Race regulations

ALTAI ULTRA-TRAIL® 2018 RACE REGULATIONS

1. Time and place:

The race will be held on June 29 - July 01, 2018 in Ust-Koksinsky district of the Altai Republic, the starting and finishing point being near the Tyungur village. The race takes place on the territory of the Belukha Nature Park. The opening ceremony starts at 6 p.m. on June 29, the closing and awards ceremony is at 12 p.m. on July 01.

2. Getting to the starting point:

the closest towns/cities are:

Gorno-Altaisk: 450 km/7-8 h. by car. Airport, flights from Moscow, Kazan, Ufa, Ekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Tyumen, Novosibirsk.

Barnaul: 700 km/10-12 h. by car. Airport (flights from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk), railway station.

Novosibirsk: 900 km/12-14 h. by car. International airport, 14 flights a day from Moscow, railway station.

During the registration every participant will be asked if they need a lift from a particular city (Barnaul, Biysk. Gorno-Altaisk). A shuttle bus from Novosibirsk will be arranged in any case.

3. Organizers of the event:

The preparation and supervising of the event is held by the the Organizing Committee.

Race director: Pavel Rozanov (Novosibirsk).

4. Basic information about the race:

There are four choices of distance: 18 km (elevation gain 800 m+), 39 km (2000m+), 71 km (3700m+), and 110 km (5650 m+), all traversing mountainous terrain. All the races are for individuals. Each runner must carry all the mandatory equipment and food throughout the entire race. There will be some Refreshment & Food stations / Check points along the route.

Competitions are individual (classifications are separate for men and women).

Time limit for the 18K race is 4hrs, for the 39K race - 11 hrs, for the 71K race - 20 hrs, for the 110K race — 36  hrs.

The 71K and 110 K distances are certified by ITRA and UTMB, and awarded as follows:

- 71K race: 4 points;
- 110 race: 5 points;

5. Runners are required:

By the date of the start of the race to be:

-16 y.o. or older – for the 18 K race:
-18 y.o. or older – for the 39K and 71K races.
- 21 y.o or older (but not older than 70 y.o.) – for the 110K race:
Minor runners are allowed for the 18K race under the supervision and at the responsibility of a parent or a guardian.

Insurance is mandatory. Please select the corresponding field while filling in the registration form.

We suggest that only well trained athletes participate. Each runner is responsible for his or her own health. Very good physical condition and extensive experience in trail running are essential for tackling the 110K  race, please fill in the corresponding field while registering for the race.

By submitting their registration to the race, participants release the organizers from any financial, civil, or criminal liability related to injuries or material damage incurred during the race.

The race is held in a remote mountainous area and is therefore inherently potentially unsafe.

The following is the List of Mandatory Equipment each runner must carry throughout the entire race

Mandatory Equipment 39 K 71 K 110 K
Trail running shoes suitable for mountain terrain v v v
Wind- and Waterproof jacket with hood and sealed seams v v v
Long sleeve running shirt or a T-shirt + sleeves   v v
A pair of long running tights / trousers, or 3/4 tights with gaiters v v v
Windproof trousers     v

Fleece jacket

  v  

Fleece jacket (weight min.200g)

    v
Water bottles or other liquid containers, volume: 0,5l 1l 1l

Race number bib, rubber band and safety pins (will be provided by the Organizers), race number bib should be visible throughout all the distance

v v v
Rescue blanket (min. size 140*200 cm) v v

v

Headgear v v
Gloves   v v
Whistle v v
Compass   v v
Map of the race (will be provided by the Organizers)   v v
Lighter / matches in waterproof package   v v
First aid kit *   v v
Reserve food supply  min.300 Kcal min.800 Kcal min.1400 Kcal
Fuel tablet     v
Personal cup** v v
Personal metal cup**
    v
Waterproof headlamp equipped with batteries with at least 12 hours charge at continuous use    v v
Reserve waterproof headlamp     v
GPS gear***    v v
List of recommended equipment 39 K 71 K 110 K
Sunglasses **** v v v
Trail-running gaiters v v
A pair of trekking poles v v v
GPS gear***
 v
 
Cap     v
Cream for blisters   v v
Warm vest, jacket (possible temperature drops: from -10 C with wind at night to +25 C during daytime)    v v

Extra socks

 

v

Windproof trousers

  v


Wind- and waterproof trousers with sealed seams

 

v

Also, you must carry your passport throughout the entire race because the race is held in the border area.

* First aid kit containing: medical elastic band 10 * 100 cm, sterile bandages, adhesive bandage 2*100 cm, hydrogen peroxide, painkillers

** Personal  cup (at 110 km – metal cup) for  for drinking at the refreshment zones. Using a personal cup is a great way to keep Altai environment clean. Also, during the 110 K race you may use your metal cup with a fuel tablet to boil water (in case of an emergency)

*** GPS gear suitable for loading tracks and track points. GPS must be preloaded with race track and track points for refreshment zones, bridges and check-points (provided by the Organizers). GPS should be equipped with spare batteries for continuous working (for the 110 km distance).

Participants must be able to demonstrate mandatory equipment on organizers’ demand at any time during the race. In case an item is missing participants may be subject to a time penalty (1 hour per 1 item missing).

 The Mandatory Equipment for 18 km runners ia a race number bib and a passport.

6. Features of the routes, refreshment zones

> 18K race:
The race distance is 18 km, elevation gain +800 m.
Time limit is 4 hrs.
Map of the route

The starting point is near the bridge across the Katun` river  →Verblyuzhonok mountain→up to the Tyungur creek → by the fields towards Katanda village→ Katanda pass→traverse of the ridge→down and back by the Tyungur hayfields→the finish line is again near the bridge across the Katun` river.

> 39K race:
The race distance is 39 km, elevation gain +2000 m.
Time limit is 11 hrs.
Map of the route

The starting point of this race is moved out, it's near the outskirs  of Katanda  village. Transportation to the starting point will be provided by the Organizers. The outskirs  of Katanda  village → up to the Lower Katanda river→ up to the Lower Katanda creek: Kyzyl-Yutuk → Kyzyl- Laira pass ( 2650 m)→ Lower -Turgundinsky lake→ the Turgundinsky  plateau → pass by Baida mt →the finish line is again near the bridge across the Katun` river. Refreshment & Food stations / Check points are situated at the 20th ( Lower -Turgundinsky lake) and the 31st  km of the route (down the Baida mt.).

> 71K race:
The race distance is 71 km, elevation gain +3700 m.
Time limit is 20 hrs.
Map of the race

The starting point of this race is moved out, and is in the Elan` area. Transportation to the starting point will be provided by the Organizers.

The route is as follows: Elan` area → up the Kucherla river → up the Kuylyu creek → Kara Turek mountain weather station → traverse of ridge to the South  to the “Kamenaja Izba”  and to the Kara-Turek pass (elevation 3060 m.)→  down the Akkem river valley → camp Akkem→  down the Akkem river→ Kuzuyak pass (elevation 1516 m.)→ and the finish line is near the bridge across the Katun` river. The route passes at the altitude of 850 through 3060m. Along the route you can expect heaps of fallen trees, stone runs, steep talus slopes, and chances are, you will get snow on Kara-Turek pass.

Refreshment & Food stations / Check points are located at the 12th km of the route - at the mountain weather station Kara Turek , at the 22nd  km -“Kamenaja Izba”, at  the 34th  km  (Akkem camp), at the 55th km (the camp "3 Birches", the turn to the Kuzuyak pass).

> 110 K race:
The race distance is 110 km, elevation gain +5650 m.
Time limit is 36 hrs.
Map of the route

The route is as follows: The starting point is near the bridge across the Katun` river, then → the bridge across the Kucherla river → Kuzuyak pass (elevation 1516 m.) → the bridge across the Akkem river → up the Oroktoy river → Tukhman camp → Guldy-airy lake → Tekelu waterfall → Yarlu river →  the Akkem mountain camp.  → Kara-Turek pass (elevation 3060 m.) → traverse of ridge to the South  to the   Kara Turek mountain weather station → down the Kuylyu creek→Elan area→ down the Kucherla river → the bridge over the Kucherla river → finish near the bridge across the Katun` river.

The route passes through rough terrain at the altitude of 850 m through 3060 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 Kara-Turek pass.

Refreshment & Food stations / Check points are placed at the following locations:

-at the 16th km of the route - near the bridge across the Akkem river;→ at the 30 th km - Tukhman camp→ at the 48th km - Guldy-airy lake→ at the 65 km  - the Akkem mountain camp→at the 72nd km -Kara-Turek pass → at the 79th km (“Kamenaja Izba”)→ at the 87th km -  the Kara Turek mountain weather station  → at the 99th km – Elan area.

In order to continue on to the Kara-Turek pass participants have to leave the refreshment zone on the lake Akkem (the 65th km of the route) by 17:00 on June 30th. All those who are late will not be allowed to go up to the pass, and will be considered disqualified from the main route . But they can finish the distance using the reserve distance and be in the finish list of the runners – down the Akkem river → Kuzuyak pass (as the second part of the 72 km distance). In case of using reserve distance 8 extra hours will be added to the finish time.

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The 18K and 39 K routes will be marked with tape along the entire route. The 71K  and 110 K routes will be marked in places of ambiguous directions. Participants will be given a map with the race route. In addition, runners will be provided with the track and the key points for uploading to the GPS. Organizers will do their best to mark ALL the routes scrupulously in order to facilitate runners wayfinding and therefore to increase their average speed. However, any claims of the lack of marking will not be accepted. In case you are unsure about the way, it is recommended to refer to the GPS track.

Any supporting from another people (not volunteers or organizers) is not allowed and leads to penalty or even disqualification.

It is possible to drink water directly from springs and creeks throughout most of the route. However, we strongly recommend not to with drinking water whenever possible.However, we strongly recommend to fill your drinking bottles at every opportunity.

All the runners of all the races will get their hot meal at the finish (in the starting area).

7. Schedule of the Event:

June 29, Friday

- 12.00 – 18.00: Registration for the 39K, 71K and 110K races; mandatory equipment check, race packet distribution, uploading tracks to the GPS. Openning of the EXPO.
- 18.00: Opening ceremony. Briefing for participants of the 71 and 110K races.
- 19.00: Briefing for participants of the 39K race.

June 30, Saturday

- 00.00: Start of the 110K race

- 03.00: Transfer of the 71K race participants to the starting point

- 04.00: Start of the 71K race

- 05.00: Transfer of the 39K race participants to the starting point

- 06.00: Start of the 39K race

- 10.00 – 16.00: Registration for the 18 K race, race packet distribution

- 10.30: Expected finish of the 39K race leaders

- 12.00: Expected finish of the 71K race leaders

- 17.00: Expected finish of the 110K race leaders

Time limit for the 39K race

Briefing for participants of the 18K race.

Presenting awards to the winners and runners-up of 39 K race

- 18:00-02:00 Entertaining zone at the race start area is open.

- 24.00: Time limit for the 71 K race

July 1, Sunday

- 08.00: Start of the 18K race

- 09.30: Expected finish of the 18K race leaders

- 11.00: Start of the Fun children race

- 12.00: Time limit for the 110K race

- 12.00: Summing up. Presenting awards to the winners and runners-up of 18K, 71K and 110 K distances. Closing ceremony.

- 13.00: Departure of the buses (shuttle bus service provided by the Organizers)

In case of bad weather conditions Organizers may change the starting time and/or time limits, and modify the routes. This will be announced at the briefing.

8. Selecting the winners.

All those who finish the race will receive a Finisher medal.

The first three runners to finish each distance in both categories (men and women)  will be awarded with diplomas and valuable prizes, as well as with gifts from sponsors.

Also the winners (1-3 places) in the age groups (men and women)  will be awarded with diplomas and medals.

Age groups:

- Under 29 years old

- 0-39 y.o.

- 40-49 y.o.

- 50+ y.o.

Besides, all the results of the runners who indicated their team will be taken into considerationg the teams' ratings. A Cup will be awarded to the team-winner.

9. Financing.

This competition is organized thanks to the starting fees of the participants, as well as at the expense of the Organizers and the sponsors.

The Organizers provide:

Any other transportation and accommodation costs are not included in the entry fee, as well as food beyond the race time and other extra services.

10. Registration.

Registration is open at www.en.altai-trail.ru from 01/01/2018 to 28/04/2018, or until the maximum number of participants is reached.
The maximum numbers of participants are as follows: 
39K race - 150 runners; 71K race - 150 runners; 110K race - 100 runners; There is no limits for the 18 K race.

By submitting the registration for the race, you agree to fully adhere to these Race regulations.

Entry fee, in russian rubles ₽ (USD ($) / EUR (€) indicated approximately)

  18K 39K 71K 110K


   2.000₽ / 37$ /29€ 4.000₽ / 74$ / 57€ 5.500₽ / 100$ / 79€ 7.200₽ / 130$ / 103€


           

The amount will be charged to your credit card in your currency, your bank will apply it`s exchange rate for conversion of your currency in russian rubles. 
Disconunts:

- 10% - to all participants of Altai Ultra-Trail 2017 or2016
- 30% - to participants of age 60+ 
- 50% - to winners of Altai Ultra-Trail 2016 or 2017

In case of refusal to participate in the competition before 01.04.2018, 80% of the registration fee can be returned upon written request to the email of the organizers. In case of refusal between 01.04.2017 and 03.06.2017, 50% of the registration fee can be returned. After June 03, 2018 the registration fee is not refundable.

In case a route change to a longer distance is requested, the participant will pay the difference in the entry fee on the date of changing the distance. A route change to a shorter distance is also possible, but the difference of the entry fee will be returned at the same percent rate as when the application is canceled.

11.Accomodation.

There are various recreational camps and hotels near the competition center. You will find more information in a separate section of the ALTAI ULTRA-TRAIL website. Please note that the number of places available in the tourist centers is limited, as the race is held at the peak tourist season, and tourists are already actively making reservations. Therefore, the faster you book, the better your chances of comfortable accommodation are.

12. Environmental protection.

The race Altai Ultra-Trail takes place on the territory of the Belukha Nature Park, which is in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

13.Contacts.

For participants: info@altai-trail.ru Tel .: +7-913-006-15-26; (Pavel Rozanov)