Photo: Tarmo Haud
According to the preliminary data, 2704 children took part in the children's events of the 21st Tartu MTB Marathon.
In TILLUraces, meant for children up to 8 years old and with 400, 700 meters and 1 kilometer long courses, 1976 children participated. In MINImarathon with 5,1 kilometer long track, 728 young bikers took part in.
„Nearly 3000 young riders showed that Estonians just love cycling,” said Oliver Kivimäe, the project manager of the Club Tartu Maraton.
The next and the final stage of the children’s sports series takes place on October 6th when the 7th Tartu City Marathon's events take place. Children will complete the series if they have finished at least four events out of six during the season. In addition, Tartu Maraton's skiing, Tartu Maastikumaraton’s running, Tartu Rattaralli's cycling and Tartu Rulluisumaraton's inline skating events are included in the series.
The main events of the 21st Tartu MTB Marathon will start tomorrow, on 16th of September. Over 5000 cyclists are expected to take part in the three distances (89, 40 and 21 kilometers) of the MTB Marathon.