The participants of the 39th Chess Olympiad will take part in the “National Cross - Country Race”

On 26 September the national Russian jogging day named “National Cross - Country Race” will be celebrated in Khanty-Mansiysk.  The first race for 1 kilometer will start at 10 a.m. from Ice Stadium. The participants and the guests of the 39th World Chess Olympiad together with Ugorian people will take part in this mass start. The outcome of the race will be announced at the awarding ceremony.

 The start and finish points will be located near the Ice Stadium. The athletes will run around the Palace in the direction of the “Red Dragon” bridge and back. The race of professional athletes for 1, 2 and 4 kilometers as well as VIP and mass races are included into the competition program.                       

 Right after the competition the so-called Day of Health will be continued by a huge family holiday “Ugorian kaleidoscope” that will be held on the square in front of the Archaeological Park. The participants and guests will see theatrical performances, taste national indigenous cuisine and will have an opportunity to visit various playgrounds.

 Let us remind you that as for the number of participants and its geography, the “National Cross-Country Race” is the largest summer sport event that has ever been held in Russia. The national Russian jogging day was held for the first time in Nordic Ski Center of Khanty-Mansiysk in autumn 2009. Despite the rain, more than 4 thousand people of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra participated in that race. Boys and girls, men and women as well as veterans and disabled people overcame distances from 500 to 4000 meters.