Tallinn in Estonia, is one of those cities that just has to be seen to be believed. The walled and fortified ‘Old Town’ is a chocolate box photo at every corner and has World Heritage status. Antiquated buildings that have stood the test of time. Amazing architecture in the spotlessly clean and delightfully well maintained cobbled streets. The gothic town hall, churches, museums, fantastic buildings, bars, cafes and restaurants – this is a city ripe to be explored. The architecture of this place reflects its ancient and more modern history under Soviet rule, and so too its importance as a modern port. Helsinki, Finland is some 60 miles to the North and regular ferries ply back and forth across the Baltic. Put all this together with one of the fastest and best races in this part of the world and you have an unforgettable weekend.
We have put together what we believe to be a great package at this event.
What is included
- Met at Tallinn International Airport
- Return guided transfer to hotel
- Minimum of 3 Star hotel
- Hotel located close to Start/Finish line
- Race Entry
- Medal and/or T-Shirt
- Delivery of race number/timing chip/goody bag
- Reception Meeting and course briefing
- Carbo loading meal night before (optional)
- Race Support
- Spectator Support
- After Race gathering
- Race video souvenir with you in race action (optional)
This is the number one race in Estonia and one of the top races in the Baltic. It is a flat and fast course with just the final 800 metre stretch in the Old Town itself (cobbled). The course winds itself around the city taking in the sights. There will be a field of over 8,000 runners.
Time limits are:
There is a 5.5 hr time limit for completion of the Marathon, 3 hours for the half marathon and 90 minutes for the 10K.
Map of Course:
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Spectators and Supporters:
We know how important spectators and supporters are at these events. We provide a supporters package at no extra charge. We will advise where on the course are the most advantageous spectator positions, and how to get there easily and in time for the race. More often than not we will take you there and join you for a cup of coffee and have a few surprises planned whilst awaiting the first sight of the runners! All our hotels are comfortably furnished with TV and entertainment facilities - many have spas, pools and saunas too
'Running Crazy' are delighted to welcome runners who are raising sponsorship for registered charities. We know that the great feeling of accomplishment when completing the race, feels even better when you are helping others in to the bargain! See our Run for Charity link to choose a charity that you can help. Many charities listed there will provide special runners packs including sponsorship forms and tips, and also charity running vests. Just contact them with your details and tell them you intend to run with 'Running Crazy' on their behalf. In addition we will provide you with a 'Running Crazy' Certificate confirming your achievement and result, and also a special commemorative prize. Just specify the charity name in your 'Application'.
'Running Crazy' have secured good 3 * Hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis at a hotel just 200 metres from the race start and finish area. This is ideal for kit storage, changing, showering and the all important pre-race preparations! In addition the hotel is just a short bus ride/tram ride in to the heart of the Old Town for your sightseeing days. The Bus Stop is right outside the Hotel front door. You could walk to the centre of town in just 15 minutes. There are nearby parks for training runs too! Lunch and evening meals are available at the hotel at great prices - good quality too.
Tallinn being in Eastern Europe has a continental climate, but being on the coast the temperatures remain mild. This is a good time of year for a race here. In May the average air temperature is between 13-17 degrees celsius. The probability of rain in May is low and on average there are 28-29 sunny days
We will provide a city map and an itinerary that you are free to join in with as and when you wish. There are museums-a-plenty here. The beach and port area are also close to our hotel as is the old town and park. There are some great restaurants known mainly to the locals, and we know all the best places to eat, drink and party.
Travelling as part of a group is always more sociable and often more fun too. Speak to your friends and running colleagues and get a group together. There is a special prize given to groups of just 10 (you choose who receives it), and there are special discounts for groups of over 20.
Our all inclusive prices are extremely competitive - from as little as just £149 for the weekend - we know we cannot be beaten on price - and our runners continually tell us that they receive so much more on a 'Running Crazy' weekend break. All our 'resort races' offer half board accommodation, and for our 'Big City' races we know all the best value places to eat, drink and have fun. Indeed we book these for our pre-race and after race gatherings, meaning groups and individuals can just sit back, relax, make new running pals and let us do any worrying. No tourist traps for our clients! We know these races and places inside out, and will advise on what to see and do over the weekend, provide directions and maps - all very useful when on a tight timescale. All you have to do is run!
6 weeks before the event, or sooner if "Sold Out" applied to Index page.
What to do next?:
If you are interested in joining us in Tallinn then please complete and send the Application Form. Information including travel tips and prices will be sent by return.
Map of Course: (Full Marathon only)