Taliharja Vanakuri 101km winter ultra endurance race

TALIHARJA VANAKURI is a 101 km winter ultra endurance trail race (or 55km “pehmo” version or 125km extended version “Sõge sõõr”) mostly in darkness through Estonian wilderness. Race runs on snowy/icy/muddy small roads, trails. Race can be done either on foot, on skis or by bike. Race course is not marked. Competitors must carry map and GPS and mandatory safety equipment and be self sufficient. Race course crosses vast forests and bogs and offers complete solitude and immersion in the tough terrain. Sun sets 15.49 and light fades at 16.49 so a big portion of the race course will be completed in darkness! There is plenty of wildlife like moose, elk, foxes & bears, who will hopefully be sleeping though.

Anybody who wants to participate in this race, must have the common sense to familiarize oneself about all the needs to face a competition like that. Racers must be self-sufficient and have the ability to take care of themselves. This race is a potentially dangerous one, participants have to really seriously consider if they are physically and mentally prepared for this kind of race.

January 15, 2022
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The number for participants for the whole event is capped to 200.


125km extended event "Sõge sõõr"
January 15, 2022 (Saturday)
125 kilometers
1,388 meters
1,419 meters
4 Aid Stations
Solo Forest Ice Mud Nature Night Road Snow
101km main event
January 15, 2022 (Saturday)
101 kilometers
1,126 meters
1,153 meters
Taagepera Taagepera
3 Aid Stations
Cut off: 24:00 hours
Solo Shower Toilets After Race Meal Live tracking of runners Finishers Gift Bag Storage Forest Mixed Night Point to Point Rolling Rural Snow Timed

Course runs on small roads and trails through vast forested areas and bogs to Holstre-Polli center. There is one midcamp aid station at 45km and some drinking points shown on map.

The number for participants for the race is capped to 200.
55 km "Pehmo" event
January 15, 2022 (Saturday)
55 kilometers
627 meters
300 meters
Rutu Rutu
2 Aid Stations
Cut off: 12:00 hours
Solo After Race Meal Finishers Gift Bag Storage Live tracking of runners Forest Mixed Night Point to Point Rolling Rural Snow Timed

Race starts from Rutu hills campsite and runs through scarcely inhabited rural areas to Holstre-Polli ski center.

The number for participants for the race is capped to 200.


Jan 15 2022 : Partly cloudy throughout the day.
-3.5°C - 1.3°C (25.6°F - 34.4°F)

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Last checked on 2022-07-15



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