For the seventh consecutive year Lattelecom Riga Marathon will take place under the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Bronze Label. Lattelecom Riga Marathon still holds its position as the only race in Northern Europe and one of only 50+ races globally to receive this prestigious award.
Each year IAAF is awarding the leading road races in the world to enhance quality of the races. The award is based on a wide range of criteria; including technical requirements to secure health and safety of participants, achieve high results, certain media and promotion requirements and many more.
We fulfilled IAAF label criteria for the first time already in 2011. For the first half of 2018 the IAAF awarded only 40 marathons around the world with a Road Race Label, among them Tokyo marathon, Roma marathon, Paris marathon, Prague marathon and half-marathon, London marathon, Boston marathon, Berlin marathon, Amsterdam marathon, Venice marathon and more.
List of races with an IAAF label for 2018: