Walk For The Cure 

WALK FOR THE CURE

14KM | 22KM | 17KM 

Official webpage of the Walk For The Cure in Le Markstein (14km - 22km - 17km). This walk is part of the Think Pink Walkingseries. 

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The Walk for The Cure is A 3day-hike for the benefit of Think Pink! The 4th edition will be on 28 - 29 & 30.07.2022Every day of this 3day-adventure, you'll discover a new part of the French Vosges.


Day 1 - 14km: Start and finish at Le Markstein. A quick descent to Lac de la Lauch and a steep clim to Col d'Oberlauchen !

Day 2 - 22km: Start and finish in the centre of Le Markstein (1183m) at hotel Wolf. You'll go to the highest point of the Vosges: The Grand Ballon.

Day 3 - 17km: Start and finish at the cosy Auberge du Steinlebach in Le Markstein. The last stage brings you in the valley of Kruth with a breathtaking view on the Petit and Grand Ventron.


Do you have family or friends who prefer to run or bike? They can register for the 3th edition of the Marathon du Grand Ballon on Saturday the 29nd of July or the 3 days Ride of the Ride For The Cure !

After the last stage, every finishers receives a finishers shirt, a finishers medal and a pasta at the Auberge du Steinlebach.



RATES

Registration is only possible online via SQM Time and according to the price table below. It is therefore useful to register early! People who register before 12 July will receive a personal bib number with their first and last name.



Early Bird

Basic price

Last Minute

14km - 22km - 17km

€88,00

€110,00

€120,00

* Registration prices do not include the administration fee of €1.00 + 2.5% VAT.

NO REGISTRATIONS ON SITE 

It's not possible to register the day of the event on site.

 

ORGANISATION

This event is organised by Sport Events, a small Belgian company that organises more than 40 different events each year. The red thread throughout our events is nature.

From €110.00
Because we respect the environment we do not provide disposable plastic cups. So you have to bring a drinking cup or bottle yourself
Organizer: Sportevents
Registration possible until 28-07-2023

Course, startlocations, aid stations and time limits

Don't forget to wear the right shoes, you'll need a minimum of grip!

This tab contains information about the startlocations,  the exact location of the aid stations, the time limits, the elevation profiles and courses.


  • 14km - 760m+ (Day 1)

    INFORMATIONS ABOUT THE TRACKS

    1 aid station 
    - 7,5km

    There are no plastic cups at the refreshment posts, so please bring your own cup or bottle


    DISTANCE AND ALTIMETERS

    The distance and elevation gain are given as a guide. The final mileage may be slightly higher or lower on your connected watch or running app.
    We use different sites for our GPX routes.
    Below are the estimated mileage and elevation gain from three sites we use.
    We always use the Trail Track elevation, which is generally the closest to reality.

    Trace de Trail - 14km | 760m+
    Mygpsfiles.com - 14km | 709m+
    Garmin Connect - 14km | 592m+


    PARCOURS & PROFILE ON TRACE DE TRAIL

  • 22km - 1200m+ (Day 2)

    INFORMATIONS ABOUT THE TRACKS

    1 aid station 
    - 14km

    There are no plastic cups at the refreshment posts, so please bring your own cup or bottle


    DISTANCE AND ALTIMETERS

    The distance and elevation gain are given as a guide. The final mileage may be slightly higher or lower on your connected watch or running app.
    We use different sites for our GPX routes.
    Below are the estimated mileage and elevation gain from three sites we use.
    We always use the Trail Track elevation, which is generally the closest to reality.

    Trace de Trail - 22km | 1200m+
    Mygpsfiles.com - 22km | 1097m+
    Garmin Connect - 22km | 930m+


    PARCOURS & PROFILE ON TRACE DE TRAIL

  • 17km - 790m+ (Day 3)

    INFORMATIONS ABOUT THE TRACKS

    1 aid station 
    - 10km

    There are no plastic cups at the refreshment posts, so please bring your own cup or bottle


    DISTANCE AND ALTIMETERS

    The distance and elevation gain are given as a guide. The final mileage may be slightly higher or lower on your connected watch or running app.
    We use different sites for our GPX routes.
    Below are the estimated mileage and elevation gain from three sites we use.
    We always use the Trail Track elevation, which is generally the closest to reality.

    Trace de Trail - 17km | 790m+
    Mygpsfiles.com - 17km | 715m+
    Garmin Connect - 17km | 599m+


    PARCOURS & PROFILE ON TRACE DE TRAIL

  • Time limit per aid station

    Walk For The Cure | 14km (cutoff 7h00 | @15u00 | ≃ 2,00km/u)

    • Aid station (7,5km) closes 3h00 after the start, at 11h00. ≃ 2,50km/h

    Walk For The Cure | 22km (cutoff 11u00 | @21u00 | ≃ 1,83km/u)

    • Aid station (14km) closes 5h30 after the start, at 14h30. ≃ 2,55km/h

    Walk For The Cure | 17km (cutoff 8u00) | @16u00 | ≃ 2,13km/u)

    • Aid station 1 (10km) closes 3h15 after the start, at 11h15. ≃ 3,08km/h
  • Courses On Google Maps + Locations Of The Aid Stations

    For your support during te race, this information will be very useful.

    You'll only have to click on the link to Google Maps to see the race course on Google Maps with all the aid stations on it. You'll easily go from one aid station to another without searching hours on the *.GPX


Practical information


  • Address - How To Get There

    Each day starts and ends in Le Markstein, 

    Every day, you walk a different and new route.

    There is a shuttle from the finish to the start.
    Don't forget to book the shuttle.

  • Program

    Thursday

    18.30 - 20.30 Race office open, pick-up bib numbers in Le Markstein

    Friday

    07.00 - 08.00 Race office open, pick-up bib numbers in Le Markstein
    08.00: Start stage 1 - 14km @Hotel Wolf in Le Markstein
    15.00: End day 1

    Saturday

    09.05: Free Start stage 2 - 22km @Hotel Wolf in Le Markstein
    21.00: End day 2


    Sunday

    08.00: Start stage 3 - 16km @ Auberge du Steinlebach
    11.30 - 17.00: Pasta Party!
    16.00: End Walk For The Cure

  • Pick up bib number and T-shirt

    Bib numbers are not sent in advance and can only be collected from the race secretary on the day of the race. You will receive your bib number by email a few days before the event and you can also view it on the list of participants that comes online at the same time as the mailing.

    You will receive all extras you ordered (such as a T-shirt or eco-cup) together with your bib number. It is possible to pick up the numbers of your family and/or friends. You must report all last minute changes in distance to the secretariat.

  • Change name, distance and / or cancel

    Changing your distance, buying a T-shirt, adapting your data and even canceling it can ONLY be done through your SQM Time account. So you do this all by yourself!

    After you have logged in, search for the relevant order and change the details. If your new data results in a lower cost price, your account will be credited and you can use that amount for another registration. If your new information leads to a higher registration price, you still have to pay that amount to complete the change.

    If you wish to cancel, your account will be credited in accordance with our cancellation conditions. You can then spend this amount on another registration later.

    Attention: Please check the conditions of the organizer to find out until when  you can cancel and how much your account will be credited !

  • Showers - Dressing rooms - Bags drop-off

    There are no changing rooms and no showers du to the covid restrictions.

    There's no 'storage of sports bags' stand.

  • Insurance physical accidents

    By default you are NOT insured through the organization for physical injuries during the race.

  • Photoservice

    A selection of photos can be found a few days after the event on our Facebook page. This can be viewed by anyone, including those who do NOT have a Facebook account.


  • Organisation

    Sportevents, bvba

    This event is part of the Think Pink Walkingseries.

  • Where to stay?

    Looking for a nice place to stay?


    1. Hotel Wolf, Le Markstein.

    At 50m of the start.

    For booking, contact them by

    • e-mail: hotelwolf@aol.com 
    • telephone: +33 3 89 82 64 36 


    2. Auberge du Steinlebach.

    1km from the start and this place is one of the aid stations! 

    For booking, contact them by

    • telephone: +33 3 89 82 61 87 




Race information


  • Cut-off times

    All aid stations have official opening hours / opening times

    Walk For The Cure: If you are unable to maintain the average speed as informed, this trail is unfortunately too high for you and we recommend choosing the smaller distance.

    Walk For The Cure Day 1 - 16km : 8u00 (2km/h)
    Walk For The Cure Day 2 - 16km : 11u00 (1,45km/h)
    Walk For The Cure Day 3 - 25km : 8u30 (2,9km/h)

  • Aid stations / No plastic cups

    AID STATIONS

    There are multiple aid stations during the race. The exact locations are indicated on the course map (see the "course" tab). The supplies have standard water, salty snacks, cake, candy, ... Attention! There are no plastic cups at the aid stations, so you have to bring your own drinking cup or bottle.

    NO PLASTIC CUPS!

    Because we respect the environment we do not provide disposable plastic cups. So you have to bring a drinking cup or bottle yourself. This applies to the aid stations along the way as well as at the finish. We have handy eco-cups, which are reusable drinking cups that you can fold, to be purchased with your online registration and/or to be purchased at the race office for 3 euros.

Media


  • Walk For The Cure 2021

    To view the photos in a larger format, we refer to the album on Facebook (also available for those who do not have a Facebook account) and / or the Sportograf event page. You can also view / purchase your personal photos on the event page of Sportograf.

    • Walk For The Cure 2019

      To view the photos in a larger format, we refer to the album on Facebook (also available for those who do not have a Facebook account) and / or the Sportograf event page. You can also view / purchase your personal photos on the event page of Sportograf.


      Impressions Walk For The Cure



      Walk For The Cure F.A.Q. 's


      • Are dogs and/or poles allowed?

        Dogs are not allowed.

        Poles are  allowed.

      • Due to circumstances I cannot participate. What should I do?

        Changing your distance, buying a T-shirt, adapting your data and even canceling it can ONLY be done through your SQM Time account. So you do this all by yourself!

        After you have logged in, search for the relevant order and change the details. If your new data results in a lower cost price, your account will be credited and you can use that amount for another registration. If your new information leads to a higher registration price, you still have to pay that amount to complete the change.

        If you wish to cancel, your account will be credited in accordance with our cancellation conditions. You can then spend this amount on another registration later.

        Attention: Please check the conditions of the organizer to find out until when  you can cancel and how much your account will be credited !

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