New race: Tartu Maraton Vintage
The Tartu Maraton is one of the oldest ski marathons in the world & to honour the good old times, the organizers came up with a new race format for the upcoming season: The Tartu Maraton Vintage.
As the event’s name says the Tartu Maraton Vintage is an opportunity to ski the legendary Tartu Maraton with an older equipment. Everyone with an equipment made before the year 2000 are expected to take part in the event. The older, the merrier!
„Today’s classic tracks are so narrow and it is hard and uncomfortable to ski on them with wooden skis. Thus we will make at least one track a lot wider where it is possible to ski with either classical old skis or with today’s Salomon’s,“ said Race Director Indrek Kelk.
The vintage-skiers will start along with the main distance’s (63 and 31 km) skiers. To gather the retroskiers, there will be a special start group for them. And to make it feel more old school, the Vintage-skiers will get retro styled start numbers and diplomas. In addition, many cool raffle prizes will be given out to the participants.
Worldloppet skiers probably know this kind of race format from another Worldloppet race. The Italian Marcialonga also has a vintage race on the program. In the Marcialonga Story the vintage-skiers make 11 km on old wooden skies.
Photo: Club Tartu Maraton