Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is small, yet full of culture and history, fresh energy and challenges.
Tallinn is one of the smallest capitals to organize a city marathon. Less than 400 thousand people from all of the 1.3 million inhabitants of Estonia live here.
Tallinn is on the eastern border of Western culture. The city is on the UNESCO list of cultural heritage – it contains a beautiful Old Town preserved from the Medieval and many „monuments“ from the Soviet legacy. But it also has much that is new – contemporary high-rise buildings and quirky suburbs.
Tallinn’s downtown district is full of new office buildings and various outlets. It is home to a vibrant commercial life and cooperation with both the Eastern and Western business worlds. You will also find several spas and gyms here. Healthy food and living environment and the hobby of exercising are becoming a significant part of the lifestyle for many citizens. Thus the number of participants at the SEB Tallinn Marathon is also growing apace. In five years, the number has grown by 10 thousand fans of running from 8 100 to 17 900 participants – 1500 of whom ran the marathon distance (42,2; 21,1; 10K runs). Considering all distances, more women than men participated in 2011 – a first!
The marathon’s start and finish are in the heart of the city. The route runs along the seashore and around the Old Town – the track profile is easy and fast. This is perfect for breaking your personal best.
Many scenic views, emotions full of energy and tens of thousands of happy running fans; all of this is the biggest running event in the Baltics – the SEB Tallinn Marathon. Welcome to Estonia!