ATHLETE GUIDE SPARTAN RACE KULMBACH 17 – 19 JUNE 2022 #SPARTANKULMBACH OVERVIEW - RACE 1 DIRECTIONS & PARKING 2 SCHEDULE 3 EVENT – INFO 4 CHECKLIST 5 PREPARING FOR THE RACE 6 RACE DAY 7 AID STATIONS & EVALUATIONS 8 RULES 9 AFTER THE RACE SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE ANFAHRT & PARKEN Event Location: EKU-Platz Kulmbach By car Parking in Kulmbach: • BSC Kulmbach, Hofer Str. 28, 95326 Kulmbach (Shuttleservice) • Parkplatz Schwedensteg, Schwedensteg, 95326 Kulmbach • Parkhaus Basteigasse, Basteigasse 3, 95326 Kulmbach • Camping space Schwedensteg (60 parking spaces) (5,00 € per day) • Another Campingarea is at the Goldbergsee By bus & train for tents (6,50 € per day and 15 min. Away) Kulmbach Central Station is a 5-minute walk from the venue. Further parking spaces you will find on the By plane website of the Stadt Kulmbach. Nuremberg Airport: -> U2 to Nuremberg Hauptbahnhof and on via Bayreuth to Kulmbach by regional train SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE PARKEN Parking with Shuttle Service (08:00 - 16:00): Parking (5 minutes walk) BSC Kulmbach, Hofer Str. 28, 95326 Kulmbach Parkplatz Schwedensteg, Schwedensteg, 95326 Kulmbach SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE SCHEDULE Friday 13:00 – 20:00 Spartan Festival 13:00 – 16:00 Start number collection Kids 15:00 VR Bank Spartan Kids Race - Kids Open Heat 3,2 km 15:45 VR Bank Spartan Kids Race – Kids Open Heat 1,6 km 16:00 – 18:00 Start number collection Beast 16:30 VR Bank Spartan Kids Race – Kids Open Heat 0,8 km Saturday 08:00-18:00 Spartan Festival with Festival Challenge powered by Sparkasse Kulmbach, exhibitors, Haberstumpf beer and many other activities 07:30-15:00 Start number collection 07:30-18:00 Bag Check 09:00 Start Spartan Beast Elite Heat 09:15 Spartan Beast Age Group Heat 10:15 Spartan Beast Open Heats 11:00 First athlete at the finish Beast 13:00 Spartan Sprint – Open Heat 14:30 First Timer Heat with Brand Ambassadors 18:00 award ceremony Elite & Age Group Beast 19:00 Radio Galaxy Party at EKU-Platz SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE SCHEDULE Sunday 08:00 – 18:00 Spartan Festival 07:30 – 12:00 Start number collection 07:30 – 14:00 Bag Check 09:00 Spartan Super Elite Heat 09:15 Spartan Super Age Group Heat 10:00 Spartan Super Open Heats 10:20 First athlete at the finish Super 14:30 Award ceremony Elite & Age Group Super SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE EVENT INFO Welcome to the premiere in Kulmbach! In a few days the time has come, and you will conquer the new location in Kulmbach! Three days – four different formats in which you can test your skills, and – at the same time – score or complete further points for the ratings of the DACH Regional Series and other parts of the coveted Trifecta Medal. Prepare for magical Spartan Race moments at the start at the market square in the middle of the city center, when climbing the Plassenburg and crossing forests and valleys. Soak up the breathtaking experience when you run back down from the castle at the end of your race and run straight into the city center of Kulmbach to the EKU-Platz. Enjoy the famous and relaxed attitude to life of the Bavarians on the event grounds that Spartan Race has prepared for you. Of course, there is also the popular Spartan Kids Race in Kulmbach (Friday). All necessary information about Spartan Kulmbach can be found on the following pages. Please visit our FAQs if you have any further questions. Push your limits and become a Spartan finisher at the #SpartanKulmbach! There are no COVID-19 restrictions on the ground, but we ask you to consider and adhere to the distance rules. SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE CHECKLIST – WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? BRING YOUR ID CARD & CONFIRMATION EMAIL 1. To pick up your bib number, you will need: - ID Card - Confirmation email of your registration with QR code. By the way, your start time is also listed in your confirmation email. (Where can I find the barcode and start time?) Check your TicketSocket profile. 2. EAT & DRINK SOMETHING Eat and drink, eat and drink. It is important to prepare your body with the right nutrition in the days before your race and drink plenty of water. 3. TAKE CASH WITH YOU Don't forget to bring cash, so you can pay for different things on the day of the race. 4. NOTHING VALUABLE Our bag check storage is safe, but we advise you to leave valuable things like rings or watches at home. You are welcome to store your hand luggage with us – but we do not have space for your entire wardrobe ;-) 5. GEL PACKS AND ENERGY BARS! Energy bars and gels will help you maintain your energy levels. 6. SHOWER After the race you can take a refreshing cold shower. Take warm clothes with you for after the race. ATTENTION: SHOWER GEL IS NOT ALLOWED!! SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE 3 NUTRITION TIPS 1. To assure a sufficient nutrition I recommend you to eat well balanced before the event. Try to get as many colours on your plate as possible, this means: a lot of fruits and vegetables. 2. To keep you strong during the race, eat a good mix of carbohydrates and proteins (oatmeal + yogurt + berries or bread with eggs). Leave enough time between your last meal and the race and help yourself at the supply stations with water, bananas, etc.. 3. In order to prevent bad muscle soreness after the race, Alina Leitinger, MSc. provide your body with nutrients coming from fruits and Ernährungsberaterin vegetables. As a Spartan, you can best toast your ChangeNow Wien successes with an electrolyte drink or recovery dietary www.alina-leitinger.at supplement. SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE 3 NUTRITION TIPS During the BEAST race you are on your feet for a long time, so you will 1. need enough energy. Make sure to have a proper breakfast on the day of the race (e.g., porridge or eggs with bread) . Take care to have enough time for digesting the meal (about 2-3 hours). If sleeping is more important to you than having breakfast, go for easily digestible carbohydrates (bananas, sandwiches, bars, etc.). Take care to chew properly. 2. Drink enough water before the race, preferably before breakfast, so that you do not dry out during the race. Furthermore, it is really important to stop at the supply stations for a short time and to refill your water tanks. 3. The BEAST triggers the BEAST in you when you suddenly struggle with muscle cramps! Therefore, don’t drink alcohol on the days before the race and pay attention to sufficient water and magnesium intake (either as a dietary supplement or through the right food: banana, broccoli, whole grains, brown rice, legumes, nuts, potatoes,...). Always remember that you can do more than you think . SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE RACE DAY SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE RACE DAY 1. BE THERE 60 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR START! Plan at least 60 minutes before your start time to get ready for your race. 60 minutes 2. PARKING Please park only in the public, designated parking spaces. LOG IN TO THE REGISTRATION TENT 3. Have your QR code and photo ID ready at the registration area (Dr. Stammberger Halle) to be able to pick up your starting documents, your headband and your timekeeping chip (plus wristband). You have to pick up your start documents yourself. These cannot be collected by third parties. WEAR YOUR HEADBAND AND BRACELET 4. You can change clothes in the changing area. You are obliged to wear your headband with the start number! Additionally, wear your bracelet and timekeeping chip, otherwise we won't be able to measure your time and you might not be able to find your photos on Sportograf after the race. SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE 5. GET YOUR SOUVENIR IN THE MERCHANDISE TENT Our Spartan merchandise will sell on race day while the festival grounds are open. If you want something, you should get it quickly before IT‘s sold out. 6. BAG CHECK You can drop off your belongings at the bag check and pick them up again after your race. We assume no liability for luggage storage. 7. TRAINING BACKPACK/CAMELBAK We recommend a hydration bladder / a Camelbak if the weather forecast shows particularly high temperatures, or if you plan to do a super or beast race. 8. ACCELERATION TIME Be in the starting area at least 15 minutes before your race. SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE AID STATIONS & EVALUATION SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE RULES 1. STAY ON THE RIGHT Please run on the right so that faster runners can overtake you. 2. OVERTAKE ON THE LEFT SIDE Make other runners aware of your plans to overtake them. 3. NO GARBAGE ON THE TRACK Don't throw your garbage on the track. We want to leave nature as beautiful as it is. You will be disqualified if you leave garbage on the track! 4. DRINK ENOUGH WATER At each refreshment station you can drink water and refill your cup, but there will only be one cup per person, to reduce waste. SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE 30 BURPEES 5. Each obstacle has its own rules. All the rules are easy to understand and the volunteers on the course will help you if you are not sure. However, it is also your responsibility to learn and follow the rules. All the rules for our obstacles can be found here. If you can't cross an obstacle, you'll need to do 30 BURPEES. In the OPEN races you can share your burpees with other Spartans. The burpees must be shared fairly (this option does NOT apply to elite and age group athletes!) It's up to you whether you manage your 30 burpees alone or together. If you can't make your burpees, you'll be disqualified. Elite and age group athletes may NOT accept help! There are obstacles that can only be overcome once. This will be communicated to you in the regulations and by the volunteers. CHECK THE OFFICIAL RULES 6. HELP OTHER SPARTANS Spartans help each other. If someone asks you for help, help! If you need help, ask! 7. RESPECT OUR VOLUNTEERS Our volunteers work hard and long to keep the course safe and support you. Listen to them and thank them for their help! SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE AFTER THE RACE 1. GET YOUR MEDAL AND FINISHER SHIRT After crossing the finish line, you will receive your medal and the finisher shirt. In addition, recharge your energy with bananas and water and do not miss your Hero photo! ATTENTION: BRING YOUR TIMING CHIP BACK AT THE FINISH AREA. 2. COLD SHOWER A cold shower to wash off the dirt is waiting for your after the race. Get clean and fresh, then you can celebrate your success with your friends, family and other Spartans back on the festival grounds. TIMES & RESULTS 3. The timing chip which you receive when you register, will automatically take your time. You (or your friends) can view your times online and live at any time. You can view your results at the event at this link (link will not be activated until 6/18/22). In our results tent on the festival grounds you can also view your times directly after the finish line. We will send you all important links by email the day after the race. SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE 4. YOUR PHOTOS With our partner, Sportograf, we take photos of all participants at different points of the track. We will inform you after the race by email as soon as the photos are online. You will then find the photos here. 5. MEDAL ENGRAVING You can have the hard-earned finisher medal engraved directly on site and according to your wishes with the finish time, your name, or your race motto. 6. TRIFECTA After the race is before the race. Get your trifecta. Choose your next race – whether it will be in Austria, Germany or anywhere else in Europe – the offer is big. OVERVIEW - RACE 1 C4 ENERY 2 NEW SPARTAN 3 VR BANK KIDS RACE 4 HABERSTUMPF & DER AKTIONÄR 5 RULES 6 FESTIVAL CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY SPARKASSE KULMBACH-KRONACH 7 SPECTATOR INFORMATION 8 AFTER THE RACE 9 SOCIAL MEDIA 10 UPCOMING RACES 11 HURRICANE HEAT 12 CONTACT SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE #NEW SPART A NS NEW SPARTANS SHARE YOUR FI R S T S MOME PARTA Are you taking part in a Spartan Race for NTS W N ITH US the first time? Then the New Spartans tent is your place to be. First, go to the registration and then follow the signs to get to the New Spartans tent. Get tips and tricks from experienced Spartans who will help you NI TY AND with words and deeds. The red New COMMU BEST TH E HE MEET N FROM T Spartans tent is very prominent and LEAR located right next to the Festival Challenge. On Saturday at 14:30 you can complete the sprint and cross the obstacles together with the Brand Ambassadors. SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE C4 is an energy drink for athletes that care about their nutrition. It contains high-quality ingredients such as vitamin B12 and L-arginine. The flavors cherry-lime and lime-lemon already convince athletes all over the globe and are available for you at the Spartan Kulmbach. C4 is the perfect drink for an extra push at your race. Where can you find an Energy Drink at the Spartan Race in Kulmbach? - Registration - New Spartans Tent - Refreshment stations along the route - in the finish area Stop by at the New Spartans tent and get tips and tricks from our brand ambassadors about the race while enjoying your energy booster before the race. SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE handwerklich gebraute bierspezialität seit 1531 Haberstumpf and der Aktionär are sponsors at the Trifecta Weekend in Kulmbach. While the shareholder deals with stocks, funds, bonds, etc. every week, Haberstumpf brews her beers in the best quality and according to old craftsmanship. Visit the two companies on the Expo area and enjoy a freshly tapped beer from the traditional brewery on EKU Square. For a foretaste, take a look at the image film of the Haberstumpf brewery. SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE VR Bank KIDS RACE Friday, June 17 2022 ab 13:00 Registration KidsRace 15:00 VR Bank Kids Race 3.200 m 15:45 VR Bank Kids Race 1.600 m 16:30 VR Bank Kids Race 800 m SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE FESTIVAL CHALLENGE presented by The Festival Challenges are obstacles that are set up in the middle of the festival grounds and are there to be used by spectators and participants. Everyone can try them out. The obstacles can be used by visitors throughout the day. The Brand Ambassadors supervise the site throughout the day and are happy to give briefings at the obstacles. During the event on Saturday and Sunday, various fitness challenges will take place at the obstacles. The winners will receive great prizes from our sponsors, such as a longboard, bike or backpack from C4 or a 4-pack of Haberstumpf beer. It's worth taking part. RADIO GALAXY PARTY presented by On Saturday evening the Radio Galaxy Party starts at 7 pm on the EKU Square. Directly after the award ceremony, our official radio partner Radio Plassenburg will start the evening with good mood music, directly at the podium. Athletes and visitors from Kulmbach and the rest of the world are invited to join the party for free. Brauerei Haberstumpf will provide enough drinks in the evening but also during the day. Come to the party and visit our exhibitors like Die Alte Spinnerei, NXT LEVEL by Poja or Ku Gym on the Expo. SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE SOCIAL MEDIA www.facebook.com/Spartanracegermanyaustria Share your best race memories with us on @spartangermanyaustria social media and show your succes to the world! # SPARTANKULMBACH SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE UPCOMING RACES Spartan St. Pölten: 01 – 02 July 2022 Sprint / Super/ Kids Race / HH12HR Spartan Zell am See-Kaprun: 09 – 11 September 2022 Sprint/ Super/ Beast/ Kids Race / Hurricane Heat Spartan Zell am See-Kaprun: Winter: 14 – 15 January 2023 Sprint/ Super/ Kids Race / Hurricane Heat Spartan Munich: 14 – 15 April 2023 Night Sprint/ Sprint/ Kids Race/ HH4HR Spartan Kulmbach: 16 - 18 June 2023 Sprint / Super /Beast/ Kids Race/ Hurricane Heat HURRICANE HEAT The Hurricane Heat is a team-based workout that is performed over 4, 12 or 24 hours. The participants reach their physical and physical limits. Professional trainers guide the teams and guide them through various tasks, such as .B fitness exercises, transporting objects, using obstacles in the trim path, solving tasks and E NG E IS T CHALL puzzles. There is no predetermined E X THE N WAITING distance or timing. Be there and choose your next Hurricane Heat event. SPARTAN ATHLETE GUIDE CONTACT Do you have any questions? Take a look at our FAQs, where you will find the following topics: - Transfer - Acceleration time ... and much more. If you have a support question, please contact us here.