On April 21st, Dune Race that takes place in Häädemeeste parish, Rannametsa village, is a spring announcer for both Pärnu Two Bridges Club and Pärnu County.
Season launch event announces that almost all the start packages were sold out by April 17, Wednesday. In a case of someone’s no-show, some free spots might be available at the Venue in Rannametsa village as well. Altogether 790 runners 280 walkers (timed and non-timed together) will be afforded to take part.
Season’s opening will bring many people from the city to Luitemaa, where the pine-tree trail offers beautiful scenery and a sporting challenge for everyone. Torni- and Tõotusemägi on the trail are the highest dunes in Estonia. Traditionally the schedule includes both race and Nordic walking (8.3 km), children’s races and canicross for pet lovers (both 8.3 km and a 5.4 km distance). For the first time, all finishers (except children) will be rewarded with a special race medal.
The flat track in the beginning is often deceptive
Over a thousand moving enthusiasts are expected to start the race at 13.00. In addition to strong enthusiasts, those who consider the daily movement important and are regular trainers are welcome to start. However, those who are still afraid of the race can choose (Nordic) walking, as it is possible to choose between a timed and non timed option.
Having a previous experience of the Dunce Race, it is known that wise don’t rush. However, for the first time on the track, it is worth planning the tactics in advance, as the first kilometers of flat asphalt and gravel roads turn into hilly-curvy forest track after 3 kilometers, culminating in the highest sand dunes of Estonia. You can find the race map here.
Check out the program.