„A magic dwells in each beginning,
protecting us, telling us how to live.“
This page will give you many answers to questions you may not even have asked yourself. We also prepared a little video for you on some topics. In any case, we want to help you here with infos, tips and useful notes. This page is constantly amended and extended. Please read this page carefully. It is the best preparation for the 24-Hour Extreme adventure that lies ahead of you as an Extreme Walker, Extreme Runner or Extreme Cyclist! If you cannot find “your” question or it hasn’t been answered in sufficient detail, please e-mail us or call us. We are extremely looking forward to hearing your “additional inquiries", because they help us further develop this page. Thanks!
How and where do I register?
Via the Pentek online registration link: Register for the 24H Tour 2020
(Online registration via www.pentek-payment.at – a service by Pentek timing GmbH. Fees are invoiced on behalf of and for account of the organizer. Pentek timing GmbH acts as an intermediary and as operator of the registration portal.)
Immediately after your registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with your bib number. Please print out this registration confirmation with our personal ID-Card (or Copy) and bring it along when you pick up your starter pack! If there is nothing in your inbox, please check your spam folder.
How much does it cost to participate in the 24-H Extreme Tour 2020?
The standardized entry fee is 64 euros!
The entry fee includes:
- participation in the trail of your choice
- a starter pack with – as usual – valuable goodies
- starter breakfast
- food and warm drinks at all refreshment stations
- Tour hotline
- assistance & support with mobile service vehicles along the route
- shuttle service/bus transfer back to the start location
The trip to your start location and accommodation are not included in the entry fee! ;-)
Where do I check in? Where do I get my starter pack?
ORIGINAL TRAIL Oggau - Oggau
Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 13:00 - 20:00
Friday, January 24, 2020 from 02:00 - 04:00
Oggau town hall, Hauptstraße 52, 7063 Oggau, Austria
MEMORIAL TRAIL Hegykö - Oggau
Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 17:00 - 20:00
Friday, January 24, 2020 from 05:00 - 06:30
Hotel Tornácos, Kossuth Lajos u. 74, 9437 Hegykö, Hungary
FINAL TRAIL Apetlon - Oggau
Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 16:00 - 20:00
Friday, January 24, 2020 from 05:30 - 07:30
Preiner Wein, Sportplatzgasse 21, 7143 Apetlon
GOLDEN WALKER Neusiedl am See - Oggau
Friday, January 24, 2020 from 06.30 – 8.00
Pannoneum Neusiedl am See, Bundesschulstraße 4, 7100 Neusiedl am See, Austria
Please bring your registration confirmation and your ID-Card (or Copy) when you pick up your starter pack!
Starter packs (and free Early Bird gifts) are only handed out at the mentioned locations and on the respective dates. Sending them by mail before, during or after these dates is unfortunately not possible. Starter packs and Caps that aren’t been picked up will be adapted by us and handed over to a charity organization.
Can I choose a different trail or start location after I have registered?
Your starting position is unfortunately not transferable to another start location or a different person.
I have been looking forward to this event for weeks – I signed up, my backpack is packed and ready, but unfortunately I cannot start after all. What happens now?
We hope you understand that we cannot refund your entry fee.
We recommend taking out cancellation insurance by ticking the box when you register.
When do we start? Where and when do we start?
The start locations and start times vary.
- The Original Trail starts in Oggau at 4:30 a.m. Oggau town hall, Hauptstraße 52, 7063 Oggau, Austria
- The Memorial Trail starts in Hegykö at 07:00 a.m. Hotel Tornácos, Kossuth Lajos u. 74, 9437 Hegykö, Hungary
- The Final Trail starts in Apetlon at 08:00 a.m. Weinzettl inn, Quergasse 20, 7143 Apetlon, Austria
- Golden Walker starts in Neusiedl am See at 08:30 a.m. Pannoneum Neusiedl, Bundesschulstraße 4, 7100 Neusiedl am See, Austria
Please arrive to your start location on time. The last participant who crosses the starting line concludes the starting phase. Late starters are not possible, no exceptions!
Parking in Oggau
It's best to park your car at the parking lot at Freibad Oggau. Please arrive in time. From there to the municipal office Oggau you need on foot about 20 minutes. But we will also set up a small shuttle service Freibad - Municipal office from 02.00 - 04.00 for you. ;-)
Parking in Hegykö
In Hegykö there are plenty of parking spaces around the starting point "Hotel-Restaurant Tornacos"!
Parking in Apetlon
In Apetlon there are plenty of parking spaces around the starting point "Gasthaus Weinzettl"!
FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE
We'll bring you back for free after the tour and of course during the tour (if you can not / will not go any further) back to the respective starting place!
Is there a communal starter breakfast again?
Of course! The three 24-Hour Extreme towns of Oggau, Hegykö and Apetlon and the local tourist associations invite us all to a good breakfast.
After the communal morning meal, and after the remaining starter packs have been handed out (please bring your registration confirmation and your personal ID-Card under all circumstances!), we are off to a collective start!
Breakfast times – depending on start location:
Oggau Original-Trail from 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
Memorial-Trail from 05:00 a.m. to 06:30 a.m.
Apetlon Final-Trail from 05:30 a.m. to 07:30 a.m.
Neusiedl am See-Golden Walker from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Will we start in any weather? Will the start date definitely not be postponed due to bad weather?
Yes, we definitely start IN EVERY CONCEIVABLE WEATHER! Whether there is a storm, whether it snows, rains frogs or an entire company of polar bears marches in – we are starting. Please prepare thoroughly and adapt your packing lists to the weather forecast.
Is the route marked? Can I get lost?
You will find marking arrows at all major waypoints – especially along the cross-country sections in Hungary. Maps and an outline of the route are included in the starter package. The trail is mainly along the B10 / 24 H Burgenland Extreme Trail!
Are there GPS data of the 24-H Tour?
Yes, we are working on it! Of course, there are already countless files in various formats from the Tours of the last years. As soon as all refreshment stations and mobile service points have been determined, we want to offer you a freely available, official and up-to-date route plan for all potential user devices! We just ask you for a little more patience!
When does the event end?
The official end of the event, and the end of our provisioning and assistance service, is Saturday 25th January 2020, at 2:00 p.m.!
How far do I need to walk/run?
No matter which trail you choose – Original Trail, Memorial Trail or Final Trail – you walk and you run at your own speed and as long as your legs will carry you and your head is willing – and, of course, no further than the distance that is specified for the respective trail. All trail distances are just commonly set goals that provide you with the security of being on a supervised route and that help us take good and safe care of you.
I can’t go on – what shall I do?
You can reach Alex, our service coordinator, via our free hotline at all times. If you can't go on, he will get you out of there. We are not letting anyone down – no one gets left behind! And our free shuttle service takes all “Thanks, that’s it for me” participants back to their respective start locations.
Let us mention our small service restrictions here:
The service vehicles are not driven by emergency surgeons or doctors.
They are steered by friends of ours who are supporting us on a voluntary basis. Please do not overtax our boys/girls with serious injuries!
If you have an actual emergency that requires immediate medical attention, please call an ambulance (144) or the European emergency number (112) right away!
Please be patient when you call for our assistance/provision service. With 14 vehicles on a circuit of 120 kilometers, it can take a while until “Help” or “Food” arrives! By the way, during all our Tours so far, there haven't been any serious injuries. Please look out for each other – we want to see you all again safe and healthy back in Oggau, Hegykö or Apetlon!
What's the number of the 24-H service hotline?
You can find the 24-hour hotline number in your TourGuide, which is part of the starter pack. Tip: Save the number to your mobile phone as soon as you get the starter pack!
Will I have to go hungry & thirsty?
In terms of food, we are an extreme tour of culinary delights...
So far, our stationary refreshment stations were always highly praised, and our mobile service fleet also provides you with high-quality tea, drinks and fresh food around the clock.
We are still working on the site plan with the current refreshment stations and provisioning times. We will provide this information soon.
But please keep in mind that you also have to bring your own provisions for about one or two hours. You should at least have some tea and a few energy bars in your backpack...
What will I wear? Which shoes?
We are walking/running for 24 hours (often more – rarely less) in the winter through a beautiful, but also freezing landscape. There is hardly any protection against the wind along the route.
We recommend light and waterproof sports or trekking shoes; we don’t recommend heavy mountain boots. What is important is that your shoes have good shock absorption. If your shoes are new, you definitely have to break them in first! Please wear wind- and water-resistant clothes and according to the multi-layer (“onion”) principle, with one additional warm piece of clothing in your backpack for your breaks. And please also keep in mind that it is significantly colder during the night phase!
If the trails are icy, we recommend shoe spikes!
The packing list! Or: What do I absolutely have to bring for my 24-Hour Extreme Tour 2019?
On a long-distance tour, every ounce counts. So take as little as possible but as much as necessary!
Minimum packing list for all participants:
- Passport/ID card
80 kilometers of the route are in Austria, 40 kilometers are in Hungary!
- Warning vest
This is compulsory in Hungary in the dark! It is also a safety bonus if the weather is bad!
- Backpack with thermos bottle, tea and provisions for at least 2 hours. Hydration bladders – even the ones with insulated drinking tubes – freeze in low temperatures...
- Additional clothing for the significantly colder night hours and a rain cover!
- Head lamp with fully charged batteries
Important for orientation at night or in bad weather!
- First-aid package with silver foil!
- Mobile phone with fully charged batteries
Important for staying in contact with us or to be able to organize help!
An additional power bank – carried near the body – provides additional supply security!
Boundless motivation and a love of walking –
a love of running!