European Sauna Marathon

The 8th European Sauna Marathon will start at the Kääriku Sports Centre on February 4th , 2017 at midday, 12.00 p.m.
This year the participation will be chargeable and there will not be e-mail registration as it was in previous years!
The ticket for the Sauna Marathon 4-member teams will cost 60 euros.
Tickets can be purchased starting January 4th 2017 from Piletilevi
The team must take this ticket with them to the race start, where each of the team member fills in the registration sheet and is then given competition wristband.
Finish is opened until 5.30 p.m.
In the competition ranking will take part all the 4-member teams that have visited all the saunas marked on the map and are in finish before  5.30 p.m. Teams that come late will listed as "enjoyers" and they will not be on the ranking list. 
1st place will be drawn out of the  first ten teams  in the finish. 2nd place will be drawn out of the next ten teams  in the finish. 3rd place will be drawn out of the teams that are in the finish on places 21-30.
First three ladysteams will be drawn out of the womens top 10 teams. 
People's favourite sauna will be selected by the teams, who have visited all the saunas.
NB! Tickets for the Sauna Marathon are not refundable.
Special accommodation prices for participants of European Sauna Marathon  in Otepää region: 
1. GMP Cluhotel discount 10%. Information: 
2. Saare holiday house (Saare Puhkemaja) 15 EUR night per person, breakfast included. Contact +372 565 60015 or
3. Marguse Sport Centre (Marguse Spordikeskus): 03.-05.02.2017 20 EUR per person, breakfast included. Contact:  +372 529 4499 või
4. Karupesa Hotel 03.-05.02.2017  TWIN 152 EUR, family rooms 184-20, SUITE 224 EUR. Prices include breakfast. Contact: +372 506 4528  
Hot Saunanight will continue at Club Comeback! With Sauna Marathon event bracelet  -50% from 22.00-23.00! See also: and


Otepää is a small town set in the hills of south Estonia.
It is the most well-known winter sports centre in the Baltics and the Winter Capital of Estonia. Otepää got its name, which in Estonian means "bear's head" after the shape of the castle hill - which reminds you of a bear's head. It's also where in 1224, Bishop Hermann started building the first known brick castle in Estonia, The Stone Fort.
In wintertime Otepää is a winter sports paradise for skiers, snowmobile riders and for anyone who enjoys the snow: there are slalom slopes equipped with elevators and lots of cross-country tracks.
Tehvandi Centre is recognised as an all year round training area among high level sportsmen and Kääriku has, for more than half a century, been a favourite of Estonian winter sports fans. Otepää and it's surroundings are where Estonian Olympic medalists (such as Jaak Mae, Andrus Veerpalu and Kristiina Šmigun) live and train.
If you don't like crowds and sports then it's always possible to go on hiking trips to the picturesque landscape around Otepää, try an Estonian hot smoke sauna and bathing in an icy lake afterwards.
Each summer the "Suverull" takes place - a summer competition for the world's best skiers. In winter, FIS World Cup Otepää Competition (cross-country skiing) and an ice-fishing competition "Golden Fish" are popular attractions.
Otepää is an ideal location for sports, hiking, swimming, fishing, skiing, skating and snowboarding. It's a perfect holiday spot for families and young people who are interested in an active holiday.


Tourist Information Centre
Tartu 1, 67404, Otepää
phone: +372 766 1200
OPEN: 15.05-15.09
Mon-Fri:     10:00 - 17:00
Sat-Sun:    10:00 - 15:00  
16.09 – 14.05
Mon-Fri:      10:00 - 17:00
Sat:              10:00 - 14:00
CLOSED:    Sun
Rural Municipality Government
Lipuväljak 13, 67405, Otepää
phone + 372 766 4800
GSM:    +372 515 7139