Tartu Inline Skating Marathon will bring changes


Photo of 14. Tartu Inline Skating Marathon. Author: Adam Illingworth.

Tartu Inline Skating Marathon will take place as planned on August 22nd, and according to the rules established by the government, the organizers start to check COVID certificate. In addition, marathon distances will be shorter this year due to road works.

COVID certificate is mandatory

Only people who have been vaccinated, recovered from COVID-19, or present a negative test result (up to 48 hours before antigen test or up to 72 hours before PCR tests) can take part in the marathon this year. Respective certificate is not required for people under 18 years of age.

According to the race director of the event, Indrek Kelk, it is also possible to get tested at the event. "We are willing to offer an option for COVID test on the marathon day, but it will be for a fee. I also hope that people will find an opportunity to take the test before August 22nd," he states.

More detailed information about the testing (price, schedule, location) will be announced soon.

Respective certificate will also be mandatory for participants companions, who want to enter to the competition area.

Children's races will take place according to the regular program, on August 22nd. Certificate is not required for those under the age of 18, but for parents or companions it is mandatory.

Shorter distances

Another important change is related to extensive road works, which is the reason that organizers cannot offer full distances. Therefore, this year there will be 8, 18 and 34 km distances. Check out the tracks and schemas HERE.

Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in virtual race, where the distances are 10, 21 and 42 km. It can be done from 13-29 of August.

At the 24th Tartu MTB Marathon and the 10th Tartu City Marathon participants must also have COVID certificate. At the moment there is enough time to complete the course of vaccination before the next events.