11h00 Opening of the spectator areas
12h00 Opening of the VIP area
12h15 Shooting 1
12h45 Shooting 2
13h15 Qualifying - Women (live stream on the Internet)
13h45 Qualifying - Men (live stream on the Internet)
15h15 Final – Women (6 laps, 5 x shootings)
16h20 Final – Men (6 laps, 5 x shootings)
16h30 Award ceremony (live stream on the Internet)
18h00 End of the event
Short-term changes in the programme sequence are possible.
Both men and women complete a qualifying race over three laps as well as a final. The races are held as a mass start, and in the finals with minor advantages for the best placed from qualifying races. The starting fields each consist of eight world class biathletes. The athletes complete the tournaments on ski rollers on an approx. 1.6 km long circuit course through the inner city of Wiesbaden. Start / finish is located on Wilhelmstraße directly opposite the Kurhaus, and the shooting range on the bowling green. The athletes are provided with three reload cartridges per shooting event. If the athlete misses one or more targets despite the eight cartridges at his/her disposal, then the athlete must spent a penalty time of ten seconds per shooting error in the so-called “penalty box”.
The shooting range that was specially set up for this unique event on the bowling green in front of the Kurhaus, is an original 50 m small-calibre shooting range. It is therefore qualitatively commensurate with the designs used at the official winter tournaments held by the International Biathlon Union, with the only difference being the number of shooting ranges (a total of eight). The atmosphere in the shooting range area is unique due to the grandstand placed directly behind it and is sure to set hearts racing. The grandstand has a capacity for over 1,600 people. There are other spectator areas beside it.