TOP running events of summer and fall

Source: Magnus Heinmets

TOP running events of summer and fall

Calling all running addicts! Summer and fall in Estonia are an ideal time to run a marathon or shorter race – the temperatures are mild, the air is fresh and steep hills are few and far between. Combine a holiday in different parts of the country, from Tallinn or Tartu to the island of Saaremaa, with a running event. Tracks take you by the Baltic seaside, into the heart of charming medieval towns and through the autumnal countryside. Give yourself a reason to stay active this fall and a trip to look forward to!

Viking Line Night Run Estonia

Lääne-Viru maakond, Rakvere

26.09.2020 - 26.09.2020

ight Run Estonia is the most distinguished running event in the Baltic region. A running festival which focuses on the experience itself and simply exercising, not the result. The aim of the series is to promote regular physical exercise in the Viru County region and provide motivational opportunities for this. It is possible to register separately for each event or as part of the series.

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Tartu City Marathon

Throughout Estonia

02.10.2020 - 03.10.2020

Tartu City Marathon track, which runs on the streets of the historical university town, has been considered as the most exciting marathon courses in Estonia. The following distances are opened: marathon (42 km), half-marathon (21 km) as well as 10 km. On the 10 km distances also the Nordic Walkers are warmly welcome. In addition, special children races and a cool Friday Night Run await to hit the track. Starting from 2020, also a virtual race format available for runners, who cannot participate in the main marathon day. Virtual run period is between September 24th to October 3rd.

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Saaremaa Three-Day Race

Saare maakond, Kuressaare linn

16.10.2020 - 18.10.2020

The first Saaremaa three-day race was held in 1974, when the distances for women were shorter than those for men. Soon after, all competitors ran the same distance. Now, there is also a race for young participants. A total of nearly 2,000 runners have finished the race at this international event. In the course of three days, contestants run a marathon of 42.195 km. The races on the first and last day will take place in Kuressaare where the tracks are located in the midst of the junipers of Roomassaare as well as the historical buildings in the city centre. The race on the second day is a bit different, as it takes place on the Sõrve Peninsula.

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Charity Christmas Run in Narva

Ida-Viru maakond, Narva

19.12.2020 - 19.12.2020

The Charity Christmas Run in Narva is a run in costumes: all participants have to wear a Christmas decoration, costume, or a hat. - All participants will receive a small gift! - All children will receive a medal and a sweet prize! - Lottery from the sponsors of the run! - Children's race - for free!

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Viking Line Estonian Night Run – Winter Special

Lääne-Viru maakond, Rakvere

27.12.2020 - 27.12.2020

After the Christmas season and before New Year’s Eve, you can participate in both the 5 km and the 10 km run in Rakvere. Fireworks, the city’s Christmas decorations, and a light show – all of this will inspire health sports enthusiasts to go to Rakvere three days before the New Year. The Estonian Night Run is the most unique running event in the Baltics. Here, the most important thing is the experience of running, not winning. The aim of the series is to promote regular movement in the Viru County region and to provide motivating opportunities for it.

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Last updated : 23.04.2020

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