Don’t delay in registering for the Olympic Kids’ Day!

25 April 2023

Rimi Riga Marathon will open with Olympic Kids’ Day and the DPD Mile (1,609m) race next week on May 6th. The organizers encourage parents not to wait to register, as registration limits will soon be reached.


On May 6th, Olympic Kids’ Day at the Freedom Monument will allow the youngest participants and families to experience the joy of movement – children can run for free on the Happy babies obstacle course, at 200m and 400m distances, as well as on the 60m Sprint King and Queen distance, where the fastest little sprinters will have their time recorded. Families with children are invited to register for the DPD Mile (1609m), which will start at the Latvian National Museum of Art and finish at the Freedom Monument.

Olympic Kids' Day program

Olympic Kids’ Day will be opened at the Freedom Monument at 10:00 AM with free 200 and 400 meter distances. In parallel with the Latvian National Museum of Art, the start will also be given for the 1,609-meter-long DPD run, which was particularly popular with families with children last year, and it is planned that this year it will also attract at least 3,000 lovers of the classic distance. After the DPD run finish at 11:00 AM, the obstacle course Happy babies will also be opened at the foot of the Freedom Monument, designed for the youngest participants of the event. Meanwhile, the Sprint King and Queen distance can be run from 11:30 AM until the end of Olympic Kids’ Day at 3:00 PM.

Participation in the Olympic Kids’ Day 200m, 400m, and Happy for toddlers course is free of charge. The participation fee for the Sprint King and Queen distance is 3 EUR, while for the DPD run distance it is 10 EUR. All finishers of the Olympic Kids’ Day distances will receive official Rimi Riga Marathon medals, which this year have been designed by the well-known Latvian graphic artist Paulis Liepa. Latvian Olympians will also inspire children on Olympic Kids’ Day, as they will be the ones to award medals to the little athletes at the foot of the Freedom Monument.

There will also be an entertainment program on Olympic Kids’ Day, where Tuta’s foxes, guests from our neighbors in Estonia – Lote’s heroes, Mārtiņš bubbles, Rimi’s vegetable and fruit mascots, and the mascot of the World Road Running Championships will delight the little ones.

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