Scott Xtrails Houffalize 

SCOTT XTRAILS HOUFFALIZE



Official webpage of the Scott Xtrails Houffalize.
Multistage | 3km + 11km or 20km + 10km or 16km or 23km or 53km


Don't miss the 10th edition of the Multistage Scott Xtrails Houffalize at the Hotel Vayamundo Ol Fosse d'Outh, in the centre of Houffalize, the 21st and 22nd of January 2023 and enjoy this huge trailweekend!
On the programme: a Sprint Trail, a (semi) night Trail and the weekend ends with the Houffa Trail. With the SCOTT XTRAILS concept, you can participate in all three trails in one weekend with one race bib!

Saturday morning: Kamikaze Trail.
Saturday evening |Night: (Semi) Night Trail des Coccinelles 20km or the Night trail des Coccinelles 11km.
Sunday: Houffa Trail (10/16/23/53km).


Attention - You can compose the distances à la carte according to your level and condition. For only 1 combination there will be a ranking and a podium: the competition distance combo: 3km Kamikaze | 20km Coccinelles | 23km Houffa Trail.


RATES

Registration is only possible online via SQM Time at a basic price of €70,00. The first 50 people to register will receive an early bird discount of €10.00. So it's worth registering early!
People who register before 11  January will receive a personal start number with their first and last name.
* 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 €60.00 €70.00

9 EARLY BIRD TICKETS LEFT

I run the Kamikaze, the Trail des Coccinelles AND the Houffa Trail ! For only 1 combination there will be a ranking and a podium: that is the competition distance: 3km kamikaze / 20km Trail des Coccinelles and 23km Houffa Trail.
Order now your coolmax event T-shirt. Size unisex. You can pick up the shirt together with your bib number at the race office before the start
Because we respect the environment we do not provide disposable plastic cups. So you have to bring a drinking cup or bottle yourself
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.
Buy your Etixx starter pack at more than 50% discount + free delivery! Trail Starter Pack: Isotonic Lemon 1kg + Isotonic Energy Gel Lemon 12x40g + Energy Nougat Sport Bar 12x40g + 1 bidon 500ml
Organizer: Sportevents
Registration possible until 21-01-2023

Course, GPX download, time limits 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.


  • 3km - 160m+ | Kamikazetrail on Saturday morning

    • Final aid station
    • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.


    GPX is not available for this race.
  • 11km - 498m+ | Trail des Coccinelles on Saturday

    • Start and finish: Hotel Vayamundo Ol Fosse d'Outh, Houffalize.
    • Aid station on km5 + final aid station
    • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.

  • 20km - 790m+ | Trail des Coccinelles on Saturday

        

    • 1 aid station (after 14km) + final aid station
    • No river crossing
    • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.


    (A free account on Trace de Trail is required to consult the trail on Trace de Trail)
  • 10km - 400m+ | Houffa Trail on Sunday

    • Final aid station
    • No river crossing
    • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.


    (A free account on Trace de Trail is required to consult the trail on Trace de Trail)

  • 16km - 710m+ | Houffa Trail on Sunday

        
    • 1 aid station (after 9km) + final aid station.
    • 1 rivercrossing
    • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.


    (A free account on Trace de Trail is required to consult the trail on Trace de Trail)
  • 23km - 780m+ Houffa Trail on Sunday

        

    • 2 aid stations (after 9 and 17km) + final aid station
    • 1 rivercrossing
    • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.


    (A free account on Trace de Trail is required to consult the trail on Trace de Trail)
  • 53km - 1840m+ | Houffa Trail on Sunday

        

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

    • 4 aid stations (after 11, 27, 39 and 46km) + final aid station
    • 2 rivercrossings
    • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.


    (A free account on Trace de Trail is required to consult the trail on Trace de Trail)
  • Courses On Google Maps + aid stations

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  • Time Limits

    Kamikaze Trail 3km |  (Cutoff 12h00 | 1h00 |  3,00km/h)

    Trail des Coccinelles 20km |  (Cutoff 20h30 | 4h00 |  5,00km/h)
    Aid station 1 - (14km) closes after 2h30 (5,60km/h)
    Time limit at 20h30. (5,00km/h)

    Trail des Coccinelles 11km
    Aid station 1 (5km) closes after 1h1(4,29km/h)
    Time limit at 20h30. (3,38km/h)

        Houffa Trail | 53km (Cutoff 17h00 | 10h00 | ≃ 5,30km/h)

    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)
    Time limit  at 17h00 (5,30 km/h)


        Houffa Trail | 23km (Cutoff 16h00 | 6h00 | ≃ 3,83km/h)
    Aid station 1after 10km closes after 2h00 (5,00km/h)
    Aid station 2 after 17km closes after 3h45 (4,53km/h)
    Time limit at 16h00. ≃ 3,83km/h)


        Houffa Trail | 16km (Cutoff 16h00 | 4h00 | ≃ 4,00km/h)
    Aid station 1 after 10km closes after 2h00 (5,00km/h)
    Time limit at 16h00 ≃ 4,00km/h)


        Houffa Trail | 10km (Cutoff 16h00 | 2h30 | ≃ 4,00km/h)
    Time limit at 16h00 ≃ 4,00km/h)


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 – 11.00Race office open, pick-up bib numbers
    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
    : Time limit | 20km (≃ 5,00km/h) - 10km (≃ 3,38km/h)

    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
    16.00: Time limit  Houffa Trail23km (≃ 3,83km/h) | 16km (≃ 4,00km/h) | 10km (≃ 4,00km/h)
    17.00: Time limit Houffa Trail 53km (≃ 5,30km/h)

    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 in the building of the hotel Vayamundo.
    The entrance is via the Esplanade (square on the side of the Ourthe)

    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.



Race information


  • Startprocedure

    There is a jmass 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


  • Scott Xtrails Houffalize 2022

    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).


      Check out your personal pictures on the website of Sportograf !

    • Scott Xtrails Houffalize 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).


      • Scott Xtrails Houffalize 2020 - Sunday

        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) et/ou sur la page Sportograf de l'événement. Vous pourrez voir/acheter sur cette page vos photos personnelles.


          • Scott Xtrails Houffalize 2020 - Saturday

            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).

            • Scott Xtrails Houffalize 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


              • 2022

                Click here for the results of 2022.

              • 2021

                Click here for the results of 2021.

              • 2020

                Click here for the results of 2020.

              • 2018 (december)

                Click here for the results of the Scott Xtrails of december 2018.

              • 2018 (january)

                Click here for the results of the Scott Xtrails of January 2018.

              • 2016

                Click here for the results of the Xtrails 2016. 
                Click here for the results of the KamikazeTrail 2016.
                Consult the pages of HouffaTrail and The Trail des Coccinelles for the results of theses trails.

              • 2015

                Click here for the results of the Xtrails 2015. 
                Click here for the results of the KamikazeTrail 2015.
                Consult the pages of HouffaTrail and The Trail des Coccinelles for the results of theses trails.

              • 2014

                Click here for the results of the Xtrails 2014. 
                Click here for the results of the KamikazeTrail 2014.
                Consult the pages of the HouffaTrail and the Trail des Coccinelles for the results of theses trails.

              • 2013

                Click here for the results of the Xtrails 2013.
                Click here for the results of the KamikazeTrail 2013.
                Consult the pages of the HouffaTrail and the Trail des Coccinelles for the results of theses trails.


              Scott Xtrails Houffalize 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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