About SIBERIAN ICE HALF MARATHON
Siberian Ice Half Marathon is an official competition that is included in the calendar of the Ministry of Youth, Physical Culture and Sport of Omsk region. Siberian Ice Half Marathon is the only major long-distance race arranged in Russia in winter. The event is held in extreme weather conditions of Siberian winter. Siberian Ice Half Marathon is a member of the Association of International Marathons and Road Races (AIMS) and included in its international calendar.
Siberian Ice Half Marathon is one of the coolest (-20-42 Celsius) races in the world. An international event with more than 20 years of history attracting runners from all over the world to challenge Mother Nature and test their endurance. Held in the city of Omsk Siberian Ice Half Marathon is a unique race in snow-covered Siberia, a celebration of the rich cultural traditions of Siberians as they celebrate Russian Orthodox Christmas. The competition involves more than 1,000 fans running from 15 Russian regions and foreign countries. Dangers that you might encounter in this race include your sweat freezing around your neck, your eyelashes growing icicles and even your eyeballs freezing up.
But do not worry, after the race, you will have a chance to get warm and try many interesting activities, i.e. husky ride, visit a traditional village and if you are brave enough try ice swimming in a Russian banya.
After you get registered for the race you will get an information letter with further details.