5.1. Distance details:
The highest point (maximum altitude): 4000M ASL ;
Average altitude: 2800M ASL;
Start: August 24 (Saturday) 6:00AM;
The control time for the whole distance is 18 hours (until 00:00 hours on August 25).
Food stations: 3 points (bananas, chocolate, nuts, water, coca-cola): at 7K (before Tourist Pass uphill); at 20K «Krasnaya Polyana»; at 38K Butakovsky Pass.
The race is certified by the International Trail Running Association (ITRA)
(for more information, please visit https://itra.run/race/2019/5113-irbis-race/7903-irbis-race
The race has the status of the qualifying race from the International Skyrunning Federation – 'ISF Qualified Course'
(For more information, https://www.skyrunning.com/isf-qualified-races/
Points ITRA / UTMB 3 points;
Mountain coefficient 8;
Finisher index 170.
The distance is fully marked with warning tape (red and white).
5.2. The terrain is mountainous, stiff (rough ground). The route passes in remote area, no cellular coverage.
5.3. The race track runs along dirt roads and paths, in some places there are stone debris. On the pass of the Tourists the trail goes through the snow or along the firn. Crampons and other special equipment are not required (for Mandatory equipment see section 7).
5.4. Age categories:
Competition takes place in the individual championship. Team classification not allowed.
Winners are categorized by genders and age groups as follows:
18 - 29 (2001-1990)
30 - 39 (1989-1980)
40 - 49 (1979-1970)
50 - 59 (1969-1960)
60 + (1959 and older)
The age of the participant is determined by the year of birth at December 31, 2019.
5.5. Award Ceremony:
5.5.1 Every finisher who completes the race in time limit is awarded with finisher medal;
5.5.2. Winners of each age group are awarded with medals and diplomas;
5.5.3. Absolut winners, regardless of age category (3 male and 3 female sportsmen) are awarded with additional prizes from sponsors (if any).
The award ceremony will be held on August 25, 2019 in the city of Almaty at Bayzakov Street 280, Almaty Towers, 1st floor.