Discipline description

Running

The race starts with mass start of runners. The route leads mainly through field and forest paths with mild continual elevation of 380 meters, the route is 13,5 km long and the runner’s goal is to finish the run in the shortest time possible.

Start: Whitewater slalom area

Finish: Lucky

Track length: 13,5 km

Elevation : 380 m

Race route: Whitewater slalom area – Plostin village – Bystrina – Demanovska valley (sidewalk along the main route) – Lucky

Required equipment: Running shoes and favorite socks, wristband and reflective element.

Ski touring

The ski tourer’s goal is to bring the relay baton to the designated and reserved ski slope of the Jasna resort in the shortest time possible. Elevation: 1052 meters; distance: 5,2 km.

Start: Lucky

Finish: Chopok

Track length: 5,2 km

Elevation: 1052 m

Race route: Lucky (Track No. 14) – Turisticka (Track No. 5) – FIS ( Track No. 11) – Konsky grun – Pretekarska III. ( Track No. 1B)

Required equipment: Right and left ski, skins, ski boots, poles, helmet and fashionable stroked suit for aerodynamics.

Freeriding

The freeriders will start their discipline near the final station of the Jasna-Chopok resort. They will choose one of the paths of Lukova dolina through which they will bring the relay baton back to Lucky. Half of the route will be outside of the ski slope terrain, the final part of the route leads down the ski slope Turisticka back to the starting station Lucky.

Start: Chopok

Finish: Lucky (bottom chairlift station)

Track length: 5,2 km

Elevation: 1052 m

Required equipment: Freeride skis or snowboard, poles, ski boots, helmet and avalanche gear (beacon, probe, shovel). We strongly recommend goggles and colorful clothing, which is well visible in chute.

Cycling

The route begins with steep elevation from Lucky to logging road near Hotel Ostredok and continues with a descent to hotel Repiska. The route continues on the main road in Demanovska valley down to the crossroad to Hotel Bystrina. Country roads through Plostin and Ilanovo directing to Zavazna Poruba will lead racer back to whitewater slalom area. The route is 24 km long and the difference in elevation is 359 meters.

Start: Lucky

Finish: Whitewater slalom area

Track length: 24 km 

Elevation: 360 m

Route: Lucky – turning to Hotel Ostredok – descent to Hotel Repiska – main road Demanovska valley – turning to Hotel Bystrina – Plostin village – Ilanovo village – Zavazna Poruba village – Plostin village – whitewater slalom area

Required equipment: If you want to be fast and help your team we strongly recommend suspension bike. If you prefer to yodel during your ride, feel free to take your city bike. Helmet and reflective element are mandatory.

Kayak

The kayak-cross race route will start with sprinting toward calm water where racer warms up. Kayaker continues on white water paddling down the stream and ends with short sprint into finish line on the bank. The racer’s goal is to gain as few penalty seconds as possible and finish with the best time.

Start: Feed channel with the starting pool

Finish: On the right bank of lower section of kayak channel

Track length: 1,29 km

Route rules: Route will consist of numbered gates colored as either green (downstream) or red (upstream), indicating the direction how they must be crossed. Order of the gates has to be followed. If the competitor’s boat, paddle or body touches a gate a time penalty for team will be 30 seconds. Omitting, or order switching is penalized with 2 minutes. Besides the gates, there will be Liptov Ride logo on the route, and each racer has to touch the logo. For not touching the logo team will be penalized with 5 minutes.

In upper part of track is located buoy, around which every kayaker must turn around. For not turning around the buoy team gets penalization 20 minutes.  In case of capsize and getting out of the kayak, team will also be penalized with 20 minutes.

Kayaker who makes whole track without capsizing and exiting kayak must cross finish line on the bank with kayak.

Kayaker who capsizes and exits from kayak on the the track must still cross finish line on the bank, however not required with kayak.

Required equipment:

  • Plastic kayak (for reference click here)
    • kayak is made of PE (polyethylen)
    • maximum length of the kayak is 275 cm
    • minimum weight of the kayak is 13 kg
  • paddle
  • helmet
  • life jacket
  • spraydeck

Recommended equipment:

  • neoprene clothing due to weather changes.