SEB Tallinn Marathon aims at new records

27 Aug 2013 08:30
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release

The largest public sports event in the history of Estonia, SEB Tallinn Marathon, will be held on September 8. More than 12,000 participants from 37 countries have already registered on its various distance courses.

„The amount of registered people allows for the prediction that the total number of participants would be 20,000, which is the record of all times. Since this year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first marathon held in Estonia, the record-breaking participation would be a nice homage to 100 years of Estonian marathon history,” said Mati Lilliallik, the main organizer of the SEB Tallinn Marathon.

Included in the 50 most prestigious marathons, SEB Tallinn Marathon, besides being popular among Estonian sports enthusiasts, is also attractive for the foreign participants. There are participants from 37 countries that have registered to this year’s marathon, which is the same amount of different countries as in the last year.
„Participants are coming from all continents, except for Antarctica. People fly to Tallinn from Kenya, Ethiopia, Japan, China, Australia, the USA, Brazil, etc. Of course, the participants from our neighbouring countries and most of the EU countries are presented,” Lilliallik said.

This year, SEB Tallinn Marathon, that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Estonian marathon, the participants can test themselves on a marathon and a half marathon course, and 10-kilometer running and walking course (incl. Nordic walking). Haribo’s children’s course awaits the youngest runners.

The start of SEB Tallinn Marathon marathon course will be given on September 8, at 9 a.m. The half marathon runners start at 11:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. the 10-kilometer runners and walkers start their race.

The children will start Haribo’s children’s race a day earlier, on September 7, at 2 p.m. On the same day, at 6 p.m. the spectacular opening ceremony of SEB Tallinn Marathon will be held on Vabaduse Square, and it is free for everyone. In addition to introducing the elite runners, the sports enthusiasts are animated by the band Vitamiin. The evening ends with powerful fireworks.

Registration (with discount) to SEB Tallinn Marathon is open until August 31st, on web page www.jooks.ee. One can also register at the SEB Tallinn Marathon information stand at the Vabaduse Square that is open from 4th to 7th September, from 10 a.m – 7 p.m., and at the race center in the morning of the race, from 7 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. Start materials are given to all the interested persons already at the information stand. Also, the marathon organizers are present at the information stand, ready to answer all your questions about the race.

Read more: www.jooks.ee
Additional information:
Mati Lilliallik
Board Member
MTÜ Spordiürituste Korraldamise Klubi
Phone: +372 52 13 331
E-mail: [email protected]