Welcome to the Centenary Marathon!
In 2018 Latvia will celebrate its centenary with a wide range of celebratory events and festivities throughout the year. The Lattelecom Riga Marathon 2018 will be an integral part of the centenary celebrations and provide every runner and spectator the opportunity to be a part of the very special 100th birthday of Latvia. Join the biggest birthday party that you will ever have attended – the Centenary Marathon in May 19-20, 2018!
Run in Riga!
If you have never been to Riga then running a marathon or half-marathon could be a good reason to visit one of the most beautiful cities on the Baltic Sea coast. Marathon running has a long history in Riga City and after 27 years it has grown to welcome 33 000 runners from 70 countries offering five race courses and running festivities throughout the weekend. Since 2007 the course of the Lattelecom Riga Marathon is officially measured according to AIMS standards and for six consecutive years Lattelecom Riga Marathon has received the prestigious IAAF Bronze Label thus confirming the high quality and excellent organizational level of the race.
Have a quick look at the race from last year and feel the wonderful spring atmosphere.
The scenic course
The course lies in the very centre of Riga City and all runners can enjoy the charm of the largest city in the Baltic States. The course allows all visitors to run on both sides of the Daugava River, the largest river in Latvia. Courses of the marathon, half-marathon and 10K cross the river with the help of the Vanšu Bridge thus allowing the participants to enjoy some of the most beautiful spots in Riga – the Art Nouveau district, the amazing panorama of Old Riga and Pārdaugava, as well as the paved streets of the Medieval Hanseatic Old Town and wooden architecture of Ķīpsala island. All courses are traffic-free. Riga is rather flat without significant hills or ascents, therefore the only major challenge is crossing the Vanšu Bridge.
The weather in Latvia is governed by a moderate oceanic climate. In May average air temperature is between +13C …+ 17C degrees. The probability of rainfalls in May is low. On average there are 21-25 sunny days in May and around 10 hours of daylight each day.
Lattelecom Riga Marathon 2018 will take place on May 19-20, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday) with five races and various events taking place throughout the weekend. Here’s the weekend program for this year:
May 18-19 (Friday and Saturday)
- Lattelecom Riga Marathon EXPO
May 19 (Saturday)
- Breakfast run with elites
- Rimi Kids Day
- Parade of Nations
- Family Run
May 20 (Sunday)
The start and finish area for all races will be located in 11. novembra krastmala right next to Daugava River and Old Riga between Vanšu Bridge and Akmens Bridge.
The start for the marathon and half-marathon distances are given on the same time.
- Marathon and half-marathon: 8.30
- 10 km: 12:30
- 6 km: 14:00
For more details about the races and course maps please visit section The races.
RUN WITH US IN 2018!
Join the Centenary Marathon in 2018! The registration is open and available 24/7!