There’s one more chance to get tickets for the XII European Sauna Marathon!

Final tickets go on sale at 10am on 14 February — but you have to be quick.

Adam Rang
Estonian Saunas magazine
3 min readFeb 13, 2023


The final round of ticket sales for the XII European Sauna Marathon in south Estonia will go on sale tomorrow February 14 at 10am online at Piletikeskus.

As with previous competitions, any tickets that go on sale tend to sell out very fast so do be quick if you are keen to take part.

The European Sauna Marathon is a fun, annual orienteering game between saunas taking place on February 17–18 in Otepää and Tõrva. You have to visit all the saunas on the map, spending at least 3 minutes in each hot room, as well as jumping in ice holes and hot tubs along the way.

The aim is to celebrate sauna culture and help more people discover the wide range of saunas across the region.

Each team consists of four members, one of whom needs to drive a car. The main prize is a hot tub from Lemmik Mees OÜ and there’s a range of fun prizes, including for best costumes. The saunas are also competing for their own prestigous titles awarded through voting from everyone who completes the course.

The XII European Sauna Marathon in Otepää is organized by Otepää municipality, Tõrva municipality, Otepää Cultural Centers, sauna owners and their committee, as well as plenty of sauna loving volunteers. The cooperation partners are winter radio Sky Plus, Tõrva Veemõnula, Kanal 2 — Reporter, Aasta Auto — Škoda representative office in Tartu, and (that’s us).


17 February 2023 in Tõrva

16.30–17.50: Registration on site at Tõrva Keskvälkaku
18.00: Race begins at Tõrva Central Square
18.00–22.00: Visit to the saunas
21.00–23.00: Wrap up and party in Tõrva Veemõnula with sauna rituals

18 February 2023 in Otepää

Registration is open from 8.30am to 11.30am in the Otepää Sports Hall (Mäe 23, behind Otepää Gymnasium). Teams receive wristbands, a sticker for their car, a chip, and team members sign confirmation sheets.

From 11.00am to 2.00pm, an entrepreneurs fair will be held at Otepää Central Square.

At 12.00 noon, the main race starts at Otepää Central Square, according to the starting order given at registration.

The finish line is open from 15.00 to 18.00 at the Otepää Sports Hall. When teams reach the finish line, they can grab a bowl of soup in the gymnasium canteen with their wristband. It is also possible to take a shower and change clothes.

The official afterparty of the European Sauna Marathon is in Otepää at 18:00. At 7:00 p.m., the award ceremony will take place in the main hall of the Otepää Sports Hall. The buffet will also be open. After the awards, DJ Andi Raig will take to the stage and the party will continue until midnight! Entrance to the sauna marathon afterparty with a wristband is free, while everyone else spectating (who’s at least 18 years old) can buy a ticket for 5 euros, which must be paid in cash on the night.

Additional information:

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Adam Rang
Estonian Saunas magazine

Saunapreneur at Previously Chief Evangelist at Estonia’s e-Residency programme.