LOOK WHO IS BACK - TARTU MARATON IS RETURNING TO THE TOUR
Tartu Maraton is one of the oldest ski marathons in the World with its history of 60 years. Inspiration for founding a race came from Vasaloppet and the first start was given in 1960. The initial course followed the ordinary road from Tartu to Otepää. During the first years the “hikers” (participants without a race bib) skied the marathon as track groomers for the competitors.
Today the 63 km CT race starts in the Estonian winter capital Otepää, in well-known Tehvandi Ski Stadium. Finish is located in a small and cosy town Elva.
Tartu Maraton is also known as the Estonian Song Festival of Winter because of its grand proportions and international fame. It brings together thousands of skiing enthusiasts every year from all the continents.
The track of Tartu Maraton is the widest in the World, max 16 CT tracks, normally 6-8 tracks.
It is considered the best CT marathon courses due to the varied wild nature and suitability for different levels.