We are proud that the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) accepted Romania’s candidacy to host the IAU 24-Hour European Championships in 2018.
For Romania, this event is a dream come true, especially that over the last years ultrarunning has gained more supporters among Romanians. We are honoured that the European elite of endurance athletes is coming to Timișoara in May 26-27, all the more that this city will be the European Capital of Culture in 2021.
Over these months we are working to organise the competition at high standards together with the Romanian Athletics Federation, which has been involved in the entire effort ever since the beginning. Also in this period, 2 delegates of the International Association of Ultrarunners have been to Timișoara, to make sure that the IAU organisational, technical and protocol requirements are complied with. Following the validation received from the IAU delegates, the organisation team prepared the GIS (General Information Sheet) – the document containing all the organizational details of the Campionship and which will be sent to the National Athletics Federations of the European countries as an invitation to attend the Championship.
Hosting this event is a great step for Romania and we are convinced that our country will play an ever more important role on the world map of ultrarunning.
The good news does not stop here!
On September 20-23, 2018, along with the S24H competition, we will host the 6-hour, 12-hour and 24-our run National Championships for the first time in our country. Thus, the results of the participants in these trials will be nationwide acknowledged, and the winners will thus receive the title of National Champion. Stay tuned, for the Regulation of the National Ultrarunning Championships will be made public soon.
If you haven’t registered for the S24H 2018 yet, we will be gladly waiting for you in our big family. There are 6 trials for you to choose from:
- 6-hour individual
- 12-hour individual
- 24-hour individual
- 48-hour individual
- 72-hour individual
- 12-hour relay