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X-WATERS URAL 2019

Swim across the most beautiful and mysterious lake in the Urals!

13-14 July
2019

Distances:
1 mile, 5 km, 10 km, 5+5 km relay

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Turgoyak lake is a precious pearl of the South Urals in Russia, a nature monument of international importance, included in the list of 100 most valuable water basins of the globe. The purity of water in the lake is close to Baikal, the transparency reaches 17 meters.
The surroundings of Turgoyak are also magnificent: despite the relatively small size of the lake, the coastline is extremely diverse including beaches with fine quartz sand, green glades, steep cliffs, and mountain slopes covered with age-old forest.

We will cross the lake from west to east from Vera island to Turgoyak village.
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1 mile
Participants start from the shore. Move along the distance swimming around the buoys counterclockwise (on the right side, leaving the buoy on your left). Start and finish are in the same place.

5 km
The participants will be delivered to the starting point. Everybody starts from a sandy beach on the western side of Vera island. Swim around it counterclockwise. Then move towards the finish line controlling coastal landmarks and marker navigation buoys. The side you swim around the buoys is optional, they serve only as reference points. The finish is located at the main site of the event.

5+5 km relay
The participants of the second stage of relay will be delivered to the starting point. The first stage starts at the site of the event and the swimmers move following the navigation buoys in the direction of Vera island. The participants swim around the island counterclockwise and pass the baton to their partner on the beach. The second stage starts from a sandy beach on the western side of Vera island. The participants swim around it counterclockwise. Then they move towards the finish line controlling coastal landmarks and marker navigation buoys. The side you swim around the buoys is optional, they serve only as reference points. The finish is located at the main site of the event.

10 km
The participants start at the site of the event and move following the navigation buoys in the direction of Vera island. They swim around it counterclockwise. Then move towards the finish line controlling coastal landmarks and marker navigation buoys. The side you swim around the buoys is optional, they serve only as reference points. The finish is located at the main site of the event. Catering will be located near the Vera island.

Pearl of the Urals:

Turgoyak is the second cleanest lake in Russia after Lake Baikal. The average depth is 19.2 m, the transparency of water is up to 17 m. The lake is surrounded by mountains. The coastline is extremely diverse including beaches with fine quartz sand, green glades, steep cliffs, and mountain slopes covered with age-old forest. On the shore of the lake there are several modern hotels, recreation centers and boarding houses.

Vera island (4 km distance starting point) is an absolutely incredible place. It has been attracting people since prehistoric times. Here scientists found the Neanderthal stand aged from 60 to 100 thousand years, megalithic structures like Stonehenge built about 6 thousand years ago, ancient quarries and remains of the Old Believer skete of the XIX century. The number of archeological sites totals to about 50. Some more sites are under water. What people were trying to find here for thousands of years remains a mystery. Maybe we can unearth it?
Turgoyak is the second cleanest lake in Russia after Lake Baikal. The average depth is 19.2 m, the transparency of water is up to 17 m. The lake is surrounded by mountains. The coastline is extremely diverse including beaches with fine quartz sand, green glades, steep cliffs, and mountain slopes covered with age-old forest. On the shore of the lake there are several modern hotels, recreation centers and boarding houses.

Vera island (4 km distance starting point) is an absolutely incredible place. It has been attracting people since prehistoric times. Here scientists found the Neanderthal stand aged from 60 to 100 thousand years, megalithic structures like Stonehenge built about 6 thousand years ago, ancient quarries and remains of the Old Believer skete of the XIX century. The number of archeological sites totals to about 50. Some more sites are under water. What people were trying to find here for thousands of years remains a mystery. Maybe we can unearth it?

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AGENDA / HOW TO GET HERE

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VISA SUPPORT

A lot of foreigners need a visa to visit Russia. You can visa request via tour agency but it is more expensive. You may also get it by yourself following our instructions.

There are five steps:
1. Here you can check if a citizen of your country needs a Russian visa.
2. Get the invitation by our official visa partner online usually it costs $25 (depends on your country). If you buy a tour package with registration to the swim, you get it for free.
3. Find the Russian Consulate or Visa application center (such as VFS Global) in your area, here is the list.
4. Collect your documents following the list provided by the Consulate https://visa.kdmid.ru and submit it. The usual Consular fee is €35, and service charge could be about €27 per person.

You can get visa either before or after your registration to the race.
For the first time we promise you to make a refund of the paid entry fee in case of visa refusal.

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HOW TO GET HERE

Turgoyak lake is 120 km away from the city of Chelyabinsk. There are about 10-12 flights from Moscow to Chelyabinsk daily at average price starting from‑ RUR 2700.

How to reach the place from Chelyabinsk

By car:
Follow the navigator to the village Turgoyak. The distance is 120 km, the approximate travel time is‑ 2 hours.
By taxi:
Chelyabinsk is covered by commen taxi services -‑ Gett, Yandex, Uber. There are also several local services. The cost of the trip is RUR 2000-3000.
By bus:
There are three buses a day, the duration of the trip is about 3 hours, the ticket price is RUR 299. Train + bus:
You can go by train to Miass and there change to a local bus to the village Turgoyak. BlaBlaCar:
That's a very popular travel direction, the car can be found every hour, the cost will be RUR 150-200.

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