An active lifestyle event for strong people physically and mentally which has not taken place in Latvia yet – “The Strong festival” on May 27 and 28, at the sports complex “Zelta Zirgs”, in Ķegums.
A lot of different activities for everybody, including small children, pupils, youth, adults, beginners in sports and professionals.
The main event of “The Strong festival” will be the well-known “Betsafe Strong race’ which has become a tradition already – one of the most popular national sports events in the country. The traditional Strong race distance is 9 kilometres long (Mass start), and there will also be the run of Elite group (12 km) – suitable for the people with high physical fitness. Both; men, and women may start separately or in the teams of four people.
The organizers have provided a new distance – Scout Run. Everyone who has not been sure about participation in “Betsafe Strong race” by far will feel comfortably in the five kilometres long route, but the time has come to test one’s strength.
“The Strong Race for kids” begun in 2015 will also take place on both days – an attractive running race. A route including different interesting obstacles to climb over , crawl under and jump over is provided for the children from one to 13 years.
Other visitors of the festival will have a possibility to participate in other activities, watch the event or support the participants.
“Scottish Highland Games” will be a little less ordinary sports event, but as popular as the aforementioned one where twelve Latvian and foreign sportsmen in Scottish kilt will compete for a winner’s title in several disciplines, for example,hammer throwing, throwing a truss of hay, and others.
Everybody will have a possibility to enjoy a rest together with the whole family by playing well-known games in the open air. Creative worhshops will also be provided.
Different other activities and additional entertainment opportunities will also be available on Saturday and Sunday. We will provide comfort to the visitors by offering a rich festival programme. Everybody will have a possibility to spend the whole weekend in the territory of the motor race track “Zelta Zirgs” with tents, grills may be taken together and a proper festival of strong people may be organized.
|SATURDAY (May 27)||SUNDAY (May 28)|
|11.00 a.m. BETSAFE STRONG RACE. SCOUT RUN (5 km).||11.00 a.m. BETSAFE STRONG RACE. TRADITIONAL STRONG RACE DISTANCE. 9 KM (women)|
|12.00 p.m. The first stage of the Latvian Muusclemen Championship.
12.00 p.m. The Strong Race for kids.
|12.00. BETSAFE STRONG RACE. TRADITIONAL STRONG RACE DISTANCE. 9 KM (men)
12.00. p.m. The Strong Race for kids.
12.30 p.m. Scottish Highland Games
|2.00 p.m. BETSAFE STRONG RACE. ELITE GROUP (women)|
|3.00 p.m. BETSAFE STRONG RACE. TRADITIONAL STRONG RACE DISTANCE. 9 KM (teams)||2.40 p.m. BETSAFE STRONG RACE. ELITE GROUP (men)|
|3.30. BETSAFE STRONG RACE. ELITE GROUP (teams)|
*the programme may be changed.
We will celebrate the festival for two days in a strong and exciting way, not as usually, we will be strong and enjoy adventures!