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Trail Run (28km 750m elevation gain)

Please note, this is a run not a hike!

The plan is to run from Baden to Stafellegg along the Jura Crest Trail.  We will run the second part of stage 1 of the trail as well as stage 2 entirely.  The route looks quite mixed in terms of elevation gain and/or loss.  We ran part of stage 1 a few weeks ago which was a great run.  

http://www.wanderland.ch/en/routes/route-05.html

For those that have the appropriate technology, i have the gpx file of the route which i can email to you to avoid people getting lost once we separate due to different running speeds.  I will also bring along copies of the map so you know where to go but it should be straight forward to follow the signs for route number 5.

Trains
Plan is to take the 8:36am train from Zurich HB arriving at Baden at 8:51am and start running shortly after.  We meet under the angel at 8:20am and move to the train shortly after, tickets in hand.  On the way back buses from Staffellegg-Passhoehe to Aarau leave every hour at 5 past the hour and trains to Zurich from Aarau every few minutes.  And Hopefully we don't have to wait too long.  If the wait for the bus is long we have to option to keep running to Aarau which is a further 6km.

Plan to finish the run at around 3 hours, maybe 3.5, hopefully!

Essential equipment to bring with you: 

• Trail running shoes 

• Backpack

• Mobile / cell-phone (switched on at all times) 

• Insulation blanket (it can be very cold if you get wet and have to stop due to injury)

• Water-proof jacket in case it rains

• A warm long sleeved layer in case it gets cold

• Water and nutrition (gels, bars, etc) to keep you going for 3-4 hours running (includes safety margin in case of delays)

If weather looks horrible i may cancel the event. It´s no fun running in the rain!!

I hope to organize more of these runs over the next few months in preparation for some summer running i have planned. Please let me know if you are interested in these kind of activities in the future and i would be very pleased to hear of suggestions for routes. If you have a run/route you particularly like the look of with hopefully a gpx file that i can upload please let me know.

Disclaimer: All participants take part in this event entirely at their own risk. I do not accept liability for damage to property, death or personal injury that may occur whilst taking part in activities or events organized by me. It is your responsibility to make sure your equipment is appropriate. I reserve the right to stop you from participating if your equipment is not suitable.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I will find you on the train

    February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just 28k in weekend, Tom your impending fatherhood, must be making you soft!

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Alpo

    Hi, I will unfortunately have to cancel. I am sick (temperature: 38,1) and even though I will hopefully have recovered by Sunday, this kind of thing is problably not advisable.

    February 19, 2014

  • Jeremy L.

    pls send me the GPX

    February 16, 2014

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