Club Tartu Maraton is a non-profit organization, which was established in 1991.
Its statutory goals are organizing of popular sport events and active participation in the operation and leadership of the organizations of respective sports both in Estonia and in the whole world.
As the organizer of country's most famous skiing event, Club Tartu Maraton is closely tied with the development of skiing in the whole Estonia. For this reason club was one of founders of Estoloppet in 1998 to unite Estonia's different skiing marathons to one series.
From 1999 to 2004, Club Tartu Maraton was also headquarters of the worldwide ski marathons' series Worldloppet.
Club Tartu Maraton's main aim is the organizing of SEB Tartu Complex Event consisting of Tartu Maraton (63 and 31 km cross country skiing marathon), Tartu Jooksumaraton (23 km and 10 km running and Nordic Walking race), Tartu Rattaralli (133 km and 69 km cycling road race) and Tartu Rattamaraton (89 km and 40 km mountain bike race).
The programs of main events also include races for children and elite athletes' competitions in Tartu, which are the tidbits for the spectators. Tartu MTB Sprint is held prior to Tartu Rattamaraton and Tallinn-Tartu Grand Prix and Tartu Grand Prix prior to Tartu Rattaralli. The last two of them has grown into a UCI 1 category race for professional riders - the most impressive race in the Nordic region and Baltic States.
All events have the shorter distances for persons who are no so well trained or had just started training or who's aim is not a sport result but active weekend in the nature with friends and family (Women's' ski race 16 km, Nordic walking 10 km etc). In 2007 the first inline skating marathon Tartu Rulluisumaraton (36 and 15 km) took place.
The club is also involved in organizing many other events. Most famous of them are Saku Suverull - the summer top event for skiers, cross country skiing World Cup stages, in 2004 was conducted the European Road Championships in cycling for U23 and in 2009 European Championship in MTB marathon.
From 2003, the main sponsor of Club Tartu Maraton is AS SEB Pank, which is why the names of the events have changed into SEB Tartu Jooksumaraton, SEB Tartu Rattaralli, SEB Tartu Rattamaraton, SEB TArtu Rulluisumaraton and SEB Tartu Grand Prix.
CLUB TARTU MARATON
(founded 10th Dec 1991)
Highest body, meets at least once a year
CHAIRMAN Väino Kull
MEMBERS: Andras Laugamets, Rein Kamarik, Arne Tilk, Veljo Lamp
Leads activities of the Club between Annual Meetings, Warranty for three years (from 2010)
Meets at least 4 times a year
CHAIRMAN Indrek Kelk
MEMBERS Madis Lepajõe
Represents the Club and is responsible for Clubs' economical activities
Warranty for three years (from 2010)
Meets at least once a month
DIRECTOR OF PROJECTS Indrek Kelk
PROJECT MANAGER Kunnar Karu
SECRETARY GENERAL Aet Nurk
OFFICE MANAGER Epp Paal
TREASURER Allan Oras
CHIEF COURSE MASTER Assar Kütt
MARKETING & COMMUNICATION Greete Kempel
BOOK KEEPING Anne Ellermaa
DESIGNER Külli Leola
SECRETARY Gaidi Ellermaa
GENERAL SECRETARIAT of ESTOLOPPET
Warranty for two years (from 2010)
MANAGER Indrek Kelk