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Beringia 2021 kicks off in Kamchatka
The traditional dog sled race "Beringia-2021" has started in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. 44 mushers entered the start of the prologue race.
The official opening of Beringia took place on the eve of February 21. The first event of the main winter festival in Kamchatka was the Dulin-2021 children's race, which was attended by 74 young athletes in three age groups - from seven to 11 years old, from 12 to 14 years old, and 14-17 years old, EastRussia told the organizing committee of the race.
Today the “big” Beringia was opened with a prologue race. The first test is a sprint race at a distance of 10 kilometers. Mushers compete in the discipline "sled-sprint class six dogs".
In 2021, the race will take place along the Esso-Ossora route and will consist of 12 stages with a length of 950 kilometers. After summing up the results of the prologue race, which is accompanied by a holiday and a cultural and entertainment program, mushers with dogs will move to the village of Esso. There on February 27 the Beringian Unity Cup will be held, and on February 28 the technical start of the main race will be given. A big celebration is also planned on the start day. The race will finish on March 13th.
Within the framework of the festival from February 23 to February 27 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky business forum "Far East: winter of discoveries" will bring together the business community of the region, representatives of travel companies, their clients and potential investors.
During the festival "Beringia - 2021" in settlements along the route of the traditional race, the cultural and educational project "Beringia - face to face with the North" will be launched. Its program includes: a photo exhibition of Viktor Gumenyuk's works "Beringia - from century to century", an exhibition of children's drawings from past years about the race, presentation of the books "Pioneers of Beringia" and "Beringia from the Guinness Book", humanitarian mission "Beringia - to the Children of the North", screening of films about a dog sled race. In addition, on February 27, in the Valley of Comfort of the city of Yelizovo, the national sports festival "Yelizovsky Sprint" will take place, within the framework of which a unique dog sled race will take place along the city streets.
From March 1 to 5, a regional exhibition-fair "Fairy Kamchatka: Fur and Fur" will be held - the main industry platform for manufacturers of Kamchatka souvenirs. On March 6, residents and guests of the peninsula will be invited to the festival of extreme winter sports "Snowy Way".