Race regulations

ALTAI ULTRA-TRAIL® 2019 RACE REGULATIONS

1. Time and place:

The race will be held on June 28-30, 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 5 p.m. on June 28, the closing and awards ceremony is at 12 p.m. on June 30.

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: AUT18: 18,6 km (elevation gain 850 m+), AUT40: 39,8 km (1850m+), AUT70: 70,8 km (3800m+), and AUT110: 109 km (5550 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 AUT18 race is 4hrs, for the AUT40 race - 10 hrs, for the AUT70 race - 21 hrs, for the AUT110 race — 35  hrs.

The AUT40, AUT70 and AUT110 distances are certified by ITRA and UTMB, and awarded as follows:

- AUT39 race: 2 points;
- AUT70 race: 3 points;
- AUT110 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 AUT18 race:
-18 y.o. or older – for the AUT40 and AUT70 races.
- 21 y.o or older (but not older than 70 y.o.) – for the AUT110 race:
Minor runners are allowed for the AUT18 race under the supervision and at the responsibility of a parent or a guardian.

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 AUT110 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 AUT40 
AUT70 
AUT110 
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 AUT40 
AUT70
AUT110
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 AUT110 – 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 AUT110 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 AUT110 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 AUT18 runners ia a race number bib and a passport.

6. Features of the routes, refreshment zones

> AUT18 race:
The race distance is 18,6 km, elevation gain +850 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.

> AUT40 race:
The race distance is 39,8 km, elevation gain +1850 m.
Time limit is 10 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.).

> AUT70 race:
The race distance is 70,8 km, elevation gain +3800 m.
Time limit is 21 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).

> AUT110 race:
The race distance is 109 km, elevation gain +5550 m.
Time limit is 35 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.

There are two intermediate time limits on the route:
1. You should pass the check point on the 30th km (Tukhman camp) not later than at 7.30 on June 29th. All those who are late will not be allowed to coninue and will be condisered disqualified and have to go back to the start.
2. 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 18:00 on June 29th. 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 AUT18 and AUT40 routes will be marked with tape along the entire route. The AUT70 and AUT110 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 28, Friday

- 12.00: Registration for the AUT40, AUT70 and AUT110 races, race packet distribution. Openning of the EXPO.
- 15.30 - 17.00: mandatory equipment check -  AUT110
- 17.00 Opening ceremony. Briefing for participants of the AUT110 race.
- 17.30 - 19.00: mandatory equipment check -  AUT70
- 19.00: Briefing for participants of the AUT70 race.
- 19.30: Briefing for participants of the AUT40 race.

June 29, Saturday

- 01.00: Start of the AUT110 race
- 02.00: Transfer of the AUT70 race participants to the starting point
- 03.00: Start of the AUT70 race
- 04.00: Transfer of the AUT40 race participants to the starting point
- 05.00: Start of the AUT40 race
- 10.00 – 16.00: Registration for the AUT18 race, race packet distribution
- 9.30: Expected finish of the AUT40 race leaders
- 12.00: Expected finish of the AUT70 race leaders
- 15.00: Time limit for the AUT40 race
- 18.00: Expected finish of the AUT110 race leaders
    Briefing for participants of the AUT18 race.
    Presenting awards to the winners and runners-up of AUT40 race
- 18:00-02:00 Entertaining zone at the race start area is open.
- 24.00: Time limit for the AUT70 race

June 30, Sunday

- 08.00: Start of the AUT18 race
- 09.30: Expected finish of the AUT18 race leaders
- 11.00: Start of the Fun children race
- 12.00: Time limit for the AUT110 race
- 12.00: Summing up. Presenting awards to the winners and runners-up of AUT18, AUT70 and AUT110 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.altai-trail.com from 20/10/2018 to 28/04/2019, or until the maximum number of participants is reached.
The maximum numbers of participants are as follows: 
AUT40 race - 150 runners; AUT70 race - 150 runners; AUT110 race - 70 runners; There is no limits for the AUT18 race.

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

Entry fee, in russian rubles ₽ (USD ($) rate: 1$=~66₽, EUR (€) rate: 1€=~76₽ ):

  AUT18 AUT40   AUT70   AUT110
    first 75 participants AUT40, AUT70, AUT18 and 50 of AUT110 
1.800  3.600  4.700  6.300 
    participants 76-125 of AUT40, AUT70, AUT18 and 51-85 of AUT110
2.300 4.300 5.800 7.500
    participants 126+ of AUT40, AUT70, AUT18 and 86+ of AUT110
2.800 5.100 6.900 8.700

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 2016-2018
- 30% - to participants of age 60+ 
- 50% - to winners of Altai Ultra-Trail 2016-2018

In case of refusal to participate in the competition before 01.01.2019, 80% of the registration fee can be returned upon written request to the email of the organizers. In case of refusal before 01.04.2019, 65% of the registration fee can be returned, before the 02.06.2019, 50% of the registration fee can be returned. After June 02, 2019 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)