Timetable of the Taubertal 100

50 km-, 71 ,km-, 100 km-, & 100 mile Race 

 

 

General Information:  

The Taubertal 100 takes place every year on the first weekend of October. The national holiday of the "Day of German Unity" offers a long weekend to enjoy this event with the family.

The route of the Taubertal 100 is easily reached by car via the
"Romantic Road". All checkpoints are accessible by car.

Runners who stay the night in Wertheim or Gemünden can have their luggage transported from Rothenburg to Wertheim or Gemünden. Luggage can be handet in on Saturday from 5:00 a.m. until 5:15 a.m. in front of Hotel Rappen.

Runners taking part in the with the 50 km and 71 km may choose to travel onwards to Wertheim by train.

A shuttle-bus is available to transport runners back to Rothenburg from the finish of each race distance from the railway station.
At 50 km (1:00 p.m.) at 71 km (4:00 p.m.) at 100 km (7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.) and 100 miles on Sunday (3:00 p.m.)

The five-course Knight's Dinner takes place in the Castle of Wertheim on Saturday evening and is available in classic or vegetarian. Each runner may take one accompanying person with them. It is also possible to order food a`la carte and to attend without ordering any food at all.

The winner celebration in Wertheim is on Saturday 10 p.a. in the castle and for 100 mile runners on Sunday at 1:30 p.am. in Gemünden Hotel Koppen.

The Knigh's dinner in Gemünden will be held on Sonday at 12 noon in Hotel Kappen.

 

Route Profile:


100 km profile:
191 m nett downhill

71 km profile:
157 m nett downhill

50 km profile:
73 m nett downhill

100 Mile profile:
103 m nett downhill


100 km Course Profile

 

100 Mile Course Profile


Timetable of Events

 

Friday:

Stay in Rothenburg or in the surrounding area (Creglingen or Bad Mergentheim are only 30 to 60 Minutes away by car)


Parking:
Parking passes are available at 6 € per day. Order your pass when you register online and collect it with your number at registration.

 

 

2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Check-In, Registration and Number Collection
Hotel Rappen, street name: vorm Würzburger Tor 6, or near Galgentor

 


5:00 p.m.

Briefing (in Hotel Rappen)
All runners must attended the briefing.

Briefing, Taubertal 100


6:00 p.m.
Potato Party (in Hotel Rappen)
(3 course menu for Ultrarunners, with two options to choose from)

Menu 1: Tomato & mozzarella, Salmon fillet with chive sauce and potato gratin, watermelon with yoghurt, honey and chia seeds.

Menu 2: Green salad with mushrooms and herbs, Vegetable shish kebab and green spelt burgers with salted potatos, Fruit salad with water melon.

 

Potato Party, Taubertal 100


7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Speech: Ultrarunning (in Hotel Rappen)

with Achim Heukemes, athlete, ultra-runner, triathlete and duathlete.

 

Speech: Achim Heukemes



Saturday:


4:30 a.m. to 5:15 a.m.
Breakfast (in Hotel Rappen)
Breakfast is included for Runners staying at the Hotel Rappen. Runners staying elsewhere can also book for breakfast at Hotel Rappen for an additional fee of 10 €.


4:30 to 5:15 a.m.

Declaration and Registration of Start Documents at Hotel Rappen


4:30 to 5:20 a.m.

Deposit Drop Bags and Luggage in front of Hotel Rappen

Drop bags for personal equipment and nutrition are labelled with the runners start number. Runners in the 71 km and 100 km may deposit two drop bags, one for each checkpoint (18 km and 71 km). Runners in the 50 km may also have an extra drop bag for their finish line in Bad Mergentheim. Runners in the 100-miles may have an extra drop bag for the checkpoint at 100 km.

Runners luggage will be transported separately to Wertheim/Gemünden.

Warm clothing, gloves and a head torch are recommended for the start. It is likely to be 6 degrees on the start line, rising to 25 degrees in the afternoon.

Drop Bag 1: Creglingen, km 18, light clothing, remove head torch
Drop Bag 2: Tauberbischofsheim, km 71, warm clothing, rain protection
Drop Bag 3: Wertheim, km 100, for 100-mile runners only, head torch


 

 

 

 

Drop Bags for the Taubertal 100


5:15 a.m.
Assemble at the front of Hotel Rappen.
Runners carry burning torches for a group run through the old town to the castle garden
for the knight's breefing.

 

Group run with burning torches through the old town of Rothenburg


5:35 a.m.

Final Briefing by a Knight on Horseback


 The knight gives the final briefing on horseback


Downhill run on a single trail to the start area in the Taubertal-Valley.

The start is 200 m from the Fuchsmühlen bridge on Taubertalweg.



6:00 a.m. 

Start of the Taubertal 100  

50, 71, 100 km and 100-mile runners start together.

 

 

Checkpoints with Food and Drinks:

 

20 checkpoints in total in the 100 km, and 26 in the 100 miles

 

  • 10 Checkpoints with food and drinks, situated every 10 km
  • 10 Checkpoints with drinks only, situated every 5 km up to 100 km
  • after 100 km there are checkpoints every 10 km with food and drinks

 

Drink stations:

Water, apple juice, tea, beer, electrolytes

 

Food stations:

Fruit, soup, mashed potato, yoghurt, chia pudding, Himalayan-salt, coconut oil  

 

Checkpoint

 

Taubertal 100 checkpoint map for 50 km, 71 km, 100 km and 100 miles:

Exact locations can be seen on the GPS file


 

Projected Timing for the Taubertal 100 and

Anticipated Arrival Times:

 

Expected arrival times for 100 km-runners with 7-, 10--and 13-hour finishing

times, fasted 50 km runner and slowest 100-mile runner.


Rothenburg to Wertheim:

 



Village



km


50 km

first runner

7 h

100 km

first runner

10 h

100 km

mid runner

15 h

100 km

last runner

26 h

100 mi

last runner

Rothenburg

0

6:00

6:00

6:00

6:00

6:00

Tauberzell

10

6:34

6:42

7:00

7:18

7:18

Creglingen

20

7:08

7:24

8:00

8:36

8:36

Röttingen

30

7:42

8:06

9:00

9:54

9:54

Elpersheim

40

8:16

8:48

10:00

11:12

11:12

Bad Mergentheim

50

8:50

9:30

11:00

12:30

12:30

Königshofen

60


10:12

12:00

14:12

14.12

TBB

71


10:58

13:06

16:04

16:04

Niklashausen

80


11:36

14:00

17:36

17:36

Bronnbach

90


12:18

15:00

19:18

19:18

Wertheim

100


13:00

16:00

21:00

21:00

 

Wertheim to Gemünden:





Village



km

13 h

100 Miles

first runner

20 h

100 Miles

middle runner

26 h

100 Miles

last runner

Wertheim

100

14:05

18:25

21:00

Bettingen

110

14:53

19:40

22:48

Marktheidenfeld

120

15:42

20:54

00:36

Neustadt

130

16:30

22:09

02:24

Lohr

140

17:18

23:23

04.12

Nantenbach

150

18:07

00:38

06:00

Gemünden

160

19:00

02:00

08:00



Time Limits:

 

50 km:

A running time of 6:30 hours for 50 km to Bad Mergentheim  

12:30 p.m. is cut-off for all runners in Bad Mergentheim.

 

71 km:

A running time of 10:05 hours to Tauberbischofsheim  

4:05 p.m. is cut-off for all runners in Tauberbischofsheim.

 

100 km:

A running time of 15:00 hours to Wertheim  

9:00 p.m. is cut-off for all runners in Wertheim. 


100 miles (161 km):

A running time of 26 hours to Gemünden

8:00 a.m. is cut-off for 100 miles in Gemünden

The first runners will be expected after 13 hours at Saturday around 7:00 p.m. and the last runner at Sunday 8:00 a.m.


Runners who exceed any of the cut-off times will be disqualified.


Running speed 100 miles

100 miles in 13 hour = 12.37 km/h, equal to 48:30 min to 10 km

100 miles in 20 hour =   8.05 km/h, equal to 1:14 h to 10 km

100 miles in 26 hour =   6.20 km/h, equal to 1:36 h to 10 km


 

Graph showing running times up to 100 km:

 


 

 

Running speed:


100 km in   7:00 hours: 4:12 min/km or 14.29 km/h

100 km in 15:00 hours: until km 50: 6.5 h: 7:48 min/km or 7.69 km/h

                                   after km 50: 8.5 h: 10:12 min/km or 5.88 km/h


100 miles (161 km) in 13:00 hours: 4:51 min/km or 12.37 km/h

100 miles (161 km) in 26:00 hours:

up to 71 km: 7:48 min/km or 7.69 km/h

from 71 km until 100 km: 9:50 min/km or 6.1 km/h

from 100 km until 161 km: 11:48 min/km or 5.08 km/h


 

8:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

Finish for 50 km runners in Bad Mergentheim

Showers are available in Bad Mergentheim 

Onwards transport to Wertheim by train

A shuttle bus back to Rothenburg is available at 1:00 p.m. Pick-up at the train station. 

 

 

10:20 a.m. to 4:05 p.m.

Finish 71 km runners in Tauberbischofsheim

Showers are available in Tauberbischofsheim

Onwards transport to Wertheim by train

A shuttle bus back to Rothenburg is available at 4:00 p.m. Pick-up at the train station. 

 

 

1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Finish 100 km runners in Wertheim

Showers are available in Wertheim in the sports hall


Jan Albert Lantink sets the 100 km course record in 2016 with 7h17

 















Drinking beer before the knighting ceremony


Knighting ceremony for every 100 km finisher

 

 Medal for 100 km finishers

 


7:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
100-mile finish in Gemünden


7:00 p.m. 

Bus Transport from Wertheim to Rothenburg                            Departs from the train station 

 

7:00 p.m. 

Welcome Party for all Runners in the Castle of Wertheim 

 

7:30 p.m.

Knight's Dinner 85 courses) in Castle Wertheim with Medieval Music. (max. one accompanying person per runner)


Those not wishing to partake of the Knight's Dinner may order off the menu or simply buy a drink.









Knight's  Dinner in the Castle of Wertheim


The five course Knight's Dinner is available as classic or vegetarian. You can also order a`la carte.


Classic Knight's Dinner:

First course: Spelt bread and butter

Second course: Selection of salads

Third course: Green spelt soup in wooden bowls

Fourth course: Chicken pieces, knuckles, quails and vegetables

Fifth course: Cheese board and grapes


Vegetarian Knight's Dinner:

The fourth course is stir-fried vegetables


The first course of the Knight's Dinner will be served from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.



22:00 p.m.

Award Ceremenoy in the castle of Wertheim, Open End

Trophies for the first three man and woman at each distance and for the Biel-Taubertal Challenge

 

Trophies for the first three man and woman at each distance  

 

 

Sunday:

 

10:00 a.m.

Bus Transport to Rothenburg

Pick-up at the train station. 

 

Up to 08:00 a.m.

Last 100-mile Finisher Arrives in Gemünden

 



Castle Gemünden


12:00 p.m.

100-mile Finisher's Party with Knight's Dinner in Gemünden

















 Kinght's Lunch in Hotel Koppen in Gemünden



13:30 p.m.

100-Mile Award Ceremony in the Hotel Koppen


3:00 p.m.

Bus Transport from Gemünden to Rothenburg

Pick-up from the bus-stop near Hotel Koppen