February 8, 2021 will be the 38th race “ski Track USA 2021”. The purpose of the event is to promote sports and a healthy lifestyle.
The sport to the masses
The first skiers across the country arrived at the start in 1982, and since then “Ski USA” became the most anticipated event for Amateur athletes to and from Kamchatka. There are no restrictions by gender, age, nationality. The only thing that can be a barrier to participation in the race – health status.
Traditionally competition are held on the second Saturday of February, so in 2021 date “Ski USA” fell on 8-9 day of this month. These days will start well-known athletes, politicians, media personalities, and of course those who just love skiing. The motto for all: “the Sport is open to everyone!”
In addition to the dates of the athletes look forward to when they announce the Central city of the competition. Probably in 2021 “Ski USA” will be met or the suburbs. Last year the capital of the race was the Novosibirsk. In 2020 the athletes said the 73 subjects of the Federation, and even the weather conditions were not an obstacle for the sport. In 12 regions the race was postponed to a later date, but the event was not cancelled. Only in Khabarovsk due to low-snow winters had to abandon it.
In the 37th race was attended by 1.5 million people. In the distance you could see the Olympic champion in biathlon Anton Shipulin. A famous athlete in 2020 took only third place, although the year before confidently won. In support of the slogan “Sport is open for everyone!” Shipulin gave his skis to the Governor of Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Kuyvashev, and he ran at them a distance of 2022 m
All information about the “Ski-USA-2021” published on the official website. While there is no data, you can focus on last year’s plan. 38 years ago, when it started, the race was conducted in one day, but with the growing number of participants appeared in the schedule and the second day.
The format of the competition provides for three types of compulsory distances:
- a five-kilometer race;
- ten-kilometer race;
- VIP-mileage, the length of the distance which has a default year of implementation.
The regions set the variable races. For example, in Nizhny Tagil already in 2020 ran 2022 km is Timed to the 300th anniversary of the city in 2022. Become popular as international competitions or isolated distance, which leave only the students or children.
The five-kilometer distance is designed for participants 18 years old or younger (born in 2002, and below). Ten kilometers out from the more experienced athletes. In the competition there are no winners and losers. Last year in the distance came the three-year kid, who on their mini skis went as much as 800 m, and it was for the young athlete record. In 2020 the oldest participant was 93-year-old pensioner Peter Aldibekov from Kazan.
How to register for the track
This is a mass event there are no restrictions on submitting applications. You can register even the day of the race. As a rule, start to give not earlier than 12 hours, so from 8: 30 to 11, it is possible to approach the representatives of the credentials Committee, to provide them with the necessary documents and get your starting number.
It is possible to register online. To do this, go to the official website, find there a link to the regional office and fill out a questionnaire. You can also contact the sports Committee of the city and to submit a written application.
On the day of the competition, each entrant grants to the mandate Commission the following documents:
- a passport or other document confirming the identity;
- a doctor’s permit for participants under the age of 18;
- insurance, a certificate of health from the physicians or the statement with the personal signature of the responsibility for their health.
At the end be sure to announce the winners in each age group. They are awarded medals and diplomas from the Ministry of Sports. First place winner also awarded a Cup. Each party has before entering the start is given a souvenir cap and t-shirt with the emblem of the competition. “Ski USA” takes place not only under the patronage of the Ministry of sports. This race is always a lot of sponsors, who themselves also often out at the start, so in addition to the official awards athletes are always additional gifts.
How is “Ski USA” in the regions
Surprised Chuvashia. In this region started 65 thousand participants. Among them was the winner of the Winter youth Olympic games 2016 in freestyle Lana Prusakov. In among the 22 thousand people were Olympic skating champion Svetlana Zhurova. Interestingly, the winners are usually Amateurs, and not professionals, with none of them prepared specially for the race, but just three or four times a week and goes Jogging.
How was the race “ski-Track USA” in 2020 and the suburbs: video