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X-WATERS SAMARA 181

181K Swim Rally! Solo or Relay

August 21-25
2019

Samarskaya Luka,
Samara, Russia

100 miles relay (4-6 people)
and solo part

WHAT'S THE CHALLENGE?

Near the city of Samara river Volga makes an awesome turn making almost a complete circle. Samarskaya Luka National Park covers most of the peninsula formed by the 180-degree bend of the Volga River as it flows around the Zhiguli Mountains, near the cities of Samara.

We challenge you to swim 100 miles in 5 days – as part of a relay team, or even the solo. This will be the only one race where you make a circle of 100 miles swim and finish where you started 5 days earlier.

There is Zhiguli Natural reserve inside the band. Soviet beer was named by this natural phenomenon. This is also the homeland of the famous Russian bard songs festival - Grushinsky festival.
100 miles unique natural landscapes of the Samara bend, 100 miles challenge your limits , swim 100 miles trip around the world.

5 days long adventure. Every day you will have to complete a journey of up to 22 miles, to spend a night in a the camp and stay the course to the finish line.

There are 2 options for participation: team relay race (4 to 6 people) or solo.

Every evening you will have not only magnificent views of the Samarskaya Luka and delicious food on a fire, but also motivational lectures, singing songs on Grushinsky meadow, excursions and swimming workshops.


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The swim starts on the longest promenade in Europe, where participants start their journey of 100 miles. Every day they are swimming down the river for 16-22 miles. Every nights they stay on the wild Islands and at the foot of the mountains. The relay ends at the start point on the waterfront of Samara, where the finish town is located.

Participation in the team relay on the boat (from 4 to 6 people):
Each day, the participants swim along the route and replacing each other. The team follows the swimmer on the boat. Each swimmer of the team must be in the water for at least 30 minutes a day. The participants decide themselves about the sequence and the distance for each swimmer.

Solo participation:
Solo participation is an ultra marathon for the most persistent. 181 km - time for yourself and the largest river in Russia. All the way you will be accompanied by boat.

SAMARSKAYA LUKA

A unique area formed by the bend of the largest European river Volga. There are about 200 natural and historical attractions on Samarskaya Luka. One of the most interesting is the Muromsky Gorodok which is the largest settlements of Volga Bulgaria IX - XIII centuries.

History of Samarskaya Luka is closely associated with the famous historical figures - Stepan Razin, Yemelyan Pugachev, Lenin and Maxim Gorky. They were also passed this journey of the Zhigulevskaya around the world.
A unique area formed by the bend of the largest European river Volga. There are about 200 natural and historical attractions on Samarskaya Luka. One of the most interesting is the Muromsky Gorodok which is the largest settlements of Volga Bulgaria IX - XIII centuries.

History of Samarskaya Luka is closely associated with the famous historical figures - Stepan Razin, Yemelyan Pugachev, Lenin and Maxim Gorky. They were also passed this journey of the Zhigulevskaya around the world.

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What is included in the price?

- Organizing swimming distances from 21th to 25.08.2019
- The relay team will be provided with a boat for 4-6 people and life jackets.
- The judge will accompany each relay team
- Solo participants will be accompanied by kayak each
- Pitch for your tent at each stop
- Meals (full breakfast and dinner)
- Total Immersion swimming technique master class
- Entertainment with lectures and master classes
- Swimmers Party after the swim, award ceremony (Champion dinner is not included in the price)
- Medals, caps, individual safety buoys for the duration of the swim
What is included in the price?

- Organizing swimming distances from 21th to 25.08.2019
- The relay team will be provided with a boat for 4-6 people and life jackets.
- The judge will accompany each relay team
- Solo participants will be accompanied by kayak each
- Pitch for your tent at each stop
- Meals (full breakfast and dinner)
- Total Immersion swimming technique master class
- Entertainment with lectures and master classes
- Swimmers Party after the swim, award ceremony (Champion dinner is not included in the price)
- Medals, caps, individual safety buoys for the duration of the swim
What is included in the price?

- Organizing swimming distances from 21th to 25.08.2019
- The relay team will be provided with a boat for 4-6 people and life jackets.
- The judge will accompany each relay team
- Solo participants will be accompanied by kayak each
- Pitch for your tent at each stop
- Meals (full breakfast and dinner)
- Total Immersion swimming technique master class
- Entertainment with lectures and master classes
- Swimmers Party after the swim, award ceremony (Champion dinner is not included in the price)
- Medals, caps, individual safety buoys for the duration of the swim
What is included in the price?

- Organizing swimming distances from 21th to 25.08.2019
- The relay team will be provided with a boat for 4-6 people and life jackets.
- The judge will accompany each relay team
- Solo participants will be accompanied by kayak each
- Pitch for your tent at each stop
- Meals (full breakfast and dinner)
- Total Immersion swimming technique master class
- Entertainment with lectures and master classes
- Swimmers Party after the swim, award ceremony (Champion dinner is not included in the price)
- Medals, caps, individual safety buoys for the duration of the swim

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THE PROGRAM OF EVENTS SCHEDULE:

august 21 - Day 1

Start at 8:00 am from the main embankment of the city of Samara.
Distance: 20 miles.
Finish from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.
Evening cultural program and dinner.
Sleep 10:00 pm


august 22 - Day 2

Wake up 7:00 am.
Morning workout / Breakfast.
Start at 8:00 am.
Distance: 20/22 miles.
Finis from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Leave boats and walk 1,5 miles on “Perevoloki” to the camping. Boats are transported by volunteers.
Dinner.
Sleep 10:00 pm.


august 23 - Day 3

Wake up 7:00 am.
Morning workout / Breakfast.
Start at 9:00 am.
Distance: 18,3 miles to the camping.
Finish from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
Cultural program / Dinner.
Sleep 10:00 pm.


august 24 - Day 4

Wake up 7:00 am.
Morning workout / Breakfast.
At 9:00 am you leave camping by bus, passing the damn and continue the swim from Togliatti.
Distance: 11 miles to the Festival (Grushin) meadow.
Finish from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Cultural program / Dinner.
Sleep 10:00 pm.


august 25 - 5 finish the day

Wake up 7:00 am.
Morning workout / Breakfast.
Start at 9:00 am.
Final distance: 17 miles
The finish from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
The award and Champions dinner.


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