If someone asked me which is my favorite event in Riga, the answer would be easy – Lattelecom Riga Marathon! Of course, there are lots of other interesting events in Riga, but this one, with more than 20 thousand runners from more than 60 countries, is the one I look forward to the most every year. It is a wonderful opportunity to get to know Riga from a different perspective, as the race course goes through such beautiful places as the Art Nouveau district and the Old Town. Every year the organizers of the marathon work hard to improve the routes for all distances so that they could offer an even better experience and work as a sightseeing tour through the city.
The next event is on May 17, so it’s about time to start preparing! Those who don’t feel strong enough to conquer the whole marathon course can choose to run a half-marathon, a 10K or a 5K (the 5K is especially entertaining with lots of colorful costumes). The sooner you register, the better, because the prices will rise after December 31st.
Even if you don’t participate, it’s a good idea to join in as spectators and cheer on the runners. Positive emotions guaranteed!