We are very proud to inform everyone that the SLO24 running race is the recipient of the IAU bronze badge.
The IAU has revised the IAU designation criteria for ultra-distance races to improve event standards and accessibility for organizers.
Why the IAU label?
In 2008, the IAU decided to introduce the IAU designation to ensure that:
- The race course is measured to WA regulations, which is especially important when a world or continental best is being run. This is the only way to compare performances.
- The race is recognized by its own national athletics federation to bring “ultrarunning” closer to the national federations.
As a result, the IAU will only officially recognize entries in IAU-marked races. This is important not only for the possible “best results”, but also for the calculation of the funds that are distributed for participation at major IAU competitions (MIAUCs).