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KAZBEGI MOUNTAIN MARATHON

28KM | Elevation 2,300m gpx

15KM | Elevation 1,300m gpx

9KM | Elevation 600m ▸ gpx

4KM | Elevation 300m ▸ gpx

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.

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Kazbegi Marathon bandana

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.

Race rules and requirements

Kazbegi Mountain Marathon is a trail running event combining multiple races along the mountains of Caucasus Mountain Range.

Distances and cut-off times

  • Fun Run, 4:00 hrs
  • Classic Trail, 3:00 hrs
  • Skyrace, 4:00 hrs
  • Extreme, 8:00 hrs (Altihut checkpoint – 2:30 hrs)
 

Start and finish location

The start and finish of ALL the distances of Kazbegi Marathon is located in Village Gergeti.

Start time:

The race takes place on Sunday, 4th of September 2022 and the race starts at 10:00

Qualifier race

Kazbegi Marathon is included in the UTMB® World Series Qualifiers (https://utmb.world/) and is certified by ITRA (https://itra.run/)

  • SkyRace – 20K qualifier, 1 ITRA points
  • Extreme – 50k qualifier, 2 ITRA points

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

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Only registered runners can participate in the event.

Registration is only possible online through tkt.ge/km2022

Exceptions may apply on team registrations

By registering the participant accepts all the race rules and regulation.

REGISTRATION FEE
The registration fees are as follows:

  • 4km Fun Run – GEL35
  • 9km Classic Trail – GEL45
  • SkyRace – GEL70
  • Extreme – GEL200
  • Kazbegi Marathon bandana – GEL30

The registration fee includes:

  • Race BIB
  • Assistance and refreshments along the route and at the finish line
  • Starters pack
  • Unique finisher’s medal
  • Free photos

REGISTRATION TIMELINE

Registration closes at 18:00 on September 3, 2022 (Tbilisi time)

CANCELLATION
The registration fee will be refunded fully within 2 weeks if the registration is cancelled before August 15, 2022. There will not be any refunds after this date.

Cancellation of the registrations can only be done by notifying the organization by email to run@traillab.ge

REGISTRATION TRANSFER
Registration transfer to another person can be requested only by email (on run@traillab.ge), until August 15, 2022 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.

EXTREME

  • Race BIB (shall be visible all times)
  • Trail running shoes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat, cap or bandana
  • Charged mobile phone with valid sim card or running roaming service
  • GPS-enabled device with a pre-downloaded race route available even offline
  • Emergency blanket
  • Gloves
  • Liquid > 1,000 ml
  • Nutrition > 1,000 kcal

 

SKYRACE

  • Race bib (shall be visible all times)
  • Running shoes
  • Windbreaker or rain jacket
  • Hat, cap or bandana
  • Charged mobile phone with valid sim card or running roaming service

 

FUN RUN & CLASSIC TRAIL

  • No mandatory equipment

Trekking poles are permitted on all of the distances

Start time

As mentioned above, all Kazbegi Marathon races take place on 4-September-2022 and take start at 10:00.

Participants are required to be at the starting area at least 45 minutes in advance.

Bag drop
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:

Extreme: https://www.strava.com/routes/2959020422502846252

SkyRace: https://www.strava.com/routes/2959021975093991018

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

  • Gergeti Trinity Church parking: 1.5km

Classic Trail, 9km

  • Summer Path: 5.5km
  • Gergeti Trinity Church parking: 6.6km

Skyrace, 15km

  • Altihut, 7km
  • Summer Path, 10.5km
  • Gergeti Trinity Church parking: 12.5km

Extreme, 28km

  • Altihut, 7km
  • Bethlemi Hut, 10.5km
  • Altihut, 14km
  • Summer Path, 18km

The following infringements will lead to disqualification from the race:

  • Failing to pass a check point
  • Taking a major shortcut or using a vehicle.
  • Insulting or threatening staff or volunteers
  • Not obeying the decisions given by the medical personnel or organization.
  • Rejecting the mandatory equipment check by the organization (where applicable)
  • Failing to help a participant in difficulty.
  • Throwing away rubbish or harming the natural habitat.
  • The disqualified participant will not be allowed to continue the race.

All other cases not discussed above will be judged by the organizers.

Penalties or disqualification can be appealed by an email to run@traillab.ge within 24 hours from the publication of race results.

Kazbegi Marathon 2022 partners

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