15th VÕHANDU MARATHON
April 18, 2020
To the start of the marathon are allowed maximum 1200 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 1200 boats are filled.
2020 is a small anniversary of the Võhandu Marathon. It has been 15 years since we started this awesome journey with 23 boats. We invite all paddling enthusiasts on April 18, 2020 to join us to celebrating this event. The Võhandu Marathon is a great way to get a paddling experience. The distance is interesting, you have to travel 100 kilometers on a river that offers extreme moments in one day. This is a terrific challenge for all paddlers. To date 6,133 people - 1013 women and 5,120 men have completed the marathon from a total of 26 countries. 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 18, 2020 in Võru.
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.
Võitlus unega oli valusam kui ükski teine valutav koht kehal
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