On March, 8 unusually snowless winter deeply gave way to a warm spring. On this day the thermometer showed +7 degrees, but the worst thing happened at night, when were drizzling rain and strong warm wind. By afternoon of March, 9 9 km of marathon course turned into a dirty mess, sometimes interspersed with icy crust and puddles of water.
The titanic work of volunteers, who have worked tirelessly over the past three week creating a cushion of snow, was destroyed in one day. Warm weather hasn’t spared even parts of the course covered with artificial snow. Some turns on the roller ski course thawed and large puddles appeared on downhills.
Special commission approved by the Governor of Yaroslavl region Sergey Yastrebov, the Chairman of Demino ski marathon Organizing Committee, drove down the course and recorded complete uselessness of most of its parts. Unfortunately, in upcoming days the temperature in the Ski Sport Centre Demino will reach +12 degrees in the shade, so the Organizing Committee decided to cancel the 8th Traditional Demino ski marathon Worldloppet-2014.
Following the example of our friends from Estonia, starting numbers will remain for the next year in accordance with the start list in 2014, and also 25% discount on the entry fee for the next 3 years will be given, subject to payment until January 1.