22nd World Congress of AIMS
23rd World Congress of AIMS
Any member wishing to apply to host the 23rd World Congress of AIMS, sometime between March 2020 and February 2021, should contact the AIMS secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org
) for Congress guidelines and an application form.
AIMS Children's Series
The final event of 2017 was held on 26 November in Khanivali (IND) a small village about 80km north of Mumbai. This year the course was changed from out-back to become point-to-point, allowing more children to be included.
There were three age groups both for boys and girls, the children being from grades 8, 9 and 10. A total of 610 registered and 550 participated.
Photo: Meeta Meher © Meeta Meher
Int'l Institute For Race Medicine
The International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM) is the medical advisory body to AIMS and two of its Board members, Chris Troyanos and George Chiampas, are directly available to AIMS as advisors.
IIRM offers membership to AIMS member races at an introductory rate of $100 for one year. For a limited time members can apply for a grant to cover the one-year membership. Up to 100 eligible events will be awarded such grants provided by the UK-based Matthew Good Foundation (MGF).
Register of Doping Offenders
The US company Road Race Management maintains a listing of current and past road running and track and field athletes convicted of dope testing offences at: http://www.dopingsanctions.com/
Russian Federation Suspension
Those Russian athletes suspended under the IAAF ban are listed on www.dopingsanctions.com
AIMS members should not negotiate the entry or participation of any Russian athletes or support personnel (agents, coaches, etc.) in their races but: “In principle, ordinary fun runners with absolutely no ties to the Russian Federation are eligible to participate.”
It is best to explicitly identify the participation of any ‘eligible’ Russian runners in advance of the race being held to avoid any misunderstanding with media outlets.
A recent inquiry from Comrades Marathon has highlighted the need to define an ‘ordinary fun runner’ as a Russian place-winner in the women’s race completed the course at 5min/km pace. Further advice is being sought from IAAF.
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 SSQ Quebec City Marathon (CAN) will take place on Sun 14 October 2018, not Sun 26 August 2018 as previously published.
- The Tokushima Marathon (JPN) will take place on Sun 25 March 2018, not Sat 24 March 2018 as previously published.
- The Helsinki City Marathon (FIN) will take place on 19 May 2018
- The Paavo Nurmi Marathon (FIN) will take place on 18 August 2018
- The Marathon Vert D’Agadir (MAR) will take place on Sun 15 April 2018, not Sun 22 April 2018 as previously published.
- The AUDIREVI Lake Maggiore Half Marathon & 10km (ITA) will take place on Sun 4 March 2018, not Sun 11 March 2018 as previously published.
- The Madagascar Marathon & Half-Marathon (MAD) will take place on Sat 9 June 2018, not Sun 17 June 2018 as previously published.
- The Econet Victoria Falls Marathon (ZIM) will take place on Sun 1 July 2018, not Sun 17 June 2018 as previously published.
- The Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru (IND) will take place on Sun 13 May 2018, not Sun 20 May 2018 as previously published.
- The Gammon China Coast Marathon and Half Marathon (HKG) will take place on Sun 28 January 2018, not Sun 21 January 2018 as previously published.
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