Sports Baikal: 6 main competitions on the deepest lake of the planet

Passes in early August. Runners start in the village of Maksimikha on the shore of Lake Baikal. This year, participants could choose one of four distances: 3, 10, 21.1 km and a marathon. The organizers see the difficult environmental situation on Lake Baikal, so they sort the garbage in the starting town and clean the coastal areas.

They believe that it is necessary to prohibit any activity on the lake or near it , after which garbage remains.

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The world-famous marathon race on the ice of Baikal in 2019 was held for the fifteenth time . It is held at the end of winter, when a piercing wind and frost reign over Baikal to -15 degrees. Runners start in Listvyanka village of Irkutsk region, run on the other side of the lake and finish in the Buryat village of Tankhoy. For admission to a distance of 42.

2 km you need to have a confirmed result at the marathon - 4 hours 5 minutes or faster. There is also a half-marathon distance at the race, the necessary result for the admission is 2 hours 5 minutes or faster.

The next ice marathon will be held on March 1, 2020. Entry fees go to tree planting in the Baikal National Park.

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A three-day race in which participants must overcome 205 km on the ice of Lake Baikal ice skating or skiing and cycling.

The competition takes place between the villages of Sakhyurt and Listvyanka, along the way they organize intermediate finishes and places for spending the night. The first and second stages of the race - 80 km each, the third - 45 km. In 2019, the competition was held on February 15-17, the dates of 2020 are still unknown.

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Sports Baikal: 6 main competitions on the deepest lake of the planet

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Previously, local residents of the Baikal territories actively used dogs as vehicles.

The idea of ​​the race is to show that it is possible to achieve perfect harmony between a person, a dog and Baikal. Participate in the race on sleds or skis, distances - 100 km or 155 km. It takes 12 hours to overcome 100 km after the finish of the first rider, 155 km - a day after the first finish. During the competition, the athlete takes care not only about himself, but also about the dogs - there can be from one to eight of them. Any breed can participate, but mainly husky, husky and samoyeds go to the start.

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Sports Baikal: 6 main competitions on the deepest lake of the planet

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Snowy Baikal attracts extreme people and amateurs to test their strength. Another start - the ski marathon, held in mid-April. Athletes will start in the already familiar village of Maksimikha, distances - 10, 20, 30 and 50 km to choose from. For children there are competitions on 1, 3 and 5 km. True, the 50-kilometer race is too harsh, so women are not allowed on it.

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The regatta n on sailing yachts runs on Baikal since 2016. The competition has two divisions: 30 feet (Yamaha 30, Yokohama 30, Carter 30) and 40 feet (Farr 40, CT-35). Participating beginners and experienced athletes from Russia and other countries. You can join the crews of the organizing captains or rent a boat for your own crew. All teams are provided with skippers - professional yachtsmen with experience managing sailing yachts and who are versed in the complex navigation and meteorology of Lake Baikal.

In 2019, the race took place along the route Irkutsk - Shchel Bay (Angara River) - Listvyanka settlement - Peschanaya Bay - Buguldeyka Village - Sakhyurta Island - Small Sea Islands - Zagli Bay (Lake Baikal).

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