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28/11/11 Partnership and business cooperation agreement signed between the two major Russian marathons

November 28, 2011 – Partnership and business cooperation agreement signed between the two major Russian marathons.

The history of the Murmansk Ski Marathon as well as Prazdnik Severa lasts more than half a century, and on April 1, 2012 there will be the 39th marathon, gathering the strongest cross-country masters. Before 2007 the Demino Ski Marathon was not regular in official cross-country calendars. Only after hosting the FIS World Cup cross-country Rybinsk took seriously the organization and carrying out of a real annual sport event. A good result followed right away. Demino gathered more than 1000 participants of the Demino Ski Marathon from Russia, Europe, and Asia in season 2010-2011. Success of the Demino Ski Marathon drew attention of the International Ski Federation (FIS). In summer 2011 the Demino Ski Marathon received a status of an official candidate to the Worldloppet series of best ski marathons of the world. In case the Demino Ski Marathon enters the Worldloppet, skiers from Russia will have a unique chance to participate in the official FIS ski competitions having a level comparable to the FIS World Cup cross-country.

Now experience and advice of Murmansk Ski Marathon is very important for the Demino Ski Marathon ask the Murmansk marathon is one of the best marathons not only in Russia but also in the world. And Murmansk people being true northerners gave a friendship hand to their colleagues from Rybinsk.

We invite skiers to participate in the VI Demino Ski Marathon on March 17-18, 2012 www.marathon.demino.com and in the 39th Murmansk Ski Marathon and the 78th international Prazdnik Severa on April 1, 2012 www.prazdniksevera.ru.