Date: 28 June to 2 July 2017
Race venue: Tyungur village, Ust-Koksinsky district, Altai Republic, Russia
Event organiser: Mountain Trail Sports Club
Race distance: 155 km (duo race) / 105 km / 50 km (30 km also available)
Elevation gain: 7600 hm (155km); 3700 hm (105km); 1930 hm (50km)
Highest altitude: TBC
Start time: 3.00 a.m.
Cut-off time: 40 hours (155km); 32 hours (105km); 13 hours (50km)
Asia Trail Master finisher points: 100
Max ATM performance points: 400 (105 km); 200 (160 km)
Grandmaster Quest: Yes (155km & 105 km)
Event website: Link
Event registration: Open
International gateway: Novosibirsk
Travel package: TBC
2016 Male Champion: Mikhail Kozyr (RUS) 105km in 15:46:41
2016 Female Champion: Sofia Beizel (RUS) 105km in 19:58:54
ALTAI ULTRA-TRAIL® is the first mountain trail ultramarathon in Siberia.
If you take part in the 105 km race, you will enjoy the run following a popular hiking route of Altai: start along the valley of the river Akkem and go uphill to the foot of Mt. Belukha (the highest point of all Siberia); then cross the ridge and descend to the lake Kucherla to return following the valley of the Kucherla river. There is quite some rugged terrain at the altitude of 850 through 3060 m, while the total expected positive ascend is up to 4000 m. Along the trail you can expect heaps of fallen trees, stone runs, marshes, log crossings and fords, and chances are, you will get snow on the mountain pass.
The 50 km race isn't much easier either: you get to run all the way up to the ridge that separates the valleys of the rivers Akkem and Kucherla, to reach Kara-Turek, the highest mountain weather station of all Russia built at the altitude of 2600 m.
In addition to the individual 30, 50 and 105 distances we offer you to try to experience a 155 km distance that is intended for teams of two runners only. A three-days race with obligatory overnight stops (camp&food provided by organizers), approx. distances 64km first day + 38km second day + 53km third day, with elevation gain 7580m.
Please read through these regulations before signing up for the event.
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How to get to the race:
The race takes place in Ust`-Koksa district of the Altai Republic (Russia), the starting point being near the Tyungur village.
The closest towns/cities are:
Gorno-Altaisk: 450 km (7-8 hrs. by car). There is a bus station and a small airport (flights to/from Moscow once daily).
Novosibirsk: 900 km (12-14 hrs. by car). International Airport, railway station and bus station available. There you'll find direct connection to/from Moscow (14 flights per day) and other russian cities, as well as international connection with China (Beijing, Urumqi, Shanghai, Harbin), Germany (Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Munich), Turkey (Istanbul), Kazakhstan (Almaty, Astana), Thailand (Bangkok), Hong Kong, South Korea (Seoul) and Chech rep. (Prague).
A shuttle bus will be organized from Novosibirsk to the starting point of the race and back (on request, need to fill in an application form when registering for the race). The cost is 2400 rubles (~ 40$) one way. Estimated dates: 27/06, 28/06, 29/06, departure at 21:00-22:00 from the city center, travel time 14-15 hours approx. Other options available upon request.
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