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14th Russian Rogaining Championship

Competition name14th Russian Rogaining Championship
Start date20170923
End date20170924
CountryRussia
Race typeNational
Nearest place or cityNizhny Novgorod
Club/organizerGenesis
Region of countryNizhny Novgorod
Number of competition days2
Expected number of runners500
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Event descriptionThe Russian Rogaining Championships will be held in 24-hours format in accordance with the Rules of the International Rogaining Federation. Russian Rogaining Championships are the qualifying events for the World Rogaining Championships. The 14th Russian Rogaining Championships will take place in Russian Federation, Nizhny Novgorod region, near Bogorodsk city on September 23-24, 2017. Exact location of the competition centre will be announced on the event website later. Nizhniy Novgorod is located approximately 400 km east of Moscow and is in a good transport accessibility. There are railway station, airport, and several long-distance bus stations in the city. Competition center is located about 35 km from Nizhny Novgorod. Details and travel options from Nizhny Novgorod and Dzerzhinsk by the public and private transport will be published on the event website.
Terrain descriptionCompetition area presents a variety of terrain types. Forested slope of Oka river of about 100 m height crosses the area from west to east. Flood plain of Oka river, mostly of good passability, with a complex system of flood flows is located north of Oka river. Fields with numerous small woodlands and ravines south of Oka river. Altitude: Minimum height above sea level - 64 m Maximum height above sea level - 195 m Soil type: clay. Water objects: Oka river, lakes, streams in flood area, artificial ponds, streams, marshes. Dominant tree species: mixed forests; mainly deciduous forests in slope and flood plain areas. Population: moderate, small settlements of rural type, country villages located throughout the area. Road and path network: from dense network to average in the flood plain of Oka river and on the slopes. Dangerous areas: roads with traffic along the perimeter of the competition area, steep slopes, cliffs, deep creeks, swamps, dogs in the settlements.
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