20. September 2023

Description 2024

last change: 2. October 2023

1. Date and venue

The 3rd Ultratrail Fränkische Schweiz will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024 in Ebermannstadt.

2. Organizer and patronage

Ultratrailrunning Erlangen e. V.
Fließbachstraße 6, 91052 Erlangen

Mrs. Christiane Meyer
Mayor Ebermannstadt

3. Race director

Johannes Hendel
Phone 0172 835 27 47
eMail: info@ut-fs.de

4. Registration, closing date and change and late registration

Registration for the 3rd Ultratrail Franconian Switzerland opens on 03 October 2023 and can be reached via the website www.ultratrail-fraenkische-schweiz.de/anmeldung and via www.raceresult.com.

Deadline for registration is April 13, 2024.
There are no late registrations.

Transferring a starting place to another person is possible until April 13, 2023 for a processing fee of 15.00 EUR.

A return of purchased starting places is not possible.

Reporting data and the transfer of the starting place can be processed independently. To process, follow the links in the registration confirmation email.

For the Bavarian Championships*, an additional 50 starting places will be made available as of January 1, 2024, if required, exclusively for Bavarian athletes with a starting pass.

*see point no. 6 “Bavarian Ultra Trail Championships 2024”.

5. Route offers and fees

UTFS 2024 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.

6. Bavarian Championships Ultra Trail 2024

As part of the 3rd Ultratrail Fränkische Schweiz, the Bavarian Championships in Ultra Trail 2024 will be held for the first time in Franconian Switzerland.

Athletes with membership of a club belonging to the Bavarian Athletics Association can register for the official start of registration on October 3 via the registration form at www.ultratrail-fraenkische-schweiz.de register.

In case of further demand for starting places to participate in the Bavarian Championships, an additional quota of 50 additional starting places for athletes with a valid starting pass will be set up from 01 January 2024, should the UTFS 2024 reach a rapid sell-out.

Information about the eligibility and the classes of the Bavarian Championships can be found in the official announcement of the BLV.

7. start/finish

For both the Ultra- and the Speedtrail, the start and finish area is centrally located at the market place of the city of Ebermannstadt. Am Marktplatz 91320 Ebermannstadt

8. 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.

9. start and cut-off times / refreshment 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!

10. start number distribution

Friday, April 19, 2024

Pick up of bibs takes place from 5pm tp 8pm at city hall Ebermannstadt, Georg-Wagner-Straße 14 in 91320 Ebermannstadt.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Pick up of bibs from 5am to 6am for the Ultratrail and until 11:30am for the Speedtrail at the information point of the start and finish area, at the marketplace in 91320 Ebermannstadt.

The start number can only be presented in person upon presentation of a valid photo ID.

The race day is tightly timed. If possible, collection the day before is requested.

11. official Raceshirt powered by Karpos

The official UTFS Raceshirt 2024 powered by Karpos is exclusively available at registration and remaining stock at the info booth on site for 39,00 EUR available. Only while stocks last.

New: even lighter, even more comfortable even more intense colors and this time also available as a women’s cut.

UTFS Race Jersey p/b Karpos. This is an impression. The jersey may differ from the product illustration. Subject to change without notice.

12. service

The scope of services of a paid registration includes the following items:

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. showers and changing rooms

Showers and locker rooms are located in the Stadthalle Ebermannstadt, Georg-Wagner-Straße 14 in 91320 Ebermannstadt.

16. garment 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.

17. race briefing and starting grid

The race briefing will take place on Friday, April 19, 2024 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 06:30am to 06:45am be provided. Participation is mandatory.

The starting grid will be taken from 06:45am. The starting signal will be given punctually at 07:00am.


Also after the closing of the race number distribution, in the start and finish area at the market place from 11:30am to 11:45am the last and most current information about the race will be given . Participation is mandatory.

From 11:45 am. the starting grid will be taken. The starting signal will be given punctually at 12:00am.

18. equipment recommendation

For the participation to the Ultratrail Fränkische Schweiz there is an obligatory equipment required
as well as a supplementary recommendation. Sporadic checks are carried out. In case of missing equipment, the start authorization can be withdrawn.

Mandatory equipment includes:

Ultratrail & Speedtrail

Furthermore, it is recommended:


*there are no disposable cups at the VPs! Therefore, it is requested to bring your own drinking container.

19. categories / rating classes

For both the Ultra and Speedtrail the following classification classes apply:

The classification classes as well as the team classifications of the Bavarian Championships can be found in the announcement of the BLV.

20. 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 info@ut-fs.de.

The Ultratrail Fränkische Schweiz is listed in the statistics of the Deutschen Ultramarathon-Vereinigung e. V.

21. program and site plan

To be announced

22. 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.

23. disqualification

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.

24. participation

Participation is possible from the age of 18 and only with complete health and required
training condition.

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

Registration and thus permission to start will only be granted if you agree to thedisclaimer and the privacy policy. It is assumed that both document are read carefully and consent is given at the time of registration.

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.


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