If someone asked me what my favorite event in Riga is, the answer would be quite easy – Lattelecom Riga Marathon! Of course, there are lots of other interesting events in Riga, but this one, with more than 25 thousand runners from almost 70 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 can offer an even better experience and work as a sightseeing tour through the city.
The next event is on May 14 (2017), so it’s about time to start your training plan and schedule your trip to Riga during the marathon weekend! Those who don’t feel strong enough to conquer the whole marathon course can choose to run a half-marathon, a 10K or a 6K (the 6K is especially entertaining with lots of colorful costumes). The registration for the event is already open! However, the prices will go up after April 30.
Even if you don’t participate, it’s a good idea to join in as spectator and cheer on the runners. Positive emotions guaranteed!