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Publish date 06.09.2023

On 17 September, Ventspils will host the biggest marathon of the year, so both residents and visitors are invited to get acquainted with the traffic restrictions on the day of the marathon.

On 17 September, there will be vehicle traffic closures on the marathon route from 09:00 to 15:30: Start at the Concert Hall “Latvija” – Pāvila Street – Saules Street – Krustkalna Street – Ganību Street – Bērzu Street – Kuldīgas Street – Jūras Street – Ganību Street – Lielais prospekts – Kroņa Street – Kapteiņu Street – Kr.Valdemāra Street – Ostas Street (turn around) – Kr.Valdemāra Street – New promenade – Loču Street – Kroņa Street – Lielais prospekts – Finish at the Concert Hall “Latvija”. In addition, traffic will be closed or restricted in some places on the streets closest to the route.

From 09:00 to 15:30, with police control, it will be possible to cross the route at the intersections of Saules – Inženieru, Ganību – Inženieru, Jūras – Kuldīgas, Jūras – Ganību and Karlīnes – Kapteiņu Streets.

From 09:00 to 10:15, from 12:00 to 13:30 and from 14:10 to 15:30 with police control, it will be possible to cross the route at the intersection of Vasarnīcu and Lielais prospekts.

Exit from the blocks within the route will be possible:

Riņku – Puķu – Pāvila – Priežu Street area via Inženieru Street, at the intersections with Ganību Street and Saules Street;

Ostgals area (Karlīnes – Znotiņu – Patversmes – Zvejnieku – Austrumu – Smilšu Streets) at the intersection of Karlīnas Street and Kapteiņu Street.

For those Ventspils residents and visitors who plan to drive to the Open Air Museum, Seaside Camping, the beach and other attractions in the Vasarnīcu Street area, we recommend using Inženieru Street.

During the event, public transport in the city will be limited, so buses may be delayed. During the event, public transport in the city will be limited, so buses may be delayed. Additional information on public transport restrictions will also be posted at bus stops. Further information is available at 63622422.

Participants and spectators are advised to use the Reņķa Garden’s car park at 66 Kuldīgas Street (intersection of Kuldīgas and Sporta streets) for parking.

Runners will be cheered and supported by fans and there will be several support points along the route.

The organisers apologise for any inconvenience caused to Ventspils residents and invite you to take part in the Ventspils Marathon or support the runners.

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