Which equipment is mandatory?

  • a working mobile phone that is switched on (the number must be given when registering)
  • a collapsible cup
  • a reflective safety vest or a reflective shoulder strap, a rescue blanket (gold foil) and a working (head) lamp for night running (no cell phone as a flashlight)
  • a drink bottle or a drink bladder with a capacity of at least 0.5 liters if the race management announces this as compulsory before the start

Can my companion carry my water bottle with them?

Yes, that’s what he’s there for.

Accompaniment is only allowed from VP 9 onwards, do I have to carry the drink bottle myself up to that point?

Yes, there’s no getting around that. You can then hand it over to your companion at VP 9.

Do I have to put on my night gear when it gets dark?

Yes, night gear must be worn from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Are reflective strips on clothing or backpack sufficient?

No, as they could potentially be covered up. An additional reflective vest or shoulder strap must be worn. If you run with a backpack, you must ensure it does not cover the reflective garment.

Do I have to switch on the (head) lamp on brightly lit streets?

The (head) lamp is there for your safety, so that you can see where you are running and where you are stepping and that you are recognized early by other road users. The (head) lamp must always be switched on between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. – regardless of whether in dark sections of the forest or when the street lighting is bright.

Do I have to carry spare batteries with me?

We strongly advise you to do this. We even recommend having a spare lamp with you in case there is a technical defect.

What happens if I run without mandatory equipment?

Race management, our bike team and our referees are out on the course. They are entitled to take you out of the race until the mandatory equipment is available. How you do this is up to you.

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