Taliharja Vanakuri - winter ultra endurance race

Hara, Estonia

09 Jan 2021 (Sat)


Ultra marathon - 101km, Ultra marathon - 51km

Taliharja Vanakuri - winter ultra endurance race

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Join Taliharja Vanakuri - winter ultra endurance race

is a 101 km winter ultra endurance race mostly in darkness through nortern-Estonia’s bogs and vast forests that runs on snowy/icy/muddy small roads & rough trails.
Race course is about 101km long and is vaguely marked. Race can be done either on foot, on skis or by bike.  Sun sets 15.39 and light fades at 16.32 so a big portion of the race course will be completed in darkness!
Race course:
There is a possibility to do a soft-core version of the race where you finish at midcamp at 51km. RACE CENTER/FINISH
In Aegviidu village . Exact house to be specified.
It is possible to find accomodation in nearby facilities at your own cost, information will be provided by organiser. You can park your car for the duration of the event in race center. Sleeping after race on floor is included in race fee. Information for booking accommodation will be available latest 15.11.2020 on homepage
Hara soviet submarine base, Kuusalu parrish
Viitna Holiday center sauna-building
– Race starts on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 12:00 h.
– Race finish closes on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 12:00 h.
Registration opens on webpage 01.11.2020 and closes on 04.01.2021
For runners, skiers and bikers registration price is 45 eur until 30.11.2020. Price will be 55 eur from 01.12.2020 to 31.12.2020. Late price after 01.01.2021 will be 65 eur.
– transport to start from finish with special bus
– race maps
– race number
– GPS tracking by Sportrec
food & facilities in the finish.finisher prize and diploma
– In midcamp checkpoint: warm room, snacks and warm drink.
transport of one bag per participant from start to finish.
Participants have a possibility to sleep after finish on the floor in a sleeping hall (free)
Anybody who wants to participate in this race, must have the common sense to familiarize oneself about all the needs to face a competition like that. Racers must be self-sufficient and have the ability to take care of themselves. This race is potentially a dangerous.
– Racers must be a minimum of 18 years old.
– Race is limited to 150 participants alltogether.
– Racers can choose to participate by running, (fat)-bike or ski.
– Racers must have previous experience in ultra racing (ultrarunning, adventure race, rogaining)
The race director reserves the right to refuse the entry to any racer not experienced enough.
In case a participant cancels the registration til 20.12.2020 half of the race fee will be returned.
In case a participant cancels the registration from 21.12.2020, there will be no refunds.
Entry can be transfered to another approved racer until 31.12.2020.
The race may be canceled before or after the start in case of extreme weather conditions that make it extremely dangerous or impossible. 
All finishers will get a race specific prize and diploma.
Maximum time allowed to complete the race is 24 hours 
Cut-off time at midcamp will be 10h from start 
Racers must carry all mandatory gear throughout the entire race from beginning to end and finish it with it (excl food). 
1- Sleeping bag or Bivy bag min. 250gr or insulated jacket (puffy).
2- Sleeping pad (foam mattres, bubblewrap or similar).
3- Emergency foil blanket
4 – Fire starting device to build emergency fire for warmth
5- Headlamp with enough batteries.
6- Rear red flashing lamp with enough batteries.
7- Reflective patches on clothing front and back.
8- Whistle.
9 – Phone (switched on) + extra battery pack
10 – GPS device with saved route. Special GPS device or GPS watch with track following function is suggested. Smartphone+ extra battery is accepted, but not a good choice in case of rain or minus degrees.
11 – Water container(s) capacity at least 1,5l
12 – Food min 2000 kcalories
13 – GPS tracking device provided by organisation
Evacuations are at racer’s expense. When not acute medical issue, evacuation cost by car from race course is 20 eur and can be done only from a part of race course that is on drivable road. 
All participants will be tracked live and their location published in the internet by Sportrec tracking device. All personal units for navigation, tracking or emergency position are allowed. 
REGISTRATION PROCEDURE (registration opens 01. november 2020)
Step 1:
– Fill in the form with all the information requested, tick that you have read the race rules.
Step 2:
Once we receive your form, we will send you a confirmation e-mail telling that you passed the selection process and our bank transfer details.
Step 3:
Pay participation fee in EUR by wire transfer (must include transfer fees)- and your registration procedure is completed. 
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Route map

directions_runStart Address: Hara, 74810 Harju County, Estonia

flagFinish Address: Aegviidu raudteejaam, Aegviidu, 74501 Harju maakond, Estonia

Taliharja Vanakuri - winter ultra endurance race Route Map

Included in the fee

- transport to start from finish with special bus

- race maps

- race number

- GPS tracking by Sportrec

- food & facilities in the finish.

- finisher prize and diploma

- In midcamp checkpoint:  shelter, snacks and water.

- transport of one bag per participant from start to finish.



There is a common sleeping room after race (on floor). There is a possibility to book a bed before and after race in hostels around race finish. Information will be provided 1 month prior to race at

After Race Services

Warm food, sauna, common sleeping room (on floor)

Age Limit

18+, only with previous ultra experience

Aid Stations

Water station at 25km and 80km of race.  Warm food midcamp station at 51km. Warm drink, food. Must carry all other items, also food 2000kcal from start

Award Medals

Finisher prize and diploma for everybody that reaches finish line

Equipment Storage

Possibility to leave bags in race center/finish before race. One bag per racer is transported to finish from start.

Maximum Time



Parking is free at event center in Aegviidu for duration of event

Provided Photo Service

Photos and video are included in race fee


Must have experience in ultra running, adventure racing, rogaining etc. Race director can refuse the entry to any racer not experienced enough.

Race Kit Includes

Bib, maps, GPS tracker


Energy rich snacks, sausages, soup, warm drinks


Electronic timing & GPS tracking


All participants are taken to start by bus from race center/finish in Aegviidu village. 

Refund Policy

50% refund if cancel up to 20.12.20. After that no refund. Transferring race spot to another qualified person is allowed until 31.12.20



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Frequently asked questions

When and where can I collect my BIB/race pack?


You will get it from race center in Aegviidu village

Can someone collect my race pack for me?



How do I get to the race location?


You can travel to race location from Tallinn or Tartu by train. From Tallinn trains run every hour and cost about 3 eur and take 50min. Another option is personal or rental car.

Can I change the distance after I purchase a ticket?


Yes, the fee is the same in "pehmo" race. You can also step of during the race and join "pehmo" club

Taliharja Vanakuri - winter ultra endurance race

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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.