In April 2019 the final stage of the Worldloppet Cup will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk.
This year the Ugra Ski Marathon, organized with the support of Otkritie Bank, will determine the winners of the Worldloppet Cup.
Participants and guests from all over the world will come to Khanty-Mansiysk, the traditional venue for the marathon. Their total number, according to the organizers, will exceed 2.5 thousand people. Currently, 2 months before the start of the race, the number of participants registered for Ugra Ski Marathon exceeded 600 people. Among them are both Russian professionals and amateur skiers, as well as representatives of France, Switzerland and Kazakhstan.
Over the years, such well-known athletes as the only two-time winner of the title “the King of Skis” in history Petter Northug of Norway, Olympic champions Svetlana Sleptsova, Yevgeny Dementiev, Alexander Legkov from Russia, the leaders of Worldloppet Cup Toni Livers and Seraina Boner from Switzerland, Aurélie Dabuduk from France, members of the Russian cross-country skiing team Maria Gushchina, Anton Gafarov and others took part in the race.
The noventy of this year is that the awarding ceremony for the winners of the marathon will take place on the central square of Khanty-Mansiysk. The first time in the history of the marathon a real city festival with a concert of fanous rock bands will be organized.
“Today Ugra Ski Marathon is a global event, a well-known brand and a good promotion for the region and country via sport traditions. Therefore, this year Otkritie Bank invests a lot of energy and resources in order to make a truly large-scale event for the region,” says Vitaly Mosunov, head of the West Siberian branch of Otkritie Bank.
It is to be reminded that Ugra Ski Marathon is annually held in Khanty-Mansiysk from 2013. Participants are invited to run three distances: 5, 25 and 50 km. Registration for the marathon is already open and available here, You can pay the entry fee during registration, as well as at Otkritie ATMs or on the Internet and mobile bank.