Kalevipoeg's Mythological Ultrarun

The Kalevipoeg's Mythological Ultrarun (20.08 - 25.08.2017) is a unique running event that introduces the Estonian nature and the local culture, and invites runners to ponder into their inner world and wisely test their limits.

Kalevipoeg's Mythological Ultrarun 2017
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Kalevipoeg's Mythological Ultrarun
Kalevipoeg's Mythological Ultrarun was inspired by the Estonian national epic “Kalevipoeg”, where in 6 days about 400 kilometers is traveled through which is a challenge also for the most experienced runners. In this run, it is possible to go through a route to self-discovery, overcome obstacles and difficulties which abstain us from developing and evolving to become a king or a queen. In addition to the physical challenges, Kalevipoeg's run is also a spiritual journey. We have designed and chosen the course of the run so that it would cover Kalevipoeg's most important events and milestones. You are awaited by a varied nature which will offer You different worlds -- water and sea, forests and bogs, roads and tracks. The seaside will remind You of our origins and the yearning for the sincere purity. The trees and rocks will serve as guides and symbols for you to find Yourself, to find the way to forge the sword to create Your own path. With the sword You will build bridges, cross swamps, bogs, streams, rivers. The demanding path will also guide You closer to Your companions. Every prince and princess will grow, learn, and develop with others. The run will offer You encounters, reunions, but also separations, departures and the rediscovering of Yourself. But in the end, the runner must find the other side, someone who is hiding in our souls' deepest places, He, who cannot be killed, who we tend to fight, but needs to be tamed to our will with wisdom and consciousness. Only then, while going against nature but not destroying Him, fighting Oneself, while finding condolence, can One surpass itself and evolve. Kalevipoeg's Mythological Ultrarun is a field of opportunities, where One can venture, search and find, evolve and become Oneself, to again go back to our everyday world to use and realize the humanity and potential given.
Program
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Registration
Are You ready for this 6 day challenge of 376 kilometers? To register, fill in the form*. We will reply within three weeks. You will be added to the startlist, when we have received the participation fee.
Participation fee includes everything You need on this challenge:
  • Accommodation from 20.08 until 25.08.2017.
  • Prepared path with the program and the mythology.
  • Catering 3 times a day.
  • Healthy refreshments (fruit, bars, dried fruit, nuts etc), and sports drinks and water on the course.
  • 45 minutes of massage every night.
  • Relaxing sauna with a powerful evening program.
  • Three evenings full of music.
  • Kalevipoeg's Mythological Ultrarun's medal.
  • Special prizes for the best.
  • An unforgettable experience as a hero in a documentary (a 60 minute documentary will be made of the event).
Your investment**
  • Registreerudes kuni: 01.03.2017 - 790 EUR
  • Registering until: 01.05.2017 - 990 EUR
  • Registering until: 01.07.2017 - 1190 EUR
  • Special price for 2 registering until: 01.03.2017 - 1390 EUR
**Registration is open until the maximum number of 20 participants is reached.
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* The participant is obliged to present a valid medical certificate before the first of august, and prove that One has completed one ultrarun, rogain or a mountain marathon between the first of january 2016 and the first of august 2017.
Documentary “Kalevipoeg's Mythological Ultrarun”
(premiere: 10.11.2016)
Team
NPO Elujooks connects runners for whom running is a life's metaphor. It is possible to discover the world and yourself by running. Our community promotes the running culture with different seminars, camps and events. Elujooks' motto is “Find Your life while running”, so we create opportunities for a healthy and a full life.

Siim Tõnismäe

Project leader

Fondness for the world of running has sent me since I was a teenager. Colourful adventures of running in different places of the world have been the leading force to discover the world around me. I found a company of similar travelers on the paths of Elujooks in the summer of 2015, and together we have created one stately mythological ultrarun..

    Kristi Aruküla

    Foreign relations

    I have been connected with Elujooks since 2013, when I first participated in the camp of Elujooks. In my hobby of running, I am more of a discoverer, wanderer, and when I run, I see myself and the world around me. Running is an enjoyable rhythmic activity which purifies respiration and the soul, and I can charge myself with new energy. I have run a few marathons and continued on to ultraruns. I ran Kalevipoeg's Mythological Ultrarun partially in 2015, but despite that, the journey was really an amazing experience which I will remember for the rest of my life, and it will appear as memories on different moments. I wish that this kind of journey would be taken on by a lot of people from Estonia and abroad to discover Estonia, our culture and Oneself.

      Kristjan Puusild

      Mythology

      I started running marathons in 2005 and from my first experience I only remember pain. But pain teaches, and so I started researching how to make a running experience more enjoyable for myself to not suffer. From there on I ran 3-4 marathons a year while finding more and more motivation from improving results. The biggest marathons in the world were exciting and emotional -- Berlin, Paris, New York, etc… But still, something got lost in that big effort and noise. Often I didn't notice myself. That's why in 2009 I decided to take time and be with myself and I ran around Estonia in 63 days, 1000 km. This experience opened my eyes to the nature of running and also to nature. It still took time to find myself. In the next years I started organising camps of Elujooks to share what I experienced, learned, and read, and also to learn from others. Today, camps of Elujooks have become a tradition.

        Gery Einberg

        Course designer

        Kalevipoeg's Mythological Ultrarun was my life's run. That run was like the heaven's gift where spirituality and physique became one. I wish to share this experience. Only physical preparation wasn't enough. These distances are run with one's head not feet. In the end it was one form of being.

           

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          Contact

          Siim Tõnismäe

          Project leader

          phone (+372) 5593 4851

            Kristi Aruküla

            Foreign relations

            phone (+372) 5646 6033

              Kristjan Puusild

              Mythology

              phone (+372) 5689 7790

                Gery Einberg

                Course designer

                phone (+372) 5332 5157

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