The "Nordea" Riga Marathon will be held once again
in the Latvian capital this May, which has over the past several years gained
much popularity and increased its prestige globally. This year’s event will
once again gather thousands of athletes from all over the world.
This year’s "Nordea" Riga Marathon will take place
on May 20 (Sunday). The start area is located in down town Riga on the November
11 Riverside Embankment (next to President's Palace). This year’s marathon will
also have several distances – the full marathon (42 kilometres), the
half-marathon (21 kilometres), as well as a 10 kilometre run and a five kilometre run.
Last year’s Riga Marathon featured 16,200 runners from 45
different countries. Kenyan runner Julius Kuto won the men's competition last
year, whilst Ethiopia’s Desta Girma won the women's competition.
The marathon’s course lies in the very centre of Riga and
runners will be able to enjoy the charm of the city’s Old Town. The course goes
through both sides of the Daugava River. The marathon will also be cordoned off
from city traffic.
Even though the marathon is a serious athletic event for
many, it is also a way to have some fun for many others. Many participants also
dress up in funny costumes when running in the marathon, which has become a
good day out for family, work colleagues and friends.
This year will be the 22nd "Nordea" Riga Marathon.
Please contact our Riga
office for more information and support!