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"Christmas starts" opened the Beringian events

"Christmas starts" opened the Beringian events

In the village of Esso, Bystrinsky District of the Kamchatka Territory, "Christmas starts" took place. On January 5, young skiers from the region gathered there, as well as young sled dog racers from Yelizovsky, Milkovsky, Bystrinsky and Tigilsky districts of Kamchatka. Competitions were held on the territory of the winter sports complex "Olengende".

"Traditionally, after the New Year, we held competitions for skiers, later they were joined by young racers on dog sleds. And since this year we are opening the Beringian events, which will end with the big race "Beringia-2015", which starts in Esso, - told the correspondent of the IA "Kamchatka" head of the administration of the Bystrinsky district Andrei Grekov. "It's nice that for all the guys who took part in the competitions, good prizes have been prepared from the government of the Kamchatka Territory and the Rodnik Foundation for Large Families."

In ski races 45 people took part. The guys ran 2 and 3 kilometers with classic style. All participants represented their native Bystrinsky district, and all received good prizes at the award ceremony.

Dog sled racing took place in two age categories: guys from 7 to 12 years harnessed two dogs, their distance was 3 kilometers, and those who are older - from 13 to 17 years - team of four dogs had to beat 10 kilometers. In the first category there were 9 participants, mostly girls, in the second category four young men and two girls participated.

As a result, Elizaveta Popova from Ust-Khayryuzovo took the first place in the junior group, Darina Chikina from Petropavlovsk took second place, on the third Anna Semashkina, also from Petropavlovsk.

The elders were defeated by Vladislav Gachkivsky from Elizov, silver from Daria Krivogornitsyna from Petropavlovsk, Nikita Revenok from Esso became the third.

While the competitions were taking place on the stage of the winter sports complex, the Even National Ensemble "Nulgur" performed and guests of the holiday were offered a free treat - a venison scone and hot tea. And on the northern slope of the "Olengende" worked lift and everyone could ride on skiing and snowboarding.

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