|2020 – 2021 IAU Asia and Oceania Championships in Bengaluru, India
We are very pleased to announce that the 2020 IAU 24H Asia and Oceania Championships and the 2021 IAU 100 km Asia and Oceania Championships were granted to Bengaluru, India. The 24-hour Championships will take place on 18th – 19th July 2020. The 100 km event is scheduled for September 2021 (final date to be confirmed).
From left: Robert Boyce (IAU Vice-President), Adille Sumariwalla (AFI President), Nadeem Khan (IAU President)
The IAU, The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) and NEB Sports (responsible for the race organisation) invite all Asia and Oceania Federations to send their Athletes to the events. The GIS and Invitations will be send in due time. It is our expectation that this Championship will be the starting point for a new stage in the development of ultra-distance in the region. India has never held an international ultra-distance championship organised by IAU.
"It is our pleasure to welcome the International Ultra Runners for such a prestigious event hosted by AFI in India.” - Nagaraj Adiga, CMD - NEB Sports
You can read more about site visit that took place few months ago here.
Bengaluru is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located in southern India, on the Deccan Plateau at an elevation of over 900 m (3,000 ft) above sea level, which is the highest among India´s major cities.
IAU Director of Communication