Tartu Rattaralli children’s events take place on this Saturday
On this Saturday, May 30, in Tartu city center, the 34th Tartu Rattaralli’s cycling races for children take place. Around 4000 participants are welcomed in TILLUraces (500 m and 1,1 km) for pre-school children and MINImarathons (5,2 km and 10,5 km) for school children.
“The children’s event have been part of the Tartu Rattaralli program since 1984. This year the event is held for the 31st time and it has been very popular since the beginning,” said Indrek Kelk, the race director of the 34st Tartu Rattaralli. “Until last year, the Tartu Rattaralli children’s event had the most participants among Tartu Maraton Mini Cube events series. With around 4000 participants, we haven’t heard any other similar event - taking place on one day and on one place - in the world with so many young cyclists.”
The first start will be given at 11.00 on Turu street, next to Statoil and McDonalds. The courses run along Tartu city center, the MINImarathons also pass Supilinn and Karlova - very scenic Tartu districts. During the race, the traffic is closed.
No winners are declared in the Tartu Rattaralli children’s events. However, all children will receive a medal, a diploma and a small prize bag.
The participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Pre-registration online is open from Monday, May 25 until Thursday, May 28 at 5:00 PM (Estonian time). On May 29, the registration is open in Tartu Rattaralli’s race center and of course, it is possible to register on the day of the race before the first start.
Photo: Kaimo Puniste