For each class: SHORT or LONG there are three nominations:
1. team of 4 racers (at least one woman)
2. team of 2 racers – MM ranking
3. team of 2 racers – MW or WW ranking
Each racer has to reach the age of 18 by the start of the race.
Rules for passing the different sections
The first part of route for each class (SHORT and LONG) is mandatory for passing. It should be passed in specified order: you can’t change the order of passing of stages and miss any check point at each stage. This part represents almost a half of all possible for passing distance. After overcoming of these obligatory routes the team can pass the additional routes according to its opportunities choosing the check points possible for taking in time left except the several obligatory.
There will be only 3 or 4 obligatory check points for teams of SHORT class after passing of mandatory routes. You can take its only in estimate time period. Besides, the teams can take many bonus check points. Teams of SHORT class can choose any way of moving allowed by the Rules and take in any order so many bonus check points how will be able.
There will be some obligatory check points for teams of LONG class after passing of mandatory routes. You can take its only in estimate time period and using the concrete way of moving estimated by the Route sheet. Besides, the teams can take many bonus check points in any order.
Check points of mandatory routes are connected by the red line with arrows of moving direction on the map. Coastering routes are marked by dashed line.
There will be a swimming lap of 50 m length (near the race center) that is not marked on the race scheme.
- After passing of mandatory route the teams have to come back to the Race Center and download and clear data from their electronic chips at judges of electronic timing. It’s possible there will be organized the additional places of downloading data from the electronic chips.
- Each competitor has to obey to all the requirements and conditions specified by these Regulations.
- The participant has to follow to instructions and demands of judges and volunteers during the Race.
Registering the Race competitor confirms to follow all the requirements stated in these Regulations.
All team’s members must have personal mandatory equipment when it is specified. Team mandatory equipment also has to be available. The judges have a right to check the mandatory equipment at any stage of the route. It will be a penalty one point for the lack of one of subjects.
Before registration each racer should personally pass the test of mandatory equipment specified by these Regulations. The participants who didn't undergo testing or presented equipment inappropriate to the requirements aren't allowed to the start. The detailed technical requirements for mandatory equipment at fixed ropes stages see in special chapter: "technical requirements for mandatory equipment"
During the whole race all the teams must have the following general team mandatory equipment:
1. First aid kit in sealed package. It includes: Bandage of 6 cm width - 2 pcs. Plaster of min 3 cm width. Anaesthetic (like paracetamol and others). Anti-inflammatory (like ibuprofen and others). Aseptic bandage and cotton wool – 1 pcs.
3. Matches in sealed package
4. Mobile phone fully charged in sealed package
During the whole race all team’s members must have the following personal mandatory equipment:
3. Light with a double stock of batteries
Personal mandatory equipment for mountain bike stage:
1. Mountain bike with rear red light
3. Bike gloves
4. Maps (received at Team registration)
5. Team’s number (given by organizers at Team registration) must be fixed at the front of the bike
Recommended equipment for mountain bike stage:
1. Clothing according to the weather
2. Spare tube for each team’s member
3. Bicycle repair kit
4. Food reserve for this stage
5. Bike map-board on handlebar
Participants must obey traffic regulations.
It's mandatory to use helmet during the whole MTB stage.
Team mandatory equipment for paddling stage:
1. For teams of 2 racers: Two-seat kayak and pair of paddles.
2. For teams of 4 racers: 2 two-seat kayaks and 2 pairs of paddles. It’s allowed a kayak of any model. The kayak should be equipped with floatation bags corresponding to kayak’s model. The kayak should have all standard details of frame in good repair.
3. Map and route sheet (received at Team registration).
4. Kayak repair kit in case of damage a kayak cover.
Personal mandatory equipment for paddling stage:
1. Life vest
Recommended equipment for paddling stage:
1. Map-board of А3 format
2. Non-sliping gloves
3. Clothing according to the weather and additional spare set of clothing packed in dry bag
4. Food reserve for this stage
Participants must wear life vests during the paddling stage.
The both Team’s numbers (given by organizers at the registration) must be placed on kayak so that it was easy to find it in transition area.
Recommended equipment for walking stage:
1. Clothing according to the forest conditions and weather
2. Footwear with metal crampons
3. Trekking poles
4. Food reserve for this stage
5. Insect repellent. There can be a lot of mosquitoes!
Mesh or mosquito net will allow you to sleep in the forest
Personal mandatory equipment for fixed ropes stages:
3. 2 lanyards
4. Carabiners 3 pcs.
5. Descender. It’s recommended: reverso, atc and others. Figure-eight descender is admitted.
6. Rope clamp - 2 pcs. It could be a jumar, baisic, croll, pantin. Prusik knots are forbidden.
7. Tradle for jumar
8. Clothing protecting elbows and knees
Recommended personal equipment for fixed ropes stages:
1. Additional sling 80 cm.
Team mandatory equipment for fixed ropes stages:
1. Rope of 30 m long, not less than 9 mm thickness.
It’s recommended static rope. The dynamic is allowed too.
The detailed technical requirements for mandatory equipment see in special chapter: "technical requirements for mandatory equipment"
Recommended team equipment for fixed ropes stages:
1. Cord of 20 m, diameter 4-5 mm.
Personal mandatory equipment for swimming stage:
1. Life vest
Recommended personal equipment for swimming stage:
1. Dry bag
Personal mandatory equipment for roller skates stage:
1. Roller skates or rollerskis of any model.
Recommended personal equipment for roller skates stage:
Elbow and knees shields.
Team mandatory equipment for roller skates stage:
1. Bag for rollerskis and poles.
2. Motorized vehicles
Check points are equipped by electronic punching system SFR. The according SFR-chip will be handled to the competitors during race registration and has to be fixed on each competitor's wrist.
Registering at a check point is obligatory for every team member, otherwise passing of a check point will not be counted!
Time for passing a check point from first to last member of a team cannot be more than 1 minute. This does not apply to rope stages and other special sections.
Chip can fail by wrong pressing or shock.
There is a slight chance that an electronic check point or chip may be out of order or has been removed by outsiders. Please do not stop the race to call to the organizers, but continue and inform the organizers about it on arrival at the Race Center. This CP will be scored for your team.
Check points – CP
The check points are located at or on destinctive natural or artificial objects. Check points are marked on maps by circles, the centre of which shows the exact position of the check point.
Red circle – obligatory for passing, green circle – bonus CPs.
Check points themselves are marked by white-and-orange signs, the size of which may be different, depending on the objects on which they are located. The signs of check points are visible from the way points, shown in the legend, but not at an earlier stage. The station of electronic punching is installed right near the signs. Any other important information concerning a specific check point is given in the legend.
The legend describes, in words, the location of an object, at or on which a check point is located. For some of the check points there are pictures (photos) of an object, on which an arrow indicates the exact location of the check point or the direction of movement towards the check point. The legend is included in the route sheet.
The route sheet provides the following information: order of passing sections; order of passing check points; legends of all check points; operating hours of transition areas; specific rules for passing specific check points, or time limits for passing them.