Olympic Kids’ Day
The two-day program of the Rimi Riga Marathon will traditionally be opened by Kids’ Day, which this year, thanks to the support of the Latvian Olympic Committee, has become the Olympic Kids’ Day. On May 6, the Olympic Kids’ Day at the Freedom Monument will allow even the smallest participants and families to experience the joy of movement.
Olympic Kids' Day program
The Olympic Kids’ Day will be opened at the Freedom Monument at 10.00 with short distances.
As usual, the smallest ones will be offered an obstacle course for Happy babies, while slightly older children will be able to run in the 200 m and 400 m distances, as well as in the DPD mile (1609 m), which was especially popular for families with children last year. 60-meter distance Sprint King and Queen at the monument itself will be open from 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
|May 6th||Time||What do parents do?||Entry fee|
|May 6th "DPD Mile"||Time 10.00||What do parents do? All runners must be registered for the DPD Mile||Entry fee 5 €|
|May 6th Happy Babies (0-3 years)||Time 11.00 - 15.00||What do parents do? Help their little ones||Entry fee 0 €|
|May 6th 200 m (3-8 years)||Time 11.00 - 15.00||What do parents do? Run along||Entry fee 0 €|
|May 6th 400 m (5-12 years)||Time 11.00 - 15.00||What do parents do? Run along or wait at the finish line||Entry fee 0 €|
|May 6th 60 m "Sprint king and queen"||Time 11.00 - 15.00||What do parents do? Run along or wait at the finish line||Entry fee 3 €|
Limit on participant count
The tradition of the Olympic Kids’ Day began in 2013 as a very small activity for parents with children. Over the years, the popularity of Olympic Kids’ Day has grown significantly, and this year’s face-to-face running event is expected to only grow in popularity, so participants are encouraged to register early, as the number of places is limited and 8,000 young aspirants will be registered for the races.
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Time and location
The Rimi Riga Marathon Kids’ Day will take place on May 6, 2023 at 10:00 am, at the Freedom Monument.
Kids’ Day courses:
- Happy baby course
- 200 m race
- 400 m race
- “Sprint King and Queen” (60 m) race
Kids’ Day start number pick up
From April 18, the parents and family members of the registered participants will be able to pick up the starting numbers for all the small trails, which will take place without time control, at the place chosen at the time of registration: either in one of the three Rimi for stores – TC “Alfa”, t/c “Spice” or Rimi store on Pulkveža Brieža Street 33a, or Rimi Riga Marathon Expo in Hansa Peron on May 5 and 6.
On the other hand, the DPD mile and Sprint king and queen (60 m) starting numbers will be equipped with a special timing chip, so they can only be picked up at the Rimi Riga Marathon EXPO on May 5 and 6 from 10.00-20.00.
Kids’ Day medals
Each child receives one special finisher’s medal for participating in free Kids’ Day distances.
The running courses are divided into different age groups.
- There is no age limit for the “60m Sprint Queen and King” and “DPD Mile” distances
- “Happy baby” track from 0 – 3 years
- “200 m” from 3 to 8 years
- “400 m” from 5 to 12 years
Time and place
The DPD Mile race will take place on May 6th. The start of the course will be at the Latvian National Museum of Art at 10.00 and will finish at Freedom Monument.
A family without age restrictions can participate in the DPD Mile race, provided that at least one adult also participates in the race.
The participation fee for the DPD Mile race is 5.00 euros for each person participating in the race if the registration is done by April 30, 2023. Register for the DPD Mile here.
Receiving start numbers
The start numbers of the DPD Mile race will be available at the Rimi Riga Marathon EXPO on May 6, 2023 from 10.00 to 20.00, presenting a confirmation letter with the assigned start number and identity document.