Traffic restrictions during the Rimi Riga Marathon

3 May 2023

The most significant traffic restrictions are expected on Sunday, May 7th, when the marathon, half-marathon, 10 km, and 5 km distances will start. On Saturday, May 6th, when the DPD Mile starts at the Latvian National Museum of Art, traffic in the center of Riga will be temporarily suspended, but there will be no need to close traffic for the Kids’ Day distances. Detailed restrictions will be included in the Waze app.


Temporary traffic detention (up to 30 minutes) is planned during the DPD Mile event. The DPD Mile or a 1609-meter long run, which is also the Latvian championship in the mile run, will start at 10.00 from the Latvian National Museum of Art and finish at the foot of the Freedom Monument at 10.30, completely freeing Valdemāra, Lāčplēša and Brīvības streets. Please see the DPD Mile course and start times here.


Traffic will be closed and restricted on the marathon, half marathon, 10 km, and 5 km distance tracks during the event from 7.00 to 17.00.

However, it should be noted that significant track sections, such as Ķīpsala, Slokas, Daugavgrīvas, Brīvības, Pērnavas, and Skanstes streets restrictions will be lifted and traffic will be restored immediately after the runners and track maintenance work. The marathon distance start is deliberately planned early on Sunday morning (at 8.00) to open the most distant track sections to traffic as soon as possible. Please see the May 7th distance maps and start times here.

Vanšu Bridge: traffic is closed in both directions. Public transport is not active.

Stone Bridge: open to traffic towards the center but closed to traffic towards Pārdaugava. Public transport runs in both directions.


To easily move around the center of Riga during the Rimi Riga Marathon, we invite you to use the WAZE app, which will show all planned traffic restrictions. The WAZE app is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.

Detailed Riga City Council order

For details on traffic restrictions and public transport changes, please read the Riga City Council order. In case of any questions, residents are invited to call the Traffic Management Center at the toll-free information phone number 80003600.

Please see the detailed Riga City Council order here.

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