Rimi Riga Marathon



The new course for 2021 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 participation fee includes:

  • Start number with ChronoTrack B-tag timing system;
  • Delivery of start numbers by marathon official DPD courier to the selected Pickup point (Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania only);
  • Refreshments at the finish (if the event takes place in person);
  • Special finisher's medal;
  • Participation in the virtual Rimi Riga Marathon at the Virtual Running Club, if epidemiological restrictions will not allow the event to take place in person.

In addition:

  • Rimi Riga Marathon special collection running shirt;
  • Donation for children with movement disabilities in the charity initiative "Movement for Movement" in cooperation with the Children's Hospital Foundation.


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.

  • Receiving start numbers

    This year, due to security reasons, the Rimi Riga Marathon EXPO will not take place.

    For those living in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, race numbers will be sent out using the DPD Pickup network. Runners will select their delivery point when registering. If a participant needs to change their delivery address, this can be done through their user profile no later than August 1st. Race numbers will be delivered between August 16th and 27th.

    For Kids’ Day races with no time limit, participants will be able to indicate their race number pickup location at the time of registration.

    Meanwhile, participants from other countries will be able to pick up their race numbers at the Info Centre after arriving in Riga. Detailed information on the location and opening hours will be published in August 2021.

  • Individual start times

    The specific starting time for each participant will be assigned in August 2021 in an email informing runners of how the start will be organised, their exact interval for arrival at the starting line and other safety measures. Runners should bear in mind that their starting time could be assigned for any point within the time period for their distance, and the provisional time for each distance may change.

  • Bag check

    For safety reasons no bag check will be available for Family Run participants.

  • Time limits

    The following time limits apply for Rimi Riga Marathon 2021.

    Distnace  Time limit
    Marathon 6 h
    Half-marathon 3 h
    10 km 2 h
    5,5 km 1 h 30 min
    4.2 km Family Run 1 h

Medical aid

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.


Main Partner

  • Rimi


  • Sportland
  • Nike
  • Neste
  • WESS
  • tet

Event center

  • Alfa

Supported by

  • LIAA


  • NECom
  • Rīgas Dome