The linear point to point course of Estonian Wilderness Marathon is ca 42,2-43,5 km (final length depends on terrain conditions and permissions). It runs through Lahemaa National Park and Põhja-Kõrvemaa nature reserve starting at Kõnnu village, crossing Viru bog, 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 450m) and boggy sections.
Kõnnu village, near Kemba-Kolgaküla highway (GPS 59.491089, 25.697139)
GETTING TO START
There is over 50km 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). 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.
10.30 Busses arrive to start area.
10.50 Breefing by course master
11.00 First start. Start is in 4 waves that depart every 3 minutes. Choose your wave by the speed you expect to run.
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 accute medical emergency (chopper). Especially on the first half of the course there is no motor vehicle access.
Registration is possible through internet page: https://eventor.ee/ .
Registration includes bus transport to start from Tallinn or Aegviidu (you must indicate upon registration if and which transport you want to use – places in each bus are limited for preregistered racers only), race course marking and waterproof course map, timing, drink and some natural food at water stations, food at finish, memorial finisher diploma and memorabilia (if you finish), prizes for top 3 in both competition classes – men and women, free photos.
By registering you will support Estonian ACE Adventure Team’s participation at Adventure Racing World Series events.
Beneficiary: Estonian Adventure Racing Team MTÜ
Beneficiary address: Lossi 6, Tallinn
Beneficiary bank: Swedbank – Liivalaia 8, 15040 Tallinn
Beneficiary bank SWIFT code/ BIC: HABAEE2X
Participation fee is 40 EUR until May 31th; 45 EUR June 1st to September 20th; 50 EUR to October 8th and 60 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!
Race material is handed out in the event center in Aegviidu, when boarding Start bus in Tallinn or at start area in Kõnnu. The material includes
- Course map
- Number bib and 4 safety pins
- partners materials
- bag marking tag
Transport to and from Aegviidu event center, transport to start
As we want to minimize the impact on nature we suggest you travel to the event by public transport. It gives you a chance to relax before and after the race. Aegviidu event center is just 250m NW from train station, so train is the most convenient way to travel to and from the race if you move from the direction of Tallinn or Tartu!
Race start is more than 50 km away from finish by road. Start location on Google Maps map. You must choose one of three options to get to start – 1) special bus from Tallinn; 2) special bus from Aegviidu event center; 3) own transport.
Special bus to start from Tallinn, Ülemiste Shopping Center parking lot– 9.40
Special bus to start from Aegviidu event center – 9.40 for those arriving by car etc.
Bus places are limited to the persons registered. We suggest you have your running clothes on when entering the bus to start, because there is limited time (max about 30 min) between the busses arriving to start area and race start.
You can also come to start with own transport, but bear in mind THERE WILL BE NO ORGANISED TRANSPORT FROM FINISH TO START AREA AFTER THE RACE!
IF YOU HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE PART IN ESTONIAN WILDERNESS MARATHON 42+KM COURSE PLEASE READ THE FULL INSTRUCTIONS FOUND HERE!