This year's medals for Tallinn Marathon were inspired by the North Star

10.08.2020

The medals for Tallinn Marathon this year were inspired by the North Star, symbol of hope, perseverance, and willpower. The goal is to host the largest virtual sports event ever in Estonia with the participation of more than ten thousand recreational athletes from around the world.

 

This year’s Tallinn Marathon medal depicts the North Star (also Pole Star), the brightest star of the Northern Hemisphere. The North Star has served as a guiding light for hundreds of years, symbolizing progressiveness, willpower, and perseverance in pressing forward towards one’s goal. In this extraordinary year, many people around the world are in need of inspiration. Participants of Tallinn Marathon’s virtual race are forerunners in this respect. The medal depicting this proud symbol will be posted to all participants anywhere in the world.

 

Participants of the first virtual run of the Tallinn Marathon that takes place from 1 September to 30 September can choose the track and the distance for themselves. The programme includes five- and ten-kilometre distances of Sügisjooks, a half-marathon (21.1 km) and a classic marathon (42.2 km). The goal is to organise Estonia’s biggest virtual sports event ever, with at least ten thousand participants from Estonia and abroad.

 

The virtual run of the Tallinn Marathon will include a combined marathon which can be completed by any running and sports enthusiast. The full marathon distance will have to be completed during September by running or walking. The participant will be able to complete it in parts until he or she reaches the total required number of kilometres. The length of the shortest single part of the distance must be one tenth of the entire length of the marathon, i.e. 4.2 kilometres. Participants who will complete the combined marathon will receive the same beautiful medal and participant’s shirt as those who will complete the classic marathon distance. The organisers are confident that the combined marathon will be this autumn’s most popular virtual distance of the Tallinn Marathon.

 

The Tallinn Marathon invites as participants for whom the event has already become a tradition, so those who are just planning to start. There will be a suitable running and walking distance for everybody. The virtual run can be completed without a simultaneous gathering of a large number of people. Upon registration everybody can complete his or her distance according to the established rules using the route and time of own choice during September. After completion of the distance the participant must confirm it and upload a confirmation of his or her run to the virtual environment of the organisers. All participants of the virtual run will receive an electronic diploma through electronic channels and a unique medal corresponding to the completed distance. As usual, plenty of valuable participation bonuses and raffle prizes from numerous partners are already waiting for participants.

Main sponsors
Rimi
Tallinna Linn
Partners
Visitestonia
Kultuuriministeerium
World Athletics
AIMS
Running For All
Eesti Kergejõustikuliit
Kultuurkapital
Tallink
A. Le Coq
Nike
Sportland
Klick
MyFitness
Fysioline
Blummin
Marathon100
Sky Plus
Eesti Linnajooksud
Tõlkekeskus
Sportos
Garmin