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Baikal Ice Marathon

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Baikal Ice Marathon is Russias most exotic marathon, the world’s fastest ice marathon and flattest one.

It offers competitors the unique opportunity to race across the frozen waters of the largest, deepest and biotically richest fresh water lake in the world.

The Marathon is a part of a larger winter games festival, the “Winteriada”, which includes  also “Baikal Kamchatka”  Ice Fishing  and Baikal Ice Golf Tournaments, Ice Skating Races and a few other outdoor adventure  events.

The surface of the frozen Lake Baikal is covered in fields of ‘hummocks’, small hills of ice rubble. Beneath the ice surface, geothermic springs and seismic activity cause localized melting that weakens the ice to form holes and cracks. Besides, every winter huge ice pressure ridges appear near the marathon course which is flat, but the surface is hard and uneven. Although it is mostly covered in a soft layer of snow, there are areas of highly polished ice that create conditions similar  to an ice-rink. Strong winds may often add to the already bitingly cold temperature and provide serious resistance to progress across the Lake.

Baikal Ice Marathon is both psychologically and physically demanding. The utterly featureless landscape gives little or no sense of perspective to competitors, offering them nothing to focus on but how far they are from their goal.  It is a long, cold, lonely 42.2 km trail across the barren white landscape, where progress is marked only by checkpoints positioned at 5 km intervals..


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Details zum Event

Absolute Siberia, Ltd

Strecke Baikal Ice Marathon

42,2 km / 21,1 km
Every year the ice course of Baikal Ice Marathon is different: the run course on the ice can be covered with snow that can fall the night prior the start, or some years can have many sections of open ice ( nearly polished surface).In other places there can be fields of so-called “kolobovnik” – sections of the «pan” or “plated” ice with granular tops of blurred color , frozen in the surface, which represent some difficulty to run smoothly and require carefulness in fast moving on them. Also matter weather/climatic conditions.

Lake Baikal has a number of general and locally formed winds, and weather here is notoriously difficult to predict. The wind can be very changeable: blow in the race direction as well as into the runners’ backs or at a low height (south-eastern wind). Under the low air pressure, local Siberian “khius”-wind can blow, which being though not very strong, is very biting and piercing. Considering the wind chill, sharp gusts of the “khius”-wind even with – 10-Celsius can at sometimes freeze one’s face during the run or penetrate to one’s body through any of tiny openings or holes in sports wear cloths. During the last three editions of BIM, after 13:00 / 30-km course mark  the Angara wind– a stable strong transverse wind would start blowing , that can significantly  cool down the body of already tired athlete streaming with perspiration. It is very important to make sure that you can stay warm, dry and wind proven in just about any conditions. “Pack up” your body the most appropriate way for the run but in safe, cold wind protecting manner. Make sure your entire body is well protected

The average air temperature range in the 1-st decade of March in the area of Baikal Ice Marathon course: from – 14 below zero to – 27 below (eastern shore) Centigrade near the starting line and at time of starting, from – 7 down to – 14 in the middle of the Baikal Ice course, from – 12 up to + 1 Centigrade closer to the western shore after 02 p.m. 

Anmeldung Baikal Ice Marathon


600 euro ( cost of a basic runner package including registration and start fee, all transfers during 2 days, 2 nights accommodation at the hotels/guest lodges with breakfasts, one pasta-dinner, one Award Ceremony Gala Party, BIM T-shirt)
Weitere Leistungen
  •    AIMS/IAAF vermessene Strecke
  •    Anreise mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln möglich
  •    Ausreichend Parkplätze
  •    Bands auf der Strecke
  •    Cheerleader
  •    Duschen vorhanden
  • ✔ Finisher-Medaillen für Erwachsene
  •    Finisher-Medaillen für Kinder
  •    Finisher-Shirt / Starter-Shirt (kostenlos)
  •    Finisher-Shirt / Starter-Shirt (kostenpflichtig)
  • ✔ Fotoservice (kostenlos)
  •    Fotoservice (kostenpflichtig)
  • ✔ Gedruckte Urkunden
  •    Goodie Bag / Startsackerl
  •    Handbiker
  •    Inline-Skating Bewerb
  •    Kilometermarkierungen
  •    Kostenlose Kleider- & Utensilienabgabe
  •    Kostenlose Massagen
  •    Online-Urkunden
  •    Pokale für die Altersklassen
  •    Preisgeld
  •    Smovey Wettbewerb
  •    Startnummer mit Namensaufdruck
  •    Startnummern-Tombola
  •    Umkleiden
  •    Verpflegungsgutschein
  • ✔ Verpflegungsstation im Zielbereich
  • ✔ Verpflegungsstationen auf der Strecke
  •    Virtuelle Teilnahme möglich
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200 Finisher
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Baikal Ice Marathon (C) Organizer
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