Sigulda Mountain Marathon 2022

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    Place:Sigulda (Latvia), Svētku laukums
    Date:September 24, 2022
    Start time:10:00
    Organizer:Biedrība Kalnkapeju Sporta Centrs
    In cooperation with:IK Adventure Company
    Phone:+371 2962 4863









    The most challenging trail run in Latvia and Baltics which takes place annually in the scenic maze of gorges of Gauja river national park! Ski resort slopes, muddy trails and unpredictable autumn weather. Elevation gain in marathon distance exceeds 3000 meters.


    Jun 22. Race info published, application opened! More info about the race will follow. 



    COVID-19 restrictions!
    Right now there are no restrictions for participation in Sigulda Mountain Marathon 2022 except ones for entering Latvia if you travel from abroad. Please check official informative page about the spread of COVID-19 in Latvia and travel restrictions:
    . Keep in mind that the rapidly changing conditions due to COVID-19 may enforce restrictions for public gatherings even at the last moment. We will keep you updated in case of changes.

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    1. Distance

    1.1. Sigulda Mountain Marathon 2022 (Race) course is set on dirt roads, trails and off-road tracks in challenging terrain full of natural obstacles.

    1.2. There are three distances - mountain cross (15 km), half-marathon (35 km) and marathon (70 km). Full distance parameters:

    DistanceReal length*Vertical climb*LoopsConfiguration
    15 km – mountain cross14-16 km600-750 m1see COURSE
    35 km – half–marathon34-36 km1500-1700 m2see COURSE
    70 km – marathon68-72 km3000-3500 m4see COURSE

    *note: closure of some park trails due to seasonal conditions may impact distance parameters even on race day morning.

    1.3. Course is marked with red/white tape and direction arrows. Judges are set along the course.

    1.4. Electronic timing system is used.

    2. Participants

    2.1. Participant must be at least 18 years old on start day. Participants from 16 years are allowed on mountain cross (15 km) course.

    2.2. Participant takes full responsibility about his health condition, insurance and ability to run chosen distance. Organisers provide medical assistance during event.

    2.3. Participants are divided into Men and Women and age groups:

    MenWomenYear of birthNotes
    V16S162005 – 2006May compete only in 15 km distance.
    V18S182002 – 2004
    V21S211983 – 2001
    V40S401973 – 1982
    V50S501963 – 1972
    V60S601962 and older

    2.4. Participant chooses distance during registration. Participant competes only in chosen distance. If another distance is completed result will be fixed but out of ranking.

    2.5. If there are less then three participants in group, then group is closed and participants are added to next group according scheme: S/V16 –> S/V18 –> S/V21 <– S/V40 <–S/V50 <–S/V60. 

    3. Application

    3.1. Application in advance may be done till September 21, 2022. Application form and participation fee details - see REGISTRATION.

    3.2. Participation fee includes: course preparation, judges work, number bibs, electronic timing chip rental, snacks and drinks on course and after the finish, prize pool.

    4. Start

    4.1. Participants register in Race centre on September 24, 2022 from 07.00 till 09.30. Race centre is located at Svētku laukums (square), Sigulda city. Finish is located at the same place, but Race start will be given at the base of slope in front of Race centre.

    4.2. Participant receives number bibs which should be attached in front and clearly visible during the Race.

    4.3. Participant receives electronic chip which must be attached on hand according to given instructions.

    4.4. At 9.30 start area opens. Entering start area participant must pass electronic control station located in marked corridor. At the corridor entrance judge will check correct attachment of the electronic chip. Passing by electronic control station participant must make sure that his electronic chip issues both light and sound signals.

    4.5. Start is common for all classes and groups at 10.00. Map of start area will be published on website before the Race and will be available at Race centre.

    5. On course

    5.1. Participant should keep to marked course. Running out of marked course will lead to disqualification.

    5.2. Judges and electronic control stations are set along the course to control competition.

    5.3. In case of serious injury participant should ask other runners to report to nearest judge. Medical assistance and evacuation will be arranged.

    5.4. Time limit for 15 and 35 km competition - 8 hours.

    5.5. Time limit for 70 km competition - 12,5 hours. Finish is closed at 22.30. Last loops might be done in darkness conditions - headlamp necessary.

    5.6. As 70 km distance consists of four loops, control time for the third loop finish is set to 20:00. Runners delaying this control time are not allowed into final loop.

    5.7. Snacks and drinks will be available on course in approximately 7–10 km intervals. Special table is arranged at Race Centre for competitors own drinks and food.

    5.8. Trekking poles may be used by participants.

    6. Awards

    6.1. All runners completing 70 km distance receive traditional cast iron medals at finish line.

    6.2. Prizes and diplomas are given to first three runners in each class and group. If there is less then eight competitors in group only first one will be awarded.

    6.3. Award ceremony is held not sooner as 1 hour after the finish of first three runners in group.

    7. Protests

    7.1. Protests must be presented in written form not later then 1 hour after participants finish time. Protest fee – 30 EUR – must be paid. If the protest is satisfied protest fee is repaid back.

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    To apply for participation in Race please fill registration form below and make participation fee payment. Fee details and account info - below.



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    Applying to our sport event participant must be aware that:
    1) This is a public event where photo and video filming will take place with subsequent publication for a wide range of purposes - mass media publications, social networks, personal galleries, etc.
    2) Organisers need some personal data of the participants to ensure the correct conduct of the marathon and to be able to contact with participants.
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    Registration form

    Fields highlighted in red - mandatory.
    Field City is optional. Name of city or county you live in and want to be associated.
    Field Club or Team is optional. Leave blank if you do not want to publicly represent any.
    If you want to register more than one participant, click on the Add Participant button. All additional participants will be automatically assigned the same club/team of the first one.

    Participation fee

    All amounts are per person.

    DistancePaid till Sep 09Paid till Sep 22On–site at Race day
    Individual application
    15 kmEUR 25EUR 30EUR 40
    35 kmEUR 35EUR 40EUR 50
    70 kmEUR 45EUR 50EUR 60
    Team application *
    15 kmEUR 23EUR 28-
    35 kmEUR 32EUR 37-
    70 kmEUR 42EUR 47-
    Juniors **
    15 kmEUR 20EUR 25-
    35 kmEUR 25EUR 30-
    70 kmEUR 35EUR 40-

    *   – JUNIORS – persons born after January 1, 2004.
    ** – TEAM
    – 5 or more participants applying all together. All kind of teams are accepted: formal ones – running clubs, companies etc., and unformal as well – family, squad of friends etc.

    Account info

    Name:IK Adventure Company
    Reg. Nr:40002116651
    Address:19-37 Dammes iela, Rīga, LV-1069
    Bank:Swedbank AS
    SWIFT code:HABALV22
    Account Nr:LV23HABA0551012398822

    Please include team or participant name in participation fee payment notes!
    If you need an invoice, please contact organizers by mail - info @

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    See below list of registered participants! If you can not see previously registered participants name listed (name misspelling, wrong distance or gender, mistaken year of birth and all kind of mistakes) send note to e-mail: info @





    70 km, men

    SurnameNameCountryCityClub / Team
    Dreimanis Uģis LVA Rīga
    Dzalbs Edijs LVA Sigulda SCOTT RUNNING LATVIA
    Kanna Kristaps LVA Rīga persistence
    Gailis Emīls LVA Rīga Selonija
    Kalniņš Gvido LVA Smiltenes Novads Sportland | Takusports | Supervaroņi
    Limanāns Dainis LVA Sāviena RIEKSTI
    Sukaruks Janis LVA Rīga
    Punāns Oskars LVA Ludza
    Čehovičs Kristaps LVA Ramata
    Caune Kristaps LVA Gulbene
    Ozoliņš Mārtiņš LVA Valmiera Ultru Pikniks
    Rubīns Elvis LVA
    Marčenkovs Raivis LVA Salaspils

    70 km, women

    SurnameNameCountryCityClub / Team
    Zīriuse Inta LVA Noskrien Cēsis

    35 km, men

    SurnameNameCountryCityClub / Team
    Ābelīte Arnis LVA Salaspils Virsotne /MARMOT
    Jansons Māris LVA Sigulda OZONS OK

    35 km, women

    SurnameNameCountryCityClub / Team
    Pundure Dace LVA
    Žogota Kristīne LVA
    Dmitrijeva Jekaterina LVA Dreiliņi

    15 km, men

    SurnameNameCountryCityClub / Team
    Stonka Kārlis LVA
    Jermacāns Ainārs LVA

    15 km, women

    SurnameNameCountryCityClub / Team
    Vītola Ilze LVA Rīga
    Tihonova Anna LVA Rīga
    Šakeļa Santa LVA
    Labsvīra Liene LVA Sigulda
    Olberkyte Erika LVA Alūksne
    Taurene Evija LVA Cēsis Noskrien Cēsis
    Stonka Daina LVA
    Lagzdiņa Margita LVA -

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    Will be published as soon as it is approved by Gauja National Park authority. Usually it is done on first dates of September. To get idea what course could look like, see previous year race course:

    SKM 2021 

    There were three distances - mountain cross (15 km), half-marathon (35 km) and marathon (70 km).

    Distance parameters:

    15 km: length – 15,7 km; ascent – 730 m.
    35 km: length – 34,8 km; ascent – 1540 m.
    70 km: length – 69,5 km; ascent – 3000 m.

    Note. Map engines, mobile applications recalculate tracks, optimizing number of track points. So depending of the device/technology used there may be slight variations in distance and ascent meters as it is on real course.

    Two loop configurations was used in race: 

    A – small loop, 15,4 km (extra climb at start not included).
    AB – big loop, 19,1 km.

    Big loop (AB) uses same course as small loop (A) plus there is extra 4,3 km distance added.
    Order of track loops by distances:

    15 km:    A
    35 km:   A + AB
    70 km:   A + AB + AB + A


    You can download GPS track here: 

    15 km – skm2021_15km
    35 km – skm2021_35km
    70 km – skm2021_70km

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    Will be available after the Race.



    Final ranking – below. Detailed times at course control stations, splits – here: rez_SKM2021 (.xlsx file).


    Full ranking by groups and distances, split times at all time checkpoints on course can be seen in attachment here: rez_SKM2020
    Format - Excel (.xlsx), switch between data sheets at bottom left corner.


    Full ranking by groups and distances, split times at all time checkpoints on course can be seen in attachment here: res_final_SKM19
    Format - Excel (.xlsx), switch between data sheets at bottom left corner.


    Full ranking by groups and distances, split times at all time checkpoints on course can be seen in attachment here: res_skm2018_full
    Format - Excel (.xlsx), switch between data sheets at bottom left corner


    Full ranking by groups and distances, split times at all time checkpoints on course can be seen in attachment here: res_skm2017_full 
    Format - Excel (.xls), switch between data sheets at bottom left corner


    Full results of the Race ranked by group in distance (xls file): rez_skm2016_all
    Absolute ranking for marathon – 70 km, ITRA standart (xls file): res_mar16_70km_itra
    Absolute ranking for half-marathon – 35 km, ITRA standart (xls file): res_mar16_35km_itra

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    Photo / Video


    To be published after the Race.
    Below some links to photos and videos from last years races.


    SKM 2021 picture gallery by Agnese Vēze: Siguldas kalnu maratons 2021

    SKM 2021 picture gallery by Jānis Andersons: Siguldas kalnu maratons 2021

    SKM 2021 picture gallery by Antons Kranga:
    Siguldas kalnu maratons 2021

    SKM 2020 picture gallery by Agnese Vēze:
    Siguldas kalnu maratons 2020

    SKM 2020 picture gallery by Antons Kranga:
    Siguldas kalnu maratons 2020

    SKM 2019 picture gallery by Mareks Gaļinovskis:

    SKM 2018 picture gallery by Mareks Gaļinovskis:

    SKM 2017 album by Ralfs Jumiķis:

    SKM 2017 album by Taku Skrējējs on FB:



    Great footage by Arnis Kuzmanis posted on FB:

    Finish of Līga Līce (70 km, 3rd overall) by Mareks Gaļinovskis:

    10 minutes before the start... video by Mareks Gaļinovskis:


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