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Cross the biggest river in Europe!
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July 15th 2017
Nizhniy Novgorod City, Russia
1, 3, 5 KM

What’s a Challenge?

Take part in an exciting event for all swimming abilities and cross the Volga, largest river in Europe. Being 3530 km long, it has a system that covers of about 1,350,000 square kilometers what equals an area of Germany, France and Italy all together. Challenge the powerful current of wild Russian river!

Routes

There are three routes for participants of different levels. Any swimmer can take part in the short distance (1 km), the medium (3 km) and the long distance races (5 km) are for experienced swimmers and pro. To finish 1km route you will need to cross the river in the narrowest point.

3 km and 5 km distances run along the flow of the river. All distances have one finish gate on the embankment near the monument “Boat-hero" in the city centre.

Success story 2016

Registration

We arrange for our guests visa service, accommodation, transfers etc.

Before apply please read Terms and conditions.


Choose the distance.

1 KM
Slots available
0
3 KM
Slots available
85
5 KM
Slots available
693
Entrance fee
3500 Р (≈ €57)

Add to your order

9100Р (≈ €149)

- Accommodation at the Accor IBIS hotel *** 2 days, July 14-16th, breakfast not included, cancelation policy see in Terms and conditions.
- Visa support
- Starter pack at the hotel
- Group transfer from hotel to the event
- English language 24/7 support line.

15200Р(≈€249)

- Accommodation at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel *** 2 days, July 14-16th, breakfast included, cancelation policy see in Terms and conditions
- Visa support
- Local tickets buying assistance
- Starter pack at the hotel
- Transfers from/to airport are included
- Group transfer from hotel to the event
- English language 24/7 support line
- Guided city tour.

600Р (≈ €10)

(your name and surname on the back)

1600Р (≈ €27)

Individual safety buoy is provided free of charge to all participants for the time of event. You pay for it only if you want to keep it.

2500Р (≈ €41)
Total amount
3500Р (≈ €57)

Registration information

Buyer Information

On it will be sent a copy of the letter with a gift

The letter will be signed by this signature


Information about the participant













Emergency contact






You will use your password to get to your personal account.

Entrance fee
3500 Р (≈ €57)

Add to your order

9100Р (≈ €149)

- Accommodation at the Accor IBIS hotel *** 2 days, July 14-16th, breakfast not included, cancelation policy see in Terms and conditions.
- Visa support
- Starter pack at the hotel
- Group transfer from hotel to the event
- English language 24/7 support line.

15200Р(≈€249)

- Accommodation at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel *** 2 days, July 14-16th, breakfast included, cancelation policy see in Terms and conditions
- Visa support
- Local tickets buying assistance
- Starter pack at the hotel
- Transfers from/to airport are included
- Group transfer from hotel to the event
- English language 24/7 support line
- Guided city tour.

600Р (≈ €10)

(your name and surname on the back)

1600Р (≈ €27)

Individual safety buoy is provided free of charge to all participants for the time of event. You pay for it only if you want to keep it.

2500Р (≈ €41)
Total amount
3500Р (≈ €57)

Registration information

Buyer Information

On it will be sent a copy of the letter with a gift

The letter will be signed by this signature


Information about the participant













Emergency contact






You will use your password to get to your personal account.

VISA SUPPORT
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How to get here
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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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Russia
  2. Get the invitation by our official visa partner online: http://ivisaonline.com/ 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: http://www.ils-usa.com
  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.

Feel free to question us.
Nizhny Novgorod is well connected to all major cities in Europe and Asia. You can buy a round flight with one change in Moscow for about €250.

You may also want to visit such great cities as Moscow or Saint Petersburg. Speed train from Moscow to N. Novgorod takes 4 hours and costs from €20 one way. It departs several times a day.

We recommend taking a flight from Saint Petersburg. It costs from €100 for a round trip and takes less than 2 hours.

Nizhny Novgorod is a big city and there are all the tourist services you usually need: Uber, Booking.com, Airbnb, Mc’Donalds :-). Most of the merchants in the city accept VISA or MasterCard. We recommend international chain hotels, so you will find English speaking assistance there.

You can contact us any time if you have questions.

Testimonials

Agenda

The event day is July 15, 2017. The exact start time will be scheduled for 1 month prior to the event. We strongly recommend to reserve all day. A detailed agenda of the day will be published on this site, posted in the Facebook group VolgaSwim, sent to the participants registered e-mails.

You’ll be able to get your starter pack in the morning at the event day or one day prior the event.

The race committee
Александр Базанов

Alexander Bazanov

Inspirer of the project

The organizer of sports and business events, marathoner, swimming coach, father of two children

+7 910 389 27 66

 

Марат Богдалов

Marat Bogdalov

GR Officer

Runner, dancer, fighter, ATCM PCM coach

 

Андрей Миндрюков

Andrey Mindryukov

Chief Customer Officer

The father of the son, the swimmer, the full time DIYer

 

Сергей Рыбкин

Sergey Rybkin

Chief Interface Officer

Designer, traveller, triathlete, father of two daughters

 

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