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SEB Tallinn Marathon will take place in two months!

11.07.2017

Estonia’s largest public sports event SEB Tallinn Marathon, which will take place in two months, is again aiming to attract twenty thousand participants.

Residents of all Estonian counties and guests from 42 foreign countries have already registered.

 

Two months before this large event takes place, around seven thousand sports enthusiasts have already registered for participation in the most popular running event in Estonia. This number is almost the same as the one in the record-setting year 2013, when the number of participants in all distances was 20,562. Back then the magical number of twenty thousand participants was exceeded for the first and so far the only time in the history of public sports events in Estonia. The peak of registration activity is usually reached in August, and right now it seems that this year the number of twenty thousand participants can be reached again. September will show if the record which was set four years ago will be broken. 

At present approximately one and a half thousand sports enthusiasts have registered for the marathon distance, and around two thousand have registered for the half marathon. Over three thousand participants have registered for the 10-kilometre distance, and one third of them will participate as walkers and Nordic walkers. Nike Youth Run already has over five hundred registered participants. Already today residents of all Estonian counties are represented, together with one and a half thousand guests from forty-two foreign countries. Participation of companies, colleagues and groups of friends is also very popular, adding new participants in tens and even hundreds.

 

SEB Tallinn Marathon which traditionally takes place over the second weekend of September (this time on 8-10 September), this year introduces an updated programme and completely new tracks.
The event will start in the evening of Friday 8 September with a 5-kilometre Nike Youth Run, which will take its participants from the Freedom Square along city streets and park roads to the Old Town, then to the Town Hall Square, and finally back along Harju street.

On Saturday 9 September, for the first time in the evening at 17:00, the 10-kilometre Autumn Run, boasting 17 years of history and large numbers of participants, will start from Pärnu maantee. Last year the 10-kilometre track received a lot of great feedback from participants, and this year it will again take runners, walkers and Nordic walkers through bohemian Kalamaja district, and then through numerous other exciting places to the finish line on the Freedom Square. We definitely recommend all participants to come with their families, as on Saturday they will be able to enjoy fun Mesikäpp Children Races, and this active day will be concluded with a culture programme.

Sunday 10 September is a traditional marathon day. At 9:00 the classical marathon run will start from Pärnu manatee along a 42.195-kilometre track, followed by the half marathon run which will start at noon. This year both the marathon and the half marathon distances have a completely new course which will take runners to exciting Kalamaja, Kopli and Rocca al Mare areas, followed by roads of Stroomi beach. The first and the last quarters of the marathon track go through the Kalamaja district, which will make it easier for the participants to pass the distance and for the spectators to enjoy the competition.

 

SEB Tallinn Marathon is the largest public sports event in Estonia and the most famous international marathon run in the Baltic States. Last year this large public sports celebration attracted 18,765 sports enthusiasts from a total of 54 countries.

You can register for different distances of SEB Tallinn Marathon at the address www.jooks.ee.

Programme: http://www.jooks.ee/et/tallinna-maraton/programm

Course maps: http://www.jooks.ee/et/tallinna-maraton/rajaskeemid

This week, AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) measurer-administrator Hugh Jones is visiting Tallinn to officially measure the Tallinn Marathon 42.2km, 21.1km and Optibet 10km courses.