REGISTRATION TO OPEN WITH “LATVIA’S CENTENARY GROUP PHOTO” AND RUN THROUGH THE STREETS OF RIGA
We will launch registration for the 2018 Lattelecom Riga Marathon on the 19th of September with a special group photo dedicated to Latvia’s centenary and a symbolic run through the streets of Riga. We invite runners to gather at the foot of the Freedom Monument at 19:00 to form a symbolic outline of Latvia together. The outline of Latvia formed by the runners will be immortalized from the air and will serve as a commitment to the Latvian Centenary marathon - the Lattelecom Riga Marathon occurring on the 19th and 20th of May 2018. After taking the group picture, we invite participants to join in a group run through the streets of Riga, symbolically marking the first training session of the new season.
Registration for the 2018 event will open eight months in advance, as is tradition, giving participants enough time to train for the marathon. Taking place on the 19th and 20th of May, 2018, this year’s event will be the 28th Lattelecom Riga Marathon. In the upcoming centenary marathon, runners will be able to participate in the classic 42.195km marathon distance as well as in the half marathon, 10km and 6km distances; additionally, the event will include the 3.6km Family Run and the “Rimi Kids' Day” distances dedicated to the very smallest participants. It is expected that over 6,000 international runners from almost 70 countries will arrive in 2018 for the only International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF)-certified Bronze Label marathon in Northern Europe.
“LATVIA’S CENTENARY GROUP PHOTO” AND RUN AT 7PM AT THE FREEDOM MONUMENT
On the 19th of September, at 7pm, any runner who wants to make a commitment to complete one of the Lattelecom Riga Marathon distances next May is invited to come to the Latvian Centenary group photo. With the help of a professional drone operator, a high-resolution photo will be taken from the air, immortalizing participants in the shape of the outline of Latvia.
After taking the group picture, each participant is invited to join the group run through the streets of Riga, taking a symbolic route to the 60m high Latvian flag on the AB dam, crossing the Akmens and Vanšu bridges. The run will start right at the Freedom Monument immediately after taking the photo.
Each runner who registers for the marathon on the opening day of registration and comes to the Latvian Centenary group photo will have the opportunity to choose their lucky running number, like 777, 1991 or 10,000. This opportunity will only be available at the Latvian Centenary group photo event by the Freedom Monument. It must be taken into account that numbers can be picked only from those available for each specific distance.
REGISTRATION FOR THE LATTELECOM RIGA MARATHON
Registration for the Lattelecom Riga Marathon can be completed starting on the 19th of September by applying here in the Registration section. Registration will be open for all distances - 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km, 6km, as well as the Rimi Kids' Days Family Run. Registration for the rest of the Rimi Kids' Days distances will begin in 2018.
As usual, it will be cheapest to apply before the 31st of December this year, when the participation fee is lowest. Continuing a tradition of the event, free participation will be offered to all 2017 age group winners, participants born before the 19th of May, 1952, as well as those reliable runners who have participated in every one of the past 27 Riga Marathons.