Before the triathletes from all over the world will compete in a hot race over the long distance at the DATEV Challenge Roth on June 25, 2023, they will be warmly welcomed by the city of Roth on Friday, June 23, at the start of the triathlon festival.
The highlight at the start of the sportiest weekend of the year is the already legendary "Welcome Party of the City of Roth": Around the Markgrafenbrunnen, the city of Roth will once again provide for the physical well-being and a colorful program from 6 p.m., before the historic market square with the BAYERN 3 band, the baby pumas and DJ Tonic is transformed into an unparalleled party arena.
For the safety of all guests, the city administration asks you to refrain from backpacks and large bags when attending the event. There will be event-related checks at the entrances.
Large spectator base at the market square
Sunday, 25.06.2023 | Competition day: Right in the centre of the district town, spectators can expect a thrilling atmosphere for the whole family on the competition day of the DATEV Challenge Roth.
From 11:00 a.m., guests and fans will have the opportunity to frenetically cheer on the runners at Roth's market square and give them the necessary motivational boost for the last kilometers to the finish. The athletes can enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere twice when they pass this hotspot at 31.4 km and 39.5 km.
Detailed information about the DATEV Challenge Roth can be found here.
Traffic disruptions during the triathlon weekend
Closures due to preparation and implementation of the DATEV-Challenge Roth and the Junior-Challenge Roth
Due to the DATEV Challenge Roth, the fairground in Roth will be closed to all traffic from Monday, June 19 until probably Monday, June 26, 2023.
The P+R Platz Steinerne Eiche will be closed from Tuesday, 20 June to Thursday, 29 June 2023. Alternative parking spaces for trucks are available in industrial areas 1 to 3 and at the Lände. The other parks in the city are available for car traffic.
Disruptions as part of the Challenge-forAll/Junior-Challenge on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24
In the run-up to the DATEV-Challenge Roth, the "Junior-Challenge Roth" will take place on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, 2023.
For this reason, Friedrich-Wambsganz-Straße will be partially closed on Friday from about 5:30 p.m. to about 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday from about 8:30 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m. The detour is signposted.
The Meckenloher Weg, the Georg-Thoma-Allee and the Schleifweg out of town from the junction Georg-Thoma-Allee as well as the local road between Roth, via Meckenlohe, and Harrlach are fully closed.
In the area of the intersection area in Allersberger Straße, there may be obstructions at these times, as the cycle route leads over them on the return journey. Traffic is regulated by the police.
In addition, the street "Am Rothgrund" is closed to all traffic during the specified times.
In Georg-Mayer-Straße and Zum Wiesengrund, only limited destination traffic is possible again. Access to the "Obere Mühle" car park is only possible for authorised persons from 8:00 a.m. on Friday until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Disruptions as part of the Challenge Women on Saturday, June 24
This year, there will again be a run for women only, the so-called Challenge Women. On Saturday, June 24, 2023, from approx. 10:00 a.m. to approx. 1:00 p.m., motor vehicle traffic may be temporarily obstructed in the Am Hasenbühl, Weinweg area and at the B2 exit and exit junction in Belmbracher Straße.
Disruptions as part of the DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep on Saturday, 24 June
During the Challenge event on Sunday, 25 June, the streets Rothgrund, Am Espan, Am Kühbuck, Am Hirschenzaun and Hilpoltsteiner Straße including the state road to Eckersmühlen will be closed from 08.00 to approx. 23.00. In addition, the streets Am Hasenbühl, from Hilpoltsteiner Straße up to and including the junction of the street Am Stadtpark, are closed.
Hilpoltsteiner Straße in the area between the junction with Städtlerstraße and the fire brigade, Otto-Schrimpff-Straße, Am Brühl Street and Lohgartenweg are only permitted for local traffic.
The running route runs through the city centre again this year. For this reason, Gartenstraße, Cul-de-sac, Philosophenweg, Traubengasse, Hauptstraße from the town hall, Marktplatz, Mühlgasse, Kirchplatz, Kugelbühlplatz, Willy-Supf-Platz, Sandgasse, Nürnberger Straße from Willy-Supf-Platz to the junction with Sandgasse and the Roth-Büchenbach municipal connection road are not passable.
The following streets can be approached by local traffic on the instructions of the police in case of emergency: Allee, Autostraße, Johann-Strauß-Straße, Bachgasse, Mozartstraße, Beethovenstraße, Clara-Schumann-Straße and Richard-Wagner-Straße.
Residents and drivers are asked to observe and understand these closures.
Limited bus services on lines 681, 682 and 685
Limited bus service from Thursday, June 22 to Monday, June 26, 4:00 p.m. on lines 681, 682 and 685
Due to the event with Bayern 3 on the market square and the associated set-up and dismantling work, the stops "Marktplatz" and "Unteres Tor" of line 681 cannot be approached from Thursday, 22.06. up to and including Monday, 26.06.2023, 16.00.
Due to the implementation of the Challenge-forALL / Junior-Challenge Roth 2023 on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, line 685 will not serve the Rothmühl-Passagen, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße, Uhlandstraße and Schlesierstraße stops. The stop at Willy-Supf-Platz serves as a replacement.
On line 682, only the route will be slightly changed. As a result, there are no stops.
Further information can be found on the notices in the buses.
Due to the changes, there may be delays. We ask passengers to take this into account when planning.
All-clear - boil-off order lifted
The boil-off order for the city of Roth can be lifted with immediate effect
Stadtwerke Roth is pleased to announce that the entire water supply network of Stadtwerke Roth is free of germs that are hazardous to health. Therefore, as of today, Thursday, June 22, 2023, in coordination with the Roth Health Department, the all-clear can be given and the boil-off order in the city of Roth can be lifted again. The results of the microbiological drinking water tests now fully comply with the provisions of the Drinking Water Ordinance.
During sampling of the drinking water of an above-ground hydrant at the Roth fairground, faecal germs were detected at the hydrant, as already reported. As an immediate measure, the Roth Health Department issued a boil-off order on Thursday, June 15, 2023. As a result, further test series were arranged.
As a result of these measures, the close-meshed sample series, which were taken from the water supply system and at defined sampling points from the water network of Stadtwerke Roth, were now in order without restrictions. Thus, fortunately, it can be determined that the damage was a punctual contamination.
If you have any questions about drinking water hygiene, please contact Stadtwerke Roth on 09171 9727-0 and the Roth Health Department on 09171 81-1601.