*FAQ*

*FAQ*

  1. Who can participate in a Nord-Marsch event?
  2. Do I have to finish the complete distance for which I’ve registered?
  3. What if I need help?
  4. How are the snack stations spread out?
  5. How can I let someone else use my ticket if I can’t participate?
  6. Are there winners?
  7. What kind of equipment will I need?
  8. How do I get back to where I started?
  9. You’ve purchased one or more tickets that you’d like to cancel?
  10. Can I sell my ticket?
  11. Can I bring my dog with me?
  12. May I use a walking sticks?
  13. You’re more the runner/walker, not the hiker, but you’d still like to participate.
  14. Where can I stay overnight?
  15. Why do I need to register?
  16. Wir wollen als Marschgruppe starten, was müssen wir beachten?

 

Who can participate in a Nord-Marsch event?

To officially participate, you must be at least 16 years of age and have an appropriate level of fitness. It’s not necessary to be able to run a marathon in order to do our longest hikes, but don’t underestimate the distance. If you’ve never hiked long distances, begin with the shorter routes. This is one of the reasons we offer different distance routes. But there’s no reason to be intimidated: 25 km can be done in 5-6 hours at a normal walking pace.

Do I have to finish the complete distance for which I’ve registered?

No. If you begin to get sore or feel pain during the hike, or simply can’t go further, listen to your body. Certificates will be available at checkpoints located near several of the snack stations. What’s important ist that your starting card gets stamped and you show or send it to us. The routes that are stamped will be proof (to us and to you) that you completed a certain distance/portion of the route.

What if I need help?

The most important rule is to never be alone. Fellow hikers can help you. In addition, emergency medical services are stationed at various points along the route and are ready to be deployed. Be sure to have you cell phone handy in case of emergency. If you are having trouble, draw attention to yourself and listen to your body.

How are the snack stations spread out?

There will always be 3 or 4 snack stations with water and fruit, and some of the stations will have coffee and tea as well. We strive to position each station near bakeries, restaurants, etc so that additional nourishment can be obtained as you need. This means you’ll only need water and some food to get you through the next leg. Anything else you think you’ll need to eat or drink will need to be provided by you.

How can I let someone else use my ticket if I can’t participate?

If you’re not able to participate and have given your ticket to someone else, go to our exchange form, rebook the ticket, and send us an email at umbuchung@nord-marsch.de with your information and the information of the person taking your ticket. It’s important that the person taking your ticket registers with us beforehand, so we can get him the appropriate ticket.
 

Are there winners?

No. There are flexible start times that you can check out for each event. There are timeframes both for your start and your finishing times. Within those constraints you’ll need to complete the hike in order to receive your starting card for the next day and therefore successfully complete the hike. Nothing will be timed. The opening times for each snack station have been planned with the estimate that you’ll be walking between 4.2 km/h and 6 km/h. Hikes led by Nord-Marsch Sportevents aren’t set up for runners, but you’re welcome to run the routes if you’d like. Just keep in mind that neither the emergency medical service nor the snack stations will be available if you’re running, so you’ll be on your own.

What kind of equipment will I need?

We will supply you with a route map as well as GPS coordinates. Unlike other organizer of similar events, we walk the route several times before you do and test the conditions. ADditionally, we’ll remain in contact with the local authorities the day of the event, who can inform us of any immediate issues, so that we can inform you and adjust the route as needed. The routes will be hiked a day or two before the event, as well as signage finalized. You’ll want to plan for long stretches in unpredictable weather, so be sure to have sturdy shoes/hiking boots and appropriate clothing.

How do I get back to where I started?

Our routes are laid out in a circle and along public streets, so you can take advantage of public transportation if needed.

You’ve purchased one or more tickets that you’d like to cancel?

Cancellations/Refunds are not possible. You can always sell your ticket to other friends/acquaintances or using our Facebook page.
 

Can I sell my ticket?

Yes, you can sell your ticket at any time. You just need to make sure that we receive the information of the person taking your ticket. You can only exchange tickets by purchasing an exchange ticket on our site.

Can I bring my dog with me?

Yes of course you can bring your dog on the route with you. You’ll need to make sure its always on a leash and not putting others in danger. Just like any other walk, you’re responsible for your dog.

May I use a walking sticks?

Yes, you can use aids you normally use while hiking. Aids that are neither mechanical or electrical are allowed.

You’re more the runner/walker, not the hiker, but you’d still like to participate.

You’re welcome to run part or all of our routes. Just remember that you might miss out on our snack stations. In this case we can’t really offer you much support, since the opening times for the snack stations is determined based on an average hiking speed.

Where can I stay overnight?

You’re responsible for your overnight accommodations. We can offer a few ideas for each event. Each event has a link under Tickets/March with hotels, camping spaces etc. that we’ve pulled from tourist offices in each of the towns. We will try to get special deals for you, and if successful, will post them on the overnight accommodations page. Use similar sites for hostels or sites from private operators, both of which may offer nightly lodging for very few Euros. You can also connect with fellow hikers on our Facebook page who might be interested in offering a place to sleep.
 
 
We have developed an award system for you, so you will be rewarded for the more often you participate in an organized march. For this, we need your address, of course, so that we can recognize you at your next registration and give you, for example, a higher finisher medal.