Take a fresh look at the all-new course of the STUNT 100 mile run and give a scenic race through rolling hills a try
Location of the race: Sibbesse, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Sibbesse is located ca. 15 km (ca. 9 miles) southeast of Hildesheim, which is ca. 20 km south of Hannover. It can be reached by plane (Hannover-Langenhagen HAJ), by train (Hildesheim station) or by car via Autobahn A7.
Accommodation: Click here.
Distance: 100 miles (160.9 km) with ca. 4,060 meters (13,320 ft) of vertical gain
Start: Saturday, June 24rd, 2017 at 8 a.m.
Slower runners and / or rookies may choose the early-start option: Saturday at 6 a.m.
Cut-off time: After 32 hours, on Sunday, June 25th at 2 p.m. / 4 p.m.
Runners must have the 2nd leg completed before 2 a.m. on June 25th!
Start / Finish: At the soccer field in Sibbesse
Pre-race meeting (mandatory): Friday, June 23nd, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the TSV Sibbesse club house next to the soccer field. The pre-race briefing includes a pre-race dinner with a pasta and salat buffet. And there is small talk over coffee and pie before the briefing. You may come as early as 3 p.m. on Friday and meet the staff and your fellow runners.
Course marking: None! Runners must navigate on the course by (maps and) GPS track. Maps will be handed out at the pre-race briefing or may be sent by e-mail as PDF files, as are the GPS tracks.
Aid stations: Several. All aid stations will be manned. More information to come. Check our website every now and then.
Highly recommended equipment: Hand-helt water bottles, hydration backpack etc. Flashlight and / or headlamp. We also recommend having spare batteries, extra clothes and shoes on hand at the drop bag places. Having a cellphone (to call the race director or your crew) and some change with you is also advisable.
Pacers, K9, support crew: You may run with a pacer on the 3rd and 4th leg of the race, which will likely be during the night and the following day. But you must carry your own stuff: no muling.
You may take your dog (or two of them) with you on the course. At the Stunt 100, there have always been runners running and finishing with their dogs. We appreciate that greatly.
Even though there is plenty of support from our staff, you may want to have your own support crew. Since all the aid stations are – more or less easily – accessible by car, you may want to direct your crew to those places.
Drop bags: You can leave your drop bag at the soccer field, which is the “race hub” during the event (see course description for further details).
Additional drop bags will be transported to two different aid stations at km 76 (mile 45) and km 127 (mile 79). Runners wishing to make use of this service must insure that their bags are securely tied and clearly marked for transportation. You can drop those bags at the start before the race.
Awards: Every finisher receives a certificate and a special award. The results are published in the relevant media.
A nice awarding ceremony takes place at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the start/finish area at the soccer field.
Fee: € 85.- The fee includes the pasta and salat buffet at the pre-race dinner, food and drinks at the aid stations, and the finisher award. Foreign participants may pay cash at the pre-race meeting.
Application: Send an e-mail with your name, address, and previous participation(s) at ultrarunning events to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please read the waiver at the bottom of the page carefully!
As for the supplies at the aid stations, please let us know about any special wishes.
Registration is capped at 35 runners. A waiting list will be maintained.
Organisation: Runners’ group of the TSV Sibbesse sports club and friends.
Waiver – Please read carefully!
Completing the STUNT 100 Mile Run entry process, you attest that you have read and understand this waiver and take personal responsibility for participation in the STUNT 100 Mile Run. You state the following: „I wish to enter and participate in the STUNT 100 Mile Run beginning on June 24, 2017. I accept the rules, conditions, and regulations of the event and will comply with them. I acknowledge that I am responsible for my pacers and crew and can be disqualified for their violations of the rules (as well as my own). I am aware that this trail run is difficult. I am aware that I should not participate in this event unless I am in excellent physical condition, have previously run a 50 mile or longer event and have trail running experience. I am aware that I may be exposed to physical injury from a number of natural factors including weather conditions and other hazards on the trail, lack of water, communicable diseases, wildlife, and to hazards of vehicular traffic and other hazards attendant to running along or across roadways during the day and at night.
I understand and accept that the risks include the fact I may become injured or incapacitated in a location where it is difficult or impossible for the Run’s management to get medical aid to me in time to avoid additional physical injury, even death. Knowing these facts, and in consideration for being accepted to participate in this Run, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release forever any and all rights and claims of damage I may accrue against any and all sponsors of this event, the TSV Sibbesse sports club, its administrators and volunteers, and anyone else that may become associated with the run, directly or indirectly, their representatives, successors and assigns, from any and all rights, claims or liability for damage for any and all injuries to me or my property, or for damage caused by me or by anyone else (including Acts of God), arising out of or in connection with my participation in this event. I further agree that I will defend and indemnify the above released parties against all claims, demands and causes of action or other proceeding brought by or prosecuted for my behalf contrary to this agreement. I will assume my own medical, emergency, and search and rescue expenses in the event of an accident or other incapacity or injury resulting from or occurring during my participation. I grant permission to use any photographs or other recordings of this event for any legitimate purposes. As a part of this waiver, I acknowledge that I have read and understood all of the above. This release and waiver extends to all claims of every kind or nature foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.“
The essence of this waiver is that the STUNT 100 Mile Run may present extreme and unknown risks for which I freely and voluntarily agree to be solely responsible, in order to enable this event to take place and to enable my participation in it.
In its 9th edition in 2013, the STUNT 100 mile run is to be run on a new course.
Here is what you still get – the basics:
• A 100 mile run in the scenic countryside around Sibbesse
• The course is divided into four different, consecutive legs with the soccer field in Sibbesse as a “race hub”
• A low-key event with friendly, dedicated staff; and a family-like atmosphere among everybody.
Here is what’s new in 2013, what you also get:
• More single trails
• More vertical gain
• Even more of the scenic countryside, more of those hills
• Greater distances between aid stations
• Fewer asphalted stretches
• Fewer briars and stinging nettles, less undergrowth
• In general: a more demanding course
The course of the STUNT 100 Mile Run is divided into four different back-to-back legs with the soccer field in Sibbesse functioning as its “race hub”. Despite short sections on asphalted roads or pathes, the STUNT is chiefly a trail run. Most portions are on single trails and jeep / forest roads, leading up and down steep creek valleys, over rolling hills, and alongside beautiful fields and meadows.
1st leg: Trailrunner’s Paradise. 48.7 km (30.3 mi), 1,305 meters (4,281 ft) of vertical gain.
Mostly in the Hildesheim forest area to the north of Sibbesse. Lots of trails and ups and downs.
2nd leg: Running the Moguls. 54 km (33.5 mi), 1,525 meters (5,003 ft) of vertical gain.
Through the woods and over the hills to the south and southwest of Sibbesse. Get nice overlooks from the top of the “Seven hills” above the Leine river valley.
3rd leg: The Külf Mountain Traverse. 37.8 km (23.5 mi), 789 meters (2,588 ft) of vertical gain.
The night ride: Even more hills; a steep ravine; and a beautiful, long single trail traversing the Külf mountain.
4th leg: The Capper. 20.4 km (12,7 mi), 441 meters (1,447 ft) of vertical gain
Congratulations! You’ve completed the STUNT 100 Mile Run! What a stunt, be proud of yourself!
There may be minor changes to the course layout before the race. Check the What’s new link on our website every now and then.