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25,000 runners from 61 countries to participate in Riga marathon

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMore than 25,000 runners from 61 countries of the world will participate in the Riga marathon this Sunday, 17 May. Organizers offer 5 km and 10 km distances, as well as marathon and half-marathon distances.

The 10 km distance will gather nearly 6,500 runners. The marathon and half-marathon distance will gather more than 6,500 runners this Sunday morning. The medium and long distance competition would not be complete without the 5 km distance. It is also expected to be the most popular one, with more than 13,000 runners, organizers say.

Children will be able to participate in a special Rimi child marathon, which will be held at the 11 November Waterfront at 10:00-15:00 on Saturday, 16 May. As part of this event, children will be offered 420 m and 840 m marathons.

On Saturday, 16 May, organizers invite all foreign and local runners to participate in a fun tradition – the Nations Parade. It will be a great opportunity for runners and their families, guests and supporters to gather and enjoy festivities together in Riga. The Nations Parade is a symbolic procession through Old Riga. It will begin near the Freedom Monument and will conclude at the 11 November Waterfront. The conclusion of this event will mark the opening of the 25th jubilee marathon. The gathering will begin at 16:30 and the procession will begin at 17:30.

In order to make the marathon even more fun and entertaining, organizers invite everyone to attend the Pasta Party at 17:00 on the 11 November Waterfront. The party will be the place for runners to gather their strength, meet other runners and supports and prepare for the big moment the next day. Participants of the party will be served wholegrain pasta with Bologna sauce and other dishes.

On Saturday, there will also be a symbolic training session in Mezaparks before the Sunday start. Elite runners from foreign countries will also participate in this event.

Organizers also recommend runners to prepare for the marathon accordingly and in due time. Runners should allocate enough time for workout and rest. Healthy sleep is also a major factor when it comes to intense physical activities.

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