Lattelecom Riga Marathon




The 27th Lattelecom Riga Marathon will take place on May 13-14, 2017!


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 26 years it has grown to welcome 33 000 runners from 65 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 2017 will take place on May 13-14, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday) with five races and various events taking place throughout the weekend. Here’s the weekend program for this year:

May 12-13 (Friday and Saturday)

  • Lattelecom Riga Marathon EXPO

May 13 (Saturday)

  • Symbolic training session in Mežaparks with elite athletes
  • Rimi Kids Day
  • Parade of Nations
  • Family Run

May 14 (Sunday)

  • Marathon
  • Half-marathon
  • 10km
  • 6km

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
  • 10km: 12:30
  • 6km: 14:00

For more details about the races and course maps please visit section The races.

Stay in Riga

The official Lattelecom Riga Marathon race hotel is Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, which is located in Brīvības and Elizabetes street intersection - the very heart of all our race courses overlooking the City of Riga. Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel has prepared a special Marathon Early Bookers offer for Lattelecom Riga Marathon 2017 participants which includes accommodation, an invigorating breakfast buffet and relaxation at the 5-star spa ESPA Riga.

For the latest information and bookings go to Stay in Riga section.


Online registration service is available 24/7. Deadline for entries is May 13, 2017. Last minute registration will be available only during number pick-up at the Lattelecom Riga Marathon EXPO on May 12-13, 2017.

Entry fees

Entry fee depends on time of entering for the race.

  • Marathon entry fee starts from € 27,00 (from 13.09.2016.) up to € 59,00 (by 11.05.2017).
  • Half-marathon entry fee starts from € 20,00 (from 13.09.2016.) up to € 45,00 (by 11.05.2017).
  • 10K entry fee starts from € 13,00 (from 13.09.2016.) up to € 26,00 (by 11.05.2017.) 
  • 6K entry fee starts form € 9,00 (from 13.09.2016.) up to € 19,00 (by 11.05.2017.)

For more details on entry, entry fee, registration and distance changes please visit the Registration section.

Maximum running time

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

Minimum age

The minimum age limit for 42K distance is set at 18 years (born 1999 or earlier). There are no minimum age requirements for other distances, including half-marathon, 10K and 6K.

Post-race service

All finishers will receive an exclusive memorial medal with the official design of 2017. 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 12 to 13, 2017 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 42K and 21K runners there will be an exceptional number pick-up before start at the start and finish area. For 10K and 6K runners the number pick-up on race day will be available only with prior requests sent to marathon@necom.lv.

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


  • NECom
  • Rīgas Dome