Pärnu County Victory Day Marathon

1. Objectives
To promote sportive lifestyle to different generations.
To bring the Memorial Flame (lit in Tori St George’s Lutheran Church) on June 22nd to Pärnu, the birthplace of Estonia, where it will be delivered to the Victory Day parade.
To tell the story of Pärnu County in connection with the formation of the first sites of the Estonian population, the Estonian national awakening and the birth of the Republic.

2. Organizer
NGO Pärnu Two Bridges Club in cooperation with Pärnu County Sports Association and sponsors.

3. Time and Place
June 22nd, 2019 Tori (start of marathon), Paikuse (start of half marathon), Pärnu (finish, children’s race).

4. The Race Centre, start, finish, track and service on track
4.1. The Race Centres are in Tori, Paikuse and Pärnu city.
4.2. Start and finish: Start of marathon at 15.00 in Tori, start of half marathon at 16.45 in Paikuse. Finish area on Liberty square in Pärnu. Finish of the race is closed 6 hours after the start of the marathon, i.e. at 21.00.
4.3. Track. Marked and regulated by judges; runs on asphalt side-roads and light traffic roads, Reiu-Raeküla forest landscape, streets of Pärnu City.
4.3.1. Participants must follow traffic regulations and signals from traffic controllers.
4.3.2. There are 12 refreshment stations (RS) on the marathon course and 6 refreshment stations on the half marathon course (see below) where sports drink, water and energy boosting foods are offered. First aid is assured.

RS on marathon course, closing time of RS bracketed:
RS 1: Oore 4,0km (15:35)
RS 2: Elbi 8,0km (16:10)
RS 3: Pulli 11,9km (16:45)
RS 4: Sindi 14,9km (17:10)
RS 5: Linnuriigi 18,2km (17:35)
RS 6: Paikuse 21km (18:05)
RS 7: Tahkuranna 24km (18:30)
RS 8: Raeküla 27,3km (18:55)
RS 9: Papiniidu bridge 30,2km (19:20)
RS 10: Jaansoni rada 33km (19:45)
RS 11: Yacht Club 35,7km (20:10)
RS 12: Rannaniidu 39km (20:35)

RS on half marathon course, closing time of RS bracketed:
RS 1: Tahkuranna 2,9km (18:30)
RS 2: Raeküla 6,2km (18:55)
RS 3: Papiniidu bridge 9,1km (19:20)
RS 4: Jaansoni rada 11,9km (19.45)
RS 5: Yacht Club 14,6km (20:10)
RS 6: Rannaniidu 17,9km (20:35)

4.3.3. First aid is available on the track. In case you see anyone in need, please inform a service point, medical workers on track, organizers or call on 112. First aid is provided by medical volunteers and Pärnu Ambulance.

5. Distances
Marathon 42,195 km (timed)
Half-marathon 21,097 km (timed)

6. Timing
An electronic timekeeping chip is attached to the back side of the bib. Please check it before the start! The number must be worn on chest and be visible throughout the whole race. Only the contestants with the personal start number are allowed to participate. Please do not fold the number nor remove the chip. The chip deactivates automatically after finishing the race; 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 fixe

7. Age groups (Classification of Estonian Athletic Association)

7.1. Marathon distance

MJ 2000-2001 NJ 2000-2001
Men 1980-1999 Women 1980-1999
MV40 1970-1979 NV35 1970-1979
MV50 1960-1969 NV45 1960-1969
MV60 Born in 1959 and older NV55 Born in 1964 and older

7.2. Half-marathon distance

Boys A 2002-2003 Girls A 2002-2003
MJ 2000-2001 NJ 2000-2001
Men 1980-1999 Women 1985-1999
MV40 1970-1979 NV35 1975-1984
MV50 1960-1969 NV45 1965-1974
MV60 Born in 1959 and older NV55 Born in 1964 and older


8. Registration and entry fees

8.1. Registration alternatives
8.1.1. Pre-registration on the website www.2silda.ee until 19.06.2019 at  23.59.
8.1.2. Pre-registration in the information centre in Pärnu Keskus (Pärnu) until 19.06.2018 at 20.00.
8.1.3. On the Race day on site: in Tori at 13.00-14.45 and in Paikuse at 15.00-16.30.

8.2.  Collectives, groups, sports clubs and -schools:
Counting from 5 members 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). No discount on 22.06.2019.

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. To pay with the invoice, please choose the relevant option and fill all the required fields. Invoice will be sent via email and after the payment all participants will be registered.

8.3.  Start fees

Marathon I round
II round
III round
on site
Adults 30 EUR 35 EUR 40 EUR 60 EUR
Seniors from 60 y/o and the young below 20 y/o (included) 25 EUR 30 EUR 35 EUR 60 EUR
Half-marathon I round
II round
III round
on site
Adults 25 EUR 30 EUR 35 EUR 50 EUR
Seniors from 60 y/o and the young below 20 y/o (included) 20 EUR 25 EUR 30 EUR 50 EUR

All prices include VAT 20%. Start fee will not be refunded in case of cancellation the registration. No discounts for seniors, youth and groups on the race day.

9. Entry fee includes:
A bib
Timing (chip)
A medal
A shirt
An electronic diploma with participant’s name, personal time and place
A meal
A drink
Washing facilities
Refreshment stations and first aid
Manned luggage storage
Transportation from finish (Pärnu) to start in Tori or Paikuse

10. Re-registration
Available until June 19th at 23.59; the cost is 10 EUR. Upward price difference must be covered by the participant, contrariwise there is no refund. For re-registration one needs to send an email to info@2silda.ee

11. Transportation from finish to start. Parking.
Free shuttle buses are provided by the organizer. A seat in the bus can be booked from June 1st until June 15th (at 23.59). Requests after that will be considered only when free seats are available. NB! No organised transportation after the race.

11.1. Transportation schedule:
13.00 Hotel “Pärnu” – to Tori, start of marathon
13.30 Hotel “Pärnu” – to Tori, start of marathon
15.15 Hotel “Pärnu” – to Paikuse, start of half-marathon
15.45 Hotel “Pärnu” – to Paikuse, start of half-marathon

11.2. Parking in start and finish area:
Please follow the parking regulations and signs in a certain area.

12. Giving out start materials.
12.1. In Tori (start of marathon) on 22.06.2019 at 13.00-14.45.
12.2. In Paikuse (start of half-marathon) 22.06.2019 at 15.00-16.30.

13. Discontinuance
In case a participant decides to discontinue, (s)he must inform the closest refreshment station. The organizer has the right to ask a participant to discontinue in case the participant won’t pass the refreshment station before its closing time or won’t finish the marathon within 6 hours or has poor health condition.

14. Results
The (non-official) results can be checked using a scanner in the competition center and will be published on the website of the Two Bridges Club on www.2silda. The final results confirmed by the judges will be published on the Organizers website www.2silda.ee not later than June 27th at 17.00. Finish protocol is a public document. Real time results are published on the website of the timing service provider ChampionChip Eesti OÜ www.championchip.ee

15. Washing facilities
On presentation of the bib in Sports Hall of Pärnu City Schools (Kuninga 29).

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

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

18. Appeals
All appeals against results, violations etc. must be filed in two hours after the finish is closed at 21.00. 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 of the race, the head referee, and the head of secretariat. Other unforeseen cases are resolved by the Organizing Committee. Organisers reserve the right to change the terms listed in the guide, if the situation requires it.

19. General
19.1. Each participant is responsible for her/his health condition. A participant of marathon must be at least 18 years old healthy person. A participant of half marathon must be at least 15 years old healthy person.
19.2. Please follow the reminder for the participants that will be published on the website www.2silda.ee latest two weeks before of a certain event.

20. Rights of the organizer
20.1. The organizer has the rights 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.
20.2. 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. Finishing protocols will be published on the website of the Organizer, timekeeping service provider and protocols of running distances in the newspaper Pärnu Postimees. The organizer is only responsible for the information on its official channels (webpage, Facebook, YouTube).
20.3. The organizer has the right to send to all registered participants a reminder before the event and, after the event, the follow-up letter with the feedback questionnaire. Corresponding newsletters are sent to the e-mail entered by the participant to the registration form. Unsubscribing is not possible.
20.4. 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.
20.5. Force Majeure (FM) – force of nature and other reasons beyond the control of the organizers may cause changes in the program. If the race is cancelled due to FM, the registration fee is not refunded!
20.6. By registering and paying the registration fee, the participant agrees with the terms in this guide and confirms good health.

In case of questions:
Kadri Riitsaar
Head of Secretariat