According to the information from Beringia's organizing committee, kaiurs (dog-team drivers) from Kamchatka and the Koryak Autonomous District are taking part in the race with the route of 950 kilometers. A total of 16 racers signed in for "Beringia-2004".
The race's track starts at the Esso village (Kamchatka Region) and ends at the Ossora village (Koryak Autonomous District); it consists of 14 laps from 20 to 93 kilometers each. The kaiurs are driving teams of 8-14 dogs.
The competitors will have to drive their teams in extreme conditions. During the races temperature in the area is never higher than -15 C during the day and -25 C during the night. The track's height above sea level varies from 100 to 1,200 meters.
The first "Beringia" race took place in January 1990; since then it has become a traditional one. The route of "Beringia-90" was 250 kilometers long. The routes of "Beringia-91" (1,980 kilometers), and "Beringia-92" (2,044 kilometers) feature in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest dog-team travels in the world.