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.
50km runner with finish in Bad Mergentheim and 71km runner with finish in Tauberbischofsheim can use horly a train to travel to Wertheim.
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 award 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.
100 Mile profile: 105 m nett downhill, Summery: 990 m up and 1.095 m down
100 km profile: 205 m nett downhill, Summery 570 m up and 775 m down
71 km profile: 165 m nett downhill, Summery: 320 m up and 485 m down
50 km profile: 135 m nett downhill, Summery: 260 m up and 395 m down
Stay in Rothenburg or in the surrounding area (Creglingen or Bad Mergentheim are only 30 to 60 Minutes away by car)
2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Check-In, Registration and Number Collection
Briefing, Taubertal 100
Potato Party (in Hotel Rappen)
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 Robert Wimmer, multi day ultra-runner
Robert Wimmer, Multi-Day Ultrarunner
4:30 a.m. to 5:15 a.m.
Breakfast (in Hotel Rappen)
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 Bags Taubertal 100
Assemble at the front of Hotel Rappen.
Run with burning torches
Final Briefing by a Knight on Horseback
The knight gives the final briefing
Downhill run on a single trail to the start area in the Taubertal-Valley.
Start of the Taubertal 100
The start is at the "Eiswiese" on the Taubertalweg. The 50, 71, 100 km and 100-mile runners start together.
Orientation of Hotel Rappen, Castle Garden, Start
Checkpoints with Food and Drinks:
20 checkpoints in total in the 100 km, and 26 in the 100 miles
Drink stations: Water, apple juice, tea, beer, electrolytes
Food stations: Fruit, soup, mashed potato, yoghurt, chia pudding, Himalayan-salt, coconut oil
Checkpoint with drinks and food
Taubertal 100 checkpoint map for 50 km, 71 km, 100 km and 100 miles:
Exact locations can be seen on the GPS file
Checkpoint map of the Taubertal 100
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:
Wertheim to Gemünden:
50 km: A running time of 7:30 hours for 50 km to Bad Mergenthem
1:30 p.m. is cut-off for all runners in Bad Mergentheim. The first runners will be expected after 2:50 hours at Saturday around 8:50 a.m. and the last runner at 1:30 p.m.
71 km: A running time of 10:39 hours to Tauberbischofsheim
4:39 p.m. is cut-off for all runners in Tauberbischofsheim. The first runners will be expected after 4:50 hours at Saturday around 10:50 a.m. and the last runner at 4:40 p.m.
100 km: A running time of 15:00 hours to Wertheim
9:00 p.m. is cut-off for all runners in Wertheim. The first runners will be expected after 7 hours at Saturday around 1:00 a.m. and the last runner at 9:00 p.m.
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.
100 km in 7:00 hours: 4:12 min/km or 14.29 km/h and in 15:00 hours: 9:00 min/km or 6.67 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: until 100 km: 9:00 min/km or 6.67 km/h and from 100 km until 161 km: 11 min/km or 5.55 km/h
Bus Transport for relay Runners from Rothenburg to Bad Mergentheim, at the Hotel Rappen
8:50 a.m. to 13:30 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 2:00 p.m. Pick-up at the train station.
10:20 a.m. to 4:39 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 5:00 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
Finisher of the 100 km race
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-Adelsberg
There is a shuttle transport every hour to the Gemünden Sporthall
Bus Transport from Wertheim to Rothenburg
Departs from the train station
Welcome Party for all Runners in the Castle of Wertheim
Knight's Dinner 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. The five course Knight's Dinner is available as classic or vegetarian. You can also order a`la carte.
The first course of the Knight's Dinner will be served from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
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.
Knight Dinner in the castle of Wertheim
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
Bus Transport to Rothenburg , Pick-up at the train station.
Up to 8:00 a.m.
Last 100-mile finisher arrives in Gemünden
100-mile Finisher's Party with Knight's Dinner in Gemünden
Kinght's Dinner at the Hotel Koppen in Gemünden
100-Mile Award Ceremony in the Hotel Koppen
Bus Transport from Gemünden to Rothenburg, Pick-up from the bus-stop near Hotel Koppen