1st course (women)
Each team must comprise at least 3 female participants. It is the team’s responsibility to assign male and female runners to the individual stages. Only the first stage has to be run exclusively by women. SOLA Basel, therefore, starts with female runners.
The 2nd SOLA Basel will take place on 25 May 2019. Closing date for registration is 28 April 2019. Late registrations are possible until 23 May 2019.
The relay race, covering a total of 80 kilometres is divided into 10 stages of 4.5 to 12 kilometres each. Start and finish area is located at ‘Park im Grünen’ in Münchenstein. Here you find the route information.
Please use this registration form at trackmax database.
The instructions are included in our guidelines.
Registrations are possible from 27 November. Registration deadline is 28 April 2019. The team line-up can be changed online until 23 May 2019. The team captain will receive the starter package by post 1-2 weeks before the race, including starting numbers, stickers for the clothes transport as well as plans of the routes and change zones.
Registration fee is CHF 350.- for a team of 10 runners, CHF 250.- for students.
Early bird discount until 31 january 2019 is CHF 300.- for a team, CHF 200.- for students.
Late registrations are possible until 23 May 2019 for a surcharge of CHF 100 per team (Mini SOLA CHF 10). The starting numbers must must then be collected from the office (pluswert, St. Johanns-Vorstadt 3, Basel).
All participants from Basel-City and Basel-Country are offered free rides to and from this event. The ticket of the linked transport system ‘Tarifverbund Nordwestschweiz (TNW)’ allows for a return trip within the TNW area on the day of the event. For reasons of space and sustainability, we kindly ask you not to travel by car to arrive at your start. The transitionzones are well connected to the public transport network.
Details on how you get to your individual transition zones can be found under “route schedules” in the short infos.
Lost and found
Items left lying around are transported to the information stand in the SOLA Dorf im Park im Grünen (Green 80) after the transition zone has been dismantled and can be picked up there until 10 pm. From Monday, May 27, finds can be collected at the SOLA office (St. Johanns-Vorstadt 3, 4056 Basel). Please give advance notice by telephone: +41 (0)61 261 40 81.
Locker room / showers / WC
Locker rooms and showers are available in all transition zones. In addition, “Toi Toi” toilets are located at all transition zones. In the “Park im Grünen” in the restaurant “Seegarten” there are locker rooms without showers. Lockerrooms with showers are located in the St.Jakobs complex in wing A/B, directly next to the soccerfields:
Chase start/ mass start
Mass start: In order to bring the runner back together, all runners start together. This is the case at 1.15 pm in Liestal.
At the chase start on the last stage in Muttenz the teams in the first row start with their individual distances first (5.15 pm), followed by a mass start with the remaining teams (5.25 pm).
Small mass start: If the given times (see “route schedules”) are exceeded, the organizer reserves the right to carry out a small mass start with all runners who have not yet started. In this case, reserve “time-measurement-numbers” are available in all transition zones.
We offer a clothing transport on the running day. The clothes to be transported must be stored in waterproof bags and backpacks. The bag (with zipper) must be provided with the tag sent to you for the transport of clothes and must be closed tightly. On the day of the run, take the bag to the “Abgabe Gepäck” area marked with a sign in your transition zone and load it there into the waiting Planzer transport vehicles. You can pick up your utensils at the next transition zone.
Please note: The clothing transport is at your own risk. The organizer assumes no liability for lost or damaged objects.
Run series 2019
The SOLA Basel is part of the Sport XX run series 2019. At SOLA Basel and at 10 further running events in Switzerland you can collect running points. As a reward you will receive vouchers for SportXX, Migros Fitness or Markus Ryffel Running. Have a good and successful time running and collecting!
The Mini SOLA is where kids can do their first steps into big SOLA Basel. Thanks to Migros’ sustainability programme «Generation M» the first 250 teams may participate for free!
Both in organising and executing SOLA Basel we respect the environment and nature. This includes tangible objectives and actions in the areas of waste management, transport, catering, sourcing and social outreach. As an example, all participants within the linked transport system Nordwestschweiz (TNW) are entitled to free rides with public transport to and from this event.
Medical / Emergency
At the top and at the end of each running field there are two mountain bikers equipped with mobile phones. In case of emergency they are the connection to the ambulance at the nearest transfer point. In addition, the mountain biker is accompanied by an emergency doctor all the time at the end.
In addition, the refreshment stations are equipped with radio. Every runner is obliged to help other runners in emergency situations. Where possible, help directly and report the emergency to the next SOLA helper. There is a Samaritan post at each handover point. In addition, four doctors from the crossklinik are on the move. Fill in the back of the race number with your personal details so that we can better look after you in an emergency. If you are not able to finish your course, inform the marshals or other runners and ask for help. Do not leave the track on your own initiative, but wait for alarmed helpers and doctors. At the latest the mountain biker at the end together with the emergency doctor can look after you accordingly.
Attention: The instructions of the organizing committee and the SOLA doctors must be followed.
Tips from the Doc
– Don’t do any drinking and nutrition experiments at SOLA.
– Drink another strong sip of a well-tolerated drink shortly before the start.
– On longer distances and in hot weather you should definitely start at the water and drink points. This is the only way to prevent overheating or loss of performance.
Danger no. 1: Heat stroke and sunstroke
If you saturate your body with liquid during the last days of training and drink 3 – 5 dl water just before the run, you have taken the most effective prevention against heat stroke and sunstroke. In addition, be sure to wear loose, weatherproof clothing and headgear on sunny days. If you get hit anyway, lie in the shade and cool your head and body with cold water. In any case, have your condition reported by fellow runners or track marshals present at the next transfer point.
After the competition
– Rest first from the effort.
– Now drink in quiet swallows.
– Put on dry clothes as soon as possible.
Do not run above your limit. SOLA should mean joy of running and not collapse!
The starting and finishing area in the “Park im Grünen” will be meeting point for young and old: Offers from our sponsors and partners, delicious food, games, animations and relaxation. Besides the “Hopp-la-Parcours” you will also find a Migros Photo Booth, where you can take a team photo together. Also you can pick up your Finisher-Bag all day long together with the coupon for the iMpuls-Shaker (on your start number).
8.30 am start SOLA Basel
9.15 am handover of the track 2 to 3
2.00 pm Start Mini SOLA
4.00 pm award ceremony Mini SOLA
5.30 finish SOLA Basel
6.15 pm award ceremony SOLA Basel
Food and Drinks are offered in the SOLA village from 12.00 am to 12.00 am.
Entrylists and results
The team captains will receive an SMS with the final overall rank and the total time. Errors and discrepancies concerning the unofficial ranking can be sent by email firstname.lastname@example.org until 11.00 am on Monday.
Start numbers / timekeeping
All team members will receive a starting number. This is marked with the stage to run and has to be attached to the running shirt with four safety pins at the front. In addition there are two “timekeeping numbers” per team (black, without talons on the side). These numbers are fixed on the start number band (distributed at the start of tracks 1 and 6) and worn around the stomach with the elastic band as in triathlon. This way you can quickly hand over the black “start number” in the transition zone. The timekeeping numbers serve as a “baton”, so to speak.
The timekeeping number for stages 1-5 is worn up to Liestal. The second timekeeping numberis worn for the stages 6-9 from Liestal to Muttenz. The final runner has integrated the timing transponder directly into the green start number of stage 10. All start numbers and safety pins will be sent to the team captain per post. The bands for the timing numbers will be distributed to the runners at the start of stage 1 and 6 on the day of the run.
The track marking consists of barrier tapes and flags. Critical areas are marked with special warning signs and volunteers are also placed there.
At the start, at all transition zones and at the finish, Isostar sports drinks are served. Water and sponges are also available. On routes 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 there are drink and water points.
In registering for SOLA Basel you agree to our guidelines. They are binding for all registered teams as well as for their male and female runners.
Time schedule of 2019
8.30 am – 6.00 pm race duration SOLA Basel
– 8.30 start SOLA Basel at Park imGrünen
– 8.45 – 09.10 am handover Theodorskirchplatz
– 9.10 – 10.10 am handover Park im Grünen
– 9.25 – 10.40 am handover Arlesheim
– 10.10 – 12.20 am handover Gempen
– 1.15 pm mass start Liestal
– 1.45 – 2.05 pm handover Bubendorf
– 2.30 – 3.40 pm handover Liestal
– 3.10 – 15.10 pm handover Augst
– 5.15/5.25 pm chase-/ mass start Muttenz
– 5.35 – 6.10 pm finish at Park im Grünen
– 18.15 award ceremony SOLA Basel
2.00 – 3.30 pm Mini SOLA: trailrun in the start and finish area at Park im Grünen for children, schools and families
4.00 pm award ceremony Mini SOLA
12.00 – 24.00 Food and drinks at Park im Grünen