Monaco, March 30, 2021: The World Athletics Council has confirmed the competition timetable for the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Yangzhou, China next year.
The event is due to take place in Yangzhou, in central Jiangsu province, on March 27, 2022, and the schedule is: 9.30am, women’s race; 10.0am, men’s race, followed by mass race.
As with previous editions, there are no entry standards for the competition. A maximum of seven athletes may be entered by a member federation, but only five can start the race. The top three finishers for each member federation will count towards the team competition.
For the fifth successive edition, the World Half Marathon Championships will feature a mass race, giving thousands of recreational runners the chance to run in the footsteps of the best athletes in the world.
In other news:
*World Athletics and World Masters Athletics have reached an historic agreement that will see masters championships held for the first time alongside the World Athletics Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Australia, on the weekend of February 19-20, 2022.
“We have worked hard over the last few years to develop closer relationships with the various sectors of the global running community, including recreational running, mountain and trail running, and parkrun, because that makes our athletics community stronger, so I’m delighted to announce this new initiative in cooperation with World Masters Athletics,” World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said.
“We look forward to welcoming passionate runners of all ages and abilities to Bathurst next year for what promises to be a unique festival of cross country running.”