Today, February 4, registration for the international sports event “The Strong Race” has started, which will take place in May 3, 2015, the day before anniversary of restoration of Latvian independence. “The Strong Race” will take place already for the seventh time, when the cinema town “Cinevilla” will gather the strongest people, to show the power of popular unity, inexhaustible boundaries of willpower, determination and perseverance, by acting together and helping each other. Several changes are planned in this year’s event, to give a greater attention to the safety of participants and avoid problem associated with lines at individual obstacles.
“The Strong Race” is the first and only mass endurance race in the Baltic States, which takes place in Latvia since 2010. This race is a new challenge and unusual outdoor activities for people who are engaged in physical activities on a daily basis. Teams of friends, companies, municipalities and universities van participate in the event, to prove the unity of the collective. “The Strong Race” is characterised by strength, endurance, perseverance and a great satisfaction for the work done. A record number of participants – 6637 people participated in the last year’s “Strong Race”.
As usual, in 2015 “The Strong Race” will take place in cinema town “Cinevilla”, Tukums district, Slampe parish, but this time on May 3. The date changed, so that the next day of the race, namely, May 4, which this year falls on Monday, is free and everyone could relax after the race properly.
The participants of previous races has noted long lines at the obstacles as one of the biggest problems, therefore this year changes in race group division are planned. For the first time in the history of “The Strong Race”, women, men and teams will be divided in to elite group and mass start. Participants, including professional athletes and people who want to fight for the award-winning places and for whom the track time is important, invited to choose the elite group. A separate start time for this group is planned, individual track at both the start and most difficult obstacles, longer track and more challenges. Winners of the elite groups of all three categories will compete for cash prizes.
Participants of “The Strong Race” who choose to race at their own pace participates in mass start, the most important is to finish the track and prove themselves that “I can do it”, no the result or earned awards – the ones who do it just for the fun. Participants who choose to start in a mass start, the route will be built slightly shorter and the most difficult obstacles will be removed.
Women, which will participate in elite group, will start the race at 11:00, mass start will follow in 30 min. Men’s elite group start 12.30 and mass start will follow 13.00, but team starts will take place at 14.00 and 15.00. This year’s “The Strong Race” track is planned more than 9 km and its configuration will be modified, thus creating the track more compact, leaving out individual sections in the forest. Terrain is planned more pronounces and new obstacles will be built in addition to the existing ones, all-together 33 obstacles.
It should be noted, that for the first time, the participants would have the opportunity to purchase a VIP ticket for a separate charge, which will include a variety of additional extras: VIP parking, snacks and drinks in a room reserved for these people, participant’s number with the name, surname, etc. As well as, for the first time, in 2015, the winners will be awarded in May 4, during the specially created event. Flower ceremony will take place in May 3, where the provisional winners will be symbolically awarded.
Taking into consideration the experience from the previous years, organizers of “The Strong Race” invite the participants to choose the groups according their abilities. We suggest start practicing for the event and engage in physical activities for some time prior to the event, as well as choose appropriate clothing for the event. During “The Strong Race”, nobody should be afraid to ask for help, trust and rely on other runners, nobody will refuse a helpful hand.
For one week, from February 4 to 10, one can register for the event at the lowest price. Individual participants 12 EUR (mass start), and elite group 20 EUR. Teams that will start in the mass start 68 EUR, but the elite group – 90 EUR.
Refer to the official homepage www.thestrongrace.com for more information and registration, by filling out the electronic application form from February 4 to May 3.