Date: 14 October 2017
Race venue: Gribanovka Ski Resort, Primorsky Krai
Event organiser: Gribanovka Ski Resort
Race distance: 50 km / 12 km
Elevation gain: 2500 Hm (50km)
Race starting time: 9:00 a.m.
Cut-off time: TBA
Asia Trail Master finisher points: 100
Event website: VK
Event registration: Opening soon
International gateway: Vladivostok, Russia
Travel package: Yes, see below
A new entry in the 2016 Asia Trail Master series, and one catering for trail runners who like to explore new frontiers. A 50 km hilly run on and around Mount Falaza in mainland Russia's most eastern region. Mount Falaza is located at the southern end of the Sikhote-Alin mountain range, which is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Beginning runners can also opt for a 16km option. Organised by a local ski resort with years of experience in adventure challenges and MTB races.
Gateway to the event is the city and airport of Vladivostok. From the city, runners can take a bus to the race venue at the Gribanovka Ski Resort, where the accommodation for the pre-race night will also be. English will be spoken at the race venue.
Coming soon. The race course has Mount Falaza as the most prominent and most technical feature. The rest of the course will mainly be run through forest, which will show off its bright autumn colours. The 50 km race will have an elevation gain of approx 2500 Hm. The 50km is a good run also including Mount Falaza. The 12 km is for beginning trail runners.
The event organiser will ensure that international runners are not getting lost when they arrive in Vladivostok. Please see below the recommended programme for the long weekend:
----- The below is the 2016 event programme - 2017 details coming soon -----
The airport shuttle and the bus transfers from Vladivostok City to Gribanovka Resort cost USD 15 each.
One night at the Lesnaya Polyana hotel costs USD 30 (including breakfast)
One night at the Gribanovka Ski Resort costs USD 30 (including breakfast)
** If participants like to stay longer, please let us know via the event registration form.