Siberian Ice Half Marathon is an official competition that is included in the calendar of the Ministry of Youth, Physical culture and Sport of Omsk region.


Siberian Ice Half Marathon is the only major long-distance race arranged in Russia in winter. The event is held in extreme weather conditions of Siberian winter and has unofficial status of the coldest race in the world.


Siberian Ice Half Marathon is a member of the Association of International Marathons and Road Races (AIMS). Competitions are international calendar AIMS.


Distinctive peculiarities of the Ice Half Marathon:

  • It is unique:  in Russia there are no analogues of such a major and mass winter long-distance race
  • It is popular: more than 1000 fans of running from 15 regions of Russia and foreign countries take part in the half marathon
  • It is extreme: the race is held in conditions of low temperatures (-39 oС in 2001)
  • It is holiday: a carnival of Christmas costumes, a show of winter swimmers and traditional extreme fun decorate the program


Siberian Ice Half Marathon records

The course record among women belongs to Evgenia Danilova (Omsk), who had a time of 1:17:36 in 2008.

The course record among men belongs to Vadim Ulizhov (Murmansk), who had a time of 1:08:10 in 2011.


Interesting facts from Siberian Ice Half Marathon history

In 2001 at the tenth anniversary Siberian Ice Half Marathon the temperature fell to -39 oС. For the whole half marathon history there has never been such a low temperature. Since the runners could get frost-bitten the organizers advised them to run only 6 km in spite of distances they had applied for. Eventually only 13 participants ran 21,1 km. One more interesting fact was that for the first time of Siberian Ice Half Marathon a woman showed a better time than a man.


In 2012 weather surprised participants of half marathon: the temperature was -4 oС. 


In 2004 half marathon participants wanted to be original: they wore doctor costumes and carried a stretcher with a “bandaged patient” along the whole course.


16 October 2018 Registration for the 2019 Siberian Ice Half Marathon is open now!

The new running season of the 2019 Siberian International Marathon race series will be opened on the 7th of January 2019 with the Siberian Ice Half Marathon. The registration of participants is open now! Write to tour@runsim.ru and register now!


The 28th Siberian Ice Half Marathon will be held on the 7th of January 2019 at the Cathedral Square. The organizers offer participants three individual courses: 3, 5 km (for running fans without any age limit), 7 km (for more experienced runners aged of 14 and older), 21.1 km (for trained runners aged of 16 and older).


Please find more detailed information on our website in the section „Registration“.

23 January 2017 Siberian Ice half Marathon 2017 results

On the 7th of January, 2017 Omsk held the 26th Siberian Ice half Marathon on the center of the city - Cathedral Square.