IAAF

Rimi Riga Marathon

IAAF

See you on May 16th!

For the sixth year in a row, thousands of little bundles of energy will gather for the Rimi Riga Marathon Kids’ Day to get active with various running tracks and the 4.2 km Family Run! This year, brand Happy has taken special care of the youngest participants. It will provide baby changing room and offer to try exciting course "Happy Babies". 

The Kids’ Day is opened with the Family Run, and at the same time start is kicked also for the shorter courses: "Happy Babies", 200 m and 400 m. Later during the day the King and Queen of Sprint are crowned after 60 m sprint distance.

May 16th Time
Family Run 10.00
Course "Happy Babies", 200 m and 400 m races; activities 10.00 - 15.00
King and Queen of Sprint - 60 m 12.00 - 13.00
  • How to register?

    Registration will be opened on March 3. The separate registrations must be made for the shorter distances, or King and Queen of Sprint or the Family Run. 

    The only exception - participants of the Family Run will be allowed to participate at the Sprint distance without extra registration as both distances are having timing chip attached to the race bib number.

    Event Age limit Registration Where to register?
    Happy Babies, 200 m and 400 m races; activities Up to 12 years Free Registration has been postponed until April 14
    King and Queen of Sprint Without limit 2.00 EUR/ 1 participant Will be opened soon
    Family Run* Without limit 5.00 EUR/ 1 participant Registration has been postponed until April 14

     * Family Run number bib can be used for sprint distance without extra registration.

    The adult, or APPLICANT, can be a parent, teacher or guardian taking part on May 16th who will supervise and take full responsibility for the child during the event.

    Please bear in mind that, during the Family Run, only participants with race numbers are allowed on the course, so adults running with the child must also register. The contact person does NOT automatically become a participant, therefore, if you want to run with your children, you must add yourself to the list of participants!

  • Kids' Day number pick up

    Race numbers for the "Happy Babies", 200 m and 400 m courses will be available:

    • between April 30th and 16th at the selected Rimi store – t/c Alfa, t/c Spice or Brieza iela 33a. Parents can select the most convenient Rimi store when registering the kids for the runs; 
    • on May 15th between 10.00 and 20.00 and on May 17th 10.00 and 14.30 at the Rimi Riga Marathon EXPO.

     

    Family Run and King and Queen of Sprint race numbers will only be available at the on Rimi Riga marathon EXPO on Friday, May 15th between 10.00 and 20.00 and on Saturday, latest pick-up possible 15 minutes before the start (if You know Riga well it is the last moment You can reach the start line on time.)

    The race numbers with timing chips can be also ordered by DPD to Estonia and Lithuania or to the start line directly. The price of this service is 6,- EUR per family (max amount of bibs in 1 delivery is 5). In the cases when international participants are arriving last minute on race day May 16th we advice to select DPD service to avoid any missed start moments because of not having bibs).

    Ordering of last minute bib pick-ups will be available from April 6 when hopefully You know Your travel arrangements. Participants from Estonia and Lithuania can order DPD delivery to their countries while registering or adding the service later by May 6.

Family Run

We will launch the Rimi Riga Marathon weekend on Saturday, May 16th with the Family Run - a symbolic 4.2 km run. We will enjoy the Saturday morning with running across the Vanšu Bridge, around the Freedom Monument and by Riga’s Old Town to have really Riga center feelling with the finish line on 11. novembra krastmala. 

Children of all ages with no age limit are invited to take part in the Family Run along with their family, relatives and friends.

Start: 10am
Distance: 4.2 km
At the finish line: a medal and water from Mangaļi
Results: www.rimirigamarathon.com
Bike parking: Dome Square between 9am and 4pm
Bag check: A bag check open to any participant with a race number will operate in Dome Square between 9am and 12pm noon.

"Happy Babies", 200 m and 400 m races and activities

As each year, also this May kids will be able to run around and play on three tracks: Happy Babbies, 200 m and 400 m. In parallel, a range of sporting and creative activities will take place on the 11 November Embankment.

When registering for kids’ races, the track choice will be available after indicating the child’s age. On the day of the event, the choice of track can be freely changed with no prior notification. Just keep in mind – only one medal per participant with the bib number to make sure all 15 000 thousand kids each get his or her very special medal of the day.

Children up to the age of 12 are invited to take part, so only children born after 17.05.2008 can register. Don’t worry if your child is over 12 - there is no age limit for enjoying running with Mums, Dads and the rest of the family in our Family Run or taking part in the King and Queen of Sprint distance!

Start: 11 November Embankment from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Courses: Happy Babies, 200m and 400m
At the finish line: a medal and water
Activities: all day from 10am - 3pm
Bike parking: Dome Square between 9am and 4pm 

Course Start What do parents do?
Happy Babies  (0-3 years)  Start - arrive and run Help their little ones
200 m (3-8 years) Start - every 10 minutes  Run along or wait at the finish line
400 m (5-12 years) Start - every 10 minutes No running - wait at the finish line 
 

Sprint King and Queen

For the second year, Rimi Riga Marathon Kids’ Day runners will be able to participate in a competitive timed race with the official numbers. During the special 60m sprint, we will determine this year’s King and Queen of Sprint for each age group. At 12pm noon, for one special hour, a 60m sprint arena will be available where the fastest of the fast will be able to prove themselves.

Start: 11 November Embankment from 12-1pm
At the finish line: a medal and water
Results: www.rimirigamarathon.com

Family Run participants can take part in the Sprint without extra registration. All other sprint participants must be registered by selecting the King/Queen of Sprint race. Participation fee is 2,- EUR per participant. 

Children of all ages with no age limit are invited to take part in the King and Queen of Sprint distance. However there is maximum number of registrations and only 1 000 participants for this distance will be accepted.

Registration for Kids' Day Sprint King and Queen will be opened soon.

 

Main Partner

  • Rimi

Partner

  • Live Riga

Sponsors

  • Sportland
  • Nike
  • WESS

Organisers

  • NECom
  • Rīgas Dome