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Gorgany Race 2012

02.06.2012 by Planetmountain

A 30 hour adventure race in the wildest part of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains

Gorgany Race is an adventure race in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains, that combines several endurance disciplines: orienteering, running, trekking, mountain biking and rope activities. It is one of the leading adventure events in Ukraine that attracts both sportsmen and amateurs from different parts of the country. The race is held every June in Gorgany region - the wildest and the most uninhabited area of the Carpathian Mountains with the most challenging terrain and plenty of natural obstacles.

Gorgany Race 2012 is coming on 2-3 June.
Time limit: 30 hours, non-stop.
Teams of 2 - 4 people: mixed, male or female.
The race will be held in the following categories:
"TREK" (Trekking/running, orienteering, rope activities)
"BIKE" (Mountain biking/cycling, trekking/running, orienteering, rope activities).

In 2011 Gorgany Race started near Shevchenkove village, Ivano-Frankivsk region. The competition was held in "Trek" and "Bike" categories including mountain biking/cycling, trekking/running, orienteering, rope activities. The teams from 2 to 4 people had to cover the distance of about 90 km ("Trek") and about 160 km ("Bike") along the challenging mountain terrain in less than 30 hours. Due to the difficult orienteering in covered with dense forest mountains, a considerable distance, the large differences in elevation, the need to repeatedly ford water obstacles, etc., only few managed to pass all the required checkpoints and meet the time limit. Overall, in 2011 the competition was attended by 94 teams (220 people), which represented almost all regions of Ukraine and such neighboring countries as Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, USA.
For more details please visit our web site
Gorgany Race Organizing Committee
Andriy Bandrivskyy, tel: +380509885216 org@gorganyrace.com







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