Ratseka Trail 2021. Regulations

Ratseka Trail – a high-speed ascent to the Ratseka hut in the Ala-Archa National Park – this is a unique opportunity to test your strength, to feel an incomparable competitive spirit, to challenge not only yourself, but also compete with professional skyrunners and runners!!! The distance of 6.4 km with a climb of 1170 m will not leave indifferent any participant!!!


1. Date and location:

October 17, 2021, Ala-Archa National Park, Kyrgyzstan

2. Organizers and funding:

The organizers are the team of   “SnowLeopard”. The Ratseka Trail is held at the expense of the organizers’ personal funds and  the participants’ entry fees. The chief referee is Seliverstov Sergey.

3. Competition program:

8:30 – 9:30 – Confirmation of registration, issuance of starting packs

9:45 – Briefing

10:00 – Start of the race

12:30 – End of control time at an intermediate point (“Waterfall”)

14:00 – End of control time at the finish

16:00 – Announcement of the winners, awarding

4. Participants and conditions of participation:

All athletes over 16 years of age who do not have contraindications for health and who have paid an entry fee of  900 soms, who registered before the 7 of  October  inclusively, and 1200 soms, who registered from the 8 to the 14 of  October inclusively, are allowed to participate in the competition.

Each participant is himself responsible for his own safety and risks associated with participation in the competition.

In case of violation by a participant of sports etiquette and competition rules specified in this regulation, the head judge has the right to disqualify the participant.

5. Registration and payment:

For participate in the Ratseka Trail competition you have to send request with your full name, year of birth, sports organization by phone 0555 951595 (Whatsapp or Telegram) and also pay an entry fee to the Elsom (0555 951595). Registration is open until the 14 of October 2021 inclusive. Before the start, each registered participant is given a starter package, which includes:

– participant’s number + pins (it must be fixed in a conspicuous place);

– medal of the finisher;

– a bonus from the organizers.

Refusal to participate:

In case of refusal to participate in this event, a partial refund of 50% of the cost is possible, but no later than 4 days before the competition.

Attention!!! Transfer to the starting point and entry to the Ala-Archa reserve are not included in the entry fee. Organization of transport – on request, the cost will depend on the quantity of participants.

6. Description of the route:

Start – Ala-Archa alpine camp (2200m), finish – at the Ratseka hut (3370m). Length – 6.4 km, climb -1170 m. Each participant at the finish must be sure to check in at the finish point with the referees and get a medal of the finisher. Control time for an intermediate point (“Waterfall”) – 2 hours 30 minutes.

Control time – 4 hours, after which all participants must turn around. At the intermediate point “Waterfall” and at the finish, there are food points (fruits, chocolate, drinks).

Attention!!! Each participant thinks over food and drink on his own along the entire route. At the intermediate point and finish – light recharge. It is not recommended to rely only on it

7. Recommended personal equipment:

1) Comfortable running shoes

2) Clothing for the race

3) Headwear (cap, buff)

4) Sunscreen

5) Sunglasses

6) Trekking sticks

7) A bottle of water

8) Backpack / belt bag for running

In case of bad weather:

9) Wind and waterproof jacket and pants

10) Mittens / gloves

11) Hat

8. Determination of winners and rewarding:

The winners are determined by the best (shortest) time to ascend to the Ratseka hut in the men’s and women’s offsets in two age categories: – 16-49, – 50+;  awarded with certificates and medals, if sponsors are available – prizes.

All those who reach the finish line in the control time will receive a medal of the finisher.

9. Force majeure:

The organizers of the competition are not responsible in the event of possible force majeure facts (force majeure facts) that may partially or completely interfere with the event.

10. For advice on additional questions please call 0555 951595.

This regulations  are a challenge to the competition!