The world’s only marathon between two opposite shores of the planet’s deepest lake!
Baikal Ice Marathon is both psychologically and physically demanding, as the clear air and flat terrain means runners can make out the distant finish line almost as soon as they begin – giving them nothing to focus on but how far they are from their goal.
The utterly featureless landscape gives little or no sense of perspective to competitors. It is a long, cold, lonely 42.195 km (half marathon – 21 km) trail across the barren white landscape.
Venue: Depending on ice conditions the starting line of the Baikal Ice Marathon will be located either in the settlement of Listvyanka on the western shore of Lake Baikal or near the stations of Tankhoy or Pereyomnaya on the eastern shore of the Baikal.