Lattelecom Riga Marathon awarded the prestigious IAAF Gold Label
After six consecutive years as a Bronze Label Road Race, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has confirmed the Lattelecom Riga Marathon’s compliance with the prestigious Gold Label. The Lattelecom Riga Marathon will be a Gold Label marathon for the first time on May 19, 2019, becoming the only marathon in Northern Europe to have entered the league of the world’s most prestigious marathons alongside Berlin, Tokyo, London, Boston, New York, Prague.
In 2018, only 36 marathons worldwide were allowed to use the IAAF Gold Label (of which only 11 were in Europe).
The Gold Label gives Riga the status of the most significant marathon in Northern Europe – it will generate a further interest in Riga as one of the ultimate marathon tourism destinations, as well as further stimulate the growth of running as the most popular public sport in Latvia.
Full list IAAF label races for 2018 can be found here: