Join Estonian Wilderness Marathon
The ultimate challenge for the true adventurer! You'll be crossing through forests and enormous lake dotted bogs throughout this unique and picturesque Marathon in beautiful Estonian wilderness.
Runners will travel through uninhabited wilderness on a linear course starting out from Lahemaa National Park in the north and running 42k south, finishing in the center of Kõrvemaa Nature Reserve in Aegviidu village.
The course is ca. 42,2 km, marked with neon marking tape on trees and branches, arrow signs. About half of the course follows National hiking trail with red/white or orange tot signs on trees. The next marking is always visible from the previous one. In addition, there are arrow signs drawn on ground with spray paint to indicate the correct route in trail crossings. Completing the course doesn’t require navigation.
Beware! The course follows narrow trails, wooden bogtrails, forestry roads etc. Your feet will probably get muddy and wet! Course map with water stations, can be downloaded from the race website from October 1st. The map is intended for monitoring own progress along the course and for spotting own location in case of emergency. Distance markings on the map are signed in terrain with km-signs (every 5km). As it is a trail run km’s are not 100% accurately measured.
The finish closes at 18:30. This leaves maximum 7h30min for reaching finish. Participants finishing later than 18:30 will not be timed and organisers might leave. Crossing Tallinn-Narva highway is allowed only through pedestrian tunnel on marked course!
directions_runStart Address: Kõnnu, Harju County, Estonia
flagFinish Address: Aegviidu, Harju maakond, Estónia
Race center is in Aegviidu village, where there is limited accomodation. There are busses to start race morning also from Tallinn center so most convenient would be to find a hotel in Tallinn center. You can get back from Aegviidu to Tallinn after race by frequent trains (cost ca 3 eur, ride 1h)
After Race Services
After race there will be hot food, special finisher prize, sauna, showers.
Under 18 with responsible adult
There are 5 aid stations on marathon course serving food and drink
All finishers will be awarded with a race prize and diploma. Race results will be published in the event center and on the event web page. Prizes for top 3 in both competition classes – men and women
Organizer transports one bag per each competitor from start to finish. Bags will be marked with bib number and can be claimed in finish area.
7 hours 30 min
Parking available near race center in Aegviidu. Busses take racers to start from Aegviidu and Tallinn. Contact [email protected] to secure a place.
Provided Photo Service
Race photos are free for personal use
This is a tough race. There is no option to drop out! But you have plenty of time to make it to finish by walking if you have to.
Race Kit Includes
Race material is handed out in the event center in Aegviidu or at start area in Kõnnu. The material includes a course map, number bib (and 4 safety pins), partners materials and a bag marking tag.
High energy sweet and salty food on course. Soup & cake in finish.
Special busses take racers to start from Aegviidu and Tallinn center. When registering you must choose a transport option (Tallinn to start; Aegviidu to start or Own transport) Bus seats are numbered! For any questions please contact [email protected]
The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.