Based on the extensive restrictions imposed in Estonia throughout March, the Võhandu marathon team announces:
16th Võhandu Marathon April 17, 2021 - IS CANCELED 
2nd Open track race April 10, 2021 - IS CANCELED


May 22, 2021.

  • The Open track will take place as soon as possible. Participants will be notified at least two weeks in advance.

  • At the moment, there is a possibility that the Afterparty of the Võhandu Marathon and the 15 km Sprint can still take place on June 5.

  • We hope that the situation will stabilize quickly so that all the events we organize can take place in full.

To the start of the marathon are allowed maximum 1500 boats, the registratsion begins 1-st of january at 12:00:01 am (in Estonian time) Registration runs until the 31-st of march or until 1500 boats are filled.

If your desire is to see pristine nature and spend one athletic day paddling, this is the marathon for you. Remember! "You Can Do More Than You Think". Every kilometer you recall later on the sauna deck is pure pleasure. You want it over and over, it may not be right now, but it won't give you peace anymore. WE WILL MEET May 22, 2021 in Võru.

Your five-year paddling plan in Estonia

16th VM 2021 May 22
17th VM 2022 April 23
18th VM 2023 April 22
19th VM 2024 April 20
20th VM 2025 April 19




After leaving Lake Tamula in Võru, the riverbanks are low, but they rise gradually until after some hours of canoeing the river enters a primeval valley. The steep and forested riverbanks of the primeval valley are interspersed with adjoining valleys and numerous sandstone outcrops. There are many springs and caves in the sandstone cliffs and adjoining valleys. In the last part of the marathon the riverbanks are low again. 

There are great views from the river of wild forests, meadows and sandstone outcrops that our ancestors used to call walls. 

Seven water mills have been built on the river, only ruins are left of some of them - passing the dams of these water mills should get your adrenaline going.