Rimi Riga Marathon 2020 is postponed
It is with great regret that we have to postpone the Rimi Riga Marathon scheduled for May 16-17 due to force majeure related to the declared state of emergency in Latvia.
The new date and other details of the postponed race will be announced as soon as the state of emergency in Latvia has been lifted. The good news is – each and every one of you, who had entered Rimi Riga Marathon, will have their entries transferred to the new dates.
Covid-19 has already forced substantial corrections in the international running calendar – many of the leading spring marathons have been postponed to Fall 2020 or to 2021. And even if we might feel that May 16-17 is still far away, and that there could be enough time for Latvia and the world to recover, due to force majeure we are forced to postpone our 30th jubilee race.
Planning a race, and especially a major international marathon holding World Athletics’ Gold Label, is a complex and a very resource-involving process requiring teamwork of hundreds of partners, international organisations, employees, volunteers, all of whom have been influenced by the pandemic.
Numerous City and state offices, which have been actively involved into planning the marathon, have had their resources mobilized to help stop the spread of the covid-19 pandemic.
By postponing Rimi Riga Marathon and #stayinghome, we hope we’ll let the running community, the City, and the World recover from the force majeure sooner.
We trust that you understand us, and we thank our partners, supporters, City and State offices, as well as thousands of runners from around the World for your continuous support! Let’s stay in touch, please follow our virtual training advice and keep moving on your own as well as closely follow the advice of epidemiologists!
Please keep healthy so that we can welcome you to the 30th jubilee marathon in Riga, and stay tuned for the new dates!
On behalf of Rimi Riga Marathon team,
Race Director, Rimi Riga Marathon