Photo: Magnus Heinmets
Calling all running addicts! Fall in Estonia is 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!
Pärnu maakond, Pärnu linn
01.09.2018 - 02.09.2018
The Two Bridges Run named after rowing legend Jüri Jaanson is probably Pärnu's most famous public amateur sporting event. Every year since 2001 sports enthusiasts have gathered in Pärnu in the beginning of September to run or walk the ca 9000 m course along the Pärnu River. There is plenty to do for the whole family. The programme includes the run, walk and Nordic walk, children's races, water sports events, canine sports events and the Pärnu Country amateur sports market.
Harju maakond, Kesklinna linnaosa
07.09.2018 - 09.09.2018
Compared to the big cities of the world, Tallinn is tiny, but Tallinn Marathon makes up for this just fine. Tallinn Marathon introduces our beautiful capital to our guests as the route is attractive and runs through different areas. Nearly twenty thousand runners from more than fifty countries participate each year. The competition centre is located on Freedom Square. The festival lasts for three days and it is possible to participate in different runs: marathon, half-marathon, 10 km, or 5 km. There are also children's races.
Saare maakond, Kuressaare
15.09.2018 - 15.09.2018
The author behind the idea of organising an Ultima Thule Marathon is Rasmus Kagge. In December 2015, he proposed the idea at the development conference of Saare County "Ultima Thule – everything is possible at the edge of the world". Madis Kallas, Mayor of Kuressaare, took note and now, Saare County is holding its very own marathon. Two distances are offered for sports enthusiasts: a marathon (42.195 km) and a half marathon (21.1 km). In addition to runners, walkers and Nordic walkers are also welcome to the 21.1 km distance.
Tartu maakond, Tartu linn
06.10.2018 - 06.10.2018
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.
06.10.2019 - 06.10.2019
A popular public sporting event, taking place for the 37th time. It is possible to run different distances and take part in various competitions of varying degrees of difficulty. To learn more about your favorite distance, go to the competition website.Read more
Saare maakond, Kuressaare linn
19.10.2018 - 21.10.2018
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.Read more