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Jubilee celebrations in 2019!

27.11.2018

Jubilee year's medals and marathon shirts are decorated with Estonian national tree oak leaf symbols which symbolize victory! As described by the local medal and shirt author Priit Verlin: ''Those who are able to conquer their chosen distance are as strong as oak trees and the oak leaf symbol is worthy to characterize the largest running event in Estonia!''

Jubilee medals

Tallinn Marathon unique oak leaf symbolled medal is a recognition that you have become stronger in mind and body when finishing your chosen distance. Marathon finishers will be rewarded with a gold oak wreath medal, half-marathon finishers with a silver oak wreath medal and Optibet 10km finishers a silver round medal with cut out oak leaves.

 

Jubilee maraton shirts

The official 2019 Tallinn Marathon black T-shirt and white Optibet Fall Race 10 km jubilee T-shirt are produced of custom-made fabric to fit the needs for a long-distance runner. The race package for 42,2 km runners include a free Tallinn Marathon official black shirt. Half marathon and Optibet 10 km runners have the option to purchase either the black or white shirt with an exclusive discount offer!

 

20thTallinn Fall Race 10km

Tallinn Fall Race 10km, Estonia’s most popular recreational race, is held for its twentieth time this year. The first ever Fall Race that took place in Tallinn’s city district of Rocca al Mare on September 3, 2000 rejoiced in the participation of 1,869 running enthusiasts. The race included a half marathon, 4 km and 10 km races, and kids’ races. The winner of the half marathon was Pavel Loskutov who boasted an Estonian record time of 1.03.23. 

 

30 years from first Tallinn Marathon

2019 marks the passing of thirty years from the first marathon held under the name of Tallinn Marathon. Approximately 100 runners took part in the race held on July 1, 1989. 

 

Tallinn 800

Tallinn was first mentioned in writing in the Livonian Chronicle of Henryin connection to a battle that took place on June 15, 1219 between Danish and Estonian forces and in which the Danes secured a hard-won victory. As legend has it, luck turned in favor of the Danes after a white banner with a red cross – present day Danish national flag Dannebrog- fell from the sky. 

 

Quarter of a million participants in 20 years

As a final accord to the birthday bash, the organizers of Tallinn Marathon and Fall Race 10km seek to attract more than a quarter of a million participants. Tallinn Fall Race 10km, held every year as from 2000, and Tallinn Marathon, held consistently as from 2010, have thus far lent momentum to a total of 226,713 recreational athletes. To attain 250,000 participants, Estonia’s largest race in 2019 must secure the participation of 23,287 running enthusiasts.

 

The anniversary scented 2019 program for Tallinn Marathon and Fall Race 10km that involves thousands of running enthusiasts and recreational athletes kicks off on Friday, September 6 with the five kilometer We Run Tallinn (Nike Youth Race), continues on Saturday, September 7 with Mesikäpp Kids’ Races and the 10 km Fall Race, and draws to a close on Sunday, September 8 with the classic marathon (42.2 km) and half marathon (21.1 km). 

 

To the birthday bash are heartily invited all recreational athletes that have participated in the event throughout the years as well as those just getting started. There are running and walking distances suited to every fitness level and medals handed out to participants will indeed be worthy of the anniversary. 

World Athletics has confirmed the Tallinn Marathon's 42,195km and 21,1km compliance with the Road Race Bronze Label. This is the first time a sports event held in Estonia is awarded such a high international organisational standard.