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 and is in this role again from the year 2016.
Club Tartu Maraton's main aim is the organizing of following popular sport events: Tartu Maraton (63 and 31 km cross country skiing marathon), Tartu Forest Marathon (42, 23 , 10 and 5 km running and Nordic Walking race), Tartu Rattaralli (135 km and 60 km cycling road race), Tartu Rattamaraton (89, 40 and 21 km mountain bike race), Tartu Rulluisumaraton (42, 21 and 10 km inline skating race) and Tartu City Marathon (42, 21 and 10 km running races). 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.
The programs of main events also include races for children and elite athletes' competitions in Tartu, which are the tidbits for the spectators. Tallinn-Tartu Grand Prix and Tartu Grand Prix prior to Tartu Rattaralli has grown into a UCI 1 category road race tour for professional riders - Tour of Estonia.
The club is also involved in organizing many other events. Most famous of them have been: Saku Suverull - the summer top event for skiers; cross country skiing World Cup stages; in 2004 and 2015 were conducted the European Road Championships in cycling for U23 and in 2009 European Championship in MTB marathon.
CLUB TARTU MARATON (founded 10th Dec 1991)
ANNUAL MEETING - Highest body, meets at least once a year, 69 members
COUNCIL - Leads activities of the Club between Annual Meetings, Warranty for three years (from 2014), meets at least 4 times a year
CHAIRMAN: Alar Arukuusk
MEMBERS: Arne Tilk, Andras Laugamets, Peeter Liik, Epp Paal
BOARD - Represents the Club and is responsible for Clubs' economical activities, warranty for three years (from 2014), meets at least once a month
MEMBER Indrek Kelk
CEO Indrek Kelk
PROJECT MANAGER Oliver Kivimäe
MARKETING MANAGER Kristina Hallik
PRESS Liisa-Lotta Veiken
SECRETARY GENERAL Aet Nurk
OFFICE MANAGER Gaidi Ellermaa-Levo
TREASURER Arvi Suurpere
CHIEF COURSE MASTER Assar Kütt
BOOK KEEPING Anne Ellermaa
SECRETARY Teele Vaalma
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER Rihard Ora