National park «Altyn – Emel» is situated in South-East part of the Kazakhstan right in the middle of huge continent. Nature of Altyn – Emel strikes by its diversity. It includes several geographical zones: deserts, mountains and rivers. Mountain system Dzungariya and the Ili River are parts of National Park.

On 21-22 of May 2019 within the environmental action "March for Parks - 2019" in honor of International Day for Biological Diversity (celebrating around the world on May 22) in the territory of GNPP "Altyn-Emel"  took place an ultra-electric marathon from the "Singing Dune" 250 km from the Charyn canyon.


The quantity of participants was 85 person, 20 of them are marathon runners.