24 September 2021, 11am
Tartu City Marathon
Sat 2 October 2021
A night before the main races, Friday Night Run takes place starting from Tartu Town Hall Square.
Distances of 42, 21 and 10 km are planned on the main day of the marathon, October 2nd. This year, both the Estonian champion and the veteran champion in the half marathon will be decided in Tartu. Friday Night Run, a 4 km distance, will start on October 1st. Runners are warmed up by the NOËP DJ set.
All people 18 years and older are checked for COVID safety. There are three options for proof: vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or negative test result certificate valid on the day of the race (an antigen test is valid for 48 hours, a PCR test is valid for 72 hours). After showing the appropriate certificate people get a handband, which gives the right to enter and re-enter restricted areas (race center, start, service area in the Küüni str park). Covid safety check applies also for spectators who wish to enter restricted areas.
Oliver Kivimäe, the project manager of Tartu City Marathon, says that City Marathon will continue with an environmentally friendly behaviour and in cooperation with Eesti Pandipakend, at finish-line catering there will be reusable cups and soup bowls.
In addition to the races taking place on the main day, it is also possible to take part in the City Marathon virtually from September 24th to October 10th. In addition to the marathon, half marathon and 10 km, a marathon combo is added. It means that 42 km can be covered in several parts, each at least 4.2 km at a time.