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F A Q

           

 

01

How is the starting fee figured?

150 und 310 Euro Total 460 Euro

02

How does the RD deal with troublemakers?

Difficult: These people will be warned several times. I will create a committee of runners & volunteers to decide. Look for an amicable solution. See paragraph 34 + 48.

03

When do I have to send the starting fee?

At best right away to secure a starting place. For your info, we plan on 50 participants.
It is important that the total starting group will be established ASAP to make planning easier all around.

04

Am I responsible for the transfer to the start and finish? If so, do I get information from the RD regarding this matter? 

Yes, each individual is responsible for this. I will make available to you as early as possible the information you need to make these arrangements. I will try to have maps of the start and finish areas. The start and finish areas are such that they can be reached via airplane and or train connections.
Important to you: Get information regarding these connections as early as possible

05

Should I carry cash or a credit card with me during the run?

Definitely. You may want to make a phone call, eat snacks or a piece of cake along the way. Absolutely, keep some small bills & change on you at all times. Euro-Check-card. Be sure that your financial assets are sufficient for the entire trip. A loan against your deposit is NOT possible. See paragraph 33

06

What happens if no night accommodations can be found? Or secured

We hope not. We want all of Horb to Horb (circuit). Also look at the "catastrophe Article." 47

07

Is our daily nourishment assured?

No one has to go hungry. Maybe it does not always taste you. I cannot do anything but!

08

What should I bring on gear?

Look at my list, although it is only a „suggestion“ of what to bring. Consider weight limitations, because space for gear and luggage is limited. Your gear weight is limited to 25 kg per person. See paragraph 18. When assembling your gear list, think about all possible weather situations such as: Heat, Rain, and Hail & Storms. See paragraph 18.

09

Should I have to quit the run after a few days:
What happens to my starting fee, howe do I get home?

Should I have to quit the run after a few days: What happens to my starting fee, howe do I get home?
The starting fee will be GONE. As at all events. I will have to calculate every single Euro I spent to potentially save it somewhere else. However, it is impossible for the RD to foresee & estimate all & every expense ahead of time. 

10

Can I shower every night?

Yes, of course!  

11

How do I handle sweaty clothing?

There may be the possibility of laundry mates; however I doubt that runners will use them. I „suggest“ to wear your running outfit while taking a shower. During warm weather your cloth should be dry by next morning. 

12

What if I take ill before or during the race?

 

Hopefully this will not happen.  Should this happen, the organisation can bring the runner to the nearest doctor. The situation then will be as if you are on vacation in a foreign country. Therefore it is essential that each participant will secure some kind of insurance for such an event.  Also consider your return trip home The "Schwarzwaldlauf" will have to continue. The return insurance is mandatory for all participants. Since I CAN NOT check this, it is up to the individual to take care of this to avoid any potential financial; losses. 

13

I got lost on the route, what should I do?

On your start number (which needs to be worn AT ALL TIMES) there will be listed my „Mobil-phone-number“ which is: +49 (0) 171 / 42 51 435 You can reach me any time under that number. Should you be stuck, I can send help that way. See paragraph 24.

14

What if I forgot something important at home?

Continue to read your checklist. If you are not leaving your route, you can shop along the way. The volunteers however, can & will NOT take any order lists (verbal or written) from runners to shop for you.

15

Am I injured?

Sure. The organisation will provide appropriate insurance coverage for runners & volunteers. Otherwise all runners will start at their OWN risk. All runners & volunteers need to take care of any „foreign- country“ insurance needs and bring any pertinent papers with them on the trip. See paragraph 21

16

What if I can’t meet the time limit one time? I am OUT after only ONE time of weakness?

NO, not necessarily. The time to meet is 6, 0 km/h.  Should a runner have a „bad day“ then I take it upon myself to „extend“ his time. However, overall he/she needs to get back on track and meet the daily minimum time limits.

17

Can I also start as stage runner?

Absolutely. The transfer (getting there and back home) is the responsibility of the stage runner and the continuation of the event cannot be influenced at any time. See paragraph 42

18

How shall I prepare for the „adventure „Black Forest run “?
What can or should I expect?

See the web site www.schwarzwaldlauf.de  I am convinced that you have the running ability. Every one that has signed up should be sure of his/her appropriate running ability. Almost more important is the MENTAL preparation for each runner. I will continue to update all of you every other month, as we get closer to the event. 

19

I am driving a crew vehicle. Is there something special I should know?

Get gas „REGULARLY“; check tire pressure, battery water and other car matters. We often will not know how far it will be to the next gas station. Guard your car like you would your home. Don’t let any unauthorized person next to or into your car at any time, ask him/her to leave. See paragraphs 43 & 44

20

Can my relatives reach me?

You will receive from me a list of all stage finishes as accurate as possible. Most of you, I assume, will have a cell phone with you? In an emergency ONLY you can call my mobile phone at+49 (0) 171 / 42 51 435. 

21

When do the asked for papers & documents have to be complete and send in?

As soon as possible. It makes the advance – work and it will keep my-our heads clear for other work. All accepted applicants will get a notice at the appropriate time to send in ALL of their requested documents, When this happens please respond ASAP

22

Why 1 passport pictures?

After the race you can request for your passport images to be returned and decide if you should have new ones made. I need the images & your run history to introduce you to the press. These people want to know something about all runners. See paragraph 4

23

How will daily times be taken and measured?

The timekeeper is very accurate in his responsibility. He notes hours, minutes & seconds. Starting with the second day there will be a running total of run times available. Starting with day two, we will post two lists, one with that day’s times and an accumulative time list. See paragraph 12 and 38

24

I have a sensitive back & wish to bring my camping sleeping cot.

Non chance. We have limited transport space. See paragraph 15. There will also be some gyms where it is forbidden to place sleeping cots. I have slept for weeks on the carpet in my living room to prepare for similar events. The first few days you may be uncomfortable but then you will get used to it and sleep well.

25

I heard about a 25-kilo baggage limit/allowance?

 

Definitely leave the iron at home, then you are almost there. I will weigh all your luggage and can’t avoid to charge those who have „over-weight“. That could be very expensive depending on the extra pounds you bring along. For example, if you have three extra kilos, I’ll have to charge you 5days times 1.50 Euros
For a total of Euros 15.  Showed that people brought items that weaver were used yet \all that staff had to unloaded and loaded again twice every day. A lot of work for nothing. See paragraph 16

26

Can I get lost running?

 

Absolutely, no problem. This is normal since your concentration may experience a lapse. I can post arrows as large as I want & you will pass by them without noticing them. If you are uncertain retrace your steps (see paragraph 24).

27

How about money premiums for performance?

 

Very unlikely. I never enticed anyone with a monetary premium. However, should I find a sponsor who will put up a premium I will consider the idea. I want to use all start fee amounts to benefit all runners and the event in full including the finishing party. Do you want to reach deep into your pocket to that the star (winner) can be celebrated?

28

Why will there be no time - record kept of stage runners.

This would create a second race. The stage runner would take off and the ‚regular“ runners would try to keep up whether they want to or not. These runners must conserve energy and concentrate on their own race. You as stage runners should „enrich“ the event and bring a „supporting“ roll to the run. The runners will welcome your presence. Leave your stopwatch at home and take joy in the fact that you have helped the „Schwarzwaldlauf“ runners morally with your presence and at the same time ran many kilometres. Perhaps your distance can be training for a future event, even the next „Schwarzwaldlauf“?

29

I feel that I have reached my physical limit and can’
Run another step? What now?

So what. This feeling is natural and will return along the entire route. This is a long process. On average you will not get to this point of total exhaustion all of a sudden. Just slow down somewhat, a request to all of you. Don’t stop in the middle of nowhere and yell, „I can’t any more“. No one will hear you anyway. If you quit, you must do so at an aid station. See paragraph 10

30

When will I be discouraged from participating and WHY?

An extensive training is a MUST. The   Extensive training is essential and a MUST. The motto „let’s see how far I get“ will NOT work here for sure. Did you suffer six weeks before the start an illness or an operation? If so, definitely stay at home. Not give/donate blood up to at least two month before the start. If you need the money, I’ll give it to you (just kidding). It would be a health risk. Therefore please remember the Travel Insurance just in case something happens. Plus any pertinent shots from your doctor.
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31

I want to represent a sponsor

OK, not problem! See paragraph 13

32

Can I bring a supervisor?

Not problem. See also paragraph 15, 32, 36, 41, 44 and 48

33

For most the „Schwarzwaldlauf“ will be a one-time adventure experience. How will I be kept informed up to the start?

No worries, we won’t leave you stranded. Check the home page www.ischulze.de or  www.schwarzwaldlauf.de. I will then assemble all required documents and will send them to you per regular mail. Naturally you can still contact for any missing info or questions you may have.

34

I can’t participate on this run any longer. How can I get my money back?

Please, check the paragraph 30 and 31. Please read carefully!

35

I don’t want to leave my loved-one/s so long alone.

No problem, bring the along. See paragraph 15 for details. You can sleep in Hotel for own cost!

36

I want to start in another group!

The groups are defined on the evening before. Jump in consultation with Ingo. Who changes simply will be disqualified! You also paragraph 9

37

I am vegetarian!

Please log in first. I'm trying to help. I cannot go into all directions of vegetarianism but. Vegetarian: no meat!

38

I drive a car and it does not drive!

This is bad! I try to help you. But notice also paragraph 43 VERY IMPORTANT !!

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