National Parks and Running in Kazakhstan
Replies: 1 - Last Post: Apr 23, 2012 7:48 AM Last Post By: cook006
Apr 13, 2012 9:37 AM
National Parks and Running in KazakhstanHello - just checking on two things;
1. Are guides / rangers required to enter National Parks / Reserves in Kazakhstan, e.g. Sayram-Ugam or are you free to enter on your own providing you pay the park fees.
2. Anyone know of any running races in Kazakhstan / Kyrgyzstan or if trail running / mountain running generally occurs in these two countries/
Apr 23, 2012 7:48 AM
No idea on the national parks thing I'm afraid. On the running side it doesn't seem that running is very popular in Kazakhstan. I get a lot of stares when I'm out jogging and don't see many other joggers. The only races that I'm aware of are run by expatriates. Last weekend there was a triathlon in Astana and in May there will be a 10k in Astana and a half marathon in September. There may be a more active running scene in Almaty but I will let others more knowledgeable comment on that.
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