RIMI Riga Marathon

Riga, Latvia

27-28 Aug 2021 (Fri - Sat)

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Marathon, Half marathon, 10 km, 6km, 4.20km

RIMI Riga Marathon

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Welcome to the only World Athletics Gold Label marathon in Northern Europe!

If you have never been to Riga then running a marathon or half-marathon could be a good reason to visit one of the most beautiful cities on the Baltic Sea coast. Marathon running has a long history in Riga City and after 30 years it has grown to welcome almost 40 000 runners from 82 countries offering five races - marathon, half-marathon, 10 km, 5,5 km, and 4.2 km Family Run together with many running festivities throughout the weekend. The Rimi Riga Marathon has been awarded to prestigious World Athletics Gold Label thus confirming the high quality and excellent organizational level of the race.

Course Highlights

The start and finish area for all races will be located in 11. novembra krastmala right next to Daugava River and Old Riga between Vanšu Bridge and Akmens Bridge. The start for the marathon and half-marathon distances are given on the same time.

Marathon

The course lies in the very centre of Riga City and all runners can enjoy the charm of the largest city in the Baltic States. The course allows all visitors to run on both sides of the Daugava River, the largest river in Latvia and with the help of Vanšu Bridge the participants can enjoy some of the most beautiful spots in Riga – the Art Nouveau district, the amazing panorama of Old Riga and Pārdaugava, as well as the paved streets of the Medieval Hanseatic Old Town and wooden architecture of Ķīpsala island. 

Half Marathon

The course lies in the very centre of Riga City and all runners can enjoy the charm of the largest city in the Baltic States. The course allows all visitors to run on both sides of the Daugava River, the largest river in Latvia and with the help of Vanšu Bridge the participants can enjoy some of the most beautiful spots in Riga – the Art Nouveau district, the amazing panorama of Old Riga and Pārdaugava, as well as the paved streets of the Medieval Hanseatic Old Town and wooden architecture of Ķīpsala island. 

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Route map

directions_runStart Address: Central District, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia

flagFinish Address: 11. novembra krastmala, Centra rajons, Rīga, Latvia

RIMI Riga Marathon Route Map

Practicalities

Accommodation

You can easily book hotels at the widest price range on booking.com or use airbnb platform for room or apartment booking. 

After Race Services

42 km lounge, showers, massage

Age Limit

Marathon distance is open to participants above 18. Half-marathon, 10K and 5,5K distances are open to anybody and each participant may choose a distance that fits to his or her strengths and skills.

Aid Stations

There will be refreshment points at each 5 km of the course. There will be at least one refreshment station on each 5 km interval of the distance with water, isotonic drink, bananas and oranges.

Award Medals

Riga Marathon medal set in 2020 has been created by Junishi Kawanishi: “The medal includes various ideas: the many generations running who thus unite the past and the present. The runners from different countries who meet at the marathon and unite the world through a love of running. The marathon course weaving through beautiful Riga, and the two bridges crossed by runners. The threads of all these ideas weave together in one vibrant flower dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Rimi Riga Marathon,” explains Junichi Kawanishi, Director of the Japan Sign Design Association and the Osaka Design Society. 

Maximum Time

Marathon distance time limit is 6 hours, half-marathon - 3 hours

Provided Photo Service

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Qualifications

AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings

Refreshments

Water, Sports drinks, Banana, Orange

Timing

Marathon and half-marathon start 9.30 am 

Transport

The start area is easy accessible on foot from almost anywhere in the center of Riga.

Location

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The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.