The new date of the Võhandu Marathon is June 12, 2021

The Government of the Republic of Estonia did not grant the Võhandu Marathon team a special permit to organize the marathon on May 22. The government discussed 06.05. The Võhandu Marathon, which was scheduled for May 22, but given the current epidemiological situation, the Government decided to postpone the event.

We are very sorry and we apologize for having to change the date of the marathon for the second time this year. We find the government's decision completely incomprehensible. You can travel anywhere, but in a controlled situation, under certain conditions, a sports event in the fresh air, where dispersal is guaranteed, is prohibited.

We are not going to do virtual Võhandu marathon. 99% of the Võhandu marathon is a feeling that arises from the power created together, the powerful feeling of being a part of a great fantastic company.

The new date of the marathon is June 12, 2021

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 is open until the 31-st of May 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 June 12, 2021 in Võru.

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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.