competitions 2020 canceled

Amber Race

 competitions 2020 canceled!

The schedule of 2020 competition

Competition center Kapteinu osta (

Our supporter Kapteiņu osta offers 20% discount for accommodation near competition center to all participants. Offer is valid for 30.05.2020. Please do not leave your reservations for last minute!

19:00-21:00 Registration for competition in Competition center, race bibs and mandatory equipment check
8:00 -10:00 Registration for competition in Competition center, race bibs and mandatory equipment check
8:00-13:00 Creative workshop for children and lovely babysitters for your kids. (please apply by May 24, 2020)
8:45 Mandatory race briefing for Swimrun distance participants in Competition center
9:00 Swimrun distance participants’ departure from competition center with ship
9:30 Start for Swimrun distance in the see near Kuiviži harbor
9:45 Start for 800m Children Trail run
10:00 Start for Nordic Walkers
10:15 Mandatory race briefing for Swimrun Sprint distance participants
10:30 Start for Swimrun Sprint distance
10:45 Start for 8.5 km and 17 km Trail run

After the finish all participants are welcome to lunch in Kapteinu osta.
14:00 Awards Ceremony (approximate time)

Beautiful places to see in Salacgriva region you can find here:


Amber Race is the first swimrun event in Latvia which took place on 13.08.2016 in coastal town Salacgrīva. Swimrun is a fun endurance race, which combines both trail running and open water swimming. Together with your teammate you will share marked trail, joint experience, jokes and adventure. Swimrun is all about emotions! Salacgrīva is one of the greenest areas in Latvia. You will have opportunity to feel it by passing sand dunes, trails, swimming in Riga Bay and Salaca River.
This year Amber Race offers two swimrun distances – swimrun distance in teams of two participants, is meant for rather experienced participants and for those who want to try their power of swimming in the sea.
Swimrun sprint distance – is meant for participants who wants to get to know swimrun sport. Swimrun sprint distance is individual competition available for youngsters as well, as minimal age requirement is 16 years. However any experienced athlete is welcome to join and make swimrun sprint distance as speed workout for him/herself. It will be interesting to everyone! For more details visit course.


Until recently Latvian adventurists were unfamiliar with swimrun. According to the legend “swimrun is the sport that was born from a drunken BET”. In 2006 Michael Lemmel and Mats Skott decided to offer their crazy challenge to wider audience. In the first couple of years a little more than 10 teams crossed start line. With growing popularity race became recognized worldwide. Original race “O till O” is the SWIMRUN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP and has been ranked by CNN as one of the toughest endurance races in the world.
Currently more than 100 races are available for swimrun enthusiasts.