Kids invited to participate at World Road Running Championships in Rīga

On September 30, the World Running Championships in Riga will be opened by Children's Day events at the Freedom Monument, in which up to 5,000 juniors will be able to participate in short distances of various lengths. 

For the smallest participants up to the age of three, an obstacle course for toddlers will be offered, while slightly older children up to 12 years old will be able to run in distances of 200 meters and 400 meters, as well as compete in a 50-meter sprint. All children's day distance finishers will receive an official medal.

Participation in the shortest tracks for toddlers, as well as the 200-meter and 400-meter distances, will be free, while the 50-meter sprint, where the little participants will receive starting numbers with a chip to record the finish time, can be registered for three euros. 

The World Running Championship events for adults will take place October 1 and are being touted as one of the most important athletics events in the history of the Baltic states.

The championship will be a unique running festival, where not only will the world champions be crowned in the mile, five kilometer and half marathon distances, but for the first time thousands of running amateurs, children and families from 100 countries will compete alongside elite runners in all distances.

You can register for all children's day distances in the section of the official website of the world championship. Adults who plan to participate on September 30 to supervise children's day participants must register children for the event. Starting times will be staggered to avoid lines. 

Full details of how to register for both juniors and adults are available at the event's official website.

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