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The marathon runs from Lake Tamula to Võõpsu boat harbor. Self-challenging challenges lie ahead on the 100-kilometer trail. It is everyone's story about the river, beauty and pain, suffering and pleasure. At the finish, all the finishers can say in praise: "I've paddled the whole river in one day!" This is your 100-kilometer story. Come and invite a friend! Paddle as a participant or support yours on the river bank!
Good luck with your trainings and see you at the start.
Remember! "You can do more than you think"

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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 April 19, 2025 in Võru.

To the start of the marathon are allowed maximum 1500 boats (about 2,800 - 3,000 paddlers), 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.



Reminder of the Last Marathon

19th Võhandu marathon 2024

20. april
1178 boats started  1032 finished    88%

Entered 1267
Started 1178 (-89)
Finishers 1032 (-146)
Men S 2298
F .........
Women S 489
F .......
Fastest Time 07:42:01
Average Time 13:46:06
Slowest Time 23:40:43

19. Võhandu Marathon 2024

2344 paddlers finished the 19th Võhandu Marathon.

On April 20, at seven o'clock in the morning on Saturday, the start of the world's largest paddling marathon was given in the small Estonian town Võru. A total of 2,787 participants from 29 countries registered for the 19th Võhandu Marathon. In the morning, 1178 boats started, of which 1032 crossed the finish line. There was no new record of finishers, as one more boat finished last year's Võhandu Marathon.

The Võhandu Marathon is a 100-kilometer adventure sports event in Estonia that takes place every year in April, in which thousands of paddlers from many foreign countries take part. The marathon runs from Lake Tamula to Võõpsu boat harbor. It is everyone's story about the river, beauty and pain, suffering and pleasure.

First place went to France for the first time. Pieter Paauw and François Boucher in the K2MEN class finished with a time of 07:42:01, edging Czech competitors Lukas Horak and Oldrich Dasek (K2MEN, time 07:42:04) by just three seconds. Estonian men Andres Kaju and Indrek Kermon came third with a time of 07:51:36.

The first women, Estonians Eve Külasalu and Sigrid Leetsi, in the K2WOM class, took 33rd place overall with a time of 09:04:03.

The last boat, the 1032nd placed boat, reached the finish line on Sunday morning with a time of 23:40:43.

We welcome all paddling enthusiasts from around the world to the 20th Võhandu Marathon on April 19, 2025, the anniversary year.

The Võhandu Marathon photo bank is free for journalists to use. Photos include the author's name. https://www.vohandumaraton.ee/en/gallery/

What is the Võhandu Marathon like? Look at the photos, they will give you an idea of its scale.


The nature of the Võhandu River is breathtakingly beautiful and pristine.


Hands that have paddled 100 kilometers


Võhandu marathon photogalery
Võhandu marathon photogalery
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