There is 30 days left until the 43rd Tartu Maraton and a total of 6643 skiers have signed up alltogether.
5392 skiers have registered for the 63km distance and 1251 for 31km. At the same time last year 300 more skiers had registered, but one has to consider the fact that Estonia was covered with snow already in November back then. This year, cold weather arrived just few weeks ago and many are still waiting for some extra snow.
The course of Tartu Maraton is covered with a maximum of 5cm thick natural snow cover, which is still not enough to prepare the basis of the course. On a more positive note, weather forecast predicts pleanty of cold weather and snowfall can be excpeted at the end of next week.