Houffa Trail 

HOUFFA TRAIL

HOUFFATRAIL


Official webpage of the Houffa Trail in Houffalize (10 - 16 - 23 - 53km). This trail is part of the Scott Xtrails Series


The Houffatrail is the wintertrail you can't miss! The 9th edition starts at the Hotel Vayamundo Ol Fosse d'Outh, in the centre of Houffalize.

Pick your distance, 10km, 16km, 23km or 53km on sunday 23th of January 2022 !
Don't wait much longer, register, put on your shoes en run with us!

This trail has everything what a trail needs, single tracks, technical downhills, large forest trails, steep climbs, ...


Are you looking for bigger challenge? Register for the Scott Xtrails Houffalize en run the Kamikaze Trail on saturday morning, The Semi Night Trail des Coccinelles on saturday night and the Houffa Trail on sunday!

The KIDS Trail on Saturday is for free and the registrations are on site.


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 January will receive a personal bib number with their first and last name.



Early Bird

Basic price

Last Minute

10km

€14,40

€18,00

€20,00

16km

€16,00

€20,00

€22,00

23km

€20,00

€25,00

€27,00

53km

€42,20

€53,00

€58,00

* 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 PLUS

The Covid Safe Ticket Plus is at this moment required for this event. This means that the Covid Safe ticket is required and that there is a mouth mask requirement when entering the area where your ticket is checked. 
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.


From €18.00
You'll register only for the HOUFFA TRAIL.
Because we respect the environment we do not provide disposable plastic cups. So you have to bring a drinking cup or bottle yourself
Order now this Scott "No Shortcuts" coolmax running T-shirt. You can pick up the shirt at the race office. A specially tailored women's model is available for women.
Make a donation to Think Pink, the national Breast Cancer awareness campagne.
By default you are NOT insured through the organization for physical injuries during the race.
Organizer: Sportevents
Registration possible until 12-01-2022

Course, GPX Download, Time limits per aid station and itinerary to the aid stations.

The race is very varied. Single tracks, larger forest trail, steep climbs and technical descends! All of this, in a beautiful setting!

Some of the courses has even a (safe) river crossing! Check it out on the race courses below.


  • Houffa Trail 10km - 400m+

    • Start and finish: Hotel Vayamundo Ol Fosse d'Outh, Houffalize.
    • Only final aid station
    • Cut-off: Check "Program" for the time limits
    • No river crossing
    • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.
    Race profile.


    (A free account on Trace de Trail is required to consult the trail on Trace de Trail)
    GPX Download is possible the week of the event.
  • Houffa Trail 16km - 710m+

    • Start and finish: Hotel Vayamundo Ol Fosse d'Outh, Houffalize.
    • One aid station + final aid station.
    • Cut-off: Check "Program" for the time limits
    • No rivercrossing
    • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.
    Race profile.


    (A free account on Trace de Trail is required to consult the trail on Trace de Trail)
    GPX Download is possible the week of the event.
  • Houffa Trail 23km - 770m+

    • Start and finish: Hotel Vayamundo Ol Fosse d'Outh, Houffalize.
    • 2 aid stations + final aid station.
    • Cut-off: Check "Program" for the time limits
    • 1 rivercrossing
    • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.
    Race profile.


    (A free account on Trace de Trail is required to consult the trail on Trace de Trail)
    GPX Download is possible the week of the event.

    UTMB® 
  • Houffa Trail - 53km - 1830m+

    Don't forget your (Petzl) headlamp for the start of this distance!

    • Start and finish: Hotel Vayamundo Ol Fosse d'Outh, Houffalize.
    • 4 aid stations + final aid station.
    • Cut-off: Check "Program" for the time limits
    • 2 rivercrossings
    • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.
    Race profile.


    (A free account on Trace de Trail is required to consult the trail on Trace de Trail)
    GPX Download is possible the week of the event.

    UTMB® 
  • Time Limits Per Aid Station

    53km

    Aid station 1 after 11km closes after 1h50 (6,00km/h)
    Aid station 2 after 27km closes after 4h30 (6,00 km/h)
    Aid station 3 after 40km closes after 7h15 (5,51 km/h)
    Aid station 4 after 47km closes after 8h45 (5,47 km/h)
    Final aid station closes at 17h00 (5,30 km/h)


    23km
    Aid station 1after 10km closes after 2h00 (5,00km/h)
    Aid station 2 after 17km closes after 3h45 (4,53km/h)
    Final aid station closes at 17h00.


    16km
    Aid station 1 after 10km closes after 2h00 (5,00km/h)
    Final aid station closes at 17h00.


    10km
    Final aid station closes at 17h00.

  • Courses On Google Maps + Locations Of The Aid Stations

    Tba.


Practical information


  • Address - How to get there - Parking

    Start and finish at hotel Vayamundo Ol Foss d'Outh,
    Ol foss d'Outh 1, 6660 Houffalize.
    There is a large parking lot close to the start/finish.
    When the parking is full, the road to the hotel will be closed.
    You'll have to park your car in the centre of Houffalize.


  • Program

    Saturday

    09.30 – 10.45Race office open, pick-up bib numbers
    10.30
    : Start Kids Trail (Free registration on site)
    11.00: Start Kamikazetrail
    15.30 – 18.00Race office open, pick-up bib numbers (Houffatrail also)
    16.30
    : Start Semi Night Trail des Coccinelles 20km
    17.15
    : Start Night Trail des Coccinelles 10km
    20:30
    : End of the event

    Sunday

    06.00 - 07.00Race office open, pick-up bib numbers
    07.00: Start Houffa Trail 53km (headlamp mandatory
    08.30 - 13.30Race office open, pick-up bib numbers
    10.00: Start Houffa Trail 23km
    12.00: Start Houffa Trail 16km
    13.30: Start Houffa Trail 10km
    17.00: End of the event

    Award ceremony (per distance) is provided 15min after arrival of the 3rd athlete.

  • Pick up bib number and T-shirt

    Bib numbers will not be sent to your home adress. You have to pick up your bib number at the race office.

    If you register more than one participant, you can also pick up theses numbers.

    You can get all extras you ordered (such as a T-shirt, Scarff® or a foldable cup) on site at the race office. 

    Other modifications can also be made yourself via your personal account up until the day before the event. Quick, easy and avoid queues !

  • 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 changing rooms and showers.

    Attention: If your shoes aren't clean, you can't enter the changing rooms. Think about the other participants who also wants to change clothes in a clean room. Wash your shoes before you enter!

    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. You can choose to take an insurance through the organizer when you register. This is an additional paying option.

  • Charity - Think Pink


    The organization supports the charity THINK PINK, the national breast cancer campaign. With your registration you can make a donation.


  • 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.

    During the event, the Sportograf team will be present to take the most beautiful photos of you in action. You can find your personal photos via the link below or by clicking on the icon behind your name in the results list.

  • Organisation

    Sportevents, bvba

    This event is part of the Scott Xtrails Series.

  • Where to stay?

    hier komt iets ( voor houffalize en La Roche shortcode )
    Hoe ge het erin zet maakt mij niet uit. Ge kunt een opsomming doen met gewone hypelinks, afbeeldingskes etc what ever de RD is de boss.



Race information


  • Start procedure

    There is a mass start under the starting arch for each distance. Your time starts when you cross the starting line. To prevent congestion on the course, you will start in small batches via a narrow starting lane ("rolling start"). Your time starts to run as soon as you cross the starting line.

    However, the rankings will be based on the actual finish time and NOT on the net times.

    If you decide to run a different distance on the day itself, you must inform the secretariat before the start.

  • Cut-off times

    Consult the tab "program" for the time limits.

  • Podium / Prize allocation

    The prizes will be awarded during an award ceremony near the finish area.

    The exact hour will be decided on the day itself and communicated by the speaker or the race director. The ceremonies are held approximately 15 minutes after the arrival of the 3rd finisher.

    There are no age group podia, only overall for men and women.

  • Aid stations / No plastic cups / Personal drop bag

    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.


    PERSONAL DROP BAG

    Participants of the 53km have the possibility to hand over a bag of personal items (own food, new pair of socks, other clothing, ...) to the race office before the start. This bag (numbered and made available by the organization) will be taken to the checkpoint at km38 and will be available to the participants there. After the competition you can pick up the bag again at the registrations from 15h30 to 17h00.

    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


  • Houffa Trail 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) 

    FB album

  • Houffa Trail 2020

    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.

    • Houffa Trail 2018

      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.

      Results Houffa Trail


      • 2021

        Click here for the results of 2021.

      • 2020

        Click here for the results of 2020.

      • 2018 (december)

        Click here for the results of 2018.

      • 2018 (january)

        Click here for the results of january 2018.

      • 2016

        Click here for the results of the Houffa Trail 15km - 2016.
        Click here for the results of the Houffa Trail 17km - 2016. 
        Click here for the results of the Houffa Trail 25km - 2016. 
        Click here for the results of the Houffa Trail 50km - 2016. 

      • 2015

        Click here for the results of the HouffaTrail 15km - 2015.
        Click here for the results of the HouffaTrail 25km - 2015. 
        Click here for the results of the HouffaTrail 50km - 2015. 

      • 2014

        Click here for the results of the HouffaTrail 15km - 2014.
        Click here for the results of the HouffaTrail 25km - 2014. 
        Click here for the results of the HouffaTrail 50km - 2014. 

      • 2013

        Click here for the results of the HouffaTrail 14km - 2013.
        Click here for the results of the HouffaTrail 25km - 2013. 
        Click here for the results of the HouffaTrail 50km - 2013. 


      Houffatrail F.A.Q. 's


      • Are dogs and/or poles allowed?

        Dogs are allowed if they stay on their leash and behave properly. Remember to also provide a drinking bowl for your dog. 

        Poles are  allowed.

      • Can we also hike this trail?

        No, it's not possible to walk on this event.

        If you're looking for a walking event, take a look at our Walking Events en click on the link below.

        Walking Events

      • Is a (PETZL) head lamp mandatory?

        If you're participating at a nighttrail or a semi-nighttrail, the head torche is mandatory.

      • 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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