Dune Race 2022
1st event of Pärnu Two Bridges Club Triple Event Series

1. Objective
* To offer the joy of movement for everyone – irrespective of age or athletic form.

* To introduce the nature of Luitemaa.
* To promote a sportive lifestyle.

2. Organizer
NGO Pärnu Two Bridges Sports Club in cooperation with the sponsors.

3. Date and place
April 17th, 2022 in Luitemaa Nature Reserve, Rannametsa village.

4. Competition center, start, finish, track, service on track
4.1 Competition center is in Rannametsa village, Häädemeeste parish
4.2 Start and finish: Start is given at 13.00. Start and finish are in the same place.
The track is on a varied surface. The route passes through village roads and a unique dune landscape. Runway length is 3 km, the route is marked.
Service on track: There is one refreshment station on 5,7th km (water, sports drink).
First aid is available on the whole track. When seeing someone injured, please inform the refreshment station, medical aid workers, the organizers or call on 112. First aid is provided by medical volunteers and Pärnu Ambulance.

5. Distances

Race 8,3 km Timed
(Nordic) Walking 8,3 km Timed
(Nordic) Walking 8,3 km Untimed

NB! The number of places for the running distance is limited, up to 950 participants are allowed on the track.

  6. Timing
An electronic timekeeping chip is attached to the back side of the bib. Please check it before the start! Only the contestants with the personal start number are allowed to participate. The number must be worn on the chest and be visible throughout the whole race. Please do not fold the number nor remove the chip. The chip deactivates automatically after finishing the race and there is no need to return it. Please do not cover the bib with your hand while finishing (e.g. for stopping running watch), otherwise the time might not get fixed.

7. Age groups (Classification of Estonian Athletic Association)

Age group Birth year Age
U14 boys and girls 2010 and younger until 13
U16 boys and girls 2007-2008 14-15
U18 young men and young ladies 2005-2006 16-17
U20 male and female juniors 2003-2004 18-19
U23 men and women (youth) 2000-2002 20-22
M and N 1983-1999 23-39
M40 and N40 1973-1982 40-49
M50 and N50 1963-1972 50-59
M60 and N60 1953-1962 60-69
M70 and N70 1952 and further 70+

8 Registration and entry fees

8.1. Registration alternatives
8.1.1. Pre-registration on the website www.2silda.ee until 13.04.2022 at 23.59.
8.1.2. On the race day on site at 9.00-12.45
8.1.3.  The basis for entry in the list of participants is the start fee received. For those who have paid by the invoice, the payment of the start fee will be checked within 2 working days. Participants who have paid via the bank link will be entered in the start protocol immediately.

8.2. Groups
8.2.1. There is a discount of -15%. Discount applies when all members of the team / sports club register at the same time. No double discounts (e.g. senior / youth discount plus group discount).
8.2.2. Please use the general registration form – in the beginning of registration one can choose the number of persons one would like to register. After that you can add the data of the participants. When pressing the button “apply data of participant nr 1 on all participants”, the same address, club / company will be applied on all.

8.3. To pay with the invoice, please choose the relevant option and fill all the required fields. The invoice is sent via email. Once the invoice has been paid, all participants will be registered.

8.4 Entry fees 

 Timed race and (Nordic) Walking I round
1.01 -31.03.2022
II round
on site
Adults 15 EUR 20 EUR 40 EUR
Seniors from 60 y/o and the young below 20 y/o (included) 12 EUR 16 EUR 40 EUR
Untimed (Nordic) walking I round II round  17.04.2022
on site
Adults 11 EUR 15 EUR 30 EUR
Seniors from 60 y/o and the young below 20 y/o (included) 8,8 EUR 12 EUR 30 EUR

All prices include 20% VAT. Entry fee will not be refunded in case of cancellation of registration. No senior/youth/group discount on site.

9. Entry fee includes:

  • Race number;
  • A chip (except for non-timed distance);
  • A medal;
  • An electronic diploma with name, personal time and place / participation diploma for non-timed distance;
  • A drink;
  • Washing facilities;
  • Service on track;
  • First aid;
  • Luggage storage;
  • Discount offers from sponsors
  • Shuttle buses Pärnu-Rannametsa-Pärnu.

10. Start groups
Start groups are set up based on the results of Dune Race 2019 but the start number is necessarily not the same as last year. Only the first 300 places are checked from last year, i.e. if the last year’s ranking was more than 300 then the participant receives a start number counting from 301. Special wishes of the contestants regarding start groups are considered until 13.04.2022. Such special wishes shall be sent to info@2silda.ee In case you are a fast runner but did not participate last year, please contact the organizing team.

Start groups:
I group 1-20
II group 21-100
III group 101-300
IV group 301-
V group (Nordic) walkers (timed distance)
VI group (Nordic) walkers (untimed distance)
VII group Dog walkers

11. Re-registration
11.1. Re-registration is both a change of the distance and/or the name of the participant.
11.2. Re-registration is allowed until 13.04.2022 at 23.59 and is free of cost until March 31st. From April 1st, a service fee of 5 euros will be charged. In addition, price difference must be covered when changing between cheaper and more expensive race options. However, the price difference won’t be compensated in the opposite case. To do this, send a corresponding request to the e-mail info@2silda.ee.
11.3. Re-registration from physical to virtual will take place until 13.04.2022 23.59. No re-registration will take place later!

11.4. NB! Participants registered for the event will be automatically entered into the virtual race list only if the Dune Race is cancelled. In all other cases, the participant must submit a request to the organizer for re-registration. From the moment of  re-registration the guide of the virtual race applies to the participant.

12. Free transportation to the competition center:
Free shuttle buses depart in front of Pärnu hotel at 11.00 with a stop in Raeküla bus station at 11.10. A seat in the bus can be booked until April 14th (at 23.59) via e-mail info@2silda.ee. Requests after that will be considered only when free seats are available. Booking is checked when entering the bus.

13. Handing out race materials
In the competition center in Pärnu Keskus 16.04.2022 at 11.00-15.00.

13.2. On the race day on site in Rannametsa at 9.00-12.45.
13.3. In case the bib is lost, broken or forgotten one must buy a new (price 5€) from the secretariat to be able to start.

14. Results
The results can be checked with a scanner in the race center and are published in real time on the website of www.championchip.ee (timing service provider ChampionChip Eesti OÜ). The final results confirmed by the judges will be published on the website www.2silda.ee not later than April 22nd at 17.00. Diplomas can be accessed thereafter.

15. Washing facilities
On presentation of the bib in Häädemeeste Sports Center (Kooli 10, Häädemeeste).

16. Award ceremony
Prizes are awarded to the top three in general ranking (both in men’s and women’s ranking) as well as to the winners in each age group. Raffle prizes for runners and walkers.

17. (Nordic) Walking
There is a possibility to choose between timed and untimed distance.

 For the timed distance the time is registered based on the personal bib. Start after the runners. Contestants on non-timed distance start after the contestants on timed distance.

18. Photographing / snapshots
The organizer has the right to use and publish all the photos and videos made by the organizer for marketing purposes.

19. Appeals
All appeals against results, violations etc. must be filed in 2 hours after the finish is closed at 14.00. Appeal fee is 50 EUR which is refunded only if the appeal is satisfied. Appeals are handled by the jury that consists of the chief organizer, the head judge, and the head of the secretariat. Other unforeseen cases are resolved by the Organizing Committee. Organizers reserve the right to change the terms listed in the guide, if the situation requires it.

20. General
20.1. Pärnu Two Bridges Club Triple Event series: collected results of Dune Race (8.3K), Jüri Jaanson’s Two Bridges Race (10K) and Pärnu Beach Race (10K). For more information see Two Bridges Club Triple Event Guide.
20.2. Each participant is responsible for her/his health condition. Children under 10 years of age are allowed to participate on parental permission.
20.3. Please follow the reminder for the participants that will be published on the website www.2silda.ee latest one week before the event.

21. Rights of the organizer
21.1. The organizer has the right to change the conditions set out in the instructions if the situation requires..
21.2. The organizer has the right to disqualify the participant in case he/she doesn’t follow the regulations of the event, disturbs other participants or prevents the event in any other way.
21.3. All protocols of the events organized by Two Bridges Sports Club are public documents. Start protocols will be published on the website of the Organizer and timekeeping service provider. Finish protocols will be published on the website of the Organizer and timekeeping service provider. The organizer is only responsible for the information on its official channels (webpage, Facebook, YouTube).
21.4. The organizer has the right to send to all registered participants a reminder before the event and a follow-up letter with the feedback questionnaire after the event. Corresponding newsletters are sent to the email entered to the registration form. Unsubscribing is not possible.
21.5. Your personal data will only be used for the purpose for which you have entrusted these data to us. Furthermore, no personal data will be passed on to third parties.
21.6. By registering and paying the registration fee, the participant agrees with the terms in this guide and confirms good health.

22. Event cancellation and possible restrictions due to COVID 19 virus
22.1. Force majeure means any unforeseen event of which the timing and manner cannot be controlled or prevented by the organizer (e.g. war, riot, strike, fire, flood, earthquake, (snow) storm, torrential rain, etc.). In the event of Force Majeure and other situations beyond the control of the Organizer, changes may be made to the program and service package.
22.2. Due to the restrictions of COVID19, a situation may arise where the number of participants and spectators during the Two Bridges is limited. The organizer acts in accordance with the regulations established by the Government of Estonia, which may differ from the regulations in force at the time of registration. The activities of the organizer are based on the COVID-19 virus prevention plan for sports events agreed in the club of MTÜ Pärnu Kahe Silla klubi.
22.3. Participants will be notified of any changes via email, the Club’s website and the Facebook page.
22.4. Due to force majeure, the participation fee will be refunded in accordance with these instructions and applicable law.
22.5. If the Two Bridges race is cancelled due to force majeure and with at least 72 hours’ notice before the start time, the participant will be automatically entered in the virtual Two Bridges race participant list.
22.6. If the registered participant does not wish to use the transfer options specified in clause 22.4 and wishes to receive a refund of the entry fee, he / she must submit a formally completed application to the Club by email (info@2silda.ee) within one month from the date of the missed event. The application forms will be added to the Club’s website www.2silda.ee.
22.7. In the event of cancellation of the event due to force majeure, the organizer of the race will not reimburse the expenses incurred by the participants to third parties. We recommend foreign participants to buy travel insurance which also covers the costs incurred in the event of cancellation of the event.

In case of questions please contact:
Kadri Riitsaar
Head of Secretariat