We had thought that we had secured an event but unfortunately the combined requirements for both the LOC with the National Federation didn’t materialise in time. So it is with considerable regret we will need to cancel all the activities and we will not have the IAU 50K Championships for this year. We do this at this point to prevent athletes and their federations preparing for a Championship that doesn’t materialise. Athletes can then plan for alternative events.
The IAU 50K World Championship is an important event for us and we have already sent information to our Member Federations about future bids for the next years. Please get in touch if you have any interest for 2019 bids and further.
The IAU wishes to apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment caused by this announcement. With your help, we can hope to avoid this situation in the future.
Chair of the IAU Communication Committee