2020 IAU 50 km World Championships announcement
We are very pleased to announce that the 2020 IAU 50 km World Championship was granted to Aqaba, Jordan. The Championships will take place on 27th November 2020 (Friday).
IAU, Jordan Athletic Federation and LOC welcome all Member Federations to send their Athletes to the Championships. The GIS and Invitations will be send in due time. Aqaba was the host of IAU 100 km Asia and Oceania Championship in 2019 (organized by the Jordan Athletics Federation). It was the first step in the development of ultra-distance in the region. The event will be organized again by the Jordan Athletics Federation.
Aqaba is a town 3.5 hours south of Amman. Well connected with Europe and Asia. Ayla Resort is one of the sites being considered that is going to be used for the Championships. As stated earlier Jordan Athletic Federation will organize the race and has significant experience with several big events including IAAF Cross Country Championships where more than 1800 people including athletes, officials and supporters. In addition several Asian and Arab games were organized. Ayla Resort has hosted Asian Triathlon Championships on their site with very successful event.
IAU Director of Communication