Tactical Foodpack Expedition Estonia is an adventurous endurance race through wild mid-summer Estonian nature
July 5 – July 7, 2024

Expedition Estonia

The race course runs through Lahemaa National Park and Pandivere uplands and is about 200 km long. Racers will traverse beautiful untouched forests and bogs as well as rich cultural landscape and also special individual objects – old manors, abandoned military bases etc. The course is not marked – checkpoints must be found by map on the participants’ own strength and skill, without outside help and motorized aids. The course is divided into stages that can be completed on foot, by bicycle and by watercraft. You have to pass the checkpoints shown on map, between which the specific path is for each team to choose. Checkpoint locations and detailed instructions will be disclosed to participants just hours before the expedition. The course takes you from well-established trails to untouched, more difficult terrain (also without trails), which makes it a true wilderness expedition. Paved roads can be used minimally. The predicted fastest time, when completing the sporty non-stop Expedition course is approx. 20 hours, but the course is open for up to 40 hours. Therefore, it is also possible to go through it more calmly and with rest breaks.
Expedition Estonia’s main course is a tough test! Completing this course alone is one of the most difficult physical and mental challenges that you can pose to yourself in Estonia. But to win, you have to be particularly tough, smart and extremely durable…
In 2024 we offer the opportunity to participate in the “soft” course, the distance of which is about a quarter shorter than the main course. Spectators can experience the competition in the start and finish areas and in the changing areas between stages. There will also be real-time GPS tracking of all participants throughout the race.

Competition classes

Open class

  • Distance of race course ca 200 km
  • Teams of 1-3 members
  • In addition to the map, it is allowed to use GPS devices for navigation
  • Limited number of starting places - 100 competitors
  • The participation fee is 100 eur / person and t-shirt option (€20), plus boat rental fee (€45 for single and €60 per two members team per kayak) and equipment transport fee (€30 per person), if the team does not have its own assistant
  • You can order a t-shirt for an additional fee
  • From June, the registration fee will increase by €20 per participant

Open class is open to adventurers of at least 18 years of age of any gender. The team can be formed by a single person or with companions with whom you have to stay together from start to finish. In addition to map and compass, it is allowed to use all modern electronic aids to navigate the race course, which will help to avoid mistakes and make it easier to find checkpoints. Teams may have their own assistant who transports team equipment to the transition areas and may support competitors with food and equipment in transition areas.

EXPEDITION class

  • Distance of race course ca 200 km
  • Teams of 4 members, at least 1 member of the opposite sex
  • navigation only with map and compass, no GPS devices allowed
  • limited number of teams - a total of 25 4-member teams
  • The participation fee is 640 eur per team and it includes boat rental and equipment transport between transition areas
  • You can order a t-shirt for an additional fee
  • From June, the registration fee will increase by €20 per participant

Expedition class is a race by Adventure Racing World Series rules and team standard. You can participate with a four-member adult team, of which at least one team member must be of the opposite sex. The race is part of the Adventure Racing World Series European regional series. The overall winner of the series final - the European Championship - will receive a free starting spot for the Adventure Racing World Championships in Ecuador (value approx. 5000USD). Other races of the series will take place in 2024 in Denmark, Netherlands, France, Italy, Scotland, Finland, Spain and series ends with European Championships in Netherlands.
Expedition class course is somewhat more difficult than the Open class - only maps provided by organizer can be used for navigation and checkpoints are located in more difficult places. Any electronic aids to help with navigation are prohibited (GPS watches, handheld devices, etc.). In Expedition class, any assistance to the competitors by third parties is not allowed - the transport of the team's equipment between transition areas is done by race organization.

“World Series” stages https://arworldseries.com/europe/

Open "Soft" class

  • Distance of race course ca 140 km
  • Teams of 1-3 members
  • In addition to the map, it is allowed to use GPS devices for navigation
  • Limited number of starting places - 100 competitors
  • The participation fee is 100 eur / person and t-shirt option (€20), plus boat rental fee (€45 for single and €60 per two members team per kayak) and equipment transport fee (€30 per person), if the team does not have its own assistant
  • You can order a t-shirt for an additional fee
  • From June, the registration fee will increase by €20 per participant

Open "soft" class is open to adventurers of at least 18 years of age of any gender. The team can be formed by a single person or with companions with whom you have to stay together from start to finish. In addition to map and compass, it is allowed to use all modern electronic aids to navigate the race course, which will help to avoid mistakes and make it easier to find checkpoints. Teams may have their own assistant who transports team equipment to the transition areas and may support competitors with food and equipment in transition areas.

Open BIKE class

  • Distance of race course ca 220 km
  • Teams of 1-3 members
  • In addition to the map, it is allowed to use GPS devices for navigation
  • Limited number of starting places - 100 competitors
  • The participation fee is 100 eur / person and t-shirt option (€20), plus optional boar rental fee (€45 for single and €60 per two members team per kayak) and equipment transport fee (€30 per person), if the team wishes to also do the boat section of course and does not have its own boat/assistant.
  • You can order a t-shirt for an additional fee
  • From June, the registration fee will increase by €20 per participant

All course with bike. Open class is open to adventurers of at least 18 years of age of any gender. The team can be formed by a single person or with companions with whom you have to stay together from start to finish. In addition to map and compass, it is allowed to use all modern electronic aids to navigate the race course, which will help to avoid mistakes and make it easier to find checkpoints. Teams may have their own assistant who transports team equipment to the transition areas and may support competitors with food and equipment in transition areas.

Equipment, logistics & food:

All equipment required for participation (except the watercraft) must be provided by the participant. Mandatory equipment list will be set by organisation and it will include clothing, technical aids and safety equipment required for safe traverse in various disciplines. Exact list of mandatory equipment will be published at least 1 month before the competition. Watercraft can be rented from the organizer. Participants must carry the mandatory equipment established by the organizer on course. Participants have the opportunity to send equipment to the transition areas between stages, which will be transported during the competition by the team’s own assistant (in the “open” class) or by organizer if such service is ordered. In the Expedition class assistants are not allowed and team’s equipment will be transported by organizer.
Most transition areas will offer food, water and there will also be possibility to rest. Main sponsor of the expedition is Estonian freeze-dried food producer Tactical Foodpack. Participants can choose their preferred food from Tactical Foodpack selection or eat other food from the grill or soup pot in the transition areas and grab the Tactical Foodpack package to the course.

Results of previous years, gps, video and images

>> FIRST NEWSLETTER 2024 <<

>> RACE INFO 2024 <<
>> MANDATORY GEAR LIST 2024 <<

>> RESULTS 2023 <<
>> GPS Tracking 2023 <<

More detailed results and leg times can be seen by clicking on the stopwatch icon in the upper left corner of GPS tracking.

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