Here Is Your Program for This Great Race:

Thursday, February 23, 2017  
You will arrive by plane at Riga and then be transferred by bus at about 6:00 pm from the airport to your hotel in Otepää.  It is about a 2 hours ride.  You will unpack your bags in the hotel and then take a short “discovery” trip around the hotel.  We will all have dinner together and afterwards you will receive information about the rest of the trip. 

Friday, February 24, 2017       
Breakfast at the hotel and you will ski on the race course direct from our hotel, try out your equipment, check on your kick wax.   At lunchtime you will decide where to eat.  Not too much later in the day, from your hotel, you will take a bus to Tartu where you will pick up your race your race bibs in the commercial center of the city.  The rest of the afternoon is free so that you can prepare your equipment for the next day.  We will all be eating together that evening at the hotel.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
You will have a copious breakfast and then you will take a look at the stadium for the race on Sunday, try out your equipment, check on your kick wax and then there will be a short training on the race course.   We will all have lunch in Otepää before we return to the hotel.  Then it is time to work on your skis again—you’ve got to have them perfect for the next day!  We will all have dinner together and afterwards you will be fully informed about the race on Sunday.

Sunday, February 26, 2017    
It is time to get up early!  Another big breakfast and then you will go by skis from your hotel to the departure stadium “Tehvandi” in Otepää.  The race starts at 9:00 in 16 different waves.  You can leave your personal effects in the trucks that the race organizers have provided for you and they will be available at the finish. There will be refueling stops along the course ever 10 kilometers.  Remember that you will be going through forests and alongside and over frozen lakes until you reach Elva.  Once you have passed the finish line, you can find your personal bags of clothes, food, etc. before you take the bus that the race organizers will provide for you.  It will take you to Otepää.  We will all eat dinner to celebrate in the hotel.

Monday, February 27, 2017   
Breakfast at the hotel and then transfer by bus to Riga airport where you will take your return flight.

The Tartu Marathon works well if you are also going to do the Vasaloppet in Sweden March 5th 2017. Get ahold of us for more Details.