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General Information


Individual ranking (half-marathon or 10K) and team ranking (sum of the covered kilometers)

Team ranking

Mixed groups of various sizes (please ensure uniform spelling of the team name upon registration!)

Course length

21.1 km ( only running) an 10 km (running or walking)

Time limitHalf-marathon: 2.45hrs to finishing line


On even terrain along the river Breg

Entry fee

€12 including Pasta Party and course/finishing area catering
Late entry fee €15

PaymentIn advance by bank  transfer. Late entries in cash.

Registration deadline

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Number of participants

Restricted to 350 participants (110 for the half-marathon, 240 for the 10K run)

Late registration

Up to 1 hour before the start

Pre-run event, Friday, 25 October 2019

Pasta Party                                         

In the cafeteria (A0.01) of Furtwangen University starting 6.00pm

Race number issue

From 6.00pm onwards during the pasta party

Day of run, Saturday, 26 October 2019

Race number issue

Between 9.00 and 10.00am in the large conference room (B1.15, opposite the auditorium)

Start and finish

Car park behind the main building of Furtwangen University

Refreshments for runners and guests

From 9.00am

Welcome and information

10.00am in the auditorium (B 1.14)
Starting time10.30am

Last recorded runner


Awards ceremony


Wrap up

By approximately 3.00pm


Is the course marked and closed off?
The course is clearly marked. At all relevant points there are track marshals and signposts. Each kilometer is clearly marked. The police and the Towns of Furtwangen and Vöhrenbach are informed. The crossing of Martin-Schmidt-Strasse is secured by posts.

Is there catering available?
Water, tea and sports drinks by UltraSports are available at kilometer 5, at kilometer 10.5, at kilometer 16 and in the finishing line area. Bananas and apples are also available and soup, fruit and milkshakes are available in the finishing line area.

Are there changing facilities?
The changing facilities are signposted.

Are there showers?
Two showers in HFU can be used. More are available in the Jahn Hall (Jahnstraße).

Is there a luggage storage area?
You can hand in your luggage and valuables in the large conference room (B1.15). The luggage storage area is staffed at all times. The articles are stored according to the start numbers.

Is there a support programme for spectators?
Everybody is invited to the Pasta Party. The food at the Pasta Party is only free of charge for competitors.
On Run Day you can enjoy coffee and cake, or a delicious soup and interesting company in the auditorium (B 1.14).
Don't miss the awards ceremony at 1.30pm. If you are not one of the event winners who receive a lithograph by the artist Paul Revellio, you can buy these to help finance the half-marathon.

How and by when do I have to pay the entry fee?
The entry fee of €12 mustbe paid in advance (by bank transfer) to the organisers. The runners are considered registered when the bank transfer has been received. The number of starters is limited to 350 (110 x half marathons and 240 x 10Ks). If there are any places still available, late registrations (€15) are possible up to 1 hour before the start of the half-marathon and the 10K runs in the large conference room (B1.15).
The bank details will be sent by email together with the confirmation of your registration.

How is the runtime determined?
The The HFU Black Forest Run is operated with a professional timing procedure which is provided and supervised by the company Racesolutions.

Is there a minimum age for participation?
10K run: children aged 8 - 13 (age group 2011 - 2006) can participate if they are accompanied and supervised by adults. Participants aged 14+ (age group 2005) do not have to be accompanied by an adult.
Half-marathon: those aged 16 and over (age group 2003) can take part.

Can I find current information on social media?
Yes, the HFU Black Forest Run is on Instagram and facebook.

Can I feedback the event?
Yes, for example on, or

Data protection information

Please be aware that photos and videos will made during the event. These will be used for reports on the event and for press releases. They will also be posted on social media sites such as Instagram, the HFU website and our Facebook page.