Hosting the World Athletics Relay Championships ()

World Athletics Relays

The World Athletics Relays is all about working together as a team and pits nation against nation in an exciting two-day stadium event. Four exceptional individuals come together as a group to run for their nation’s pride. Ensuring the baton is passed successfully between athletes requires technical precision along with high speed racing. Teams race in various formats, including the relatively new mixed relays. Spectators can get behind both the athletes and their favourite nations, waving flags passionately as the thrills, and sometimes spills, of the drama unfolds.

 Previous Edition: Silesia, POL 2021

Next Edition: TBC


Bid process stage

Official launch & Bid Guide shared

Pre-qualification deadline
& verification

Completed bid
application deadline

Council selection
& announcement

2023 World Athletics Relays

December 2020

1 March 2021

14 June 2021

July 2021

You can download the event Bid Guide and Pre-Qualification Form from the 'Bidding' section here.