Walk For The Cure 


- 16KM - 16KM - 25KM -


Official webpage of the Walk For The Cure in Le Markstein (16km - 16km - 25km). This walk is part of the Think Pink Walkingseries. 


The Walk for The Cure is A 3day-hike for the benefit of Think Pink! The 3th edition will be on 22 - 23 & 24.07.2022.
Every day of this 3day-adventure, you'll discover a new part of the French Vosges.


Day 1 - 16km: Start and finish at Le Markstein. A quick descent to Lac de la Lauch and a steep clim to Col d'Oberlauchen !

Day 2 - 16km: Start in the centre of Le Markstein (1183m) at hotel Wolf. You'll finish at the highest point of the Vosges: The Grand Ballon. A shuttle takes you back to the start in Le Markstein.

Day 3 - 25km: 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 30th 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 13 July will receive a personal bib number with their first and last name.



Early Bird

Basic price

Last Minute

16km - 16km - 25km

€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.

COVID SAFE TICKET

The Covid Safe Ticket is at this moment required for this event.  Your Covid Safe Ticket is the same as your Digital Covid Certificate. It is a valid QR code in the CovidSafeBE app that proves you have either been fully vaccinated at least two weeks before the event, or have a recovery certificate, or have a recent negative PCR test, or a recent negative antigen test (no self-test!).  


 

ORGANISATION

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


You prefer to participate for free by collecting €300,00 for Think Pink? Register here ! 

From €110.00
Organizer: Sportevents

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.


  • 16km - 960m+ (Day 1)

    • Start is in Le Markstein
    • Click here for the Google Maps link.
    • Start and finish is at Ferme Auberge du Gashney.
    • 1 aid stations after 10km + final aid station.
      Click here for the Google Maps link to aid station 1 - Nonselkopf.
    • Cut-off: 16h00
    • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.
      Course  GPX Download

      Download is possible from 1 week before the event.
    • 16km - 850m+ (Day 2)

      • Start is at Hotel Wolf in Le Markstein. 
      • Click here for the Google Maps link.
      • Finish is at the Grand Ballon at restaurant "La Vue des Alpes". The shuttle brings you back to the start in Le Markstein.
      • 1 aid station Geishouse (after 7,5km + final aid station.
        Click here for the Google Maps link.
      • Cut-off: 21h00
      • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.
        Course  GPX Download


        Download is possible from 1 week before the event.

      • 25km - 1050m+ (Day 3)

        • Start is at Auberge du Steinlebach in Le Markstein. 
        • Click here for the Google Maps link.
        • 1 aid station during te race at Ferme Auberge du Schafert (after 12km) + final aid station for every participant.
          Click here for the Google Maps link.
        • Cut-off: 16h00
        • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.
          Course  GPX-Download

          Download is possible from 1 week before the event.
        • Time limit per aid station

          More info soon.
        • 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 - Parking

          Each day starts and ends in Le Markstein, with the exception of day 2, when you finish at the highest point of the Vosges: Le Grand Ballon.
          A shuttle will bring you back to 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.

          Day 2: Last departure of the shuttle from the Grand Ballon to the Markstein
          is at 21h10.
          The shuttle is inc. in the registration fee.



        • Program

          Friday

          07.00 - 08.00 Race office open, pick-up bib numbers in Le Markstein
          08.00: Start stage 1 - 27km
          16.00: End day 1 (update 23.07)

          Saturday

          10.00 - 10.20: Free Start stage 2 - 16km  (Le Markstein)
          21.00: End day 2
          21.10: Departure last shuttle to Le Markstein.


          Sunday

          08.00: Start stage 3 - 25km  (Le Markstein)
          11.30 - 16.30: Pasta Party!
          16.30: 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.

          You can hand in your sports bag at the 'storage of sports bags' stand.
          Make sure you bring a well-closing bag because loose pieces or open bags are not accepted.
          Your bag will receive a number, which will also be noted on your chest number. You will not get your bag back without a bib number!

        • 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 : 8u00 (2km/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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