Competing in the 4x2.5km relay race are teams from the oblast executive committees, Minsk City Hall, central offices of the law enforcement agencies. Mass starts kick off every 30 minutes. The last race is scheduled for 15.00.
The first sports festival Minsk Ski Race was held on 16 February 1968, which was a 15km competition along the Borovaya-Raubichi route. Taking part in the event were 12,000 people.
The competitions are organized by the Belarusian Sports and Tourism Ministry and the Minsk City Hall.