Monday, 14 September 2009

Basic Information Guide - IAAF / EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships 2009 – Birmingham GBR

11 October 2009
April 2, 2008
Birmingham GBR
Population: Circa. 1 MillionAltitude: 134m / 439 ftAverage climate: Low 7C, high 13COfficial airport(s): Birmingham (BHX)Course: City Centre, Birmingham, West MidlandsWarm-Up Facility: Alexander Stadium ComplexDescription: This city has been the industrial heartland of the country; it is still important industrially but this has also made way for an increasingly high position in the service sector.
Birmingham was the host of the 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships, and 2007 European Indoor Championships
UK AthleticsAthletics House, Central BoulevardBlythe Valley Park, SolihullBirmingham, B90 8AJP. +44 (0) 121 713 8400F. +44 (0) 121 713 8452Contact: Cherry Alexander ( Lynn DaviesChairman: Edmond WarnerChief Executive Officer: Nils De Vos
A total prize purse of US$245,000 will be paid by the IAAF. The payment of prize money is dependent upon the athletes clearing the usual anti-doping procedures.
(all amounts are in US$)
Place / Prize
Individual1st - 30,000 2nd - 15,000 3rd - 10,0004th - 7000 5th - 5000 6th - 3000
Teams1st - 15,0002nd - 12,0003rd - 90004th - 75005th - 60006th - 3000
902.4 ScoringIn both races the first three finishers shall score for the team.Each race shall be scored separately. The team results shall be decided by the aggregate of times recorded by the scoring athletes of each team. The team with the lowest aggregate of times 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 the event of a tie, it shall be resolved in favour of the team whose last scoring member finishes nearer to first place.
903.1 Invitation to ParticipateAll IAAF Member Federations, hereafter called "Members", shall be invited by the IAAF General Secretary to participate in the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. This invitation, in the official languages of the IAAF, shall be sent at least six months before the Competition. The Organising Member, hereafter called “OM”, shall also send a letter of invitation to all Members to participate.
Age CategoriesAny athlete who is at least 18 years of age on 31 December of the year of the competition may compete in the event.
903.4 Entry Regulations903.4.1 Members may enter one team in each race. A maximum of seven athletes may be entered; no more than five will be allowed to start, with three to score.
903.4.2 Individual entries are admitted in any of the two races and the finishing athletes shall be eligible for the corresponding individual awards.
903.5 Preliminary EntriesPreliminary Entry Forms in the IAAF standard format shall be sent out by the IAAF. They shall indicate the number of athletes and officials as well as the anticipated travel dates and accommodation requirements and the travel quote for approval (see 904.2.1). The entries must be received by the LOC and the IAAF not later than two months before the first day of the Championships.
903.6 Final EntriesFinal Entries must be submitted one month prior to the final entry deadline which is not later than two Mondays before the first day of competition

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