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World Athletics Road Running Championships

The World Athletics Road Running Championships are a two-day festival of road running, taking place within the heart of cities across the world. Mass participants follow directly in the footsteps of the world’s best long-distance runners over 21.095 kilometres.

These championships are soon to include a 5km elite and public mass participation race, together with the possibility of also hosting an elite One Mile World Championships Race as well as a public mass participation One Mile Race accessible for all ages and abilities, with the aim to inspire participation and active living through running. Running on the open road is a passion worldwide and this event inspires current and future runners to lace up their trainers creating a legacy of running and healthy living.

 Previous Editions: Valencia, ESP 2018 & Gdynia, POL 2020

Next Edition: World Athletics Half Marathon Championships – Yangzhou, CHN 13 November 2022 and the inaugural World Athletics Road Running Championships – Riga, LAT 30 September – 1 October 2023


Bid process stage

Official launch & Bid Guide shared

Pre-qualification deadline
& verification

Completed bid
application deadline

Council selection
& announcement

2025 World Athletics Road Running Championships

August 2022

1 November 2022

 1 April 2023

July 2023

You can download the event Bid Guide and Pre-Qualification Form from the 'Bidding' section here