A mobile ski jump installation on the Coubertinplatz promises to provide the ultimate adrenaline rush. There is also a full-day programme on the show stage with Radio Arabella and presenter Uli Florl. Try out and experience new sports “With our series of Munich sports festivals, we are looking to provide residents of Munich and all of the visitors to Munich's sports city with motivation to get exercising outdoors”, says Munich's inspector of schools, Beatrix Zurek. “Munich’s Olympic Park offers the ideal setting for demonstrating a range of outdoor sports. At the première of the M-net Munich Outdoor Sports Festival, around 50 different types of sport will be showcased. They are intended to encourage beginners to exercise more and to make people who are already interested in sport curious about new things.” Fly like an eagle and more One of the great highlights of the event will be on the Coubertinplatz, just outside the Olympic Hall: this is where a ski jump installation is being built and Olympic winners Severin Freund and Andreas Wellinger will be showing how it's done. If the technique is “right” and the tips from the professionals pay off, then the fun can really begin and visitors will be flying almost like the DSV eagles! The climbing zone, which is also being looked after by professionals, is another great play area. There's something for everyone: a climbing tower, a bouldering wall, climbing discs and the M-net ice climbing tower - and of course all of it is free to use! Highline with the Rad Pack Project It doesn't come much more spectacular than this - and just a glance will send shivers down your spine. The slackline professionals from Rad Pack cross a 153-metre-long highline located 60 metres above the Olympic Stadium - from one floodlight mast to another. This breathtaking show will be performed several times a day. Munich Ring Parade - presented by M-net, guest of the Olympic Park While cars sit still, the cyclists will get going on 16 October! Inspired by the motto of “Cycling on the middle ring”, the cyclists will claim the western section of Munich’s “city motorway” for themselves. Following the official start from Mayor Dieter Reiter at 1 p.m., the cyclists will travel from the Plinganserstrasse to the middle ring and onwards to the Tollwood area in the Olympic Park. The M-net Outdoor Sports Festival will then welcome the cyclists there. The locations at a glance: Coubertinplatz: Extensive outdoor sports array from the domains of mountain, on-trend and action sports such as bouldering, climbing, mountain biking or parcour. Olympic lake: Numerous types of water sports such as stand-up paddling, rowing eights, canoeing, windsurfing and much more Olympic Stadium: Introductory tours on the Olympic marquee roof; Flying Fox as well as breathtaking action at dizzy heights on the highline (slackline). Olympic hill: with mountain carts, dirt rollers, mountain skyvers and bockerls all the way down to the bottom. On the hill is the Fit in the Park programme, yoga, a high-wire garden and ground-based exercises with paragliders to discover. Programme of the M-net Munich Outdoor Sports Festival Here are the most important “dates” at a glance. A detailed programme featuring all of the activities on stage and all of the other activities at the Olympic Park can be found at www.m-net-muenchner-outdoorsportfestival.de. Organisational information for representatives of the media We will be delighted to show interested representatives of the media the highlights of the M-net Munich Outdoor Sports Festival in a short press tour. Personal appointments are also possible. City inspector Verena Dietl, schools inspector Beatrix Zurek and ski-jumping professionals Severin Freund and Andreas Wellinger, or paralympic medal winner Michael Teuber, will be happy to provide interviews, either after their appearances on the stage, at the stand or following individual prior arrangement. Please inform our press counter of your requirements at the festival, or better still do so in advance at kohler@olympiapark.de. More information, as well as printable image data, can be found at: http://www.muenchner-sportfestivals.de/m-net-muenchner-outdoorsportfestival/#Presse