IAAF World Athletics Series
NEXT EVENT22 AUG 2015 - 30 AUG 2015CHN
The World Championships is the jewel in the crown of the IAAF’s global competition programme. It is the third largest sporting event in the world, involving approximately 2000 athletes from over 200 nations competing for 47 gold medals. The first World Championships in Athletics was held in Helsinki in 1983. Today, the competition is staged biennially, usually in the month August.
LAST EVENT07 MAR 2014 - 09 MAR 2014POL
The IAAF World Indoor Championships is held every two years and provides three action-packed days of intense competition in an intimate arena where fans can see many of the world’s best athletes at very close range. The event is generally held in March.
LAST EVENT22 JUL 2014 - 27 JUL 2014USA
The IAAF World Junior Championships bring together the best young athletes from around the world to compete against each other on the global stage. It gives 18 and 19-year-old competitors a valuable first experience of a world championships. Up to 2,200 athletes and officials from 170 National Federations can be expected to take part. The six-day event is generally staged in July, every even year.
NEXT EVENT15 JUL 2015 - 19 JUL 2015COL
LAST EVENT13 SEP 2014 - 14 SEP 2014MAR
Formerly known as the IAAF World Cup, this event changed format and name in 2010 to become the IAAF Continental Cup. This premier team competition of world athletics sees the greatest talents on earth compete, not for individual medals, but to accumulate points for their continental teams. The Continental Cup is contested by mixed teams representing Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. The event takes place over two or three days and is held generally in September, every four years.
NEXT EVENT28 MAR 2015CHN
Natural land is the stage on which many of the world’s greatest distance runners learn their craft. The ‘World Cross’ is the oldest competition on the IAAF calendar, connecting the modern professional sport with its roots in the nineteenth century. Medals are awarded for both team and individual performances in senior and junior categories. The event is generally held in March, every odd year.
NEXT EVENT07 MAY 2016 - 08 MAY 2016RUS
The IAAF Race Walking Cup is a two-day festival celebrating one of the sport’s most punishing disciplines. With five races (Men's 50km and 20km; Women's 20km; and Junior Men's and Women's 10km), the Cup provides the best race walkers in the world with an opportunity to shine on the world athletics stage. Around 500 athletes from 60 countries take part in the biennial event, generally held in May every even year.
NEXT EVENT26 MAR 2016GBR
Road running’s international elite compete against the backdrop of the some of the world’s most attractive locations in this annual event. The championships were first held in 1992 as part of the UK’s Great North Run, the largest mass participation road race in the world. The event includes men’s and women’s races with individual and team honours at stake. It is usually held on public roads, often with the addition of a public mass entry race, every even year.
IAAF World Relays
LAST EVENT24 MAY 2014 - 25 MAY 2014BAH
One-Day Meeting Circuits
NEXT EVENT15 MAY 2015QAT
The Samsung Diamond League is the top tier of the IAAF’s global invitational track and field meeting competition structure which began in 2010. Comprising 14 meetings, spread across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the USA, each offering 480,000 USD in prize money, this annual series showcases 32 event disciplines which are carefully distributed amongst the meetings. Athletes accumulate points throughout the season to win a “Diamond Race” in each of the 32 events, with winners of each receiving a 40,000 USD cash prize and a spectacular Diamond Trophy. Combining the meeting prize money with the Diamond Race cash, the Samsung Diamond League annually offers a total of 8 Million USD in prize money.
NEXT EVENT21 MAR 2015AUS
The IAAF World Challenge is the second tier of the IAAF’s global invitational track and field meeting competition structure which began in 2010. Comprising 15 meetings, spread across all six continental Areas, this annual series showcases 16 event disciplines per each meeting. These are divided into three categories: Premium Events (at least one event) - Classic Events - Promotional Events, which a minimum of 200,000 USD in prize money offered by each meeting.
IAAF Road Race Labels
NEXT EVENT21 SEP 2014NED
Each year, the IAAF awards a designation referred to as an IAAF Road Race Label to leading Road Races around the World. The races are divided into three categories: Marathons, Half Marathons and Other Races. There are 3 levels of label for each of these categories: IAAF Gold Label, IAAF Silver Label, IAAF Bronze Label.
NEXT EVENT20 SEP 2014 - 21 SEP 2014FRA
The IAAF Combined Events Challenge is an annual worldwide competition series for Decathlon (Men) and Heptathlon (Women) via which athletes accumulate points towards a final ranking and to share over 200,000 USD in prize money.
LAST EVENT12 AUG 2014 - 17 AUG 2014SUI
The IAAF Race Walking Challenge is an annual worldwide competition series via which athletes accumulate points for the right to compete in the IAAF Race Walking Challenge Final and to share over 200,000 USD in prize money.
LAST EVENT07 SEP 2014ITA
The IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge is an annual worldwide competition series for the Hammer Throw via which athletes accumulate points towards a final ranking and to share over 200,000 USD in prize money.
NEXT EVENT09 NOV 2014ESP
The IAAF Cross Country Permit meetings is an annual circuit of the premier cross country meetings in the world
NEXT EVENT31 JAN 2015GER
The IAAF Indoor Permit meetings is an annual circuit of the premier indoor track and field meetings in the world