More than 6 000 people have registered to participate in the annual Tartu Marathon ski race. The organisers plan to allow 10 000 skiers to participate in the race this year.
As of January 24 4 859 skiers have registered themselves for the 63 kilometer track and 1 249 people have put down their names for the short track of 31 kilometers. The race will take place on 19 February. The organisers are prepared to service 8 000 participants on the long track and up to 2 000 people on the short track, the organising committee of the race told BNS.
Currently those registered in the Tartu Marathon ski race hail from 27 countries from Australia to Canada. The total number of foreign participants is more than 1 000.
The 41st Tartu Marathon ski race is organised by the MTÜ Klubi Tartu Maraton. The marathon belongs to the Wordloppet series, one of the biggest ski marathon series in the world.