The Marathon can become a wonderful reason for a trip to one of the most beautiful cities on the shore of the Baltic Sea. The first marathon in Riga was organized by the Riga City Council in 1991, and since that time it has become an annual tradition. The route of the Marathon is certified according to the standards of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS); the Daugava embankment is the place for the start and finish. The control time for the Marathon amounts to 6 hours, for the semi-marathon – to 3 hours.
In May of 2015, they celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Riga Marathon, and runners from more than 60 countries took part in it. Dancers, singers and other artists entertained participants of the Marathon, as well as fans, Riga residents and guests of the city, though the entire part of the route, passing along the main street of Riga. The first day of this sports jubilee ended with the Pasta Party on the Daugava river embankment.
Via Batic Company invites interested persons to Riga Marathon next year; it will take care of transfers, transporting, accommodation and meals for guests of this sports event. Riga Marathon is not only a long-distance race, but also a grand celebration!