VIII. Aid Stations and Cut off times 2019
The aidstations in 2019 are fixed and can be booked at the registration:
LEUCHTENBERG (km 86)
GÜTENLAND (km 166)
SEEBACHSCHLEIFE (km 265)
ALPE (km 335)
PASSAU (km 439)
LALLING (km 502)
St. Englmar (km 535)
In addition we will offer a survival point at "OSSERBLICK" near km 230 before the mountain section, with a tent - soup - drinks - water - snacks for free.
VII. Shirts 2019
We got our new shirts for the Goldsteig Ultraraces. The shirt is designed of the following elements:
Every runner starts with full power, motivation and energy. During a race, however, every runner comes to physical or mental limits, which must be overcome. The Phoenix symbolizes best what is going on. The decisive factor is that the runner is always able to rise from his ashes
Colours (black - red - gold):
The Goldsteig Hikingway is the longest hikingpath in germany, the reason for using the colours of our flag
Motto on the back:
"You will never know your limits unless you push yourself to them" - because it is true!
We hope you like it!
VI. Registration & Briefing Procedure
For registration and briefing we will meet in MARKTREDWITZ, the Start location of the Goldsteig Ultrarace 166k and 661k.
Our Datas before Race Start:
Thursday, 12th sept. 2019 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm and Friday, 13th 8.00 am to 11.00 am
at HOTEL MEISTER BÄR, Bahnhofsplatz 10, Marktredwitz. You will get your BIB Number - Dropbags - Maps - more Race Information
Thursday, 12th sept. 2019 6.00 pm
at HOTEL MEISTER BÄR, Bahnhofsplatz 10, Marktredwitz. You will get more detailed Information to the Race routes, rules and regulations, wild animals (wolves), dnf procedure, tracking service, Aidstations and checkpoints
Friday, 13th sept. 2019 08.30 am
Registration opens again - Check of the mandatory equipment - hand over of trackers
Friday, 13th 2019 10.30 am
RACE BRIEFING for the runners who missed the briefing on Thursday (its a shorter one, just a quick brief)
Friday, 13th 2019 11.00 am
Delivery of luggage (Finish line) - Delivery of dropbags
Friday, 13th sept. 2019 noon
Start of the GOLDSTEIG ULTRARACE 2018 ---- 166 km and 661 km
488 km RACERS
Sunday, 15th sept. 2019 09.00 am
REGISTRATION AND BRIEFING in PANORAMA HOTEL, Gütenland, Neunburg vor dem Wald
Sunday, 15th sept. 2019 11.00 am
Delivery of dropbags
Sunday, 15th sept. 2019 noon
Start of the GOLDSTEIG ULTRARACE 2018 ---- 488 km
V. Goldsteig Fan Shop
Our new Goldsteig Ultrarace Fanshop is now open. We have put together a small collection for you and your helpers. You will find the shop here: GOLDSTEIG ULTRARACE FANSHOP
VI. Goldsteig Ultrarace Finisher Jackets
We were asked again and again, if we would make a finisher jacket for such a special run, to master such a track is quite a milestone in every runner's career. And yes, we have decided to offer something exquisite. The IRIDIUM HOODIE by MONTANE.
The embroidery takes place on the front in the high-quality stick with logo and finisher emblem. The back of the jacket is free and offers space for the presentation of sponsors. The finisher emblem can also be added later. You can also order your hoodie as a motivator.
The IRIDIUM HOODIE by MONTANE is a lightweight stretch technical alpine hooded fleece with a ceramic print on the exterior to increase durability. Designed for fast mountain assaults to be worn either on its own or as a layering piece under a hard shell or a softshell jacket. Colour: antarctic blue - Weight: 388g
The delivery of the jacket can take up to 9 weeks after receipt of payment, as the jackets are ordered and embroidered individually.
The price includes taxes, excl. Shipping.
link to shop-item: MY GOLDSTEIG JACKET
IV. Tipps and Hints for the race
We have summer, yes - but it`s late summer - so please expect not more than 25° Celsius at day times. And please have in mind that the nights can be cold (down to 0° Celsius in the mountain areas).
Go light weight - not more than 8 kilos including food and water. Every gramm you carry will cost energy. And its a long way to go.
Take a good Rain Jacket with you. We hope that you not need it. But when we face rain on a race day, it can be worst. 2014 we had 2 days of rain and during this time a massive drop-out of runners because they did not expect so much rain and coldness after the rain.
Look at your feet. Look at your feet Look at your feet.
Most of the drop-outs we have during the race is sore feet and inflamed tendons. A good thing is to have some waterproof socks in your pack. In the morinings the ground and the grass is often wet. Wet feet are one of the reasons for sore feet. You have no waterproof socks? No problem - We sell SealSkinz Socks before the start. I have also made best experience with toe socks.
Using tapes will prevent you from much pain. I use Kinesio Tape for my back and shoulders. I also use it for my Achilles tendon and later at long distance race also as a protection for my feet
It`s all about energy. Eat and drink often. Eat real food - do not eat to much crap, like chocolate bars and sweets. Sandwiches, meat and fruits are the better way to go 661km. You will have a lot of possibilties to buy food on the course - but sunday and at specially at night times it`s nearly impossible to get anything. Plan your night times carefully
We have some streams and Fountains along the course. But it`s not often drinkable. Water cleaning pills are very usefull and will help you to refill your water. Think also about salt and minerals. Take salt and minerals regularly from the beginning of the race.
Take an extra battery pack with you for emergency. Take care that your mobile phone can be charged at every time. It`s also important to have enough batteries for the head torches. The nights in the bavarian forests can be very dark. Some runners said after the race: they nver runned through such dark forests.
Practise with your gps device. Please practise with your gps device. We can`t help you to solve problems with your device when your tracks are not ready or you did not find them on your device. we can`t solve the problme if you have no german map on your screen or if you did not find the right button for an applikation you like to use. Don`t forget your charger !!! And don`t forget your charger in the check point. It`s a good idea to have an additional charger in each of your dropbags. You can charge energy at any aid station.
Plan with less comfort
8 days - 192 hours for 661km - sounds like a lot of time. But that is not true. Time is ticking down no matter what you are doing. Try to go with less sleep, and when you sleep don`t do it longer as 4 hours. We made the experience that the body starts to recover in another way after 4 hours, it`s better to plan with a "keep going strategy"
Never give up
661km to run - that means you will run a whole day and after 24 hours you have more than 500 km to go. Don`t think about that. Keep going, don`t count miles or kilometers - enjoy your time on the course and be prepared for all the things mother nature or the race time throws against you. Please note to make it to the finish line 661km you have to leave PASSAU latest THURSDAY NOON
III. Hotel Meister BÄR - Meeting point again in 2018
In september 2019 the Goldsteig Ultrarace will start again in MARKTREDWITZ. The pictures below is showing the 4 Star Hotel where the briefing at the day before and the start is located. The Hotel is also the meeting point for the check of the obligatory equipment at the day we start the race.
The Hotel is near the central railway station. It`s just across the street, you can`t miss it.
You find the Hotel in the internet here: Hotel Meister Bär
II. Exploration Goldsteig (Pics from 2015)
We did some exploration on the Goldsteig hikingway in 2015. We runned nearly 130 km with 4.500 meters of climbing. It is really an amazing area. All the pictures below are from the area from km 240 to 370 of the race. It takes us 21 hours on two days. You think it is slow? We guess this part will take up to 36 hours for most of the runners without sleep. (Aidstation HERZOGAU to Aidstation PHILLIPSREUT)
I. Report MONTANE Goldsteig Ultrarace 2014
The spanish runners from 2014 had a filmteam joining them during the race. They produced a very impressive report about the Goldsteig Ultrarace. Many thanks for that work. English subtitles can be enabled.