Lattelecom Riga Marathon




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 28 years it has grown to welcome 37 500 runners from 78 countries offering five races - marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 6K, and 4,2K Family Run together with many running festivities throughout the weekend. Since 2007 the course of the Lattelecom Riga Marathon is officially measured according to AIMS standards and for seven 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 and with the help of three bridges - Vanšu, Akmens and Salu. Runners can 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 bridges.

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 2019 will take place on May 18-19, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) with five races and various events taking place throughout the weekend. Here’s the weekend program for this year:



May 17, Friday
  • Lattelecom Riga Marathon EXPO
May 18, Saturday
  • Lattelecom Riga Marathon EXPO
  • Breakfast Run with elites
  • Family Run
  • Rimi Kids' Day
May 19, 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.


The registration for Lattelecom Riga Marathon 2019 opens on September 18! See you then!


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 2001 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 2019 together with the finishers' goody bag with 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. Post-race services will be explained in detail prior the race and published online, as well as made available with the 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