One idea I had, and yes, someone always has one even if it’s a perfect event... I recognize that it is a cost factor, but it would be cool to get a “Challenger” tee-shirt similar to the one we got in 2012 and then if you completed the race within the allotted time limit, a “Finisher” shirt. Le Grand Raid Dentelles Ventoux and UTMB do something very similar which is a cool gesture. I think I’ll pass this idea back to Micha and give him a bit more work...
The Hexenstieg Race Supporters were the best I have experienced or run with. TrailRunner Magazine recently ran an article on whole race experiences and how it takes everyone involved in a race to get runners across the finish line. This was very much the case with the Hexer. I know that I could not have done it without the support of the superb race volunteers that supported us for over 48 hours!
Stephan Zirbus and the Harzer-Hof Hotel provided first class support for the event. The rooms, meals and service were perfect. I endorse the Harzer-Hof and look forward to another visit.
The Hexenstieg is an amazing vacation and hiking destination. Micha, top notch course selection! I look forward to the next race you have up your sleeve.
What’s missing from this near perfect ultra mix? The runners! What a great group. 28 of us set out to take on the Hexenstieg with 19 finishing. All participants were top notch. I appreciate the friendship and camaraderie of the trail. Hope to see all of you again soon!