Tallinn Marathon invites you to run!

Source: Kristo Parksepp

Tallinn Marathon invites you to run!

Tallinn Marathon is the biggest running event in Estonia and the biggest marathon in the Baltic countries, taking place in the city centre of Tallinn between 6 and 8 September.

The three-day programme offers distances for all ages and abilities: 42 km, 21 km, 10 km, We Run Tallinn 5 km, and children running distances. Last year, nearly 24,000 sports enthusiasts from a total of 67 countries participated in the races.


A run around medieval Old Town to modern city centre


Tallinn Marathon provides the sports enthusiasts with a unique emotion, allowing them to run through modern city centre and the Old Town, which is one of the best-preserved and most intact medieval towns in Europe and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, the renewed running track will lead runners through the bohemian Kalamaja district, picturesque light traffic roads of Stroomi beach, Rocca al Mare,  the Estonian Open Air Museum, and Culture Kilometre. It is like an excursion in Tallinn! All finishers will receive an awesome medal to remember their run, and marathon runners are also provided with a T-shirt and unique racing bib.

 

Jubilee celebrations will continue!

The celebrations that began with the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia will also continue this year, when 30 years will pass from the first marathon race under the name of Tallinn Marathon, and the most popular running event in Estonia – Tallinn Autumn Run Optibet 10 km – celebrates its 20th anniversary. When adding the first written record of Tallinn in the Livonian Chronicle of Henry 800 years ago in 1219 to this list, it is well justified to celebrate these important events with traditional symbols.

So, the jubilee shirts and medals are decorated with traditional oak leaf motifs this year. Those who can finish their chosen track can be considered as strong as the oak trees. A unique medal with an oak leaf motif is a recognition for the fact that you have become stronger both in body and spirit when striving towards the goal. In addition to unique medals, this year’s jubilee shirts of marathon and autumn run are also decorated with golden autumn oak leaves, which are well suited to characterise Estonia’s biggest sports celebrations – this is the song festival of runners!

Last updated : 04.07.2019

In category: Tallinn

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