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24.1.2024 | Leisure

Could you complete a ski marathon?

Text Mark Taylor
Photo Estoloppet

Could you complete a ski marathon?

 

This Saturday, January 27, will see one of Estonia’s most historic annual ski marathons take place for the 38th time. The Viru Marathon, which is held at Mõedaku Puhkekeskus in Lääne-Virumaa, is run over 42 and 21 km distances. There will also be shorter races for children.

The Estoloppet ski marathon series will make its annual stop in Mõedaku this Saturday for the Viru Marathon. The signature of the race, which can be competed in over 42 and 21 km distances, is that the hardest uphill sections are left to the end of the course. Testing the endurance of professionals and amateurs in equal measure.

Children can also get in on the action too, with two races especially for them – one over 400m, and the other a little further at 1.5 km. As well as free skis available to rent, there will also be a ski lesson for them before the races.

You can learn more about the event (in Estonian), as well as register online here. It is also possible to register and compete on the day.

 

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