Ultra Marathon des RTL Rodgau 2020 (DEU) – 50K

GER – Ultra Marathon Rodgau 50K, January 2020 (Photo by S. Krämer)

Location: Rodgau, Hessen, Germany HTTPS://WWW.RODGAU.DE/

Race Description

It is difficult to say if it is a trail or on-road event! Sixty percent of the track is along forest roads, forty is on paved roads. For sure, the atmosphere and the spirit that you breathe is that of a pleasant community of runners and trail-runners. The track is 5 km long and can be repeated as many times as you want until reaching 50 km (10 laps). The first 500 meters are slightly downhill, until a sharp turn on the right that led towards the first refreshment point (at 0.8 km). The next 1.2 km are wavy on a secondary road between the fields. At km 2, the track continues on a forest road between trees. This passage is very pleasant with the music played by the volunteers/organizers and with the possibility to cross with the faster runners that run for 200 m in the opposite direction. At km 3, we are back between the fields for about one kilometer. The last kilometer is again on the forest road between the trees.

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Race Information

Official Route Available on Web: https://rlt-rodgau.de/

Distance: 50 km (5 km lap repeated up to 10 times)

Cumulative Gain+: ca 500 m

Cumulative Loss -: ca 500 m

Max Altitude: 150 m

Start Date: 25/01/2020

Start time: 10 a.m.

Start Point: 800 m from Tennisclub Blau-Weiß Dudenhofen, Opelstraße 18, 63100 Rodgau

Cost: 27 € (0,54 €/km)

Air Temperature (at start): 0-2°C

Weather Conditions: foggy and cloudy

Dominant Ground: forest road (60%), paved road (40%)

Ground Status: dry

Technical Difficulties: none

Refreshment Points: one (at 0.8 km)

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Race Results

Official Results Available on Web: HTTPS://MY.RACERESULT.COM/133421/?LANG=DE#1_E96B73

Starters: 825

Finishers: 563

Personal Absolute Position: 98

Personal Male Position: 90

Personal AGE Position (M40): 14

Ratio Absolute Position/Starters (%): 11,9

Personal Time: 4h11´22´´

Personal Registration Team: #WeRunWiesbaden

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Race Equipment

Shoes Type: Saucony Ride #10 (Size: UK 8.5 / EU 43; Color: Red/Blue)

Shoes km at the start: ca 750 km

Anklet: not used

Socks: Thyo Special Trail (Size: 41-43; Color: Black/Blue)

T-Shirt: Magnacorsa (Size: M; Color: Yellow)

Long sleeve Shirt: Kipsta (Size: M; Color: White)

Shorts: Montura (Size: M; Color: BLACK)

Gloves: Craft (Size: M; Color: Yellow)

Backpack: Salomon S/Lab Sense Ultra 8 (Size: M; Color: BLUE)

Drink Equipment: Salomon Hydrapack Soft Flask 500 ML Speed (Quantity: 2)

Food & Gels: Overstim´s Antioxidant Gel (Quantity: 1; Flavor: Citron) – Pro Action Carbon Sprint Endurance (Quantity: 3; Flavor: Orange)

Race Belt: Sports Akileine

GPS: Suunto Ambit 2 Black

Headwear: Buff Magnacorsa (Color: Violet)

Glasses: not used

Trail Running Poles: not used

Headlamp: not used

Wind/rain jacket: Dynafit React (Size: M; Color: Orange)

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Beyond the Race

#1) Rodgau Ultra Marathon is at its 21st Edition, with an average of about 1000 participants in the last ten years: https://rlt-rodgau.de/index.php/ultramarathon/um-statistiken/um-teilnehmer

#2) Rodgau is also known for the music group Rodgau Monotons, with the famous hit “Die Hesse komme” (1984) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3uAGhWdrxo

#3) Rodgau-Dudenhofen hosts the Opel “test track”, located few kilometers south-east of Dudenhofen: https://goo.gl/maps/eetHu9EkJLVnkQ9c7

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Additional Information

If you want more information or technical details related to this event, please do not hesitate to contact me or comment below.

Kind Regards

Andrea De Filippo

Update: 06.09.2020

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2 Responses to Ultra Marathon des RTL Rodgau 2020 (DEU) – 50K

  1. Stephan says:

    Thanks Andrea, that’s an very informative homepage and is excactly what I am looking for.
    These could give a novice the infos to make her/his decision.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Good recovery
    Stephan

    • admin says:

      Thanks for the comment Stephan. For the specific categories “Trail Running Races” and “Road Races”, my aim is to provide some details that can help a Reader in approaching the same type of races. Gruß. Andrea

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