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"Beringia-2015": Kamchatka prepares for the traditional dog-sled race

In preparation for Beringia-2015, the first competition among young riders - Christmas Starts - took place in the village of Esso, Bystrinsky District.

“Traditionally, after the New Year, we held competitions for skiers, and later they were joined by young sled dog racers. And this year we are opening a series of Bering events, which end with the big Beringia-2015 race, which starts here in Esso., - Andrey Grekov, head of the Bystrinsky district administration, told the Kamchatka news agency. - It's nice that for all the guys who took part in the competitions, good prizes were prepared from the government of the Kamchatka region and the Rodnik large families fund..

The guys from Milkovsky, Elizovsky, Tigilsky and Bystrinsky districts of the region took part, 45 people took part in ski competitions, 15 took part in dog sledding races.

According to Alexei Voitov, Deputy Chairman of the Kamchatka Territory Government, about 400 thousand rubles were allocated for the event: 280 thousand allocated from the budget of the Kamchatka Territory, the remaining amount was provided by the Akros group of companies, the general sponsor of the event.

«These races opened up a series of Bering events, - says deputy chairman - The next sporting event in the framework of the "Beringia-2015" will be a dog sled race, which will be held in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on the biathlon complex to them. Vitaly Fatyanova 28 February. His working title is “Peter and Paul Sprint”. All mushers who will take part in the main race “Beringia” will take part in it - explained Alexey Voitov.

During the "Petropavlovsk Sprint" it is planned to hold the race-prologue "Beringia-2015" and the children's race "Dulin - Beringia". And the next day, March 1, the traditional “Elizovsky Sprint” will be held. 

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