Ultra-Marathon "Taubertal 100"

100 Miles, 100 km, 71 km and 50 km  

Point to Point Scenic Race 

 

Date: 7th October 2017 

 

100 Miles from Rothenburg o.T. to Gemünden a.M (161 km)

100 km from Rothenburg to Wertheim

71 km from Rothenburg to Tauberbischofsheim

50 km from Rothenburg to Bad Mergentheim

 

The probably most beautiful and fastest Point to Point Ultra-Race






The running Landscape of the Taubertal 100






The lovely City of Rothenburg

 

 

 

 

The warm up Potato Paty in a 4 Star ambient


The 2 km Torch-Run through Rothenburg, to the Start Line in the Valley

 


Briefing in the Castle-Garden by a Knight on Horse


Running through the Castle Garden in Weikersheim


Runners at work on Taubertal 100



One of the 26 Checkpoints, here with a Drop-Bag Station

 

Accolade to a Knight, for all finisher of 100 km and 100 mi

 








Knight Dinner and Party with "Guggen-Music"


Rothenburg is one of the most picturesque and attractive touristic Highlight in Germany. The City of Rothenburg attracts visitors from around the world due to its looking like a town straight out of the middle ages.

The "Taubertal" is a beautiful winding valley that follows the river Tauber.

Along the route from Rothenburg to Wertheim are various points of interest to observe. Some of the many Highlights include historical Castles, old Churches, beautiful Bridges, and ancient City-Walls, all embedded in lovely small green Hills and combined like a chain.

 

The running route is situated on the public bicycle path that follows the route of the river Tauber through the valley. The landmark from Rothenburg to Wertheim is called "The lovely Tauber-Valley"

The route of the "Taubertal 100" is mostly flat in an undulating and interesting landscape. The 20 Checkpoints along the 100 km running track are situated at 5 km intervals. For the 100 Miles are 6 Checkpoints more after Wertheim in a 10 km Distance each.

 

The Mission:

 

To start in the morning as a messenger foot runner, from the Castle Rothenburg, and to arrive before nightfall at the Caste in Wertheim, without any assistance.  

 

Date:

07th October 2017

Start:

Rothenburg o.T.

Finish:

50 km in Bad Mergentheim


71 km in Tauberbischofsheim


100 km in Wertheim


100 Miles in Gemünden

Distance:

50 km, 71 km, 100 km and 100 Miles (161 km)

Ultra-Race:

Point to Point race on a flat Bicycle-Path


50 km: 160 m up, 290 m down, in total 130 m down


71 km: 170 m up, 320 m down, in total 250 m down


100 km: 340 m up, 595 m down, total 255 m down


100 Miles, like 100 km with additional 100 m up & down

Beverage:        

20 Drink & 10 Food-Stations for 100 km and 26 Food & Drink Stations for 100 Miles


Every 5 km are Drink-Stations & every 10 km are Food-Stations, after 100 km are every 10 km Food & Drink Stations

Time-Limit:

100 Miles: 26 h cut off

100 km: 13 h cut off, but for 100 Mile Runners 14 h

71 km: 9:15 h cut off, for all runners

50 km: 6:30 h cut of, for all runners

Finish-Time:

50 km Bad Mergentheim: 8:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

71 km: Tauberbischofsheim: 10:20 a.m. to 4:04 p.m.

100 km: Wertheim: 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

100 Miles: Gemünden: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Time System:

Transponder, electronic

Drop Bags:          

The Drop bags are supplied from the race organsation.

We have 3 Drop Bags Stations in:
Creglingen (km 20), for all
Bad Mergentheim (km 50), only for 50 km runners
Tauberbischofsheim (km 71), for all

Wertheim (km 100), only for 100 Mile runners

Example 100 Mile Runner:

Drop Bag 1 for km 20, Drop Bag 2 for km 71 and Drop Bag 3 for km 100.

For the finish line 100 mi you can send your luggage.

Example 100 km and 71 km Runner:

Drop Bag 1 for km 20 and Drop Bag 2 for km 71.

For the Finish Line 100 km you can send your luggage.

Example 50 km Runner:

Drop Bag 1 for km 20 and Drop Bag 2 for km 50.

Track Marking:


Every 500 m the Track is marked

Each km is marked and labeled with the distance

Every curve is triple marked

Showers:

At every Finish-Line, Showers are available

Special:


Accolade to a knight, for all Finishers of the 100 km and 100 Mile Distance

Special Rule:

Bicycle assistance is allowed, as far the distance is min. 5 Meter to the runner, and own food & drinks are supported only at the Checkpoint Stations.


Runners who break down the race shorter than the redistricted distance, will be valued to the running-distance they finished before. There is an extra fee of 15 € for certificate and medals.

Green Number:

Runners who won any Distance of the Taubertal 100 (Male/Female) will get a green Start-Number.
Runners who finished the Taubertal 100 three times, at any Distance, will get a green start-number.

Equipment:         

Light running gear, heat protection, waterproof and cold weather equipment, head-light for the start

100 Mile Runners:

Drink-Backpack, Handy with emergency number, GPS Tracking

Participants:

max. 300 (in 2017)

Qualifikation:

For all distances, a qualification race is necessary, max. in the previous year to the date of registration.


Runner who never finised an Ultra-Race:          

Quali acceptance with Marathon Finish less than 5:00 hour, up to 100 km registration, The Quali Run should be dated max. one year to the registration date.       

A 3-month Ultra-Training is reccomendet.


Quali for 50 km, 71 km and 100 km-Race:

Ultra Runners need a finish of any Ultra Race or Marathon Sub 5 h, dated max. one year bevore the registration date.


100 Miles:

Qualified are runners with at least 100 km in Sub 13 hour, or a 24 hor race in min. 150 km, or a longer Distance in an equivalent time. Quali must be done max. one year to the registration date. Trails with altitude difference get calculated with 6 Minute per 100 m up.

Luggage Transport:

Suitcase transport from Rothenburg to Wertheim and to Gemünden. Drop Bag Transport from Rothenburg to Creglingen, Bad Mergentheim (50 km Runners only) and Tauberbischofsheim. Drop Bag to Wertheim for 100 Mile runner's only.


At the end, all Drop Bags get transported to each finish-line, in accordance to the finish limit-time latest.

Award:

Certificate & Medal for all Finisher


Age Group Ranking female/male


Trophy for the first three winner's female/males for all distances.


The winner-ranking is up to the finish-time of the runner's performance, independent from any entry form of distances.

 

 

 

 

Check-In:


In the Hotel Rappen

Friday from 2:00 to 6:30 and 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday from 4:30 to 5:20 a.m.

 

Race-Track Map "Taubertal 100": 

 

 Race Route "Taubertal 100" with 50 km, 71 km, 100 km and 100 Miles

  

Medals Taubertal 100:

Medals for 50 km-, 71 km- and 100 km Runner ( 65 x 100 x 5 mm)


Buckels for 100 Mile-Finisher Taubertal 100:

 

Buckle for 100 Mile Runners (115 x 75 x 3 mm)

How to wear the Taubertal 100 Buckle

The Video "Taubertal 100"

  

Video: Oliver Luksch

Music: Hans Zimmer "The Dark Knight Rise", Titlel: "Rise"

 

Picture-Video:  

Impressions of the Landscape "Taubertal 100" 

 

Pictures: Hans-Joachim Kaiser, Tauberbischofsheim, www.hjkaiser.com

                and Holger Schmitt, Bad Mergentheim 
Music:     Hans Zimmer "The Dark Knight Rise" Titel: "Rise"

 

Video:  

Track of "Taubertal 100" by Google Earth



Video: Hubert Beck

Music: Hans Zimmer "The Dark Knight" Title: "Imagin the Fire"




Race Records Taubertal 100:


100 km:






Female

Kathie Schichtl

Team Salomon

9:25 h

2015

A

Male

Jan Lantink

MPM-Hengelo

7:17 h

2016

NL







71 km:






Female

Mara Lückert

SG Wenden

6:15 h

2016

D

Male

Karsten Fischer

SSC Hanau-Rodenbach

4:55 h

2016

D







50 km:






Female

Nele Alder-Baerens

USC Marburg

3:27 h

2016

D

Male

Niels Bubel

Die Laufpartner

3:07 h

2016

D







 

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