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Marathon Races in Russia - Ready to Brave the Cold?

Marathon Races in Russia - Ready to Brave the Cold?

Some of the toughest terrain you can experience as a runner can be found perusing the Russian countryside. Cold weather runs in the ice are just one of the unique features that Russia has to offer. Home of the International Winter Marathon, runners take on not only extreme trails, but inclement weather.  From half marathon to Ultra, there is something for every runner’s level.Not just cold and snow to contend with, you never know what you will encounter in the open trail of the Siberian Internat ... Continue Reading

Siberian International Marathon

Russia, Omsk 03 August, 2019

Yarche Tomsk International Marathon

Russia, Tomsk 09 June, 2019

Baikal Ice Marathon

Russia, Listvyanka 02 March, 2019

Ice Onego Maraton

Russia, Petrozavodsk 09 March, 2019

Moscow Marathon

Russia, Moscow 21 September, 2020

Galaxy Vladivostok Marathon

Russia, Vladivostok 28 September, 2019

Kazan marathon

Russia, Kazan 05 May, 2019

Tver Marathon

Russia, Tver 01 September, 2019

White Nights Marathon

Russia, St Petersburg 30 June, 2019

Things To Think About

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If you plan to use public transportation do your homework ahead of time. Although it is super convenient, it can be complicated!

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Does the event that you want to participate in have a participation limit? If so, pre-register so that you don't miss out!

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Not all water is safe to drink. So before you dive into tap water, make sure that you ask if it is filtered or not

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Russia is currently in a transition of moving away from cash to credit cards, so the exchange rate can vary greatly. You might want to think about exchanging money before you go

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It is going to be colder during some months than you've ever encountered, make sure you are gear prepared


Is A Russia Marathon 2019 Event In Your Future?

Russia Marathon 2019 events are not for the faint of heart! Most held in the cold and ice, seasoned athletes from around the globe come to show what fierce competitors they really are. 

For the newbie looking for something a little tamer, the Kazan Marathon is an excellent choice. Held in the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, the history of the city dates back thousands of years, and it shows in the amazing old-world architecture. Participants get views of the shores of the Volga River, and are greeted by the local measly million people who live there. Not a small town or race; it is one to put on your bucket list.

If you are ready to dig in and challenge ice and snow, then the Baikal Ice Marathon is for you .Lake Baikal is one of the oldest geographical features in the world. Just across the racecourse are soaring mountain ranges and the sun reflecting off of the blue sheet of ice is breathtaking, if not blinding. There is no better challenge to do just to say "I did it!".

And if you've always wanted to visit Moscow, the Moscow Marathon is a must. An international favorite, it replaced the Moscow International Peace Marathon, which ran for over thirty years strong.

Whatever it is that inspires you to run a marathon, it can be found in Russia. So, what are you waiting for? Find your Russia marathon 2019 event, pre-register, commit and get training today!


Good to Know

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The best time to travel to Russia is late spring through early June, but whatever time you go, be prepared for cold!

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If you want to rent a car in Russia, you have to be at least 21 years old and have held a valid license in your country of origin for a minimum of one year 

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When choosing your hotel accommodations, research the location to ensure that it is in a safe area. There are parts of Russia that can get rough

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To visit Russia you will need an original's passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months 

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What runners are saying about Marathon Races in Russia - Ready to Brave the Cold?

Jocelyn Bradley

Jocelyn Bradley

Kazan marathon, Reviewed 21 May, 2019

My partner and I did the Half Marathon and thought it was an excellent route - flat, on wide, smooth roads (so not crowded), and allowing us to see some of the town of Kazan. It was very well-organise...

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Fergal Murphy

Fergal Murphy

Moscow Marathon, Reviewed 29 January, 2019

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Erwin Nasution

Erwin Nasution

Moscow Marathon, Reviewed 08 October, 2017

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