WELCOME TO THE MAIN EVENT OF THE RACE WEEKEND!
The Lattelecom Riga Marathon will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
The entry fee varies from the time of registration starting at € 33.00 in September and reaching € 59.00 in May. The registration is open and will be available until May 18, 2019.
The registration fee includes:
|42 km||21 km||10 km||6 km||Family Run|
|Bib number with name (if registered until April 15, 2019) and ChronoTrack B-tag||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|The official Runners' Handbook (full race information)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Care and refreshments on-course||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Live web and mobile runner tracking||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Finishers' goodie bag with refreshments and snacks||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Finishers' lounge with complimentary refreshments and snacks||✓|
- Lattelecom Riga Marathon art collection t-shirt (adidas Supernova collection)
- Photo service (sportfoto.com)
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. Riga is rather flat without significant hills or ascents; therefore the only major challenge is crossing the bridges.
The marathon course has been measured and certified by AIMS, the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races. All courses are traffic-free.
Start and finish area
Location and times
The start and finish area for all races will be located in 11. novembra krastmala between Daugava River and Old Riga. See the location on Google Maps here.
A detailed start and finish area map will be provided in the official Runners' Handbook, which will be handed out at the EXPO together with the bib number.
|42 km & 21 km||8:30 AM|
|10 km||12:30 PM|
|6 km 1st wave||14:00 PM|
|6 km 2nd wave||14:15 PM|
We will invite 42 km and 21 km runners to take their places in the start lanes based on their planned finish time - the fastest will be able to take their places at the front, and the slowest - towards the back. Predicted finishing time intervals will be shown on the entry to the corridor.
|42 km||21 km|
|Elite lane||Reserved for elite and fast runners|
|Lane 1||< 4h||< 1h 50min|
|Lane 2||4h-5h||1h 50min-2h 50min|
|Lane 3||> 5h||> 2h 50min|
Please note that start lanes are subject to change. Refer to the Runners' Handbook for the latest information.
Energy points and care on course
Aid stations and refreshments
Refreshments will be served in the following sequence:
(1) individual drinks of elite runners
(3) Isostar Hydrate & Perform Orange isotonic drink
(4) bananas and oranges
(6) container with sponges
Energy gels will be available at the 26.5 km point.
Detailed chart of energy points
KM Water Isostar
1.7 ✓ 5.3
7.7 ✓ ✓ ✓ 10 ✓ ✓ ✓ 14.2 ✓ ✓ ✓ 16.7 ✓ ✓ ✓ 19.8 ✓ ✓ ✓ 22.9 ✓ ✓ ✓ 26.5 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 30.7
✓ ✓ 34.4 ✓ ✓ ✓ 36.8 ✓ ✓ ✓ 39 ✓ ✓ ✓
Emergency medical aid (EMA) vehicles with medic brigades will be located in various locations of the course throughout the event and Medical Staff will be available in all energy points and in-between them. If medical assistance is needed at the start and finish area, a First Aid tent next to the finish arc will be at your service.
The time limit for the marathon is 6 hours.
- Runners who will not reach the 21 km mark (right before going into the second lap) in 3h 00min will certainly exceed the time limit and will be called upon by a course official to leave the race.
- With 6 hours into the race a course official vehicle will head out to initiate the marathon course closure. Should you decide to continue the race, despite the request of the course official, you do so at your own risk. Remember, the course will be opened to traffic again once the course official has passed. The water points and medical care points will also be removed, and it will no longer be possible to finish and receive the finisher’s medal.
The official pacemaker team has 50+ experienced pacemakers who are able to ensure any finish time from 3h to 5h. Our pacemakers have experience in IAU 24H World Championships (with new CR), IAU 100km European Championship, IAU World Cup 50km and many marathons around the world. No language issues - team speaks fluent English and Russian. The team consists of runners who are passionate towards the work that they are doing – they will not only ensure a perfect run in terms of timing, but also make the race less hard and more fun for people running with them. Join one of the pacemaker groups during Lattelecom Riga Marathon and let them help you reach your goal!
|Distance||Pace groups / finishing times|
|42 km||3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 5:00|
|21 km||1:30 (together with 42 km 3:00), 1:45, 2:00, 2:15|