In recent months, the producers have made a great effort to make the wish come true. After a three-year Corona break, the second round of the Muddy Älbler obstacle course starts on Saturday 17 September. What’s new: This time there will also be a Muddy Älbler Kids Run, for which Skiklubben Truchtelfingen is supported by the friendly Skiklub Straßberg. The sponsor for the children’s race is Sparkasse Zollernalb, which also provides a team for the Muddy Älbler obstacle course.
First idea for children’s run already in 2019
“We already said in 2019 that it would be cool to set up a children’s race,” reports Marco Weber, chairman of the Truchtelfingen ski club. “Many children played in the mud anyway on the sidelines of the event and afterwards looked just like the adult participants,” says Marco Weber with a laugh.
Designed for children aged four and over
The 900 meter course with five obstacles from a sand hill to a mud hole is designed for children aged four and up. “There is no timing in the children’s run,” says Marco Weber. The focus is not on athletic performance. The children must have fun – just as fun is the top priority at the event in general.
ZAK is there as a media partner
The second edition of the Truchtelfingen ski club takes place again in the Straßberg quarry in Schotter-Teufel (today Holcim). “We are very happy that we can keep the position,” explains Marco Weber. ZOLLERN-ALB-KURIER is also involved as a media partner and will also be there on September 17 with a ZAK team consisting of ZAK readers and staff.
No time registration for the little ones
Those who take part in the big ones will struggle through mud pools, climb over wooden walls and rush up slopes. With the little ones during the Muddy Älbler Kids Run, everything is of course a few sizes smaller. There will also be no time registration for the children’s run.
11 obstacles await adults
The adult participants must overcome a total of 11 obstacles at a height of around 200 metres. One lap is approximately 3.5 kilometers. How many of them will run away is decided by the participants themselves upon registration. You can choose between one and seven rounds. The participants themselves decide which distance they want to run. If you complete seven laps, you cover a proud 24 kilometers.
Pick up starter packs on 12 September
As in 2019, there will again be an individual and a team ranking. New this time is the ranking of the corporate teams of the sponsors. Trophies await the particularly successful runners. In addition, everyone who finishes the run gets a medal and a finisher’s shirt. The respective starter packs can be picked up by the participants on 12 September from 4pm at Intersport-Rebi in Truchtelfingen.
Registration still possible
In 2019, you were only allowed to participate from the age of 18, this time from the age of 16, provided that the parents give a declaration of consent. In addition, this year the runners can choose their starting groups and thus the start of their race. “Registrations are still possible on our website until September 5,” adds Weber. So far, 600 participants have registered. “We assume,” explains the chairman of the Truchtelfingen ski club, “that we want around 800 starters.”
Tent for all eventualities
A support program with food and drink is again planned. “We will also set up a tent so that we are independent of the weather when it comes to catering,” says Arne Vollmer from the Truchtelfingen Ski Club’s organizational team. What else is different compared to 2019? “There will be two or three new obstacles, otherwise we will stick to the proven concept.”
Oktoberfest in Strassberg
If you still want to strengthen yourself with music on Saturday evening, you can – according to Marco Weber’s tip – stop by the Oktoberfest in the Musikverein in Straßberg. Due to a postponement of dates, both events will now take place on September 17th.
Grateful for helpers
Preparations for the obstacle course are well underway and the details will be fine-tuned over the next few days. Marco Weber and his fellow champions are very grateful for the support of the club partners and sponsors: “We have reached a limit in our small club of around 200 members and could not do it alone,” says the Truchtelfinger SC chairman.
The children’s race starts at
Registration for Muddy-Älbler-Kids-Lauf takes place on 17 September only on site from The race starts at Children born in 2018 or later can participate if accompanied by a guardian and children born in 2012 or later without an accompanying parent. Each child receives a finisher’s hat and a Muddy Älbler medal. There is no entrance fee. “But we are setting up a donation box that you are welcome to fill,” says Marco Weber. The profits from Muddy-Älbler-Kids-Lauf are donated to the support association for children affected by cancer in Tübingen in line with the motto “Children help children”.