There is an option to take part of Estonian Wilderness Marathon on a shorter part of the course. 25k course, follows the actual marathon course from 19th km and is about 25,5 km long. It runs through Põhja-Kõrvemaa nature reserve starting at Järvi lakes , crossing Suursoo bog, Jussi tarn fields and big forests to Aegviidu village. Course is 97% on natural surface and is specially marked for this event. There are several hills (total elevation ca 300m) and boggy sections. Course can be covered by running, walking or nordic walking (with poles). Hikers are timed and get the same services as marathon runners on course and in finish (except prizegiving).
At RMK Järvi Pikkjärve campsite (GPS 59.430167, 25.682403)
GETTING TO START
There is over 60km by road from finish to start. Upon registering for the event each participant must choose one option out of three to get to start – 1) Special buss from Tallinn; 2) Special buss from Aegviidu race center (finish); 3) Own transport. Transport is included in starting fee.
Organizer will transport one bag per competitor from start to finish.
AFTER THE EVENT THERE IS NO OFFICIAL ORGANIZED TRANSPORT FROM FINISH TO START!
FINISH PLACE (ALSO COMPETITION CENTER)
Aegviidu village schoolhouse, address: Pärna street 1, Aegviidu, Estonia. In finish all finishers will receive a finishers badge, food, drink and washing options. There is a hot sauna.
Participants who have travelled to start by special bus can take a train back to Tallinn. Trains are very frequent (timetable at www.elron.ee), ticket costs 3,2 eur (cash). Train station is 200m from competition center and take’s you to Tallinn center in 50 min.
9:00 Competition center open and distribution of materials for competitors starts in Aegviidu.
9:40 Special bus leaves from Tallinn, Ülemiste Center parking area https://goo.gl/maps/rSFketmz5pGGQMWc9
9:40 Special bus leaves from Aegviidu competition center to start.
10.40 Busses arrive to start area at Järvi.
10.55 Breefing by course master
11.00 First start at Järvi Pikkjärve RMK campsite. Wave start is in use. Four starts every 2-3 min..
18:45 Finish closing
MANDATORY GEAR FOR EACH PARTICIPANT
Mobile phone; course map; drinking bottle, camelbag or cup; energyfood; in case of bad weather (temperature under 10c, wind, rain, snow etc) a waterproof jacket.
There are no disposable cups in refreshment stations, you must use your own.
Every participant has to take into account, that quitting the race is not possible excl. acute medical emergency (helicopter). Especially on the first half of the course there is no motor vehicle access.
Registration is possible through internet page: https://eventor.ee/ .
Participation fee is 35 EUR until May 31th; 40 EUR June 1st to September 20th; 45 EUR to October 8th and 55 EUR from October 9th.
Youngster under 18 participation fee is -20% using discount code “TULEVIK”
A wave start is used to disperse runners on narrow sections of track and boardwalk and make the running experience even better for everyone. We believe that every runner knows very well which wave they fit into, and therefore everyone can choose their own wave. As long as there is no massive over/underestimation of abilities by runners, we will not ask for proof of previous results and will not assign you to waves. Once you have selected a wave, you have to start from that wave, as each wave has a different start time. Lines can occur on a narrow section of track despite the waves. If you notice that a line has gathered behind you – please step to the side of the track for a moment, take a few seconds of rest and let the faster runners pass you by! Thanks for a reasonable, calculated choice!
11:00 Rabbits – you are an experienced long-distance runner who covers kilometers in a running competition at a pace of less than 5 min/km. You run on time and place. The record time for a normal marathon is approx. 3h45min and below.
approx. 11.03 Wolves – you are an experienced long-distance runner who covers kilometers in a running competition at a pace of less than 5.30 min/km. Time and place are not very important, although catching a few rabbits would add spice to the run…
approx. 11.06 Foxes – you are a cunning and tactical runner who starts with a smart, calm pace of approx. 6 min/km and has in mind above all to complete the entire course with a pleasant feeling of well-being.
approx. 11.09 Bears – you enjoy running in the forest at a pace between a run and a hike, you are not afraid to walk uphill, but you always go all the way out.
Timing takes place with a net time – the time starts when you cross the starting line!
IF YOU HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE PART IN ESTONIAN WILDERNESS MARATHON 25+KM TREKKING COURSE PLEASE READ THE FULL INSTRUCTIONS FOUND HERE!