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Nordic Walking World CUP 2020 powered by ONWF
"Every year Nordic Walking races are becoming more popular. ONWF was taking part in many of them around the Globe. That is why we dare to unite many great races around under one roof. The main goal is to unite Nordic Walking fans and give the opportunity to celebrate the movement in it is Original Way. We all were using 4 legs in childhood while crawling. Motion is important for human being. It creates emotion and contributes to healthy way of living and positive attitude. We are aiming to unite all Nordic Walkers from all clubs and organization."
Marko Kantaneva, ONWF President, NWWCup Tour Director
We invite you to take part in the most exiting and bright event of the nordic walking spring - Nordic Walking competition Sand Race, the 4-th stage of 2-nd NWWCup 2020!
The participants can choose between 5km (1 lap) and 10km (2 laps) distance.
Age and experience are not important.

IMPORTANT: these year Russian visa is FREE FOR all EU CITIZENS!
Fast, easy, convenient and free e-visa to St.Petersburg and the Leningrad region may be granted to nationals of 53 foreign States!!

Sand Race is running in St. Petersburg for the 8th time and it grows in popularity year after year.
The feature of the competition is that the route lies on the sandy coast along the of the Gulf of Finland.
It is real pleasure to walk there as the sand is soft, but quite well packed.
Sand Race is a great start of the Nordic Walking season in Russia!

Watch how Sand Race, 3rd stage of the 1st NWWCup was carried out on 2019!
Competition shedule
Sunday, 17th May, 2020
Registration, starting point lies on the beach of the Gulf of Finland
Nordic Walking master classes by "Go2Walk" coaches
10:30 – 10:50
10:30 – 10:50
Opening the competition. Flash mob "Great formations"!
Warm-up before the start on the beach
Start of the Sand race
12:30 -13:45
12:30 -13:45
Finish of the Sand race
Fun contest, entertainment program
Summing up and ceremony of awarding the winners (awards, prizes, diplomas)
Closing ceremony

On-line registration is open!
Registration fee for 5 km and 10 km is

20 EU = 1400 RUBLE till March 1 2020
25 EU = 1750 RUBLE till April 10 2020
30 EU = 2100 RUBLE till May 10 2020

Registration fee for 2 km walk with no timing

7 EU = 490 RUBLE till March 1 2020
8 EU = 560 RUBLE till April 10 2020
9 EU = 630 RUBLE till May 10 2020

2 km walk with Marko Kantanev, key developer of Nordic Walking, registering no time, with awarding with a medal on the finish - start 3 minutes after the start of the participants who entered the race with the registration of time!
This discipline is for those who want to participate in our Nordic Walking Festival, but do not want to participate in its "competitive" part !!!

Professional marshals team works at Sand Race
Professional marshals team works at Sand Race
Why do we do that?
Our goals and objectives:
Because with poles it's always better!
Nordic Walking popularization as an affordable effective and fun physical activity
Let's collect kilometers of health!
Inclusion of the population to the healthy and active living
Go to walk together!
Strengthening of friendly ties of athletes from different cities, clubs and organizations

Regulations of the competition
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Every time we face the overcoming of ourselves.
Sand Race starting/finishing area
The beach in Sestroretsk looks like it's cut out for Nordic Walking skills and drills. The sand, comfortably bending under the food, and the sea air create the special atmosphere whenever we come here.

How to reach the location?

  • By train: take a suburban train at 09:40 from Finland Station (Beloostrov destination). Arrival to the station "Kurort" at 10:34. Take a trail from the station right to the Gulf of Finland, don't enter the territory of the sanatorium "Sestroretsky Resort".
  • By bus: take a bus 216 from the metro station «Staraya derevnya» to the station "Kurort" or a shuttle bus 417 from the metro station «Chernaya rechka» to the station "Kurort".
  • By car: from St. Petersburg by Primorskoe road to Sestroretsk, then according to the roadmap to the Kurort railway station.
For navigator fans:
GPS coordinates of the parking № 1:
Latitude: 60°6′33.71″N (60.109364)
Longitude: 29°56′54.92″E (29.948589)
GPS coordinates of the parking № 2:
Latitude: 60°06'27.7"N 29°56'54.7"E
Longitude: 60.107698, 29.948531
Travel and take part in the Sand Race Competition
We invite you to visit St. Petersburg, one of the most beautiful and romantic Russian cities, which is called the Nothern Venice for a good reason. Together with sightseeing you have the possibility to participate at the Sand Race, an interesting Nordic Walking competition, which takes place near the Gulf of Finland.

Follow that link to see more about city tour option >>>>>>>>>

If you don't have enough time to stay in St.Petersburg for several nights, you can choose our basic offer: we pick you up at the airport or at the railway station, you'll stay at the hotel in the center of the city for 2 nights, take part at the Sand Race competition and we'll organize you a transfer to the airport.
195 EU per person (1 pax)
175 EU per person (2 pax)
- 2 nights accommodation at the 3* Hotel in the center of the city
- Breakfasts
- Registration fee to the Sand Race
- Transfer from Pulkovo airport to St.Petersburg at the 1st day and transfer from St.Petersburg to Pulkovo airport at the last day of the journey.
Not included:
- Lunches and dinners
- Train tickets to Sestroretsk and retour (2 EUR)
Our contacts
Irina Markovskaya +7 921 8162198 (mob and WhatApp) - rus
Nikolay Shustrov +7 921 916 21 98 (mob and WhatApp) - english & french
You can reach us via e-mail:
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Registration fee for 5 km and 10 km is

20 EU = 1400 RUBLE till March 1 2020
25 EU = 1750 RUBLE till April 10 2020
30 EU = 2100 RUBLE till May 10 2020

Registration fee for 2 km walk with no timing

7 EU = 490 RUBLE till March 1 2020
8 EU = 560 RUBLE till April 10 2020
9 EU = 630 RUBLE till May 10 2020
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