World Mountain Running Championships (Gerry Brady)

World Mountain and Trail Running Championships

The event:

Organised before June 15th or after September 15th


Competition format (please refer to IAAF Rule 251 for more details on race formats)

• Held over 3 to 4 days

• "Classic up and down” mountain race (ca. 12KM,on a ca. 6KM loop to be repeated twice, 300-450m elevation gain per loop) – 4 races Senior Men, Senior Women, Junior Men, Junior Women

• “Vertical” mountain race (4-7KM, 700-1,000m total elevation gain) – 2 Races (Men, Women)

• Long trail (ca. 80KM, 3,500-6,000m total elevation gain, ITRA category “L”) – One race (with Men's and Women's rankings)

• Short trail (ca. 40KM,2,000-3,000m total elevation gain, ITRA category “S”) – One race (with Men's and Women's rankings)

• Other open or promotional races can be added upon LOC request


Candidature process:

Deadline for Expressions of Interests received

16/12/19

Application Form, Budget, EOA and Risk Assessment sent to Bidding Cities

07/01/20

Calls between the IAAF and the bidding cities to clarify the documents, get update on process and highlight any issues

January

Deadline for submission of draft application

09/03/20

Initial Assessment sent to Bidding Cities

06/04/20

Calls between the IAAF and the bidding cities to clarify the documents received and answer questions

March/April

Final application form sent back with signed EOA, CRA, Budget, Risk Assessment

04/05/20

Evaluation Site Visit

May/June

Host City appointed

15/06/20

 

Host city requirements:

• Ready access to both mountainous terrain and suitable challenging trails to locate the courses

• International airport within a 3-hour bus ride

• Running trails for training

• Securing full board accommodation in a 3* hotel or superior for athletes, officials, IAAF Family and Media for a period of 4-5 nights:

 -- Athletes and Team Officials: 1300 beds (575 twins, 150 single)

 -- IAAF Family (ITRA, IAU, WMRA, IAAF): 65 beds (single rooms)

 -- Media: 35 beds (single rooms)

• Local transportation system for the event between hotels, venues, city centre, airports, main train stations and event- related social functions


Host city rights:

All commercial rights lay within the LOC (Expo sales, Partnerships, Title Sponsorships, Media Rights, Fee entries from the mass race etc.)


Hosting fee:

Hosting fee for this event is set at USD 150,000