11.-13. September 2020
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Rules and regulations


1. General information

1.1. Tallinna Maraton is are held on 11-13 September 2020.

1.2. Organiser: Spordiürituste Korraldamise Klubi and partners. 

1.3. Tallinna Maraton is organised according to the competition rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Estonian Athletic Association (EKJL), and these rules and regulations.

1.4. Tallinna Maraton is a member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

1.5. Programme:

Friday, 11.09.2020 Nike Youth Run 5 km
Saturday, 12.09.2020  Half-marathon 21.1 km
Saturday, 12.09.2020 Autumn Race 10 km
Sunday, 13.09.2020 Marathon 42.195 km
Sunday, 13.09.2020 Kids’ races


2. Participants

2.1. Participation in Tallinna Maraton is at one’s own risk. 

2.2. Participant at the marathon distance must be at least 18 years old and at the half-marathon distance at least 16 years old. Participant must havesufficient training for the given distance.

2.3. Exceptions are made for younger marathon and half-marathon participants if they have sufficient training and a written permit from a parent or a trainer. The written permission must be sent to the organiser at jooks@jooks.eeat the latest 2 weeks before the event.

2.4. Participant of 10 km, must be at least 13 years old and have sufficient training. Exceptions are made for younger participants if they are together with their parent and participating at the parent’s responsibility.

2.5. Organisers recommend passing a health examination before participation.

2.6. Participating in Tallinna Maraton with baby strollers or pets is not permitted.


3. Competition centre at the Freedom Square in Tallinn 

The competition centre has:

3.1. Race office.

3.2. Dressing facilities and gear check.

3.3. Toilets.

3.4. Unsupervised bicycle park.

3.5. Awarding area (stage).

3.6. Relaxing area for marathon finishers.

3.7. Sports expo

3.8 Medical aid


4. Start

4.1. The start of Tallinna Maraton is at the Viru Gates

4.2. Start groups are opened 30 minutes before start.

Start groups

Start numbers

A group


B group


C group


D group


E group


F group


G group


H group


I group

8001-10000 (10 km timed walking/Nordic walking)

J group

10001-15000 (10 km not timed running/walking/Nordic walking)



4.3. If you register before 31.07.2020, the results of your last two years’ Tallinna Maraton are considered, when forming the first three start groups (start numbers 1-2000). 

4.4. With marathon or half-marathon runners who did not participate in 2018 or 2019, the planned result time of the runner is considered, if possible.

4.5. Participants of the Estonian championships and elite runners start in group I.

4.6. Only registered participants with 2020 BIBs are allowed to take part of the competition.

4.7. It is obligatory to start in your own group, those starting in the wrong group will be disqualified.


5. Track

5.1. Tallinna Maraton and Sügisjooks are held on the streets and light traffic roads of Tallinn.

5.2. The marathon course, 42.195 km, is open for 7 hours. Split times are recorded at 10 km; 21.1 km; 30 km; 40 km.

5.3. Marathon time limits: 21.1 km 3:15, 30 km 5:15. Participants exceeding the time limit are disqualified.

5.4. The half-marathon course, 21.1 km, is open for 4 hours. Split time is taken at 10 km.

5.5. 10 km course,is open for 2 hours. 

5.6. Refreshment stations are after every 3-5 km. Water and sports drinks are provided at the refreshment stations.

5.7. For safety, the participants are obligated to follow the orders of the course adjudicators.


6. Finish

6.1. Finish is located at the competition centre near the Freedom Square. 

6.2. After finishing, move along the finish corridor to the service area where the participants will receive a medal and beverages. 

6.3. A separate relaxing area is open for marathon (42.195 km) runners only (access with the marathon BIB). 


7. Registration

7.1. Online registration is open in Customer Portal at www.jooks.ee until 11.09.2020 at 17.00 and on-the-spot registration is available during the competition week at the race office.

7.2. Groups can be registered at www.jooks.ee Customer Portal until 31.08.2020.

7.3. To register, fill in the registration form.

7.4. Participant’s name is added to the participant list after the participation fee is paid.

7.5. Participation fee can be paid by credit card after the registration form is filled in. 

7.6. When paying the participation fee throuht the bank transfer (invoice), the participant will be added to the participant list within seven days after the participation fee is received.

7.7. Name in the participant list, which can be found at www.jooks.ee is confirmation for your registration. 


8. Re-registration

8.1. Re-registration can be done for an additional fee in the Customer Portal at www.jooks.ee until 31.08.2020 at 17.00.

8.2. Name change costs 10 EUR.

8.3. Distance change costs 10 EUR + participation fees difference.


9. Participation fees

MARATHON 42.195 km

until 31.12.19





September 2020

Full price

40 EUR

50 EUR

60 EUR

70 EUR

Seniors over 60 years and youth under 20. Club One, Sportland, MyFitness clients

32 EUR

40 EUR

48 EUR

70 EUR

Groups (from 10 participants)

40 EUR

45 EUR

54 EUR

70 EUR


until 31.12.19





September 2020

Full price

25 EUR

35 EUR

45 EUR

60 EUR

Seniors over 60 years and youth under 20. Club One, Sportland, MyFitness clients

20 EUR

28 EUR

36 EUR

60 EUR

Groups (from 10 participants)

25 EUR

31.50 EUR

40.50 EUR

60 EUR


until 31.12.19





September 2020

Full price

15 EUR

20 EUR

25 EUR

30 EUR

Seniors over 60 years and youth under 20. Club One, Sportland, MyFitness clients

12 EUR

16 EUR

20 EUR

30 EUR

Groups (from 10 participants)

15 EUR

18 EUR

22.50 EUR

30 EUR


until 31.12.19





September 2020

Full price

12 EUR

15 EUR

20 EUR

25 EUR

Seniors over 60 years and youth under 20. Club One, Sportland, MyFitness clients

9.60 EUR

12 EUR

16 EUR

25 EUR

Groups (from 10 participants)

12 EUR

13.50 EUR

18 EUR

25 EUR

9.1. 20% discount applies for seniors over 60 years and youth under 20 years. Age based discounts apply after entering the personal identification code in the registration form.

9.2. From 1 January, 20% discounts apply for the clients of agreed partners (Club One, Sportland, MyFitness).

9.3. One discount can be selected when registering. Double discounts do not apply.

9.4 Discounts are not valid in registration in September.

9.5. 10% discount is valid for groups (when registering after 01.01.2020) if at least 10 people are registered. Double discounts do not apply (those valid for senior or youth discount do not get group discount and vice versa).

9.6. Participation fee is not refunded if Tallinna Maraton is cancelled due to reasons independent from the organiser (force majeure) and if the participant forgoes the event.

9.7. If a participant cannot take part due to health reasons, it is possible to use the paid participation fee to register for the same distance in 2021. If the participation is postponed, the starting materials for 2020 cannot be retrieved. 

9.8. It is possible to submit an application for a 50% refund by presenting a doctor’s certificate before 10.09.2020.


10. Participation fee ensures

10.1. Start number (BIB)

10.2. Time measuring (excl. not timed distances)

10.3. Electronic diploma

10.4. Gear check and dressing facilities at the competition centre

10.5. Service on the course

10.6. Medical aid, if necessary

10.7. Medal

10.8. Beverage at the finish

10.9. Travel coupon from Tallink

10.10. T-shirt (only marathon participants)

10.11. Discounts from organisers and partners


11. Timing

11.1. For timed distances, timing is measured electronically. 

11.2. Timing is done by a chip attached at the back of the BIB.

11.3. Do not remove the chip from the BIB and do not fold the BIB.

11.4. The BIB must be placed on the chest and must be visible throughout the course, from start until crossing the finish line.

11.5. When finishing, do not cover the BIB with your hand, otherwise your time may not be recorded.


12. Age groups

13 year boys and girls (10 km)


U-16 boys and girls (10 km)

Born 2005-2006

U-18 boys and girls (10 km ja 21,1 km)

Born 2003-2004

U-20 juniors men and juniors women

Born 2001-2002

U-23 men and women

Born 1998-2000

M and W men and women

Born 1981-1997

M40 ja W40

Born 1976-1980

M45 ja W45

Born 1971-1975

M50 ja W50

Born 1966-1970

M55 ja W55

Born 1961-1965

M60 ja W60

Born 1956-1960

M65 ja W65

Born 1951-1955

M70 ja W70

Born 1946-1950

M75 ja W75

Born 1945 and earlier


13. Results

13.1. Results are published at www.jooks.ee

13.2. Ranking in age groups is identified at the timed distances according to the finish protocol.


14. Medical aid

14.1. Medical aid is available along the course, if needed.

14.2. If you see someone at the course who needs help, please inform the medical staff or organising personnel on the course or by calling 112.

14.3. IAAF’s anti-doping rules apply at the event and the Estonian Anti-Doping Agency has the right to test all participants for doping. More information for the participants is available at www.antidoping.ee.


15. Cancelling 

15.1. In case of obvious medical problems, the organisers have the right to call a participant off the course.

15.2. If someone cancelling the race needs transport, they need to move to the nearest refreshment station and inform the organisers. 


16. Awarding

16.1. Award Ceremony takes place at the competition centre according to the schedule.

16.2. 6 fastest men and 6 fastest women of the marathon are awarded. 

16.3. 5 fastest men and 5 fastest women of the half-marathon are awarded. 

16.4. 3 fastest men and 3 fastest women of the 10 km race are awarded. 

16.5. Accordig to the competition rules, all winners awarded with a prize must come to the award ceremony.

16.6 Winners (M/F) receive a trophy and a gift.

16.7. Age group winners (first place in marathon and half-marathon) are awarded a trophy, which is issued from the race office on the competition day. Later, the trophy can be picked up from the office of the Spordiürituste Korraldamise Klubi MTÜ at Juhkentali 12 Tallinn within 1-month period.


17. Appeals

17.1. Appellation fee is 20 EUR which is ensured only if the appeal is satisfied.

17.2. All appeals concerning the competition are solved by the competition jury, which includes the head organiser of Tallinna Maraton, the head of race office and the timing service provider.

17.3. All appeals concerning the event results, breach of rules, etc. among the first 50 finishers must be submitted within 1h after the 50thrunner finishes. For all other runners the appellation term is 30 minutes after the finish is closed.

17.4. Circumstances not covered in these rules and regulations shall be solved by the organisers on site.


18. Rights of the organiser

18.1. The organiser has the right to disqualify the participant if they do not follow the rules of Tallinn Marathon, disturb other participants or hinder the organisation of Tallinn Marathon in any manner.

18.2. The organisers have the right to use photos and videos taken at the event.

18.3. Participation fee is not refunded if Tallinna Maraton is cancelled due to reasons independent from the organiser (force majeure). 

18.4. By registering and paying the starting fee, the participant:

18.4.1. Agrees with these rules and regulations, and the conditions provided by the organiser;

18.4.2. Agrees that their personal data is used according to the laws and regulations;

18.4.3. Agrees that an e-mail with relevant information for the participant (the participant’s manual) is sent to them before the event;

18.4.4. Confirms that they have had sufficient training and they are healthy enough to take part in the sports event.

In order to better plan and prepare for our first World Athletics Bronze label marathon and half-marathon the organization team has set registration limits for all distances in 2020.


Estonia's largest running festival will welcome 4 000 marathon runners, 5 000 half-marathon runners, 12 000 runners, walkers and Nordic Walkers to our 10km distance. 


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