The genuine and blue-black-and-white marathon offers the opportunity to complete the distance on one and a unique trajectory, pass the important historical monuments and meet the beautiful nature of Pärnu County: Pulli village, Reiu prehistoric settlement, Reiu-Raeküla pine dune, eye-catching Jaanson’s riverside recreational track – these are just some of the landmarks that make the marathon one of a kind experience.
In addition to the marathon starting from Tori, the sports day program includes a half marathon starting from Paikuse and children’s races on Independence Square in Pärnu. The event also includes the Pärnu Summer Race, where both runners and walkers can test their abilities at a distance of 10 kilometers. In 2022, the event will traditionally take place on June 22.
Between June 11 and 26, one can also take part in the event virtually, which allows the participant to complete the distance at a favourable time, way and place.
Pärnu County Victory Day Marathon embodies a special “story” – Pärnu County has strong connections with regaining independence of Estonia. As the marathon’s slogan says, “Fire comes from the roots.” The oldest remaining settlement found on the marathon route is Pulli village and “Manifesto to the Peoples of Estonia” was read out aloud on the balcony of the Endla Theatre in Pärnu. This sport event also has a ritual role as each year the flame lit by the President on Victory Day parade derives its strength from the previous day memorial fire lit in Estonian Soldiers Memorial Church in Tori. The flame will be borne by marathon runners along the route to Pärnu.