|50km World Championships 2017 |
It is with regret we announce that we will not be hosting a 50km World Championships this year.
We announced previously on our website that the 50km World Championships had been cancelled in Doha for 2017. However we had started working with a LOC in Yuxi City, China to assess the option of hosting the championships there this year.
We worked hard on evaluating the organization and held discussions with the LOC, but time was not on our side to consolidate the arrangements for a global 50K championships this year.
Nevertheless, we have worked with the organizers in Yuxi City to provide a world stage for the athletes who have planned and trained hard in anticipation of a world championship the latter half of this year. The LOC are holding a race (Fuxian Lake Highland Ultramarathon) which will be used as a trial event for a potential multi-year world championships starting in 2018 and they will be extending invitations to runners to participate.
This will give athletes an opportunity to run on the course that might be used for the world championships next year. More information will be posted as it becomes available from the LOC. Race date is September 24th 2017.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.