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Basic Information Guide – 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Punta Umbria, Spain

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2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Punta Umbria, Spain

LOCATION OF EVENT
Punta Umbria, ESP

DATE OF EVENT
Sunday 20 March 2011

EVENT AWARDED
21 November 2009 in Monaco

PUNTA UMBRIA FACTS
Population: 350,000 in the province of Huelva including 15,000 in Punta Umbria. Airport: The nearest international airport is Sevilla Airport located 110km from Punta Umbria. A shuttle service between the airport and Punta Umbria will be provided.
Climate: Mediterranean climate
Currency: €uro
Time Zone: GMT + 1
Altitude Sea level

ORGANISING MEMBER
Real Federacion Española de Atletismo (RFEA)
(OM) Avenida de Valladolid 81-1°
28008 Madrid
SPAIN
Tel: + 34 91 548 2423 F
Fax: + 34 91 547 6136

President José María ODRIOZOLA
General Secretary José Luis DE CARLOS

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE (LOC) - Punta Umbría 2011
Ayuntamiento de Punta Umbría
Polideportivo Antonio Gil Hernández
C/ Andévalo s/n
Punta Umbría
21100 Huelva
Spain
Tel: + 34 959 49 51 97
Fax: + 34 959 49 51 39
E-mail: secretaria@puntaumbria2011.com

Contact Persons:
José Antonio Muñoz jamunoz@deporteandaluz.com
José Luis de Carlos jdecarlos@refea.es

Chairman
Luciano ALONSO ALONSO, Ministry for Tourism, Trade and Sports of the Andalusian Regional Government

General Secretary (RFEA)
José Luis de Carlos

General Coordinator
José Antonio Munoz

Punta Umbría Municipality
Juan Iglesias

Marketing Director
Joaquín García Marquina

Media, TV Director
Maria Luisa Gomez

Promotion Director
José I. Zambrano

Punta Umbria City Sports Advisor
Rafael Pajaron

IAAF DELEGATES

Organisational
Helmut DIGEL, GER

Technical
Otto KLAPPERT, GER

Medical / Anti-Doping
Giuseppe FISCHETTO, ITA

Television
Ernest OBENG, GBR

Press
Yannis NIKOLAOU, GRE

Jury of Appeal
Cesar MORENO, MEX
Hansjoerg WIRZ, SUI
David OKEYO, KEN

ICROs
Carlos CARDOSO, POR
Luis Miguel LANDA, ESP

IAAF EVENT COORDINATOR
La Tanya WAWERU

EVENT DETAILS
Preliminary Entries Deadline
Wednesday 19 January 2011 (Midnight Monaco time)

Final Entry Deadline
Monday 7 March 2011 (Midnight Monaco time)

TIMETABLE 
(Approved in March 2010)
11:30 Junior Women (6km)
12:00 Junior Men (8km)
12:45 Senior Women (8km)
13:40 Senior Men (12km)

COURSE DESCRIPTION
2 km loop course through a wooded area plus a 600m loop towards the start and finish line.

ENTRIES
In all races an IAAF Member Federation may enter a maximum of eight athletes; no more than six shall be allowed to start in the race with four to score.

Individual entries are admitted in any of the four races and the finishing athletes shall be eligible for the corresponding individual awards.

Age Categories

Junior Athletes
Any athlete aged 18 or 19 years on 31 December of the year of the competition (e.g. for the 2011 Championships, born in 1992 or 1993) may compete in the Senior race or the Junior race.

Youth Athletes
Any athlete aged 16 or 17 years on 31 December of the year competition (e.g. for the 2011 Championships, born in 1994 or 1995) may compete in the Junior race.

Athletes Younger than 16
No athlete younger than 16 years of age on 31 December in the year of the competition (e.g. for the 2011 Championships, born in 1996 or later) may be entered.

TEAM SCORING
In all races four finishers shall score.

Each race shall be scored separately. The team results shall be decided by the aggregate of places recorded by the scoring athletes of each team. The team with the lowest aggregate of points will be judged the winner. If a team fails to finish with a complete scoring team, the runners finishing shall be counted as individuals in the race result and be eligible for the individual awards.

In assessing the aggregate, no adjustment to the scoring of the finishing teams shall be made in respect of any non-scoring team runners or of individual entries.

In the event of a tie, it shall be resolved in favour of the team whose last scoring member finishes nearer to first place.

PRIZE MONEY
(paid by IAAF)

NOTE: senior men’s and women’s races only

Individual
1st – US$30,000
2nd – 15,000
3rd – 10,000
4th – 7000
5th – 5000
6th – 3000

Team
1st – US$20,000
2nd – 16,000
3rd – 12,000
4th – 10,000
5th – 8000
6th – 4000

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