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Houffa Trail

 
 
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Registration possible until 19-01-2020

HOUFFATRAIL

10km-17km-25km-52km

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Official webpage of the Houffa Trail in Houffalize (10 - 17 - 25 - 52km). This trail is part of the Scott Xtrails Series


The Houffatrail is the wintertrail you can't miss! The 7th edition starts at the Hotel Vayamundo Ol Fosse d'Outh, in the centre of Houffalize. Pick your distance, 10km, 17km, 25km or 52km! Don't wait much longer, registrate, put on your shoes en run with us on the 26th of january.
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 kamikazetrail on saturdaymorning, the semi-nighttrail des Coccinelles on saturdaynight and the Houffatrail on sunday!


The KIDS Trail will be held on saturdaymorning at 10.45. Registrate on site, for free!



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Course, GPX Download & time limits per aid station

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.

For the exact location of the aid stations, elevation profiles and courses we refer to our event on Trace de Trail.


  • Houffa Trail 10km - 400m+

    • Start and finish: Hotel Vayamundo Ol Fosse d'Outh, Houffalize.
    • Final aid station
    • Cut-off: 17h00
    • No river crossing
    • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.
      Course  Profile

      GPX available for download from one week before the race date.

    • Houffa Trail 17km - 660m+

      • Start and finish: Hotel Vayamundo Ol Fosse d'Outh, Houffalize.
      • 1 aid station (after 10km)
      • Cut-off: 17h00
      • No rivercrossing
      • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.
        Course  Profile

        GPX available for download from one week before the race date.

      • Houffa Trail 25km - 860m+

        • Start and finish: Hotel Vayamundo Ol Fosse d'Outh, Houffalize.
        • 2 aid stations (after 10km and 17km)
        • Cut-off: 17h00
        • 1 rivercrossing
        • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.
        • 1 UTMB® point
          Course  Profile


          GPX available for download from one week before the race date.

        • Houffa Trail - 52km - 1931m+

          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 (after 11km, 25km, 38km and 45km)
          • Cut-off: 17h00
          • 2 rivercrossings
          • There are NO plastic cups at the aid stations. Each runner has to carry his/her own cup or drinking system.
          • 2 UTMB® points
            Course  Profile


            GPX available for download from one week before the race date.

          • Time Limits Per Aid Station

            Attention - The time limits for the Houffa Trail will be respected by the organization four your own safety.



          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 25.01.2020

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

            Sunday 26.01.2020

            06.00 - 07.00Race office open, pick-up bib numbers
            07.00: Start Houffa Trail 52km
            08.30 - 13.30Race office open, pick-up bib numbers
            10.00: Start Houffa Trail 25km
            12.00: Start Houffa Trail 17km
            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 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 Larssie 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


          • Cut-off times

            All aid stations have official opening hours / opening times

            50km distance: If you are unable to maintain an average speed of 5,2km/h, this trail is unfortunately too high for you and we recommend choosing the smaller distance.

            The Houffa Trail 25km has an average speed of 3,6km/h to reach the time limit, the 17km has an average speed of 3,4km/h and the 10km 2,9km/h.

          • 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 52km 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 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



            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 Larssie 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 !