RACE INFORMATION SCOTT XTRAILS VOSGES

The SCOTT Xtrails Vosges were again a big success with 1282 participants who have runned the different stages all weekend long.
You can watch the pictures of Sportograf here and the best-of of the pictures on our Facebook.
Consult the results of the edition 2018 by clicking on the link below.

 

  • Information
  • Regulations
  • Course
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • Results

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.

Itinerary

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.

Saturday 28 april 2018
11.00 to 13.00: opening race office, 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
18.00: podium 16km

Sunday 29 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 Ballon
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 9km Trail du Grand Ballon
15.30: podium Trail du Grand Ballon and Xtrails competition distance*
19.30: closing event

* 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
  • Electronic chip (integrated in bib number)
  • Xtrails Buff
  • Scott Hoodie (Only for participants Scott Xtrails Vosges Multistage)
  • For only €9,00 you can buy this Coolmax Running T-shirt.


Insurance for physical injuries are NOT included in the registration fee.

4. Changing rooms, showers

You can leave your sports bag nearby the secretariat, this place is not securised.

There are showers at the Auberge Steinlebach at 1km of the start and finish area.

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 9km: 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

Sprinttrail 3km
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!

eco cup

At the aidstations we will provide water, coke, fruits, chips, pretzls and cake.

Eco responsibility:

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.

9. Xtrails Vosges on Facebook

Register now and stay tuned about the latest news of this event.

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 2 QUALIFICATION POINTS
The TRAIL DU GRAND BALLON 48km HAS 3 QUALIFICATION POINTS
The TRAIL DU GRAND BALLON 70km HAS 4 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.

Table 1

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)

Table 2

n table 3 below, you’ll find the points you need to register for the lottery of one of the UTMB® races.


Table 3

ITRA® points vs. UTMB® points.

ITRA® 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.

UTMB® points:

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

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
Sprinttrail 3km
Trail Du Markstein 16km
0,5l
Trail du Grand Ballon 9km
0,5l
Trail du Grand Ballon 22km
0,5l
Trail du Grand Ballon 32km
0,5l
Trail du Grand Ballon 48km
0,5l
Trail du Grand Ballon 70km
0,5l

3. Sanctions

Materiel, actings,.. Sanction
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
Survival blanket 1h00

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 : hotelwolf@aol.com.
Website : http://www.hotelwolf.info
5019754

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 : contact@auberge-steinlebach.com or 0033 3 89 82 61 87.
Website : www.auberge-steinlebach.com

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3. Tourist Office

If Wolf Hotel and Auberge du Steinlebach is full, you can always contact the tourist offices to find other lodgings in the area.

Websites: www.hautes-vosges-alsace.fr and www.tourisme-guebwiller.fr.

2018

XTRAILS VOSGES
Results 2018 – Scott Xtrails Comp – 46 participants
Results 2018 – Scott Xtrails Recr. – 36 participants

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

2017

XTRAILS VOSGES
Results 2017 – Final Rankings

LE MARKSTEIN NIGHTTRAIL
Results 2017 – Nighttrail 11km – 24 participants
Results 2017 – Nighttrail 21km – 90 participants

TRAIL DU GRAND BALLON
Results 2017 – 11km – 72 participants
Results 2017 – 21km – 95 participants
Results 2017 – 34km – 136 participants
Results 2017 – 54km – 108 participants

 

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Scott Xtrails Vogezen
MULTI STAGE
Start: Saturday 13h00
Short distance: 3/16/9km
Middle distance: 3/16/22km
Competition distance: 3/16/32km
Long distance: 3/16/48km
XL distance: 3/16/69km
200 entries
Only podium 3/16/32km
80 euro until 1 Feb *
90 euro from 2 Feb *
Trail du Markstein
16km
Start: Saturday 16h00
Altimeters 810m+
UTMB® Points – 0
1 aid station
Time limit: 3h00
300 entries
No river crossing
Podium: Men & Women overall
20 euro until 1 Feb
23 euro from 2 Feb
Trail du Grand Ballon
9km
Start: Sunday 13h00
Altimeters 290m+
UTMB® Points – 0
No aid station
Time limit: 3h
300 entries
No river crossing
Start2trail: no podium
11 euro until 1 Feb
14 euro from 2 Feb
Trail du Grand Ballon
22km
Start: Sunday 12h00
Altimeters 980m+
1 aid station
Time limit: 7h
300 entries
No river crossing
Podium: Men & Women overall
20 euro until 1 Feb
23 euro from 2 Feb
Trail du Grand Ballon
32km
Start: Sunday 10h00
Altimeters 1390m+
2 aid stations
Time limit: 9h
300 entries
No river crossing
Podium: Men & Women overall
25 euro until 1 Feb
28 euro from 2 Feb
Trail du Grand Ballon
48km
Start: Sunday 07h00
Altimeters 2240m+
3 aid stations
Time limit: 12h
200 entries
No river crossing
Podium: Men & Women overall
40 euro until 1 Feb
43 euro from 2 Feb
Trail du Grand Ballon
70km
Start: Sunday 06h00
Altimeters 3320m+
4 aid stations
Time limit: 13h00
150 entries
No river crossing
Podium: Men & Women overall
60 euro until 1 Feb
70 euro from 2 Feb

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