The newly signed Ski Classics Challengers event, the Ranka Kartonfabric Ski Marathon, takes place this Sunday, February 11, in Ranka, Latvia. Get to know more about the event.
Ranka Kartonfabric Ski Marathon is a multi-distance event in Latvia, with the 50km long-distance ski race in freestyle technique being part of the Ski Classics Challengers series from 2024.
On Sunday, February 11, in a small Latvian town, will take place for the third time long-distance skiing event in freestyle technique with four different distances Ranka Kartonfabric Ski Marathon. The longest event will be 100km of distance, with the 50km event being a Ski Classics Challengers event. Because of the long distances, the event is also called “Vasaloppet and Birkebeinerrennet – two in one.”
The Local Organizing Committee welcomes all the local and international skiers:
“Experience Latvian skiing marathon with special 100km and 50km distances through beautiful Latvian meadows, fields, and forests with relatively flat terrain with few small uphills and downhills.”
Ranka is situated close to Madona – only 40km, and from the capital Riga, approximately 130km. Organizers are willing to develop tradition at extraordinary distances like 100 and 50km and are waiting for professional and recreational skiers from all over the World to be part of this development.
Participants can choose four different distances – 100km, 50km, 20km, and 7km, with 10km long loops. For the 100km race, the record was set by a Latvian skier and biathlete with a time of 5 hours and 18 minutes.
For skiing enthusiasts who would like to come with their family and for whom 100km and 50km are too long distances, you could try 20km or 7km. Registration fees are affordable and can be seen HERE.
Ranka Kartonfabric Ski Marathon – Ski Classics Challengers Events
- Date: February 11, 2024
- Place: Ranka
- Country: Latvia
- Race distance: 50km
- Technique: Freestyle
- Website: Ranka Kartonfabric Ski Marathon
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As the Ranka Kartonfabric Ski Marathon 50km race is a Ski Classics Challengers event, Pro Team registered athletes can collect points for the Ski Classics Champion and Youth competitions in their respective genders.
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One of the central features of MyPages is that you get your global SC ranking. The SC Ranking is a live updated international ranking, unique in combining women and men, professional and recreational skiers in one single list.
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Photo: Ranka Kartonfabric Ski Marathon