26 may 2019

Amber Race

The schedule of 2019 competition

Competition center Kapteinu osta (www.kapteinuosta.lv)

Our supporter Kapteiņu osta offers 20% discount for accommodation near competition center to all participants. Offer is valid for 25.05.2019. Please do not leave your reservations for last minute!

25.05.2019

19:00-21:00 Registration for competition in Competition center, race bibs and mandatory equipment check.

 

26.05.2019

7:00 -11:00 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 

7:45 Mandatory race briefing for Swimrun Long distance participants in Competition center

8:00 Swimrun Long distance participants’ departure from competition center with ship

8:30 Start for Swimrun Long distance in the see near Kuiviži harbor

9:00 Start for 18km Nordic Walkers and 9km Nordic Walkers

9:10 Start for 800m Children Trail run

9:45 Mandatory race briefing for Swimrun Short distance and Super sprint participants

10:00 Start for Swimrun Short distance

10:15 Start for 29km and 18km Trail run
10:20 Start for 3km Youth Trail run

11:00 Start for Swimrun Super sprint distance

11:20 Start for 9km Trail run

After the finish all participants are welcome to lunch in Kapteinu osta.

13:30 Demonstration of Latvian Life Guards

14:00 Awards Ceremony

At the end of Amber Race the team of Latvian life guards will perform demonstrations in the rescue sport on the water. The demonstrations will be present by the Latvian Life guards girls’ team, which took the 2nd place in the European Championship in the Netherlands in 2018 and the 3rd place in the World Championship in France in Discipline – Team Rescue


Beautiful places to see in Salacgriva region you can find here: http://www.visitsalacgriva.lv/en/routes/

ABOUT

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 3 distances – long distance is meant for rather experienced participants, while shortened for those enjoying nature. Meanwhile super sprint who wants to get to know swimrun sport. Alike long and short distances, where teammates participate together super sprint 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 short or super sprint distance as speed workout for him/herself. It will be interesting to everyone! For more details visit course.

HISTORY

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.