Join the Movement for Movement and donate for Children's Hospital Fund!
We have been faithful to our goal - getting Latvia moving - from the first day of the Marathon. We have already managed to convert thousands to running and movement, and now the time has come to give the opportunity to get moving not just to those who can, but also to those who want to, but can’t yet.
To give a helping hand to children with physical disabilities, we have created a new Movement for Movement, with the slogan "Move, move!", which we invite all runners to join! Now, when registering for the Rimi Riga Marathon, we give everyone the opportunity to donate 5, 20 or 100 Euro to children who cannot currently experience the joy of movement. Everyone who donates will receive a symbol of recognition alongside their race number: bright shoelaces. Immediately after the Marathon, in May 2020, we will formally give the donations to the Children's Hospital Fund and cross our fingers that it helps little ones who want to move, but can’t, to enjoy being active.
Run your Good Will Kilometers and donate
For our 30th anniversary, we invite all runners to give an amazing present: run for those who can’t, and donate to children with physical disabilities!
Good Will Kilometers
Join the Rimi Riga Marathon 30th anniversary charity initiative, Movement for Movement; run your Good Will Kilometers between 8:00 on July 17th and 23:59 on July 27th; and donate to children with physical disabilities! Choose whatever distance you are able to run, and once complete, donate as much as you ran! Everyone who donates will receive a symbolic gift: bright yellow shoelaces, which you can pick up at the Rimi Riga Marathon EXPO on October 9th and 10th!
Run as far as you can, donate as much as you run
You can register for your Good Will Kilometers at the Rimi Riga Marathon's Virtual Running Club by selecting the Good Will Kilometers challenge under Events. Meanwhile, you can donate on the Children’s Hospital website. We invite you to donate what you can or to match the distance you ran.
Children with physical disabilities
Children with physical disabilities want to run just as much as runners do, but they still have a long road ahead of them. However, their everyday motivation, fighting spirit and perseverance are comparable with marathon runners running 42 km. Every year, these children need new orthoses (both daytime and nighttime) to help them develop their love of movement. These orthoses cost twenty times more than running shoes. We run because we can, and we donate so that these children can one day stand on their own feet and run without aids.
Symbolic mark of difference
Each Good Will Kilometers participant will receive a symbol—bright yellow shoelaces—helping them to stand out at later running events. After the end of the Good Will Kilometers challenge, participants can pick up their shoelaces at the Rimi Riga Marathon EXPO on October 9th and 10th.