RACE INFORMATION SCOTT XTRAILS VOSGES 2019
The Scott Xtrails “Mountain Edition” in the French Vosges will be held for a 3th time during the weekend of April 27 & 28, 2019. You can register for the entire multistage Xtrails Vosges or only for one of the trails: Trail du Markstein and/or Trail Du Grand Ballon. The start wille be at Hotel Wolf in Le Markstein with a beautiful view over the French Vosges!
1. How to get there - Accessibility - parking
Adress: Hôtel Restaurant Wolf, Route Des Crêtes 68610 Le Markstein
Start and finish area are located in Le Markstein. It’s easy to get there by car.
The nearest airport is in Genève, Lyon and Basel.
The nearest train station is in Colmar and/or Mulhouse.
Important : The “Route des Crêtes” is certainly still closed at that time.
You can access the Markstein by the road from the Lake Kruth – Wildenstein (D27) or by the Guebwiller valley via the D430.
2. Program and schedule
This timetable can change.
Friday April 26, 2018
18.00 to 19.30: opening race office, pick up bib numbers + check obligatory equipment
Saturday April 27 april 2018
05.15 – 07.00: pick up bib numbers + check obligatory equipment
06.00: start 70km Trail du Grand Ballon
07.00: start 48km Trail du Grand Ballon11.00 to 13.00: opening race office, pick up bib numbers + check obligatory equipment
11.00 to 12.55: pick up bib numbers + check obligatory equipment
13.00: start Markstein Sprinttrail 3km
14.00 to 16.00: pick up bib numbers + check obligatory equipment (also for the Trail du Grand Ballon)
16.00: start Markstein Trail 16km
19.00: closing event
Sunday 28 april 2018
08.00 to 10.00: pick up bib numbers + check obligatory equipment
10.00: start 32km Trail du Grand Ballon
11.00 to 12.55: pick up bib numbers + check obligatory equipment
12.00: start 22km Trail du Grand Ballon
13.00: start 8km Trail du Grand Ballon
15.30: podium Trail du Grand Ballon and Xtrails competition distance*
17.00: closing event
Podium when the 3 first runners finished the race.
* To bring the Xtrails race to a higher level, it is our intention to centralize as much good runners as possibe in one strongly occupied contest. Therefore, the short, middle and middle-long distance of this Xtrails are considered as finishers events where the experience is more important than the performance. Only podium and award ceremony are awarded to the competition distance 3/16/32km.
3. Participation package
- Wonderful course through the Vosges
- Showers at the Auberge Steinlebach at 1km of the start and finish zone.
- Free preservation sports bags
- High quality aid stations on the course and at the finish
- Dropbag for the 70km and 48km distances
- Results immediately available on this website
- Live tracking of the runners on this website
- Electronic chip (integrated in bib number)
- Xtrails Buff
- Scott Hoodie (Only for participants Scott Xtrails Vosges Multistage)
- For only €10 you can buy this Coolmax Running T-shirt.
Insurance for physical injuries are NOT included in the registration fee.
4. Changing rooms, showers
5. Aid Station(s) and dropbag
Sprinttrail 3km: no aid station on the course
Trail Du Markstein 16km: 1 aid station on the course
Trail du Grand Ballon 8km: no aid station on the course
Trail du Grand Ballon 22km: 1 aid station on the course
Trail du Grand Ballon 32km: 2 aid stations on the course
Trail du Grand Ballon 48km: 3 aid stations on the course
Trail du Grand Ballon 70km: 4 aid stations on the course
The participants of the 48km and the 70km can use a dropbag during the race.
You can pick up your dropbag at the race office and bring it to “La Bulle” in front of the hotel right before the start.
Your dropbag will be deposed at the aid station “Auberge Steinlebach”, (17km to go til the finish).
You can pick up your dropbag at this point after the race. You’ll have to show your bib number to get your dropbag back.
6. Location aid stations and hotspots
Aid station at the finish
Trail Du Markstein 16km
1 aid station at the Nonselkopf. The aid station is here.
Trail du Grand Ballon
Aid station in Geishouse. First aid station in Geishouse for the Trail du Grand Ballon 22km.
Adress and itinerary : At the Rue de Saint-Amarin and Rue du Panorama in Geishouse. Click here for the itinerary on google maps.
Aid station at the foot of the Grand Ballon : Trail du Grand Ballon 32km, 48km and 70km.
Adress and itinerary : At the foot of the Grand Ballon at ferme-auberge Le Haag. Click here for the itinerary on google maps.
Aid station at the lake of the Grand Ballon. Next aid station for the Trail du Grand Ballon 70km.
Adress and itinerary : at the lake of the Grand Ballon. Click here for the itinerary on google maps.
Aid station and hotspot at the Ferme Auberge Steinlebach, located at 1km of the start and finish area !
Next aid station for the Trail du Grand Ballon 32km, 48km and 70km
Adress and itinerary : Ferme Auberge Steinlebach. Click here for the itinerary on google maps.
Aid station in Kruth. Last aid station for the Trail du Grand Ballon 48km and 70km
Adress and itinerary : Rue du Treh in Kruth. Click here for the itinerary on google maps.
7. Medical Certificate
The organization may refuse the starting right if you are not in possession of a valid or conform Medical certificate.
This is required since 1999, in accordance with French law, at races held on the French territory.
A medical certificate completed by the physician is valid for 1 year.
Click here to download the certificate.
Don’t forget to bring a copy of the certificate the day of the race.
8. Eco Responsibility - no plastic cups!
At the aidstations we will provide water, coke, fruits, chips, pretzls and cake.
During all our trails, the organization will not use any plastic cups. This way we minimize our environmental footprint. Drinks will be available at the aid stations and at the finish, but NO cups. So you need to bring your own cup or system. All our participants will be able to order a foldable racecup with their registration at cost prize. Obviously it is not obliged to use this particular cup and you are free to use your own system.
10. Qualification race Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®
The TRAIL DU GRAND BALLON 22km HAS 1 QUALIFICATION POINT
The TRAIL DU GRAND BALLON 32km HAS 1 QUALIFICATION POINTS
The TRAIL DU GRAND BALLON 48km HAS 2 QUALIFICATION POINTS
The TRAIL DU GRAND BALLON 70km HAS 3 QUALIFICATION POINTS
Points ITRA et/ou UTMB®
From January 1, 2019 the ITRA® uses a new points system for qualifying races to participate in, for example, the UTMB®, CCC®, TDS® and the OCC®.
These points are obtained by the formula: distance (km) + (altimeters (m) / 100). For example: A race of 50km and 2000m+ will give you 50 + (2000/100) = 70 Km-effort = 2 ITRA® points.
This race will be categorized in category “S” with an Km-effort between 45 and 75.
The races will be categorized differently from March 1, 2018 as u can see in the table 1 below.
UTMB® points and ITRA® points are not the same, you’ll find more information about it, in the text below.
The ITRA® performance index calculated according to the new classification/catégory will be effective from March 2018. (table 1 – 1st column)
The new points, defined according to the new limits, will apply from 2019. (Table 1)
2018 races keep the points assigned according to the old limits. (Table 2)
n table 3 below, you’ll find the points you need to register for the lottery of one of the UTMB® races.
ITRA® points vs. UTMB® points.
To receive ITRA® points, the organization of the trailrun must request the ITRA® points at the ITRA®. ITRA treats the demand as fast as possible, calculates the right total of points and assigns them to the race.
Each participant who finishes the race in time, gets these ITRA® points automatically. The participants don’t have to do anything but finishing the race in time to earn the ITRA® points.
We recommend the participants to make an account on http://itra.run to have a clear view on their races.
Request of UTMB® points.
When ITRA has approved the ITRA® points to the race, the organization receives a unique ID of this race. With this unique ID, the organization can do a request at the organization of the UTMB® to add his race on the list of qualified UTMB® Races. From the moment that the UTMB® organization approves this request, the race is officially an UTMB® qualified race and the ITRA® point(s) becomes also (a) UTMB® point(s).
This step can take 10 days.
Notice : A ITRA® point is not necessarily a UTMB® point. The organization can procure ITRA® points without giving UTMB® points. The organization must request the UTMB® points at the organization to add this race on the list.
Assigning UTMB® points to the athletes.
When the organization has the official results of his race, he sends the results to ITRA® who will treats them.
The athletes in the results will automatically receive the ITRA® points. The UTMB® receives the data from the ITRA® and knows from then how much points you have.
Important : You can only have UTMB® points if the organization request this points at the UTMB.
Our organization always gives both.
This last step can take a few weeks.
1. Time Limits
We will publish the details of the time limits per aid station as soon as possible.
You can already find the time limits for the whole distance in the registration columns.
When a trailrunner doesn’t reach the time limits, he/she will be DSQ.
2. Mandatory equipment
|Medical certificate||Mobile phone||Cup (f.e. ECO-Cup)||Waterstore||Survival blanket|
|Trail Du Markstein 16km|
|Trail du Grand Ballon 9km|
|Trail du Grand Ballon 22km|
|Trail du Grand Ballon 32km|
|Trail du Grand Ballon 48km|
|Trail du Grand Ballon 70km|
|Medical certificate||No right to start|
|Using shortcuts during the race||Jury|
|Refusing the materiel/equipment check||DSQ|
|Run trough when not reaching a time limit||DSQ|
|Trowing dirt, garbage on the ground/ in the nature..||DSQ|
|No mobile phone||1h00|
|No water storage||1h00|
The start and finish area are located at hotel “Wolf” in Le Markstein.
During this trail you’ll run through sensitive area of the European network ‘Natura 2000’. This network is aimed at the conservation of the biodiversity in vulnerable areas of the European Community. The trail is located in the Natural Park of Ballons des Vosges http://www.parc-ballons-vosges.fr/
1. Hotel Restaurant Wolf - Le Markstein
The start and finish area of the Xtrails Vosges will be at Hotel Restaurant Wolf. This hotel has a beautiful panorama over the French Vosges. You can reserve single rooms, double rooms of familly rooms. There different possibilities : Only breakfast, half pension or full pension.
Reservations : 0033 3 89 82 64 36
E-mail : email@example.com.
Website : http://www.hotelwolf.info
2. Auberge Du Steinlebach
Auberge du Steinlebach will be one of the hotspots for the fans and supporters and it will also be one of the aid stations. 5 minutes from the start by car and 15 minutes by foot. You can reserve a room at a very low price and there are a lot of possibilities : Dormitory or single/double room with or without breakfast, half pension or full pension.
Reservations : firstname.lastname@example.org or 0033 3 89 82 61 87.
Website : www.auberge-steinlebach.com
Results 2019 – Scott Xtrails Comp – Results available on 28/04/2019
Results 2019 – Scott Xtrails Recr. – Results available on 28/04/2019
LE MARKSTEIN TRAIL
Results 2019 – 16km – Results available on 27/04/2019
TRAIL DU GRAND BALLON
Results 2019 – 8km – Results available on 28/04/2019
Results 2019 – 22km – Results available on 28/04/2019
Results 2019 – 32km – Results available on 28/04/2019
Results 2019 – 48km – Results available on 27/04/2019
Results 2019 – 70km – Results available on 27/04/2019
LE MARKSTEIN TRAIL
Results 2018 – 16km – 192 participants
TRAIL DU GRAND BALLON
Results 2018 – 9km – 95 participants
Results 2018 – 22km – 210 participants
Results 2018 – 32km – 327 participants
Results 2018 – 48km – 219 participants
Results 2018 – 70km – 157 participants
Results 2017 – Final Rankings
Our online registrations will be open from September 1st, 2018 to April 15, 2019 or until all spots are taken. Registration after this date is no longer possible.
The prices do not include the administration fee.
Are you in for an even bigger challenge? Register for the whole Scott Xtrails® Vosges and run 3 trails (Sprinttrail + Trail du Markstein + Trail du Grand Ballon) in 1 weekend!
HOW IT WAS IN 2018
AFTERMOVIE EDITION 2017