READY FOR THE MARATHON?
The event is being planned differently than normal this year. More intimate, among fewer people, subject to health and safety. But believe us, it will be just as real, inspiring, musical and emotional as ever.
This year, the Rimi Riga Marathon will take place at the end of summer—August 28th and 29th—with options for a Green Start, Yellow Start and Virtual Start.
Remember that registration for the 5.5 km, 10 km, half marathon, marathon and 4.2 km Family Run races closes on August 5th, and participants will receive their race numbers through DPD, the marathon’s official courier. Registration for the short Kids’ Day races and Happy Babies course, meanwhile, is open until the limit has been reached or August 27th, and race numbers can be picked up from the participants’ Rimi of choice.
Vaccinated runners or those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 can enter Latvia without quarantining if they have a certificate confirming vaccination or recovery valid in the EU. You can check if your digital certificate is valid in the app Covid19Verify (for Apple, for Android). Meanwhile, participants with a negative COVID-19 test should check the online list, updated every Friday, to find out whether their country is on the yellow list (countries whose 14-day cumulative figure exceeds 75 cases per 100,000 inhabitants). In this case, you will have to isolate for 10 days before the race. Currently, this list includes Cyprus, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Russia and Belarus. Bear in mind that this list changes weekly.
PROVISIONAL PLAN OF EVENTS
Please bear in mind that the plan of events may change depending on the epidemiological situation. We will publish a more detailed start, finish and event plan, as well as epidemiological safety requirements, at the end of July/start of August after careful consultation with health and safety specialists. However, we would like to let you know now about the provisional plan of events.
|GREEN STRART||YELLOW START||VIRTUAL START|
|Those who are vaccinated or who have recently recovered*||Those who are unvaccinated and have a negative COVID-19 test**||Those who are unvaccinated, if they do not wish to take a test and/or do not want to run in person|
|Joint start for each distance, except for Kids’ Day, in which participants will start based on a delayed and spaced-out principle.||Masks (at the start and finish), distancing and an individual starting time (2-3 participants every 5 seconds).||Start anywhere in Latvia or worldwide by registering a smart device in the Rimi Riga Marathon virtual Running Club.|
* Vaccination or recovery certificates only issued in EU member states are recognized by the Latvian authorities. Please, check if your digital certificate is valid in the app Covid19Verify (for Apple, for Android). ** Negative Covid-19 test is valid for 48h till the end of your chosen distance time limit.
|DISTANCE||START TIME||START||REGISTRATION FEE UNTIL AUGUST 5|
||Freedom Monument||55 EUR|
||Freedom Monument||30 EUR|
||Freedom Monument||23 EUR|
||Freedom Monument||18 EUR|
KIDS' DAY, AUGUST 28TH
|DISTANCE||TIME||START||REGISTRATION FEE UNTIL AUGUST 5|
|Happy Babies||9.00- 14.00||Freedom Monument||Free*|
|200 M||9.00- 14.00||Freedom Monument||Free*|
|400 M||9.00- 14.00||Freedom Monument||Free*|
|4,2 KM Family Run||15.00 - 16.00||Freedom Monument||5 EUR|
* Registration open until August 27 or until limit of participants are reached.
START AND FINISH
Start zone: by the Freedom Monument
Finish zone: 11 November Embankment
The start and finish zones will be set up so that only participants can enter.
To enter the start zone, participants will need a special Rimi Riga Marathon wristband. Runners will be able to pick up the wristband from one of our locations in Riga by showing a valid COVID-19 certificate or valid negative test, their passport/ID card and their participant number. We will publish exact details (wristband collection points, working hours) in August as we get closer to the event.
Bag check: Dome Square (only for those who applied by August 5th to use the bag check and only the official Rimi Riga Marathon bag will be accepted).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you have more questions about registering for the Rimi Riga Marathon or about the event? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.