The 42nd edition of Tartu Maraton will take place in less than a month, on the 17th of February 2013. Statistics of the 22nd of January say that there are overall 7200 people enrolled to the marathon meaning that right now there are already almost 1100 people more enrolled than at the same time last year and registration continues.
Shorter, 31 km distance has capacity to host up to 2000 participants of which 1500 places are already filled.
“If we take a look at the activity of the registration, it is highly likely that places for 31 km distance will be sold out before the day of the race,” says Indrek Kelk, the race director and explains that limitations are set up in order to guarantee safety on the course: “63 km and 31 km distance will be united 3 km after the start of 31 km distance and in order to regulate the intensity on the course, the limitation of 2000 was set.” Kelk also adds that the active registration might be due to the fact that winter came early this year giving all the skiers a good chance to pick up their trainings early.
Today Tartu Maraton has enrolled participants from 28 countries of which 5839 are male and 1361 female.
Early bird discount lasts until 27.01, but registration for both distances is possible until 16.02.2013 17.00.
Organisers are ready to host 10 000 skiers on the marathon day. Open Track 63, 31 and 16 races along with 2nd Tartu Ski Relay and Tervis Pluss 12th Tartu Maraton Ladie’s Race will bring together over 1000 skiers.