We will kick-off the Rimi Riga Marathon's race weekend on Saturday, October 10 with the Family Run - a symbolic 4.2 km starting at the Freedom Monument and finishing on the 11 November Embankment.
Children of all ages with no age limit are invited to take part in the Kids’ Day Family Run along with their family, relatives and friends.
Due to COVID-19 and possible state restrictions we are open to various options how the 30th anniversary race could take place – a physical event, a virtual event or a combination of both. The good news: whatever form it takes, the 30th anniversary Rimi Riga Marathon will take place on October 10-11 in Riga with special anniversary medals for all who run on those dates. Please read the FAQ section for more details.
The new course for 2020 will start in the heart of Riga by the Freedom Monument. After making a loop around the monument the course will take all runners across the river Daugava by crossing Vanšu bridge and providing a panoramic view of Old Riga's buildings and church towers. All runners complete the course and finish next to the river and Old Riga.
The course elevation is minimal as Riga is mostly flat. For the Family Run the only section with some slight elevation is on the Vanšu bridge.
THE START AND FINISH
The start for all distances will be given at the Freedom Monument next to Old Riga. The finish for all distances will be on the 11th November Embankment on the opposite side of Old Riga and next the river Daugava. Both locations are 1 km apart.
Upon finishing all runners will receive a finisher's medal.
A bag check will be available at the start/finish area. Please note that this service is optional and free of charge. If you decide to opt for the bag check, please indicate this during the registration process.
A map with the start and finish area and the location of the bag check will be available prior the event.
The following time limits apply for Rimi Riga Marathon 2020
Distnace Time limit Marathon 6 h Half-marathon 3 h 10 km 2 h 6 km 1 h 30 min 4.2 km Family Run 1 h
Emergency medical aid (EMA) vehicles with medic brigades will be located in various locations of the course throughout the event and Medical Staff will be available in all energy points and in-between them. If medical assistance is needed at the start and finish area, a First Aid tent next to the finish arc will be at your service.