Press release, 31 March 2016
Four years has passed since the reopening of the Tallinn TV Tower
This Sunday, 3 April, the fifth Tallinn TV Tower stair run will take place, marking the anniversary of the reopening of the TV Tower. The 314 metre tall reconstructed TV Tower was reopened to visitors on 4 April 2012. Over the last four years, the TV Tower has been visited 721,000 times, with half of the visitors being foreign tourists.
The TV Tower stair run covers a distance of 170 metres up 870 steps; on the 3rd and 13th stories there are small corridors, which must be run through. This year, labyrinth or maze orienteering has been added as an event; anyone interested in orienteering is welcome to give it a try. The goal is to offer interested parties an exciting opportunity to try something new; no advance training is required.
A total of 250 people will have the opportunity to run the stairs. Preregistration on the homepage www.treipjooks.ee ends this Saturday, 2 April, at 16.00. The competition begins on 3 April, at 11.00. The final runs for the 15 fastest men and women will take place at 13.30.
The Tallinn TV Tower stair run is a part of the WFGT (World Federation of Great Towers) Tower Running Challenge 2016 and gives local competitors the opportunity to put themselves to the test against other athletes from around the world. Additional information on the stair run: here
The main organiser of the TV Tower stair run is the non-profit association Tallinna Tõusujooksud. In 2015, the fastest men’s racer was Piotr Lobodzinski (POL), with a time of 04.29; and the fastest women’s racer was Lenka Svabikova (CZE), with a time of 05.52.
A special exhibition titled “The Living Universe” is also open in the Tallinn TV Tower until 30 April. The Tallinn TV Tower, the Tartu Observatory – Estonian Space Research Centre, and top scientists all cooperated in the preparation of the exhibition. The main attraction of the exhibition, in addition to the visual display, is the exciting experiential and thrilling component. The newest scientific discoveries in the field of space are on display during the exhibition – ranging from technology to the mysteries of the universe. Additional information: Getting Here
In April, Walk on the Edge – the highest open terrace (at a height of 175 m) in Northern-Europe – will once again be opened to people interested in extreme thrills. Over a period of two years, 3000 thrill seekers have tried the Walk on the Edge attraction at the TV Tower.
The Tallinn TV Tower (www.teletorn.ee) was constructed for broadcasting purposes and, at a height of is 314 metres, is Estonia’s tallest structure. The goal of the Tallinn TV Tower Foundation is to offer quality tourism, cultural and recreational opportunities at the Tallinn TV Tower, and to market the TV Tower as an international tourist attraction and living tourism destination.
The Tallinn TV Tower is a member of The World Federation of Great Towers (WFTG), which includes the world’s tallest structures.
Representatives from the media are invited to cover the stair run or even to take part!
To do so, we ask that you please inform our organiser in advance, by writing to email@example.com