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Riga Marathon tour

Riga Marathon tour
Riga Marathon tour
Riga Marathon tour
Riga Nordea Marathon tour
An individual tour 3 days / 2 nights

If you have never been to Riga then marathon or half-marathon could be a good reason to visit one of the most beautiful cities on the Baltic Sea coast. The 24th Nordea Riga marathon will take place on May 18, 2014 (Sunday).

Day 1
Arrival in Riga, meeting, transportation to the hotel, check in
Overnight in Riga
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Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 start of the marathon and half marathon in Riga
Good luck for all participants and their funs!
Overnight in Riga
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Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel
Morning Old Riga Town walking tour with your language speaking guide, 1,5 hours
You will enjoy the beauty of the ancient Hanseatic city and learn about this wonderful historical city, while strolling through the cobble-stone, pictorial streets of the Old Town.
Check out
Transfer to the International Riga airport
We are looking forward to see you at Nordea Marathon in Riga next year!
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Price per person:
Depends on your group size (starting with 1 person). To receive our special offer for Riga Marathon tour please contact us info@baltictour.com.
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Included:
  • 2 nights accommodation at Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija 4**** or similar in Riga Old Town/Riga City Centre
  • Breakfasts at the hotel
  • Transfers as per program
  • Old Riga walking tour with your language speaking guide
  • VAT
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About Nordea Riga marathon

The weather
Latvia's weather is governed by a moderate oceanic climate. In May average air temperature is between +13C …+ 17C degrees. The probability of rainfalls in May is low. On average there are 21-25 sunny days in May thus allowing enjoying day light for 10 hours.

The start
Nordea Riga Marathon will take place on May 18, 2014 (Sunday). The start area is located in the very center on 11.novembra krastmala (next to President's Palace). Starting hour for the marathon and half marathon distances usually is on the morning ~9:00 (might be adjusted due to media broadcasting). Marathon and Half-marathon starts on the same time.

Scenic Course
The course lies in the very center of Riga City and runners can enjoy the charm of the old Hanseatic Town. The course is allowing visiting both sides of river Daugava, the largest river in Latvia. Course of the marathon and half-marathon cross the river with the help of Vansu Bridge thus allowing participants to enjoy some of the most beautiful spots in Riga – Art Nouveau buildings in the silent centre, the amazing panorama of Pardaugava and the Old Riga, as well as the paved streets and wooden architecture of Kipsala island. It is traffic-free. Riga city is rather flat without hills and ascents therefore the only challenge is getting on the bridge.

Distances
Simultaneously there is marathon and half-marathon runs. For those preferring a bit shorter distances there are 10K and 5K run on the same day.

Maximum running time
The maximum running time for marathon is 6 hours.
The maximum running time for half-marathon is 3 hours.

Minimum age
Minimum age limit is set for marathon and it is 18 years (born 1996 or earlier). There are no minimum age requirements for other distances, including half-marathon, 10K and 5K.

Post Race Service
All runners who finish will receive an exclusive memorial medal. After the race all runners are offered fruit, snacks and soft drinks. There will be small surprises from organizers to make the event pleasant – like, a rose for each female marathon and half-marathon finisher and many more.

Number pick-up
Number pick-up will take place from May 16 to 19, 2013. The numbers and the timing chips will not be sent by post. In the case if international participants are arriving just on Marathon day with the prior notice there will be exceptional number pick-up before the start. The official 2013 T-shirt The official Nordea Riga Marathon 2013 adidas T-shirt is for sale to all runners who enter the race. The offered adidas T-shirt is designed for running, produced using high-quality materials and a special design of “Nordea Riga Marathon 2013” will be printed on it. It is already tradition that each year the design is prepared by famous Latvian artist. The T-shirt costs 20,00 LVL (approx. 28 €).
The T-shirt is available in the following men’s sizes: small, medium, large, X-large and the following women’s sizes: 36, 38, 40, 42.
You will get T-shirts, as well as the race number and time chip at the Marathon EXPO. If you do not order and pay for the T-shirt in advance, some sizes might not be availabe for sale at the time of event.

Entry Fees
Entry fee includes race number with timing chip, water and refreshments on the course and after the finish, finisher's medal, and other services available for the participants (traffic-free course and other services).
Entry fee depends on time of entering for race.
  • Marathon entry fee 45,00 € (by 16.05.2013)
  • Half - Marathon entry fee 29,00 € (by 16.05.2013)
  • 10K entry fee starts from 17,00 € (by 16.05.2013)
  • 5K entry fee starts form 14,00 € (by 16.05.2013)
Entry fee is non-refundable. Participants are allowed to change their distance to shorter one (last date May 16) and if necessary bring it forward for next year (health certificate & additional fee of 7,00 €).

Entry
The information needed to register for Nordea Marathon:
Distance (marathon 42195 m; half marathon 21098 m; 5K; 10K)
First name
Last name
E-mail
Phone number
Country
City
Sex (male/female)
Date of birth
Your best time

Deadline for entries: 18 May 2013.

Confirmation
Confirmation letter will be sent by e-mail immediately after the payment is received. Keep the confirmation letter to exchange it for number bib and additional merchandises. Race information will be send electronically by e-mail to all runners and published on the official website.
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To book Riga Nordea Marathon tour please contact us info@baltictour.com.
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