Growth in recent years, the percentage of foreign participants in the Riga marathon. Last year in Riga fled the representatives of 69 countries, this year in the Latvian capital it is expected about three thousand foreign participants from Baltics, Scandinavia, Russia, Poland and many others. In 2015 in the Riga marathon took part in a total of 25931, of whom 1484 were running directly the marathon.
According to the Chairman of the Board of Lattelecom Juris Gulbis, seen as in 2016 increase the number of people wishing to overcome medium and long distances. "The main news this year will be the emergence of 6-kilometer distance is still 5-kilometer", — said Gulbis and expressed the hope that those who now run 6 km in the future will gradually pass on the 10-kilometer race.
Lattelecom Riga marathon will take place in Riga on 14-15 may. As in previous years, on 11th November Embankment will be organized musical and cultural program.
14 children's day will be held may Rimi, where the novelty will be family run with a length of 4.2 km and 15 may will be other competitions at distances of 6, 10, 21 and 42 kilometers.