Lattelecom Riga Marathon




Lattelecom Riga Marathon 2018 will be very special due to it being Latvia's Centenary marathon. This year Latvia turns 100 - so we have ensured that a proper centennial party will also take place during the marathon! Song festival and folk elements, music, special centennial posts at the track, a medal and a t-shirt created especially for the centennial, as well as totally new course stages, will be just a few of the special centennial marathon highlights!



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

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, Friday
May 19, Saturday
May 20, Sunday


The Start

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.


Join the Centenary Marathon in 2018! The registration is open and available 24/7!


Maximum running time

The maximum running time for the marathon is 6 hours.
The maximum running time for the half-marathon is 3 hours.

Minimum age

The minimum age limit for 42 km distance is set at 18 years (born 2000 or earlier). There are no minimum age requirements for other distances, including half-marathon, 10 km and 6 km.

Post-race service

All finishers will receive an exclusive memorial medal with the official design of 2018. After the race all runners are offered fruit, snacks and soft drinks. There will be many surprises from organizers and marathon partners to make the experience as pleasant and joyful as possible – like, a rose for each female marathon finisher and many more. Post-race services will be explained in detail prior the race and published online, as well as made available with the number pick-up.

EXPO and number pick-up

Number pick-up will take place from May 18 to 19, 2018 at the Lattelecom Riga Marathon EXPO, which will be located in "Elektrum Olympic Centre" (address: 6b Grostonas street, Riga). Working hours: 10.00 - 20.00.

The numbers and the timing chips will not be sent by post. In the cases when international participants are arriving last minute on race day for 42 km and 21 km runners there will be an exceptional number pick-up before start at the start and finish area. For 10 km and 6 km runners the number pick-up on race day will be available only with prior requests. To require the last-minute number pick-up fill in the form: last-minute number pick-up

Please visit the EXPO section for all the latest news regarding Lattelecom Riga Marathon EXPO and number pick-up.

Additional information

If you need any further information about Lattelecom Riga Marathon please contact us by e-mail at marathon@necom.lv.

Main partner

  • Lattelecom


  • Rimi


  • Adidas
  • WESS
  • Sportland


  • NECom
  • Rīgas Dome