14 Sep-16 Sep, 2019

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2019 - Kazakhstan Action Asia 3 day Ultra

 14 Sep-16 Sep, 2019
 Almaty region, Kazakhstan Trail hike and run options

Event Info 賽事簡介

  • 15% VIP savings off entry fee if you have entered any 3 day overseas Action Asia Events in 2017 - 2019 (Lijiang/Mongolia/Nepal/Kazakhstan) at the time of entry. Please use this VIP code: 2019KAZAK15VIP when you register online (key in the code before you check out).
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Event Name:

KAZAKHSTAN Action Asia Ultra Marathon 3 day stage

Date:

Sept 14-16, 2019

Location:

Kazakhstan

Distance:

60km, 100km

Category:

Trail Running and Hiking Options

Located in Central Asia, Kazakhstan is a vast country that boasts rich history & culture, beautiful landscapes, friendly people, and tons of amazing sights to see and things to do. ... Kazakhstan lies between Europe and Asia, and the size of Kazakhstan's territory makes the country the ninth largest in the world.

For runners & hikers looking for a peace of mind - Follow the steppes in the next Kazakhstan Action Asia 3 day Ultra Marathon. 

Accommodation:
Please email payment@actionasiaevents.com with your preferred person(s) who you would like to share the official Kazakhstan hotel in Almaty with if you haven’t. Hotel accommodation will be 2 per room. Special arrangements can be made on rooms for Double beds. 

 

ITINERARY 

Friday, Sept 13:

  • Bus transportation from Almaty international airport at 3:00pm airport (Will leave after direct flight from Hong Kong arrives If arrive earlier runners must make their own way to airport international arrival hall and see staff and buses with AAE signs). Direct to race venue location (approximately 3 hour drive) stopping 1x on way for lunch meal at local Kazak village.
  • Please email Payment@actionasiaevents.com your flight itinerary on or before Sept 1, for us to know when you arrive and arrange someone to meet you at airport if Sept 13th arrival. If arriving day earlier it will be the responsibility of the participant to take a taxi to their hotel and meet at airport arrival hall Friday Sept 13th at 3:00pm to get the free bus to the race venue as very complicated to get too and no taxi will go there.
  • Dinner provided on way to the race venue
  • Accommodation in traditional Kazak yurts with floor carpet (must bring sleeping bag)
  • 7 pm - Race briefing for day 1 course with maps giving out

Saturday, Sept 14:

  • 6 am – Breakfast starts in the main kitchen of the yurt camp (Kazak style breakfast porridge, eggs with naan bread / coffee / milk tea
  • 7am – Race start (both 60km & 100km category)
  • 12-4 pm – Kazak style lunch served in afternoon at yurt camp
  • 6 pm – 7 pm – Kazak style dinner served at yurt camp
  • 7 pm - Race briefing for day 2 course with maps giving out and results of day 1

Sunday, Sept 15:

  • 6 am – Breakfast starts in the main kitchen of the yurt camp (Kazak style breakfast porridge, eggs with naan bread / coffee / milk tea
  • 7am – Race start (both 60km & 100km category)
  • 12-4 pm – Kazak style lunch served in afternoon at yurt camp
  • 6 pm – 7 pm – Kazak style dinner served at yurt camp
  • 7 pm - Race briefing for day 3 course with maps giving out and results of day 2

Monday, Sept 16:

  • 6 am – Breakfast starts in the main kitchen of the yurt camp (Kazak style breakfast porridge, egg with naan bread / coffee / milk tea
  • 7am – Race start (both 60km & 100km category)
  • 11 am – Kazak style lunch served at yurt camp
  • 12 noon – Buses leave to official Hotel in Kazakhstan (option to swing by airport & drop anyone off on way around 3-4pm) then continue to Official Hotel drop off.
  • 4 pm – Arrive back in Almaty Kazakhstan at the official hotel (spa & market nearby)
  • 6:30 pm – BUFFET DINNER AT Kazakhstan style RESTAURANT
  • 7:30 pm – Awards ceremony begins with some photos displayed

**Note there is a direct flight leaving midnight Almaty back to Hong Kong and special buses will be arranged for those on this flight. For the remaining participants, buses will be arranged at different times on Tuesday, Sept 17.

Tuesday, Sept 17

  • buses will be arranged at different times on Tuesday, Sept 17. Please email us latest Sept 1st with your flight schedule otherwise no guarantee we will have room on the bus. Note taxi easy to arrange.

 

What's included in the entry:

  • Bus transportation from Almaty airport (3:00pm Fri Sept 13) to start race venue location Friday Sept 13 (3 hr drive).
  • (PLAN IS TO STAY AT SAME YURT CAMP LOCATION FOR 3 DAYS making it easy on you so you can relax).
  • Accommodation for Friday Sept 13, Saturday Sept 14, Sunday Sept 15 in Kazak desert camp and Monday Sept 16 in official Almaty Hotel.
  • Transportation from finish to the official hotel in Almaty Monday Sept 16.
  • Transportation from the official hotel in Almaty to awards dinner Monday Sept 16.
  • Dinner Sept 13, Breakfast, lunch, dinner Sept 14, Breakfast, lunch, dinner Sept 15 and breakfast and lunch Sept 16 at Kazak camp.
  • Awards dinner Sept 16 in Almaty.
  • Breakfast in Almaty Tuesday Sept 17 at the official hotel in Almaty
  • Bus transportation from Kazakhstan official hotel to Almaty airport night of Sept 16 (if catching HK midnight flight early morn Sept 17) or Sept 18 if catching flight that day.
  • Racing number, pins & souvenir race shirt provided
  • Water on the race course (checkpoint every 10km estimate) with fruit and water at finish line each day.
  • Medical, Security and staff support with event 3rd party insurance
  • Finishers survivor medal

 

What's not included:

  • Room space for friends and family as they must pay just like participants even if coming just to volunteer or cheer you on.
  • Optional extra nights accommodation – If you are coming from Hong Kong, the official travel agency can give you quotations.
  • Visa & permits for Kazakhstan (please check in your own country to see if you need).
  • Food if stopping on bus at the local shop - Cash in the local currency or USD - small notes please). Note nothing to purchase at camp except coke, beer. So load up on your snacks before arriving.
  • Personal insurance- Family, friends, volunteers others who want to come with you - they are treated like a participant in the race and still have to pay the full fee (actually in a way they cost us more as we have to transport them around also)
  • Return flight tickets to Almaty, Kazakhstan.

 

Official Hotel:

Renion Park Hotel Almaty

Address: Kunaev St 66, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan

 

VISA 

All runners should check with the Kazakhstan consulate website to see whether you need a visa to visit the country.

Kazakhstan consulate in Hong Kong: http://www.mfa.gov.kz/en/hongkong/content-view/tourism-b12 Countries do NOT need a VISA: http://www.mfa.gov.kz/en/hongkong/content-view/strany-i-regiony-osvobozdennye-ot-viz

If you need a VISA to visit Kazakhstan, it’s very likely that you will need the VISA supporting document / invitation letter (LOi). Please email payment@actionasiaevents.com before June 1, 2019.  LOi can only be issued by organizations in Kazakhstan and it will take up to 14 working days to proceed including Migration department check. It costs USD55 per person (this LOi supporting letter fee including tax and admin charge from Kazakhstan agency.) Eligibility: If you plan to apply at Kazakhstan consulate in Hong Kong, you will need to be either a Hong Kong permanent identity card holder or have the Hong Kong working VISA.

 

Recommended Travel agent Hong Kong: (Supporting partner)

OFFICIAL TRAVEL AGENT

Flight Centre 

Phone: +852 2829 2026/+852 6358 1479 ( Monday to Friday 9:30am-6:00pm)

Email: activetravel@flightcentre.com.hk | yannie.li@flightcentre.com.hk 

Address: 7/F, Island Place Tower, 510 Kings Rd, North Point, Hong Kong

Recommended flight from Hong Kong

JSC Air Astana

  • KC930 (FRI)    HKG / ALA   0945/1440
  • KC929 (TUE)   ALA / HKG   0015/0810

AIRLINE TICKET SPECIAL HONG KONG TO ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN DIRECT - ACTION ASIA AIR TICKET SPECIAL TO KAZAKHSTAN

 

Insurance - The event has its own public liability insurance coverage, but we recommend that all participants get their own personal accident coverage to cover any personal accidents.

 

Medical - As this event involves going into the mountains we recommend all participants to have gone to a medical checkup before the event to make sure you are physically fit enough to handle this kind of physical challenge.

 

Finisher medal from 2018 (2019 slightly different but as beautiful)

 

Official Hotel for visa application:

Renion Park Hotel Almaty

Address: Kunaev St 66, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan

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