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On the 23rd of February 2008 35 crews from different regions of Russia, Ukraine, Belorus and Kazakhstan came to the start of "Expedition-Trophy 2008".

15 of the starting crews are participants of the Preface — the first Stage of the Race, that will go from Murmansk to Arkhangelsk. The Open Stage, as well as any competitive Stage of the Race, includes off-road sectors, navigation and unusual logical tasks, aimed at finding the necessary locations and directions.

The other 20 crews are participants of the Golden Contest — they compete for the main prize of the Race — 10 kg of pure gold — whose owner will be defined at the final CP in Vladivostok. The Golden Contest is the very Race from Murmansk to Vladivostok, it consists of several stages (including the Preface), connected with precise fulfillment of tasks. Each Golden Contest team consists of two crews: 6 people (at least 1 woman and no more than 1 Veteran of previous "Expedition-Trophies") and two off-roadsters.