While everybody is preparing for the New Year, Demino prepares to the best ski marathon in Russia – the IX Traditional International Demino Ski Marathon FIS/ Worldloppet 2016 that will take place on March, 12-13.
Today, three months prior to the event, Demino has got 20% more entries for the marathon weekend, 50 km FT and 25 km FT races, than last year. Big race of big Russia has already gathered skiers from 44 regions of Russia. Skier from Murmansk to Kamchatka, from Khanty-Mansiysk to Smolensk will start the race together with representatives of India, Canada, Great Britain, Netherlands. Marathoners from 16 countries have registered for the Demino Ski Marathon, one of the best ski marathons united in Worldloppet.
The Worldloppet federation includes 16 marathons around the world, only one and the best race from one country. The Demino Ski Marathon is proud to represent Russia in the ski series uniting Canada, Australia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Finland, Japan, Czech Republic, France, USA, Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, and Poland. The oldest marathon, Swedish Vasaloppet, has been carried out since 1922 and gathers more than 16000 skiers for the main 90 km race.
Lars Hannes Larsson, 26xWorldloppet Master, the author of Cross-Country Skiing Around the World book, is an honorable participant of the Demino Marathon. In 2016 Hannes Larsson will be 85. It will be his first race in Demino. He will ski 75 km on the marathon weekend. To be a Worldloppet Master means to finish at least 10 marathons from 42 to 90 kilometers including one race overseas. Thus, Hannes Larsson finished at least 260 marathons!
The Demino Marathons team has sent invitations and now negotiating with the leading cross-country skiers, members of National teams, and Olympic champions about participation in the marathon.
In 2016, the Demino Marathons Organizing Committee will carry out an online auction of Lucky Bibs. The skiers will have a chance to purchase Lucky Bibs like 555, 777, 1000 with their names printed on the bib. This bib will be a good souvenir as well as a medal for all finishers. Design of the medal is already created but will be kept in secret before the race.
Early-bird entries before December, 31 will have a discount for the entry fees. Online registration is open until March, 4.