FAQ – Questions and Answers 

Here we have compiled some questions and their answers.


At 6 am there is a runner’s breakfast for the starters on the 100 km route. We provide bread rolls and things you can put on the rolls and provide tea and coffee. The breakfast is free for the runners on the 100 km route as well as for the overnight guests. 

Time plan 

What happens when?


  • 15:00 – 19:00 Starting office 


  • 06:00 – 07:00 Breakfast, starting office 100 km
  • 06:30 – 06:45 Briefing 100 km
  • 07:00 Start WHEW100
  • 10:00 Starting office
  • 11:30 Start WHEW5
  • 12:30 Start WSW10
  • 14:00 WHEW5 and WSW10 presentation ceremony
  • From 14:30 First arrival for 100 km
  • 16:00 – 16:30 WHEW100 (/2/4/RnB) presentation ceremony
  • 22:00 Finishing time

Overnight stay 

The city of Wuppertal has provided us with a sports hall for this weekend. It is beautiful, newly-renovated and has a wooden floor with fresh air. You can stay there for 10 Euros and the runner's breakfast on Saturday is included in the price. Please bring your own sleeping bag, mattress and toothbrush.

A hotel-overview + search function can be found at the Bergish three.

Here you can find a downloadable hotel and hostel directory (PDF - 7,6MB)

Bike support

If you have registered for bike support – it can – but does not have to – support you the whole way. The bike support can begin immediately from the start, but must ensure not to disturb any of the runners on the entire route. 

Starting documents 

You can pick up your starting documents on Friday between 15:00 and 19:00 at the Mirker station in Wuppertal. Someone from the WHEW team will be sitting there waiting for you. Late registration is also possible on Friday. On Saturday, we will open the starting office for those doing the 100 km, relays, and RuBi’s at 06:00 and again at 10:00 for the 5 and 10 km runs. 

Late registration

Late registration is possible on Saturday to a limited extent 30 minutes before the start. The starters in the competitions at 07:00 would have an extra 10 Euro charge; those later on would have a 2 Euro charge.

We would ask for your understanding that we do not order hundreds of medals and starting numbers for the sake of it. There is therefore neither an entitlement to late registration nor a souvenir of the run.


Here you can find the addresses of the changeover points for the relays. 

Start and Finish

Utopiastadt Mirker Strasse 48 42105 Wuppertal 51.392833,7.078155 parking facilities: Freight depot Mirke (50m)

Hattingen changeover point (km 28,5)

Sports facilities at Wildhagen Wildhagen 15 45525 Hattingen 51.388731, 7.173357 parking facilities: Wildhagen parking space (100m)

Baldeneysee changeover point (km 50)

Hardenbergufer 45257 Essen 51.400904, 7.043052 parking facilities: Prinz-Friedrich-Strasse 1 (1km)

Velbert panoramic cycling trail (km 75)

Bahnhofstrasse 68 42551 Velbert 51.342376, 7.052825 parking facilities: right there.