17 003 Participants From 76 Countries Register for the Rimi Riga Marathon15 May 2022
Under the motto “Together!” and with a dedication to Ukraine, a record number of participants gathered for the Rimi Riga Marathon for the first time since the pandemic. More than 17,000 participants from 76 countries took part in the various races over the weekend. The largest running festival in the Baltics opened on Saturday with the Rimi Riga Marathon Kids’ Day, which had 3,500 participants, the maximum number possible; as well as the DPD Mile, which was the first Latvian One Mile Championship, and had 1,838 registered runners. On Sunday, the event culminated with the 6 km, 10 km, half marathon and marathon races, for which 11,695 runners registered.
This year, 1,038 athletes planned on running the Marathon, 2,632 registered for the half marathon, and 3,467 signed up for the 10 km race, while the race with the most participants this year was the 6 km race, which this year was run under Ukrainian colours with an impressive 4,514 runners. The total number of runners for all races on Saturday and Sunday was 17,033.
THE BALTIC MARATHON TOURISM CAPITAL
After two years of the pandemic, a record number of international runners registered for the Rimi Riga Marathon: 1,928 runners from 76 countries. This includes elite runners from Kenya, Ethiopia, Belgium, Israel, Denmark, Paraguay, Croatia, Lithuania and Uzbekistan, as well as marathon tourists and running enthusiasts from the Baltics, Europe and throughout the world. The closest race for podium positions was expected in the marathon and half marathon, which piqued international interest by offering the chance to test out the Riga 2023 World Road Running Championships half marathon track a year in advance.
TOP 10 COUNTRIES
- United Kingdom