Rimi Riga Marathon guide

This year, the Rimi Riga Marathon will take place for the 34th time, and it is undoubtedly the most significant mass sports event in the Baltics, attracting around 30,000 participants from more than 75 countries worldwide. In the largest running celebration in the Baltic states on May 18th and 19th in Riga, both large and small participants will be able to run various distances and enjoy spending time together throughout the entire weekend.

What, where, when?


10:00-20:00: EXPO at Rimi Olympic Center (Grostonas iela 6B)


10:00-20:00: EXPO at Rimi Olympic Center (Grostonas iela 6B)

10:00-15:00: Kids’ Day at 11. November Embankment

10:00: Start of DPD mile at Latvian National Museum of Arts with finish at Freedom Monument


8:00: Start of 42 km and 21 km races at Embankment

12:30: Start of 10 km race at Embankment

14:30: Start of 5 km race at Embankment

Registration and entry fee

Register for the Rimi Riga Marathon HERE!

Entry fees:

Registration fees until April 30th. By registering until March 31st, your name will be printed on the race bib.

€10 – Mile (1609m) 

€25 – 5 km

€30 – 10 km 

€50 – Half Marathon (21.0975 km) 

€69 – Marathon (42.195 km)

Number Pickup

You will be able to receive your race number at the Rimi Riga Marathon EXPO! 

When: May 17th - 18th 

Where: Rimi Olympic Center, Grostonas iela 6B 

Opening hours: from 10:00 to 20:00

Olympic Kid's Day

The Rimi Riga Marathon is traditionally opened by the Olympic Kid's Day, which allows the smallest participants and families to experience the joy of movement. This year, the Olympic Kid's Day will take place on November 11 in Krastmala, gathering 8,000 small children who will be able to run in both 200 and 400 tracks, while the Happy Babies obstacle course will be prepared for the smallest ones.

Rimi Riga Marathon distances and courses

Rimi Riga Marathon offers 5 different distances: DPD mile (1609m), 5 km, 10 km, half marathon (21.0975 km), and marathon (42.195 km) according to each participant's abilities. This year, every runner will have the opportunity to run the unique courses of the first World Championship in Running in Riga, where world champions in the half marathon, 5 km, and mile were crowned last year, and three world records and two Latvian records were set in the 5 km and mile distances. In the historic courses that make Riga unique on the world running map, thousands of foreign marathon tourists and Latvian runners will be able to run!

Medals and the running shirts

Medals and the running shirt design was made by Germans Ermics! 

The artist crafting both the marathon’s medals and the official Nike running shirt is the globally recognized talent, Latvian artist Germans Ermičs (1985). German’s ideas have predominantly materialized in glass, yet the designer’s activities encompass a significantly wider scope. 

Germans has crafted interior and architectural works, such as the interior of a metro station in Seoul, installations for brands ‘Raf Simons’ and ‘Bang & Olufsen’, and in collaboration with the social media company ‘Instagram,’ the pavilion ‘Where The Rainbow Ends’ at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2019. 

How will the Rimi Riga Marathon medals and official running shirts look in 2024? You’ll have to wait a little longer because we’ll reveal the designs in spring!


In case of any questions, please contact the organizers of the Rimi Riga Marathon by writing to marathon@necom.lv.

Where to eat?

It is more than clear that in between a busy running schedule, you need to eat well in order to properly run your chosen distance! Riga's restaurants and cafes offer a wide selection for different tastes.

If you want to experience what Riga's Michelin restaurants offer, then you should go to Max Cekot Kitchen, which has been awarded a prestigious star, or to the excellent Michelin Guide restaurants: Tauro3 chefs restaurantWhitehouseJohnCODLe DomeChef`s CornerBarents cocktail and seafood barBarentsAqua LunaEntresolFermaNeiburgsTailsRiviera.

On the other hand, you can taste Latvian cuisine in the wine bar Garage, Kolonāde, Forest or folk club Ala Pagrabs. If you eat vegan and vegetarian masterpieces, then our guide to Vegan-friendly Riga will definitely be useful for you.

Of course, you can't forget about a dose of energy in the form of coffee and a proper breakfast available at Rocket Bean roasteryKalve Espresso RoomMulberryZvaigzne CAFEBig Bad BagelsKatkevichMilsLust Breakfast or This Place Doesn't need a name.

Where to relax and unwind?

Good relaxation or even active strength recovery is what you need after intense running!

Unwind in the pools and saunas in one of Riga's SPA places, such ESPA RigaJoker Club, or Kempinski The SPA.

Choose one of the Hiking routes or Running routes if you wish to explore the city while walking or running and get to know Riga's streets. By visiting the street art masterpieces, you will be able to witness a more unusual side of Riga.

If you visit the locations listed in our list of the most Insta-worthy spots in Riga, you will be able to capture an amazing content for your social media posts and stories!

What to see in Riga?

Take the opportunity to get to know the history, culture and traditions of Riga and Latvia by visiting one of these interesting museums.

Riga Motor Museum is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in cars and motorcycles. The largest and most diverse collection of old vehicles in the Baltics can be viewed here. The museum exposition is designed as an exciting and interactive story about events, people and vehicles.

In the RSU Anatomy Museum, you can see and learn about the structure, functions and various diseases of the human body. The museum is based on the first collection of anatomy lessons in Latvia, which was created in the Anatomikums in the 20s-30s of the 20th century. In the Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine, you can see the hospital and pharmacy of the medieval monastery, visit the medieval city created according to the idea of Professor Pauls Stradiņš, as well as familiarize yourself with the most common diseases of that time and their treatment methods.

One of the best ways to discover Riga is to walk through Old Town and the Quiet Center. Old Riga is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and is one of the main attractions of the city. Here you will be able to get to know the buildings and structures of different architectural styles - Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Classicism and Modernism. In the Quiet center you will find Alberta street, which is Art Nouveau pearl in Riga. In this area, there are impressive buildings, as well as quite a few places to have a meal or enjoy a coffee after a walk.

If you want to experience a more gastronomic adventure, it is definitely worth visiting the Āgenskalns market. In 2022, the market opened after a large-scale reconstruction and now local farmers, homemakers and craftsmen gather there every day. On the second floor of the market there are several cafes and bars, where visitors are invited to taste countless foods and drinks.

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