Orbea Enduro Challenge

German Championships


Provisional | last update January 12, 2023

Day Description Time
Wednesday Riders Confirmation 17h00 - 20h00
Thursday Riders Confirmation 08h00 - 11h00
Training Licence/Open
10h00 - 16h00
Rider‘s Meeting 17h00
Friday Race start from 08h00
Final Stage Licence from 14h00

Awards Ceremony all Categories afterwards


§ 1 Registration/Entry

Every rider has to use the registration form on the website. For registration please include the date of birth.

Starters under the age of 18 need to submit a parental consent form to register for the race. A corresponding form is available on the download section.

The transfer/delivery of a starting place, to third parties is always precluded.

§ 2 Registration deadline

Entry and payment deadline is Tuesday 23h59 before the races. If the registered starter cannot attend the race, they have no right to reclaim the registration fee.

If the registration quota is reached the organizers reserve the right to close registration prematurely. There is no claim for a late registration on site.

§ 3 Entry Fee

The fee to attend the race is 69 € if received before the registration deadline.

After the registration deadline the fee increases to 89 €.

Participants must bear the additional handling fee.

Participants receive a Transponder at the riders confirmation. If the transponder is lost, it will be charged to the participant.

§ 4 Number plates

Number plates must be fixed in front of the handlebar and should be readable throughout the competition. It is strictly prohibited to alter the number boards in any manner.

The placing of additional advertisement on the number boards is strictly prohibited.

§ 5 Starters

The races is open to licenced and hobby riders.

§ 6 Starting intervals

The starting intervals between riders at the special stages are 30 seconds.

§ 7 Starting order

The starting list will be published at least 1 hour before the race begins.

The starting times are binding. In the event of delays or interruptions the starting order is to be maintained.

The order of the final stage (licence classes) will be determined by the reverse of the intermediate results. The exact starting times will be communicated at least 30 minutes before the start of the final stage.

§ 8 Classification

Classe Year of Birth Categorie
Elite Men: 2004 and older licence / male
Elite Women: 2004 and older licence / female
Pro U19 male: 2005 - 2008 licence / male
Pro U19 female: 2005 - 2008 licence / female
Pro Masters: 1993 and older licence / male
Open Men: 1989 - 2004 with and without licence
Open Women: 2004 and older with and without licence
Junior U19: 2005 - 2006 with and without licence / male
Youth U17: 2007 - 2008 with and without licence / male
Girls U19/U17 2005 - 2008 with and without licence / female
Open Masters: 1988 and older with and without licence / male

§ 9 Course

The course will be officially announced at the riders confirmation. Barrier tape and arrows will distinguish the course. Arrows distinguish the transfers from one special stage to another. When a rider leaves the marked course at the special stage, he has to return at this exact point before continuing the race.

The participants have to complete the whole stated course without interruption. Leaving the course is not allowed both at the special stages and at the transfers. Paths and roads which are not included in the official course may not be used, except in cases of emergencies. If a rider assisted after an accident, he can repeat this special stage.

Open Classes: 6 Stages

Licence Classes: 6 Stages + Final Stage in the Bikepark

§ 10 Safety

During the transfer stages the riders are participants in regular traffic. In this case, the StVO applies completely.

Moreover, participants should carry a mobile phone troughout the competion. Emergency numbers will be published on the notice board in the race office.

All riders are obligated to provide first aid to other riders in cases of emergency and to initiate the rescue.

The race officials can revise the results with reasonable time adjustments or a restart of the stage. In case of verifiable failure to render assistance (in an emergency) the rider will be disqualified.

§ 11 Training

Training on course is only possible during the official period according to the timetable. Out of this period the track is closed, so it is not allowed to ride the course. Shuttels are not allowed. The usage of the chairlift is restricted to the Training.

§ 12 Results

The several times of the special stages will be added. The transfer stages will not be a part of the final result. To be included in the ranking it is necessary to complete all stages, to reach the finish line within the time limit and to cover the whole distance on his or her own.

In case of a draw the reslut of the last special stage decides.

§ 13 Timing

For the Enduro format a special timing system will be used. Every rider will carry a transponder. At the beginning and end of the special stages the time data will be transmitted. When passing the timing station both an acoustic and visual signal will indicate this transmission.

The transponder must be fastened to the wrist.

The transponders will be collected and sorted right after crossing the finish line. In case of losing the transponder, the participant cannot be classified.

§ 14 End of the Race

At the start of the race a time limit regarding the latest possible arrival will be announced. In case of a later arrival the rider will not be included in the rankings.

§ 15 Award ceremony

The first three riders in each category will be honored with a ceremony 30 min after the race. A subsequent handing out of trophies or prizes is excluded. Whilst attending the podiums, all riders must wear their race kit or a copy of (jersey and trousers/pants).

§ 16 Equipment

In general, helmets and knee protectors are required at any time. At the special stages it is mandatory to wear full-face helmets and knee protection. Moreover, protectors for elbows and back are recommended.

Full-face helmets must be certified to the following standards:
- MTB Downhill helmet certified to EN1078 and ASTM F1952
- Motocross helmet certified to ECE 22-05 „P“, „NP“, „J“ or SNELL M 2010 or SNELL M 2015

Helmet straps must be closed on course.

The local organizer is responsible for enforcing compliance with gear regulations. Failure to comply with gear regulations will result in disqualification.

§ 17 Technical condition of bikes, equipment and clothing

Every rider is responsible for the bike, the material and the protection equipment. The condition, quality and construction are to ensure the safety for riders, competitors or other persons. The equipment/safety gear must be marked with a seal of approval of an international inspecting authority.

Only one frame, fork, shock and wheelset per rider are allowed. The officals mark the parts at the start of the race. E-Bikes are excluded.

§ 18 Race jury/chief of competition

The local organizer will appoint a chief of competition. Furthermore a committee will be constituted. This committee includes the chief of competition as well as representatives of time keepers and/or the race’ organization. Any decisions concerning the race procedure, infringements and particularly decisions regarding disqualifications will be made by this committee. During the training and race period, the race jury is situated at the finish area or organization office.

§ 19 Flying Marshals

Flying marshals will be appointed during the training and race period. The marshals are allowed to walk on the track in order to secure compliance with regulations. Potential infringements will be documented and evaluated by the race jury. After consulting the chief of competition, flying marshals are able to disqualify riders – effective immediately.

§ 20 Reporting

Every rider is requested to report any kind of violation of the general regulations immediately after finishing the race. In case of such violations, the Jury may agree on time penalties. If a rider violates the regulations without reporting it voluntarily, the jury can agree on harder sanctions or on disqualification.

§ 21 Protest

Protests against results or disqualifications are to be addressed to the racing officials.

§ 22 Responsibilities

Riders attend the race on their own account and at their own risk. The rider is responsible for the safety of his bike and clothes. The organization is not responsible and cannot be held responsible for any injuries and damages as results of any action during the whole racing weekend. All riders are responsible for insurance cover concerning damages based on the participation in the race. A health insurance coverage is obligatory.

German right applies for all legal issues.

§ 23 Waiver of liability

The participants dispense with the registration altogether regarding indemnity claim or regress towards the organizer, designee, commissaries, authorities or other person in association with the event.

The liability waiver comes into effect upon registration with the organization. Over and above this no further claims can be made. Specifically excluded from liability are sponsors etc.. The organization keeps the right to make any necessary changes or even to cancel the whole race according to safety problems, official orders, government laws and other unforeseen events at any time in the race without obligations regarding indemnifications.

The subscribers of the registration accept the terms and conditions of the regulations concerning the implementation of the competition, other specific determinations of the event and the responsibilities and waiver of liability.

The participants confirmed explicitly the correctness of all data of the registration.

§ 24 Withdrawal

The racing officials hold the right to withdraw starters if they feel there is a danger for the starter or any other person.

The participants are obliged to comply with the safety regulations in force at the event and to follow the instructions of the organizers and other staff.

The race officials are authorized to make decisions regarding the regulations and enforcements.

§ 25 Data protection

By submitting an application to take part in this race the participants also allow the event organizers to use personal data for campaigns and activities connected to the events. The organizers shall have unlimited rights to publish pictures of the participants; to forward these photos to press representatives and to use them for marketing activities.