21st World Congress in 2016
World Congress of AIMS will be held in Athens on 10-12 November 2016 at the CROWNE PLAZA ATHENS CITY CENTER (190 rooms); other nearby hotels are available to accommodate any additional requirements.
- Congress Day 1: Thursday 10 November (09.00-17.00)
Official welcome dinner at 20.00
- Congress Day 2: Friday 11 November (09.00-18.00)
Includes AIMS business/voting to be conducted in the afternoon
Gala Dinner at 20.00
- Congress Day 3: Saturday 12 November AIMS Marathon Symposium (09.00-11.15) Continuing with the theme of the previous Symposium: Doping threat in Distance Running”
Athens Marathon Opening ceremony including Congress photo, Marathon Flame, and lunch at Marathon Lake.
AIMS Business will consist of various reports from the Board to the Congress:
- Progress report (Paco Borao)
- Children’s Series report (Martha Morales)
- Marathoneum report (Horst Milde)
- Financial statement (Al Boka)
- Website Report (Frank Baillie)
- Voting: For Board positions and next 22nd Congress venue
Any member interested in hosting the 22nd World Congress of AIMS
, to be held sometime between June 2018 and May 2019, should contact email@example.com
for Congress guidelines and an application form. These forms should be completed and returned by 31 October 2016.
Changed Race Dates
Changes to the dates of member races are posted on the AIMS website as soon as notified. Those currently listed are:
- The Maratón Powerade Monterrey (MEX) will take place on Sun 11 December 2016 (not Tue 13 December 2016 as previously published).
- The Quito Últimas Noticias 15k (ECU), scheduled to take place on 5 June, has been postponed due to the recent earthquakes in Ecuador.
- The Gatorade Panama International Half Marathon (PAN) will take place on Sat 2 July 2016 (not Sat 25 June 2016 as previously published).
- The Lake Balaton Supermarathon (HUN) will take place from 23–26 March 2017 (not 16–19 March 2017 as previously published).
- The Mauritius Marathon (MRI) will take place on Sun 17 July 2016, (not Sun 24 July 2016 as previously published).
- The Nike Women’s Half Marathon (TPE) will take place on Sun 10 April 2016 (not Mon 11 April 2016 as previously published).
- The Legends Marathon (RSA) will take place on Sat 1 October 2016 (not Sun 2 October 2016 as previously published).
- The Gran Maraton Mexiquense (MEX) will take place on Mon 6 June 2016 (not Sun 13 March 2016 as previously published).
- The International Ergo White Nights Marathon (RUS) will take place on Sun 3 July 2016 (not Sun 26 June 2016 as previously published).
- The Great Hakka Marathon (CHN) will take place on Sat 26 November 2016 (not Sat 19 November 2016 as previously published).
- The El Corte Inglés São Silvestre de Lisboa (POR) will take place on Sat 31 December 2016 (not Sat 17 December 2016 as previously published).
- The Goa River Marathon (IND) will take place on Sun 11 December 2016 (not Mon 12 December 2016 as previously published).
- The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (IND) will take place on Sun 20 November 2016 (not Sun 27 November 2016 as previously published).
- The Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon EDP | Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Vodafone RTP (POR) will take place on Sun 2 October 2016 (not Tue 18 October 2016 as previously published).
- The Jakarta Marathon (INA) will take place on Sun 23 October 2016 (not Sun 30 October 2016 as previously published).
Kids Upstage Adults at Big Sur
More than 5000 elementary school students along with parents, teachers and families signed up for the By the Bay 3km fun run in Pacific Grove, California on 23 April, making it the largest-ever Big Sur Marathon event.
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IAAF Suspension of Russian Federation: Best to declare 'eligible' Russian runners in advance
AIMS members are reminded that All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) remains under IAAF suspension and are urged not to negotiate the entry or participation of any Russian athletes or support personnel in their races. A minor media feeding frenzy ensued after some Russian runners participated in one AIMS member race recently held. These runners were of the kind excluded in the IAAF statement below, but in order to avoid such potentially damaging situations AIMS member races are urged to explicitly identify the participation of any ‘eligible’ Russian runners in advance of the race being held.
In a clarification IAAF stated: “In principle, ordinary fun runners with absolutely no ties to the Russian Federation are eligible to participate.”
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