Both runners and (Nordic) walkers can choose between a 5 km and 10 km distance. The shorter distance is non-timed and can be completed as written above in any way one likes – by running or walking. The trail runs through Pärnu beach area, among other things, participants are taken to the beach promenade – there are not many sports events with a sea view in Estonia.
For the first time ever, all finishers of the Beach Race will receive a unique medal. In addition, the triple event completers will be awarded with another medal. The medal of the triple event series will be awarded to the ones who have completed Dune Race (8.3km), Jüri Jaanson’s Two Bridges Race (10km) and Pärnu Beach Race (10km) based on the finish protocols. The interim results of the triple event are seen here.
The centerpiece of the event is Pärnu Beach Stadium, where both the start and finish areas are located. The stadium also hosts free-of-charge children’s races for the little ones of the family.
11.00 Children’s race
13.00 Race, (Nordic) walking 10 km
13.20 5 km race & (Nordic) walking
Check out the exact program here.
Pre-registration for all distances is open until October 23rd at homepage and at the information desk in Pärnu Keskus (shopping center). On the day of the event it is also possible to register at site (NB! different price applies). In order to save time before the start of the race on Sunday, those interested can pick up their start materials already on Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00 at the competition center in Pärnu Keskus (shopping center).
Have a nice spa and sports holiday in Pärnu
As of October 3rd, over 900 participants had registered, of whom 650 were planning to run. As the active enrollment period is just starting, nearly 1,200 enthusiasts, and hundreds of children, can join the race. This year’s triple event is so popular that the organizing team had to order additional medals.
“Registration has gone better than expected. The organizing team thinks that one of the reasons is the medal that is awarded for the first time in the history of this race. Another reason is most likely that the event no longer coincides with the Saaremaa 3-day Running Marathon, which has a motivating effect on those in doubt,” said Vahur Mäe, the chief organizer. According to him, it is now possible to state with certainty that the autumn season this year ends in Pärnu. “It is definitely worth coming to the summer capital to spend a spa and sports vacation – to have a nice active day together with the family and thereafter enjoy the beautiful city and its benefits. Those who have to travel long distance have a chance to use the offers from accommodation partners – Estonia Spa Hotels and Pärnu Rannastaadioni Hostel. Everything is within walking distance in Pärnu.”