With the Lattelecom Riga Marathon approaching, where Rīga Stradiņš University will be represented by a team of 255 runners, it is time to announce the venue and time for picking up race numbers. All runners must pick up their race numbers on Friday, 12 May, from 09:00 till 18:00 or Saturday, 13 May, from 10:00 till 16:00 in the entrance hall of RSU main building (Dzirciema iela 16). To pick up your bib number and race packet you have to know your start number that was emailed to you by the organisers of the race following registration. If you cannot pick up your packet during the given hours on either of the two dates, you may authorise another person to arrive for number pickup.
This year a record number of RSU runners have registered for the Lattelecom Rīga Marathon. Last year's marathon recorded 151 runners representing RSU; this year there will be 255 RSU runners competing in various race categories, 12 of them taking the official marathon distance of 42 km. There are 95 registrations for the half marathon distance and 104 runners will compete in 10 km race. Therewith RSU retains a stable position among the 10 largest national marathon teams participating.
The 27th Lattelecom Rīga Marathon will take place on Sunday, 14 May. The participation record was beaten last year when various distances were taken by 33 590 participants from 65 countries. RSU as a university with the largest number of foreign students in the Baltic region traditionally has been among the most multi-national teams. Although the majority of RSU team members come from Latvia, this year the university will be represented also by runners from nine other countries: Germany, Finland, India, Israel, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.