Running and Walking Race Rīga-Valmiera 2018
Latvia’s Cup in Ultra-Running Races, Stage Nr.3


Supervisors of the race: Public-benefit nonprofit corporation “Ultrataka”
Venue: Rīga-Valmiera
Date: June 23, 2018
Distance: 107 km
Sum of altitude: ~360 m
Race time: 19 hours



Time Venue Event
21.30-23.00 (March 22) University of Latvia (Raina Boulevard 19) Registration
00.00 Monument of Freedom (Rīga) Start
08.00-09.00 St.Simon’s Church (Valmiera) Winners expected to arrive
09.00-19.00 St.Simon’s Church (Valmiera) Finishers arrive
19.00 Public venue (Valmiera) Last finishers expected to arrive, awarding ceremony



Age limit: Participants must be at least 18 years old on the day of race.
Maximum number of participants: 107 Latvian and 107 foreign runners.
Registration: at web site, starting from January 1, 2018 until June 8, 2018.

Registration fee:

40 EUR Standard fee
35 EUR Year 2014 and 2015 and 2016 and 2017 participants and volunteers
0 EUR Participants of the historic races from years 1989 to 1993 (five years)


Registration fee includes: race number, luggage transportation to the finish, beverages and snacks during the race, live results, certificate, snacks at the finish, and showers.

Upon registration, participants are eligible to obtain a unique souvenir for 15 EUR.

One euro (1 EUR) from each registration fee will be donated to charity for children with special needs.  If number of participants exceeded 107, additional applicants might register for the race with a special donation in amount of 107 EUR, in return, receiving a souvenir and special race number which says “Generous Donor” on it. The registration fee after June 8deadline will be 107 EUR, and the full amount of it will be transferred to the charity. Participants and volunteers are welcomed to donate any additional sum for the charity, transferring money to the bank account mentioned below.

Donations in cash are not accepted and are not refunded to participants that did not participate in the race.

Those applicants that participated in races from 1989 to 1993 (five years) are eligible to register without a fee, but they are required to show their historical registration card from either of those five years’ races.  Those participants do not have to pay the fee but they are required to register at “” the same as others.

Volunteers are welcomed to register at:

Mandatory Equipment:

  • Security vest with reflective elements;
  • Headlamp;
  • Mobile phone;
  • 20 EUR;
  • National cheese from your country.

Participants are allowed to use any additional equipment that might benefit to their wellbeing during the race and improve their results – backpack, water bladders, extra pair of socks, and similar.

Registration and Race Numbers

Upon registration:

  • Each participant must show their mandatory equipment and make security deposit (20 EUR in cash), which will be returned at the finish if participant did not use the transportation provided by organizers to evacuate from the race.
  • Participants approve that they will observe road traffic regulations, and that their health condition is relevant for the race with their signature.
  • Participants deposit their luggage for transportation to the finish line.
  • Participants shall fasten their registration numbers in front of their clothing in a visible place.


Course of the Race

The Start of the race will be at midnight (00.00) in front of the Monument of Freedom, near Laima clock.

The route can be found here: Please be aware that public traffic will not be closed during the race.  Therefore, it is prohibited to cross streets under red lights.

While in Rīga, participants shall use pavement of Brīvības Boulevard, Brīvības street and Brīvības avenue, and the bike way on the right side of the Brīvības avenue.  When participants approach Juglas’ canal, they shall use the underground tunnel to cross the street (before the canal), and continue race on the left side of the street.  It is prohibited to cross white line on the side of the street and run on the motorway!  All participants shall wear security vests with reflective elements and comply with the road traffic regulations at all times.

The distance takes participants through Garkalne, where the first checkpoint will be located.  At the “Sēnīte”, the road A2 becomes A3.  When in Valmiera, participants should use the pavement on the right side of the Rīgas street.

Until 07.00, all participants shall wear headlamps.

During the race, any kind of assistance to participants is prohibited except at the checkpoints. Motorized vehicle can only support participant at the checkpoints, not during the race.

Organizers have rights to disqualify anyone and anytime who does not oblige to road traffic regulations, regulations of the race, or pose any kind of threats to his/her health or to others.

Participants do not have objections to being photographed during the race.


Finish of the race is at the door-handle of the St.Simon’s Church.  Participants are returned their security deposit in amount of 20 EUR at the finishing line.

There will be six checkpoints during the race, in which the running time and splits will be recorded.  Participants will be provided with some snacks and beverages at the checkpoints. However, participants should be self-sufficient in terms of nutrition and hydration during the race.  Participants are also allowed to use shops or gas stations located on the route to Valmiera.  Several of the checkpoints are located nearby gas stations or twenty-four-hours grocery stores for convenience of runners.  Participants are allowed to store some of their food and drinks in marked packet (in reasonable amounts) at the registration point, which they can receive at the checkpoints upon their request.


Checkpoints Distance till St.Simon’s Church Distance till next checkpoint Distance from the Monument of Freedom Approximate working hours

(Monument of Freedom)

107 km 23 km 0 km 23.45-00.05
KP1 Garkalne

(rail way)

84 km 13 km 23 km 01.30-03.00
KP2 Gas station (“Ziemeļu nafta”) 71 km 10 km 36 km 02.30-05.40
KP3 Ragana

(Gas station “Virši A” and sign “Valmiera 61”)

61 km 18 km 46 km 03.00-07.00
KP4 Brasla

(Parking lot at the bridge and sign “Valmiera 42”)

43 km 13 km 64 km 04.30-10.30
KP5 Stalbe

(Gas station “Latvijas nafta” and sign “Valmiera 29”

30 km 17 km 77 km 05.30-13.00
KP6 Rubene

“Little Ansis”

13 km 13 km 94 km 06.30-16.00

(St.Simon’s Church)

0 km 0 km 107 km 08.00-19.00


Those participants that have decided to use evacuation during the race, shall call to help service (phone number is on the participant’s race number).  Participant is evacuated from the route via car and transported to Valmiera (finish).  The security deposit of 20 EUR is not refunded if participant uses evacuation service.  If the participant is evacuated and transported to Valmiera by his personal support team, the security deposit of 20 EUR is refunded to participant, if he/she informs organizers about it.

After the control time expires and finish point is closed (at 19:00), participants who still will be in the race, will be awaited at the St.Simons Church until they finished, and their results will be recorded.

Results and Awarding Ceremony

Results of the race will be published on the web sites “”, “”, and “”.  Results of the race “Rīga-Valmiera” will be included in the total standings of the Latvia’s Cup in ultra-running races and ultra-running rating.

Each finisher will receive a certificate with his/her photo from the race.

Organizers maintain rights to make changes in the regulation of this race.

* Date might be changed due to severe weather conditions (e.g. snow storm).

Contact information:

Bank account of society “Ultrataka” for donations to children with special needs: Swedbank LV33HABA0551039680571.


Additional Information:

Each participant will receive a bulletin with more detailed information via e-mail one week before the race.