The #AvachaSkiMarathon takes place in the closed proximity to the location of an active Avacha Volcano (2470 meters altitude). Since 1996 many Russian and worldwide cross-country skiing and biathlon stars taken part in Avacha Ski Marathon: Alexey Prokurorov, Larisa Lazutina, Olga Danilova, Nina Gavrylyuk, Pavel Rostovtsev, Sergey Chepikov, Vladimir Vilisov, Jaak Mae, Olga Zavyalova, Ilya Chernousov, Alexander Os, Lars Berger, Alexander Legkov, Justyna Kovalchuk.
At a corner of huge Russia, at the very edge of the world, the Kamchatka Peninsula juts 1.500 kilometers into the Pacific. Petropavlovsk is the one of Russia's oldest towns in the Far East shares the same parallels as Manchester and Dublin. Athletes are finding whole worlds to explore inside the city's borders.