1. Date and venue
The 2nd Ultratrail Fränkische Schweiz will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023 in Ebermannstadt.
2. Organizer and patronage
Ultratrailrunning Erlangen e. V.
Fließbachstraße 6, 91052 Erlangen
Mrs. Christiane Meyer
4. Registration, closing date and change and late registration
Registration for the Registration for the 2nd Ultratrail Fränkische Schweiz opens on 03 October 2022 and can be reached via the website www.ultratrail-fraenkische-schweiz.de/anmeldung and via www.raceresult.com
Deadline for registration is April 15, 2023.
There are no late registrations.
Change registration is possible until April 15, 2023 for a processing fee of 15.00 EUR.
A return of purchased starting places is not possible.
5. Route offers and fees
The 2023 UTFS features two high-profile competition courses. In addition to the main competition, the Ultratrail, there is a half-distance, the Speedtrail.
GPX files will be published in advance, but not before the finalization of the route. The publication will be announced via newsletter Route sketches and elevation profiles can be viewed on the respective route pages.
The route is marked. Markings may be missing or altered due to rain, vandalism, etc. Participants are responsible for finding the route even without markings, through the use of additional navigation.
7. Timekeeping and checkpoints
The timekeeping will be installed and supervised by the partner Race Result. The timekeeping is a gross timekeeping. There will be more timings on the course.
8. Start- and Cut-Off-Times / Food Points
At the food points (VP) water and isotonic drinks, as well as food containing energy will be distributed. It is requested to bring your own drinking container. There are no disposable cups at the VPs!
More details on the VPs are yet to be announced.
9. Start number distribution
Friday, April 21, 2023
Issue of start numbers from 17:00 to 21:00 in the Stadthalle Ebermannstadt,Georg-Wagner-Straße 14 in 91320 Ebermannstadt.
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Issue of start numbers from 05:00 to 06:30 for the Ultratrail and until 11:30 for the Speedtrail at the information desk of the start and finish area, at the marketplace in 91320 Ebermannstadt.
The race day is tightly timed. If possible, collection the day before is requested.
10. Official raceshirt powered by Karpos
The official UTFS Raceshirt 2023 powered by Karpos is exclusively available at registration and remaining stock at the information desk on site at a price of 39,00 EUR. Only while stocks last.
The scope of services of a paid registration includes the following items:
12. Overnight stays
At the market place of the city of Ebermannstadt as well as in the immediate vicinity there are numerous overnight accommodations. In addition to hotels, there is the possibility to stay in inns, apartments or camping. Furthermore, there is a parking lot for campers / caravans.
13. Parking and arrival by public transport
There are designated public parking spaces that can be accessed via the parking guidance system. It is requested to form carpools if possible.
Arrival by public transport is possible via Deutsche Bahn. The station is 500m from the market square and 1km from the town hall.
14. Showers and locker rooms
Showers and locker rooms are located in the Stadthalle Ebermannstadt, Georg-Wagner-Straße 14 in 91320 Ebermannstadt.
15. Clothes bag
Clothes bags can be dropped off. The place and time of delivery is yet to be communicated. The clothes bag must be marked with the start number sticker enclosed in the starting documents. Valuables will not be accepted. No liability will be assumed for the delivery of garment bags.
16. Race briefing and starting grid
The race briefing will take place on Friday, April 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm at the Stadthalle Ebermannstadt.
An abstract will be published online in digital form.
Immediately after the closing of the start number distribution, the last and most current information about the race will in the start and finish area at the market place from 06:30 to 06:45 be provided. Participation is mandatory.
The starting grid will be taken from 06:45. The starting signal will be given punctually at 07:00.
Also after the closing of the race number distribution, in the start and finish area at the market place from 11:30 to 11:45 the last and most current information about the race will be given . Participation is mandatory.
From 11:45 a.m. the starting grid will be taken. The starting signal will be given punctually at 12:00.
17. Equipment recommendation
To participate in the Ultratrail Franconian Switzerland no mandatory equipment is required
and there will be no controls. However, a clear
recommendation is made. The recommendation for adequate equipment includes:
Ultratrail & Speedtrail
*there are no disposable cups at the VPs! Therefore, it is requested to bring your own drinking container.
18. Categories / Classes
For both the Ultra and Speedtrail the following classification classes apply:
19. ITRA and DUV
The Ultratrail Fränkische Schweiz is an official race of the International Trailrunning Association (ITRA).
ITRA points: 3
Mountain Level: 4
Finisher Level: 414
ITRA points: 2
Mountain Level: 4
Finisher Level: 324
Athletes with an ITRA Performance Index of >= 800 for men and >= 680 for women are eligible for a free start. A free start code can be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ultratrail Fränkische Schweiz is listed in the statistics of the Deutschen Ultramarathon-Vereinigung e. V.
20. Program and map
to be published
21. Abandonment / race abandonment
In case of abandonment, the race management must be informed immediately (Tel. 0172 835 27 47). There is
no right to pick up. Any charges incurred by cab or public
transportation are the responsibility of the participant.
In case of excessive demands, unsportsmanlike conduct, shortcuts, use of vehicles, throwing away of garbage, it is at the discretion of the race management to disqualify participants and
exclude them from the event.
Participation is possible from the age of 18 and only with complete health and required
24. Hygiene measures
The event will be held in accordance with the current
Bavarian Corona Protection Ordinance. The measures in force at that time must be followed. The organizer can make use of the domiciliary rights.
25. Environmental and animal protection
Environmentally responsible behavior by all participants is a prerequisite. The much appreciated nature of Franconian Highlands should be left as it was found. Trash can be disposed of at the aid stations or in the start and finish areas. Attention to flora and fauna is requested. When encountering animals, appropriate and respectful behavior is assumed.
26. General notes
The organizer reserves the right to change the route, shorten, cancel or terminate
the race for good cause. In case of an unforeseen
postponement (e.g. due to bad weather, corona or force majeure), there is no basic right to a refund. The organizer will try everything to find a satisfactory solution for all parties involved, if necessary by transferring the starting places to a make-up date.
Participation in the run is at your own risk. The route is not closed off or monitored. In some cases there is a danger of falling. On roads, the StVO must be obeyed and traffic must be observed. The announcements of course marshals as well as the UTFS helper team must be followed.
Only those who have the confidence to assess and evaluate
dangers in a racing atmosphere should participate.