22. Hiddensee Marathon at the 24.06.2023
Dear Paddlers and Friends,
the Stralsunder Kanu Club e.V. is inviting you to take part in the Hiddenseemarathon again this year.
The overall distance of the Hiddenseemarathon is 70 km through the waters of the Baltic Sea and the Bay of Stralsund, starting at the clubhouse in Stralsund around the isle of Hiddensee and back to Stralsund. Up to 90 percent of the route is located in the national park „Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft“. Beside the fun of canoeing this offers a unique experience of nature. Due to the long distance it is a demanding race. Although exclusively non floating waters are passed the 20 kilometers the route on the Baltic Sea can be very challenging due to adverse winds. A good fitness level is required to start! Race management reserves the right to change the course of the race according to wind and weather conditions.
The race is held in the kayak classes K1, K2, K1 open, K2 open, OC-1, OC-2, OC-6 and SUP (each for male or female athletes and mixed teams). Every class consists of the age groups 18 to 39, 40 to 59 , 60 to 79 as well as 80 and over. Additionally you may start as well as open relay team K1 or K2 (male, female, mix). A relay team consists of 3 or 6 athletes. Changeovers are done the at the beaches of Barhöft and Schaprode. At the changeover the distress signal and the map must be handed over to the next athlete. The overland transport needs to be organised by the relay team itself. Every team has to provide a team name.
Due to safety reasons, no racing- or down river racing boats are allowed and every canoe needs to be unsinkable. Everyone is committed to wear a life vest! Every canoe must carry a distress signal and mobile phone.
A maximum of 70 boats will be admitted. Each participant has to be at least 18 years old at the date of the race. Good health condition and sound experience in large water areas are required. Race control reserves the right to reject registrations.
Registration is possible here after 1st JanuaryRegistration fee for the Hiddenseemarathon:
For participation in the event, a binding registration fee is due after online registration. The registration fee is staggered depending on the sign up time:
- till May 16th : 65 € per person
- till June 7th : 85€ per person
- after June 7th: only possible in exceptional cases with an added charge of 50€.
The fee is due after registration.
After registration a confirmation is sent to the provided e-mail address with information on details for the money transfer. For a relay team the team captain is responsible to deliver the fee for all participants. The registration is valid when the fee reached the organizers’ account.
Withdrawal from the registration is possible up to the day of the race.
- till May 16th: the full fee will be refunded
- till June 7th: we will keep 30 € and refund the rest
- after June 7th: no refund possible!
Any additional costs due to reimbursement will be charged to the participant.
Running of the event
Local registration for the marathon needs to be done between 12 PM and 7 PM on 23th June 2023. During registration every attendee will receive:
- a map of the route,
- a boat number,
- a registration confirmation and
- a Hiddenseemarathon base cap.
At 8 PM on 23th June 2023 a briefing on local currents, the planned route as well as security measurements will be held. Attendance in this briefing is mandatory for all participants. The start of the race is at 6 AM on 24th June 2023. The race management may change the route and start time due to occurring weather conditions. Each starter enters the race at his or her own risk!
The race for a participant or team is discontinued, if …
• … the boat has not reached the Baltic Sea 3 hours after its start. In this case the team or participant is sent back.
• … the boat has not reached the last checkpoint till 3 PM. In this case the team or participant will be picked up by accompanying ships.
Every athlete is bound by race managements’ orders. A violation of these orders may be punished by disqualification.
After the race a massage, cake, coffee and an evening barbecue will be provided.
Accommodation is possible in tents on club grounds. There is also a limited amount of campsites available for caravans or motor homes.
Charges for overnight stays are not contained in the starting fee and will be collected at registration.
Charges for overnight stays per night:
- Person: 7 €
- Dog: 4 €
- Tent, small: 7 €
- Tent, big: 7 €
- Motor home: 12 €
- Car: 7 €
- Room: 15 € (plus once bed linen 5 €)
We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Hiddenseemarathon 2023.
Your Stralsunder Kanu Club e.V.
Event Rules are under revision
last updated: 2022-07