The children's races of Tartu City Marathon take place right in the heart of Tartu
Photo from Tartu City Marathon. Author: Adam Illingworth.
Tartu City Marathon will be held on the first weekend of October with the distances of 42, 21 and 10 kilometers. A night before the main races, Friday Night Run takes place starting from Tartu Town Hall Square.
Distances of 42, 21 and 10 km are planned on the main day of the marathon, October 2nd. This year, both the Estonian champion and the veteran champion in the half marathon will be found out in Tartu.
Friday Night Run, a 4 km distance, will start on October 1st. Runners are warmed up by the NOËP DJ set.
Covid certification and testing
All people 18 years and older are checked for COVID safety. There are 3 options for proof: vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or negative test result certificate valid on the day of the race (antigen test is valid for 48 h, PCR test is valid for 72 h). After showing appropriate certificate people get a handband, which gives right to enter and re-enter restricted areas (race center, start, service area in the Küüni str park). Handband must be on until the end of the event.
Covid safety check applies also for spectators who wish to enter restricted areas.
It is possible to take antigen test on-site. The price is 8 euros (cash or card). More information can be found from here.
Oliver Kivimäe, the project manager of Tartu City Marathon, says that City Marathon will continue with an environmentally friendly behaviour and in cooperation with Eesti Pandipakend, in finish catering there will be reusable cups and soup bowls. He added that participants will not be asked for a deposite.
New marathon combo
In addition to the races taking place on the main day, it is also possible to take part in the City Marathon virtually from September 24th to October 10th. In addition to the marathon, half marathon and 10 km, a marathon combo is added. It means that 42 km can be covered in several parts, each at least 4,2 km at a time.