To take part of Estonian Wilderness Marathon without the pressure of competition we offer a possibility to trek (hike) part of the course. TREKKING 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. TREKKING 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 TREKKING course 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 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/ .
Participation fee is 30 EUR until March 31th; 35 EUR April 1st to September 28th; 40 EUR to October 5th and 50 EUR from October 6th.
Youngster under 18 participation fee is -20% using discount code “TULEVIK”
IF YOU HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE PART IN ESTONIAN WILDERNESS MARATHON 24+KM TREKKING COURSE PLEASE READ THE FULL INSTRUCTIONS FOUND HERE!