Baikal Ice Marathon ..
Baikal Ice Marathon offers competitors the unique opportunity to race across the frozen waters of the largest, deepest fresh water lake in the world. Every year the beginning of spring in the Irkutsk Region is inaugurated by the BAIKAL ICE MARATHON. It is Siberia’s largest international sporting event, held 3,518 miles from Moscow. This sports competition is considered one of the most remarkable in the world. This marathon will truly be a tryst with the Nature.
The Marathon is a part of a larger winter games festival, the “Winteriada”, which includes also “Baikal Kamchatka” Ice Fishing and Baikal Ice Golf Tournaments, Ice Skating Races and a few other outdoor adventure events.
The Lake Baikal Ice Marathon is aimed at ecologically sustainable development of Lake Baikal area and promotion of responsible tourism and healthy mode of life in this area. Only those people are admitted who are physically fit being above 18 years of age. Winners of the race is awarded with winner cups and medals. Second and third placed winners are awarded with Baikal Ice Prize Cups and medals. Each finisher receives Baikal Ice Marathon medal, t-shirt, and a certificate of this marathon achievement. The official languages of Baikal Ice Marathon are Russian and English languages.
People who love adventure and who are fit enough can definitely take part in this marathon. The competitors will surely fall in love with the extraordinary beauty of nature...a wide area clad in a blanket of pure white snow.