Tartu City Marathon
The history of Tartu City Run (Tartu Sügisjooks) dates back to 1983 when the first Tartu City Run was held on Tartu streets. At that time, it was one of the most popular running races. Mass sport activities became more and more popular in Estonia and following the success of the first Tartu Rattaralli in 1982 and intense requests by running fans, Tartu City Run was born. It is the predecessor of all big public races in Estonia.
Back then, the length of the run was more like a half marathon, distances were around 20km. In 2012, when the tradition of Tartu City Run is restored, the distance is 10 km. For longer distance lovers’, 1st Tartu City Marathon with 42.2km long distance, is also organized.
Actually, Tartu Sügisjooks did not disappear anywhere. Since 2000 Tartu Sügisjooks has had a new name: Tartu Running Marathon (Tartu Jooksumaraton). That year (in 2000) the race was moved from Tartu streets to Elva-Otepää and to spring time – to provide more variety for the sportsmen throughout the whole year. As in 2012 Tartu Jooksumaraton celebrates its 30th birthday (when counting from the first Tartu City Run), the legendary tradition in the Tartu streets is restored. Tartu City Run is held again on the 6th of October 2012 in Tartu city center.
1983 – first Tartu Sügisjooks was held with 19.2km long distance.
1984 – since this year children races have been always included next to the main race.
1986 – the course got an addition in Annelinna streets, the distance now was 20km.
1987 – the race had the most participants (almost 4500 participants in all distances)
1990 – a new distance – Perejooks, 5km – was added to the race.
1992 – 10km long distance was added to the race.
1995 – starting from this year the race was held half-marathon long – 21,1km.
1995 – the finish area was changed to Tartu Song Festival Grounds.
1995 – all children races were brought to the day before the main race.
1999 – Tartu Sügisjooks was moved to Elva forests.
2000 – Tartu Sügisjooks was renamed to Tartu Jooksumaraton and is now held in spring, usually in May. The race goes from Otepää to Elva (23 km).
Winners of Tartu Sügisjooks
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|year||distance||winner||country||time||ladies winner (overall rank)||country||time|
|1983||19,2 km||Viljo Emajõe||EST||1:00.23||Ille Kukk (97)||EST||1:15.35|
|1984||19, 2 km||Toomas Turb||EST||0:58.37,4||Ille Kukk (28)||EST||1:05.39,5|
|1985||19, 2 km||Toomas Turb||EST||1:01.23,5||Ille Kukk (78)||EST||1:09.43,0|
|1986||20 km||Toomas Turb||EST||1:03.34,3||Ille Kukk 34)||EST||1.10.29,3|
|1987||20 km||Aivar Tsarski||EST||1:03.10,2||Ene Aigro (272)||EST||1:20.22,2|
|1988||20 km||Aivar Tsarski||EST||1:05.00,6||Ille Kukk (75)||EST||1:15.57,8|
|1989||20 km||John Bolger||IRL||1:03.03,2||Ille Kukk (67)||EST||1:13.50,5|
|1990||20 km||Vjatsheslav Koshelev||EST||1:03.11,0||Ille Kukk (99)||EST||1:18.00,3|
|1991||20 km||Viljo Emajõe||EST||1:05.36,6||Ille Kukk (87)||EST||1:17.21,5|
|1992||21 km||Aivar Kullas||EST||1:06.32,1||Tiiu Müürsepp (84)||EST||1:26.59,9|
|1993||20 ,1 km||Heiki Sarapuu||EST||1:02.58,3||Heidi Rekkand (34)||EST||1:19.00,8|
|1994||21 km||Pavel Loskutov||EST||*||Ille Kukk (22)||EST||*|
|1995||21,1 km||Pavel Loskutov||EST||1:05.07,3||Jane Salumäe (13)||EST||1:13.40,3|
|1996||21 km||Pavel Loskutov||EST||1:06.44,2||Külli Kaljus (Pirksaar) (32)||EST||1:21.25,3|
|1997||21 km||Pavel Loskutov||EST||1:07.03,9||Külli Kaljus (Pirksaar) (17)||EST||1:20.38,6|
|1998||21,1 km||Aleksander Prokopcuk||LAT||1:06.39,2||Külli Kaljus (Pirksaar) (27)||EST||1.20.37,2|
|1999||23 km||Pavel Loskutov||EST||1:11.06,6||Külli Kaljus (Pirksaar) (25)||EST||1:28.15,3|
|2012||10 km||Vjatsheslav Koshelev||EST||0:32.40||Johanna Toplaan||EST||0:40.22|
|2013||10 km||Kaur Kivistik||EST||0:32.27||Ksenja Savtshenko (41)||EST||0:41.26|
|2014||10 km||Rauno Laumets||EST||0:32.10||Egle-Helene Ervin (29)||EST||0:39.51|
|2015||10 km||Indrek Tobreluts||EST||0:32.54||Outi Hytönen (26)||EST||0:38.44|
Tartu City Marathon
In 2012, together with re-born Tartu City Run, a new race - 1st Tartu City Marthon is held. The race has full-length marathon distance – 42,2km.
Tartu City Marathon is a unique city marathon in Estonia, because the distance is on one consecutive course and most of it is placed in the heart of the second biggest city in Estonia – Tartu. Tartu is a historical university town with many attractions, beautiful sites and friendly people. Thus, a full-length marathon is just what suits the best to this city’s streets! On the 42km long course every participant can gaze at the gorgeous Tartu places and what’s even best – as there’s only one full-length marathon lap, every site on the course is unique!
Winners of Tartu City Marathon
|year||distance||winner||country||time||ladies' winner (overall rank)||country||time|
|2012||42,2 km||Dmitri Aristov||EST||2:32.46||Annika Vaher (27)||EST||3:12.22|
|2013||42,2 km||Ivar Ivanov||EST||2:34.27||Mari Boikov (16)||EST||3:03.11|
|2013||21,1 km||Raivo Alla||EST||1:11.23||Sigrid Valdre (22)||EST||1:31.01|
|2014||42,2 km||Tõnu Lillelaid||EST||2:32.52||Annika Vaher (34)||EST||3:09.27|
|2014||21,1 km||Kaur Kivistik||EST||1:09.55||Lily Luik (9)||EST||1:18.54|
|2015||42,2 km||Rait Ratassepp||EST||2:35.40||Mari Boikov (21)||EST||2:56.05|
|2015||21,1 km||Tiidrek Nurme||EST||1:07.04||Viivi-Anne Soots (37)||EST||1:27.00|