VIDEO: Over 5000 skiers took part in the 45th Tartu Maraton
In total of 5225 people enjoyed the fun of skiing in the events of the 45th Tartu Maraton, which ended yesterday with the main races. Watch the race again!
The programme of the 45th Tartu Maraton started on the 11th of February with the Open Track races and the 6th Tartu Relay Marathon. 425 and 164 skiers respectively took part in these events. Saturday’s children’s events brought 1260 little skiing enthusiasts to Tartu. In total of 3376 skiers started in Sunday’s main races – 2601 to the longer 63 km distance and 775 to the shorter 31 km race.
„A little bit smaller amount of participants is understandable, because people haven’t had a chance to practice that much. If the next couple of winters will be snowy, then I’m sure that our total number of participants will be again near 10 000 quite soon,“ said Race Director Indrek Kelk.
Next event in the Tartu Maraton Cube 2018 series is the 36th Tartu Forest Marathon with the distances of 42, 23, 10 and 5 km.