Point to Point Scenic Race
Date: 1th October 2016
100 km from Rothenburg to Wertheim
71 km from Rothenburg to Tauberbischofsheim
50 km from Rothenburg to Bad Mergentheim
The probably most beautiful and fastest 100 km Ultra-Race
Rothenburg is one of the most picturesque and attractive touristic Highlight in Germany. The City of Rothenburg attracts visitors from around the Globen due to it looking like a town straight out of the middle ages.
The "Taubertal" is a beautiful winding valley that follows the river Tauber.
Along the route from Rothenburg to Wertheim are various points of interest to observe. Some of the many Highlights include historical Castles, old Churches, beautiful Bridges, and ancient City-Walls, all embedded in lovely small green Hills and combined like a chain.
The running route is situated on the public bicycle path that follows the route of the river Tauber through the valley. The landmark from Rothenburg to Wertheim is called "The lovely Tauber-Valley"
The route of the "Taubertal 100" is mostly flat in an undulating and interesting landscape. The 20 Checkpoints along the running track are situated at 5 km intervals.
To start in the morning as a foot runner from the Castle Rothenburg, and to arrive before nightfall at the Caste in Wertheim, without any assistence.
01th October 2016
50 km in Bad Mergentheim
71 km in Tauberbischofsheim
100 km in Wertheim
50 km and 71 km and 100 km
Point to Point race on a flat Bicycle-Path
50 km: 160 m up, 290 m down, in total 130 m down
71 km: 170 m up, 320 m down, in total 250 m down
100 km: 340 m up, 595 m down, total 255 m down
20 Drink & 10 Food-Stations
Every 5 km are Drink-Stations & every 10 km are Food-Stations
100 km: 13 h hour cut off
71 km: 9:15 hour cut off, for 71 km & 100 km runners
50 km: 6:30 hour cut off, for all runners
Four Drop Bags in:
Special Rule :
Bicycle assistance is allowed, as far the distance is min. 5 Meter to the runner, and own food & drinks are suppordet only at the Checkpoint Sations
Runners who breake off the race, shorter than the registrated distance, will be valued to the running-distance they finised before. There is an extra fee of 20 € for certificate and medals.
Runners can expand the registrated running distance during the race, and will be valued to the distance they finaly finised. There is an extra fee of 20 € for certificate and medals, and a fee for the additional distance.
Runners who won any Distance of the Taubertal 100 (Male/Female) will get a green Start-Number.
Light running gear, heat protection, waterproof and cold weather equipment, head-light for the start
max. 300 (in 1016)
for all distances, a quali race max in the previos year
at least Marathon in Sub 4 hours with a 3 month Ultra-Training, or
100 km in Sub 13 hour, or
any alternative Ultra-Qualifikation like Trail, who point out an expection, that a 100 km race will be finished in sub 13 hours, or
Finish of the Taubertal 100 in the previous year at any distance.
Suitcase transport from Rothenburg to Wertheim and three Drop Bags from Rothenburg to Creglingen, Bad Mergentheim and Tauberbischofsheim
At the end all Drop Bags get transported to each finish-line and finaly to the 100 km Finish-Line in accordance to the finish limit-time
Certificate & Medal for all Finisher in Wertheim
Age Group Ranking female/male
Trophy for the first three winners female/male for all distances.
The winner-ranking is up to the finisher time of the runners performance, independent from any entry form of distances. What the runners run is what the runners will be ranked.
Video "Taubertal 100"
Video: Oliver Luksch
Music: Hans Zimmer "The dark Knight"
Impressions of the Landscape "Taubertal 100"
Pictures: Hans-Joachim Kaiser, Tauberbischofsheim, www.hjkaiser.com
and Holger Schmitt, Bad Mergentheim
Music: Hans Zimmer "The Dark Knight Rise" Titel: "Rise"
Track of "Taubertal 100" by Google Earth
Music: Hans Zimmer "The Dark Knight Rise" Titel: "Imagine the Fire"
Race Records Taubertal 100: