The course route

The long route is a large circuit of 100 kilometres with a total altitude of about 420 metres.

On the way from the start to the finish are the cities of Wuppertal, Sprockhövel, Hattingen, Essen, Heiligenhaus, Velbert, Wülfrath, Wuppertal

The course route and more info is also here online.

Which features does the event have? 

  • It's a single, large 100 km round;
  • DLV-measured and approved; 
  • mostly green routes on old railway lines;
  • through 7 cities between the rivers Wupper und Ruhr;
  • overnight stay possible in sports halls;
  • showers and changing rooms;
  • 13 refreshment stands;
  • 4 x electronic timings (25, 50, 75, 100);
  • certificates on-site and online;
  • results on-site and online;
  • medals for every finisher;
  • starting numbers with first names (if you registered on time);
  • cheap participant shirts;
  • and finally a shuttle for relays and drop-offs as required (25, 50, 75) *.

* Please let us know about the shuttle service up to two weeks before the WHEW100. We have learned from experience that the decision should not be too spontaneous. :)

Time plan 

What happens when?

On Friday

  • 15:00 – 19:00 Starting office 

On Saturday

  • 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


At 6 a.m. 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. 

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

A bike escort must be registered for start number, food and insurance.

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.

Adresses for the team relay changeover points

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

Start and Finish

Utopiastadt Mirker Strasse 48 42105 Wuppertal
GPS coordinates: 51.392833,7.078155
Parking facilities: Street and parking garage "Karlsplatz" (900m)
Street and parking garage "Karlsplatz" (900m) on Openstreetmap

Hattingen changeover point (km 28,5)

Sports facilities at Wildhagen Wildhagen 15 45525 Hattingen
GPS coordinates: 51.388731, 7.173357
Parking facilities: Wildhagen parking space (100m)
Changeover point sports facilities at Wildhagen on Openstreetmap

Baldeneysee changeover point (km 50)

Hardenbergufer 45257 Essen GPS coordinates: 51.400904, 7.043052
parking facilities: Prinz-Friedrich-Strasse 1 (1km)
Changeover point Baldeneysee on Openstreetmap

Velbert panoramic cycling trail (km 75)

Bahnhofstrasse 68 42551 Velbert
GPS coordinates: 51.342376, 7.052825
Parking facilities: right there.
Changeover point Velbert panoramic cycling trail on Openstreetmap

Helping hands

You know a part of the way like the back of your hand? Do you have a shop right next to the track? You are a member of a sports club and want to take over a catering stand? You like to help us otherwise? You are welcome!

Write to us at or call us at +49 202 26149791 (with mailbox). With united forces it can become only still better!