Race Regulations

  1. SEB 8. TARTU RULLUISUMARATON (Tartu inline skating marathon) (RUM) is organized by Club Tartu Maraton in co-operation with sponsors and supporters.
  2. SEB 8. Tartu Rulluisumaraton takes place on August 24th, 2014. 
    42,2 km mass-start at 13:00 in Tartu at the crossing of Narva mnt and Vahi Street. 
    21,1 km mass-start at 11:00 at the same place. 
    21 km race is not a competition. The results will be published in alphabetical order, without ranking. Finish of both races in Tartu at the crossing of Narva mnt and Kruusamäe Str. 
    42 km course: Tartu Narva mnt – Kõrveküla – Aovere– Kobratu - Aovere - Kõrveküla – Vahi – Aovere – Kõrveküla – Vahi – Kõrveküla – Tartu 
    21 km course: Tartu Narva mnt – Kõrveküla – Aovere – Kobratu – Aovere – Kõrveküla – Tartu 
  3. There are 4 drink stations (TP) on the 42km race: 1. Aovere 13,7km, 2. Vahi 21km, 3. Aovere 30,2km, 4. Vahi 37,4km 
    1 drink station on the 21km the race: Aovere 13,7km 
    There are 4 split timing points on the 42km race: 10,5km; 21km; 30,2km, 37,4km and 1 intermediate sprint on 24,1km. There is 1 split timing point on the 21km race: 10,5km 
  4. Waste areas for keeping our environment clean. There will be marked waste areas on the race course before and after every service point. Please dispose your waste (drink bottles, gel tubes etc.) next to the course, do not throw it to the forest or road ditch, where it is hard to find for cleaning crew after the event. It is prohibited to litter outside of waste areas! Organizers and commissaries have the right to disqualify or fine the violators. Disqualification can also be based on photo or video recordings.
  5. Control times of TP`s: 42km (ca 15 km/h) 21km (ca 11 km/h) Depending on weather conditions, the time limits could be changed on the race day. The skaters, who will not pass the service point before the control time, will be disqualified and transported to the finish by bus.
  6. Only inline skates are allowed. No roller skis and poles are allowed! 
    The use of a car, motorcycle or any other motorised vehicle is not permitted for completing the race distance, and in case such external assistance has been used, the competitor shall be disqualified. Also the intentional physical assistance (pushing, pulling), which helps the other competitor in his/her progress, shall be considered as outside help. The brief leaning on or the pushing of another competitor, which helps to maintain a safe distance between the two competitors (except at intermediate sprints and/or in the last 300m of the finish corridor) shall not be considered as outside help, which also includes keeping physical contact with the competitor in front of one in a group descent.
  7. Everyone will participate at own responsibility!  It is advisable to have an accident and/or health insurance. Organizers are not liable for participants’ health problems or damaged/lost personal belongings.
  8. Helmets are obligatory! Additional protection gear (for wrists, knees, arms etc) is recommended. Skaters without helmets will be disqualified.
  9. The race course is closed for regular traffic. Skaters must follow traffic rules, signs and traffic officers’orders. In case this rule is breached, referees have got the right to disqualify the competitor.
  10. The warm-up area. There is 200m long warm-up loop after the finish line. At 11.00-13.00 it is possible to use for warm up race course part Vahi - Kõrveküla (the racecourse part not in use for 21 km race). Warm-up on the other parts of the race course is not allowed. 
    If race rules have been breached, the disqualification may also be carried out on the basis of video footage of the event that shall be reviewed before the publishing of the official results.
  11. Age limit: all skaters born in 1999 (19 km 2002) or earlier are allowed to participate. 
    Age groups of 42 km: Women: N17 (birth years 1999-97), N20 (96-94), N21 (93-80), N35 (79-75), N40 (74-70), N45 (69-65), N50 (64-60), N55 (59-55), N60 (54-50), N65 (49-45), N70 (44 and earlier); 
    Men: M17 (99-97), M20 (96-94), M21 (93-80), M35 (79-75), M40 (74-70), M45 (69-65), M50 (64-60), M55 (59-55), M60 (54-50), M65 (49-45), M70 (44-40), M75 (39-35), M80 (34 and earlier). 
  12. Start groups:    

    Start groups

    42 km start numbers

    21 km start numbers

    Elite group


    1. group



    2. group



    3. group



    4. group



    5. group



    6. group



    Only until the end of the second round of registrations up to 15.08.14, the results of RUM 2013 (coef 1) or (in case of no result in 2013) 2012 (coef 1,2) will be taken into consideration for disposing the start numbers. Athletes, who have not participated in the last two years, will get start numbers in the last start groups in the order of the registration. Each participant must enter the start gate according to the start number. NB! Starting from the wrong group will lead to disqualification. The start list by start groups will be issued on the website within one week of the first round of registrations, the start list by start numbers will be issued on the website three days before the race. 

  13. Registration takes place: 

    • on Club Tartu Maraton`s website www.tartumaraton.ee (up to 22.08.2014 at 17:00); 

    • in the office of Club Tartu Maraton (Laulupeo Ave 25, Tartu, information: ph: +372 7421 644, fax: +372 7422 536) up to 22.08.2014 at 17:00; 

    •  in the race centre (Narva Rd - Kruusamäe Str crossing, in Tartu) on 23.08.2014 at 17.00;

    • • at the shops of Hawaii Express all over Estonia until 22.08.2014.

  14. Entry fees:

42 km

21 km

Up to 04.08.2014

20 €

15 €


25 €

20 €


40 €

30 €

A 50% discount is available for the youth up to the age of 18 (included), this discount does not apply to the re-registration fee.
NB! No registrations on the day of the race! 

15. In case of waiving the right to participate, the entry fee will not be refunded, but by submitting a doctor's note by 31.05.14, the registration to the 2015 event is available at a 50% discount.
16. If the race will be cancelled due to force majeure, the entry fee will not be refunded. Force majeure is an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the organizers, such as a war, strike, riot, fire, flooding, earthquake, hurricane, snow storm etc.). 

17. Re-registration (changing of distance, number or name) can take place only in the secretariat or by written application to  up to 17:00 on 23.08.14. There will be no re-registration on the day of the race. Re-registration fee is 10 € + difference of the participation fees of distances. Starting under wrong name leads to disqualification! In case of a lost / left behind start number, a 10 EUR replacement fee must be paid. 

18. The start numbers are handed out at the race centre (Narva Rd - Kruusamäe Str crossing, in Tartu) on 23.08.14 at 12:00-19:00 and 0n 24.08.14 at 9:00-12:50.

19. Start fee includes: a marked race course; starting package; time keeping (only in case of correctly attached time keeping chip during all the race); result in the results list (on short race in alphabetical order); service in service points and in the finish; awarding; diploma; medal; luggage storage; medical service if necessary; transport of abandoned skaters. 

20. Time keeping is based on a microchip. To get a result the time keeping chip must be correctly attached to your right ankle (up to 20 cm from the ground) from start to finish. After exiting the finish corridor, hand over the chip to the organizers. The participant is responsible for the chip from the moment the start number is handed out until it is handed over in the finish. In case of losing or not returning the chip, penalty 95 € will follow and the time keeping company ChampionChip issues the bill.

21. To get a result, the start number of SEB 8. Tartu Rulluisumaraton must be attached correctly and the time keeping chip must be attached correctly to the ankle. The shape and size of the start numbers may not be altered, e.g. by cutting or folding the edges.

22. Unofficial results will be constantly updated on the information board in the finish area and on the website www.tartumaraton.ee. If a result is missing in the unofficial results, skater has to inform immediately the Race Secretary about that. The protests concerning results can be brought up until next Wednesday after the race at 17:00 PM with the Race Office in Club Tartu Maraton. Official results shall be published at 17:00 on the next Friday after the race on the website www.tartumaraton.ee.

23. Medical aid shall be provided by the Estonian Rescue Board in co-operation with the Tartu Ambulance Service. Qualified medical workers shall provide assistance at the service points and on the race track. If you see someone in trouble on the course, please try to help and let the organizers know immediately or call 112!

24. Awarding. 12 first men and 6 women will be awarded with medals, cups and awards at the prize-giving ceremony at 14.45. There will be special prizes for sprint winner and cups for age group winners of 42 km. 
Cash prizes will be transferred to the winners` bank accounts after the official result lists have been validated and the results of any doping tests have been received. The income tax (21% of the award sum) is withheld from all of the cash awards, in accordance with the Estonian legislation. An athlete who is not present in the official award ceremony loses one’s right to an award.

25. Lost, found, exchanged and borrowed things should be handed over to the chief of the service point or to the Race Office. Lost/found things will be later available from Club Tartu Maraton office during one month after the race day. 

26. By registering for Tartu Rulluisumaraton, the participant confirms the willingness to abide by the current race regulations and gives the permission to use the shot photo and video material for the promotion of the event.

27. All protests concerning the race results and breaking the Rules etc must be brought up to the Race Commissaire as follows: 
• concerning first 100 finishers during 1 hour after first 100 participants have finished; 
• concerning all the others, up to closing time of the finish. 
The cost of a protest (except of these concerning race results) is 40 €, which will be refunded only when the protest has been met. All protests concerning the race will be solved by the Panel of Commissaires.

28. Other cases, not mentioned in current Race Regulations will be solved by the Organizing Committee..

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Skate partner

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