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The inaugural World Athletics Road Running Championships, which will crown the world mile, 5 km, and half-marathon champions, will see thousands of amateur runners from at least 100 countries competing alongside elite runners.


Any recreational runner who is ready for a challenge can register for any of the official mass races of the World Championships in Riga and earn a unique medal from the World Athletics Road Running Championships.


Register now!




Saturday, September 30


10:00 - Rimi Kids' Day


Sunday, October 1


10:00 - 5 km Mass Race

11:30 - Road Mile Mass Race

11:50 - 5 km Women's Elite

12:15 - 5 km Men's Elite

13:00 - Road Mile Women's Elite

13:10 - Road Mile Men's Elite

13:30 - Half Marathon Women’s Elite

14:15 - Half Marathon Men's Elite + Mass Race

14:15 - Half Marathon Mass Relay Race



Entry fee


General mass race entry fees:

€19 for Road Mile (1609m)

€29 for 5km

€59 for Half-Marathon (21,0975 km)


€59 – Half Marathon Relay for two participants

The first participant runs ≈10.2 km, starting from the beginning of the half-marathon course and heading towards the Dailes Theater. The following runner takes over from the relay change point at the Dailes Theater and completes a distance of ≈10.9 km, reaching the finish line of the half-marathon at Krastmala.


Entry fees will increase closer to the event. 


Rimi Kids' Day entry fee


€0 - Babies Course (0-3 years), 200 m (4-8 years) and 400 m (5-12 years) 

€3 - 50 m "Sprint King and Queen"



Number Pick-up


You’ll be able to pick-up your bib at World Athletics Road Running Championships EXPO!

When: Sep 29 – 30

Where: Hanzas Perons, Hanzas Street 16a, Riga

Opening hours: 10 am - 8 pm


Race Rules


World Athletics Road Running Championships Riga 23 Race Rules for mass race participants can be found here.


Contact us


In case of any questions, please contact us at riga23@necom.lv.