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Top ski starts 2018: where to take part?
Samara Ski Marathon Sokolya Gory
When: January 27, 2018
Where: Samara, Educational and sports center Chaika
Distances : 50 km, 30 km, 10 km
Registration: https: // russiarunning .com / event / SKISG2018
About the start : the ski marathon is taking place in the vicinity of Sokol'ye Gory. The forest area of the route is located on a hill, from where a stunning view of the Volga and Zhiguli mountains opens. The relief will not let the participants get bored - the climb to 50 km - 475 m, and the descents are straight and open. At food points, skiers will be able to warm up with warm berry fruit drink, chicken broth and have a snack with dried fruits. Each finisher will be left with an individual jersey-number and a medal.
The first stage of the PIONER CUP
When : January 27, 2018
Where: Moscow region, Olympic Training and Sports Center Glider
Distance : 4.5 km
Registration : https://russiarunning.com/event/d4356e3e-b063-4ce7-8165-a5ea513042f6
About the start : Pioner Cup - an unprecedented Cup in Russia in biathlon among amateurs with a professional organization. There are three stages planned. The first of them - a sprint - will take place at a distance of 4.5 km in three circles. At the shooting ranges (1 prone and 1 standing), participants will shoot from real gas-cylinder biathlon rifles. A penalty loop of 150 meters is provided for misses. For everyone who wants to test themselves in the biathlon race, the organizers have prepared a professional track, a shooting range with 40 firing lines, closing target installations, as well as a sports festival and an award ceremony.
Second stage of the PIONER CUP
When: February 18, 2018
Where : Moscow Region, Olympic Training and Sports Center Planernaya
Distance : 7.5 km
Registration : https://russiarunning.com/event/0197dffd-73e4-40c0-a842-8797d62097e9
About start : second stage Russian Biathlon Cup among amateurs. Individual 7.5 km race. The distance is 5 circles, has 4 firing lines (2 lying, 2 standing). A penalty of 30 seconds is imposed for a miss. The time is added to the final result of the biathlete. The organization remains at the same level: for everyone who wants to test themselves in the biathlon race, the organizers have prepared a professional track, a shooting range with 40 firing lines, closing target installations, as well as a sports festival and an award ceremony.
Ski track 6250
When: February 18, 2018
Where: Moscow region, Olympic training and sports center Planernaya
Distance: 6.2 km, 3.1 km
Registration : https://russiarunning.com/event/e3120193-d70c-414b-8616-92ca3e8ccc34
About the start : The Life Line Foundation is hosting the charitable Ski Track 6250 for the third time. Distances are available to everyone, so whole families can take part in the sports event. For convenience - warm changing rooms,paid parking, ski rental (paid additionally), as well as a prepared universal trail, which can be overcome in a free style. All participants will receive commemorative medals of the finishers. The winners will be awarded with cups and prizes, as well as prizes in the nominations The largest team and the most creative costume will be drawn. All funds raised will be donated to the Life Line charitable foundation.
When: 23-25 February 2018
Where: Petrozavodsk, rep. Karelia
Distances : 53 km, 35 km, 20 km, 10 km, 3.5 km, 1 km, 500 m
Registration : https: / /russiarunning.com/event/003-KSF2018
About the start : Karelia has always been famous for its skiing traditions. One of them is Kareliaskifest. The program of the festival includes the main ski marathon Fontana - the most massive start in Karelia. The visiting card not only of the marathon, but of the entire republic is its natural beauty, warm welcome of residents and a truly homely atmosphere. The distance runs along the flat Fontana track, which got its name from several wells along the banks of the Lososinka River, decorated in the form of blossoming flowers. Also within the framework of the festival there will be a children's winter Olympiad Little Champion, an Extreme sprint race - a 700-meter descent from a slope and a traditional Sports Fair.
International Ski Marathon EUROPE-ASIA RUSSIALOPPET 2018
When: 23-25 February 2018
Distances: 53 km, 35 km, 2 km
About the start : the first ski race in Europe -Asia took place on March 8, 1984. The route has remained unchanged since those times - the participants start from the Bodrost ski base and finish at the Uralmash ski base in Sverdlovsk, having run from Europe to Asia. The traditional ski marathon Europe-Asia Russialoppet 2018 will be held for the 35th time.
In honor of the anniversary, the organizers decided to return to the roots and hold a three-day festival:
23.02.2018 - retro race in the Central Park of Culture and Leisure;
24.02.2018 - distances 53 and 35 km (free style);
25.02.2018 - distance 35 km (classic style).
When: February 24, 2018
Distances : 30 km, 10 km, 3 km, 1 km
Registration : https://russiarunning.com/event/demaski2018
About the start : Dyomskaya Thirty is a traditional cross-country skiing competition that takes place in the forest park area of Balakovo. The style is free. Participants in distances of 10 and 30 km will receive T-shirts with competition symbols and a finisher's medal as a gift.
Tula Ski Marathon
When: February 24, 2018 .
Where: Tula region, Yasnaya Polyana
Distances: 50 km, 30 km, 10 km
About start : the start of the Tula Ski Marathon is given from the territory of the Museum-Estate of Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy Yasnaya Polyana. The track passes through the places that the great writer pointed out in his works. The distances are laid in a circle of 10 km. For each participant: electronic timing, finisher medals, warm locker rooms, field kitchen. The competitive style is free.
The third stage of the PIONER CUP
When : February 24, 2018
Where: Moscow region, Olympic educational and sports center Planernaya
Distances: 3 km
Registration : https://russiarunning.com/event/58d12d1a-704e-48d4- bd4e-960a1f240670
About the start : the third stage of the Russian Biathlon Amateur Cup - a supermix relay race. There are 2 participants in a team, each running 3 laps of 1 km and passing the baton. On the way there are 2 firing lines (1 standing, 1 lying). For each miss, there is a penalty run for a circle with a length of 150 meters. The organization remains at the same level: for everyone who wants to test themselves in the biathlon race, the organizers have prepared a professional track, a shooting range with 40 firing lines, closing target installations, as well as a sports festival and an award ceremony.