THE RACE THAT WE ALL LOVE HAS ITS 12TH BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR!
This year you will experience an unforgettable mountain adventure. Steep climbs, high elevation, unforgettable and wild nature, mountain river crossing, technical sections and an amazing view on Kazbegi Mountain following all the way along the trail.
The trails is designed to amaze participants with all the levels of experience. Three different distances allow runners to demonstrate their climbing abilities, while a long descent to the finish will require their skills in technical downhill running. If you are a beginner runner 9km route is perfect for you to experience the thrills of trail running and skyrunning.
We are glad to once again introduce Kazbegi Marathon bandana with original design. The bandanas are available for purchase together with the race ticket and can be collected together with the race BIBs and started pack.
Kazbegi Mountain Marathon is a trail running event combining multiple races along the mountains of Caucasus Mountain Range.
Distances and cut-off times
Start and finish location
The start and finish of ALL the distances of Kazbegi Marathon is located in Village Gergeti.
The race takes place on Sunday, 3rd of September 2023 and the race starts at 10:00
Kazbegi Marathon is included in the UTMB® World Series Qualifiers (https://utmb.world/) and is certified by ITRA (https://itra.run/)
The event is open to anyone who meet certain criteria:
– Adult (18+ y/o)
– In good physical condition
– Medical history without major health problems that will have a negative effect on the performance during the race and could lead to health complications during or after the race .
No qualifying races are necessary to register. However previous experience of similar activities is strictly recommended.
It’s participants responsibility to acknowledge race’s specialties, length and difficulty and be physically and mentally well-prepared for the event
Only registered runners can participate in the event.
Registration is only possible online through tkt.ge/km2023
Exceptions may apply on team registrations
By registering the participant accepts all the race rules and regulation.
The registration fee includes:
Registration closes at 18:00 on September 2, 2023 (Tbilisi time)
The registration fee will be refunded fully within 2 weeks if the registration is cancelled before August 15, 2023. There will not be any refunds after this date.
Cancellation of the registrations can only be done by notifying the organization by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration transfer to another person can be requested only by email (on email@example.com), until August 15, 2023 Requests in any other form are not accepted
To collect race bib numbers, participants must present a valid identity document (ID card or passport or driving license) and exhibit all
the mandatory equipment. Spot checks will be carried out.
Race BIBs are usually distributed the day before the race and on the race day before the start of the race. Schedule will be published soon.
FUN RUN & CLASSIC TRAIL
Trekking poles are permitted on all of the distances
As mentioned above, all Kazbegi Marathon races take place on 3-September-2023 and take start at 10:00.
Participants are required to be at the starting area at least 45 minutes in advance.
There will be a bag deposit at the starting area. Bags must clearly exhibit the sticker with a runner’s BIB number, which will be handed out at the registration desk.
Participants are advised NOT to place objects of value in their bags. Organizers accept no liability for any theft, loss or damage
to bags or their contents.
Kazbegi Marathon races take the following routes:
Classic Trail: https://www.strava.com/routes/2959024835407509098
Fun Run: https://www.strava.com/routes/2976139216820825744
Organizers reserve the right to change any parts of the course, places of aid stations, checkpoints or modify the time and location
of the start without prior notice due to severe weather conditions or other unexpected reasons.
Any changes will be announced to the participants before the race, or at refreshment points during the race.
Most of the route is on trekking paths and rocky ground on certain sections. Participants are strongly advised to have experience
in running on such terrain. The route will be marked with reflective bands and other means. Participants should strictly adhere to the marked race route and
avoid taking shortcuts or cutting out sections of the route.
Any departures from the official route will lead to disqualification and shall be at the sole risk of participants.
There will be checkpoints along the race routes. Passages from these points will be checked and various refreshments will be available.
Some checkpoint has a time limit listed below. Participants who arrive at a checkpoint after the designated time limit will not be
allowed to continue.
Fun Run, 4km
Classic Trail, 9km
The following infringements will lead to disqualification from the race:
All other cases not discussed above will be judged by the organizers.
Penalties or disqualification can be appealed by an email to firstname.lastname@example.org within 24 hours from the publication of race results.