Wizz Air Bucharest International Half Marathon is certified “World Athletics Road Race Label” for 2022
Inaugurated in 2016 as a competitive 10K road running race, Wizz Air Bucharest International Half Marathon sits now alongside the world’s premier running races. By receiving the World Athletics prestigious Road Race Label, the global governing body of athletics recognized the world class quality of event organization, high standard of course and elite field of athletes.
About Wizz Air Bucharest International Half Marathon
Built on the inspiration of Olympic Gold marathoner Constantina Dita, Wizz Air Bucharest International Half Marathon is aiming to be a premier international athletic event, promote health and fitness, offer opportunities to competitive Romanian and international athletes, promote Bucharest and Romania as international destinations, achieve a positive economic impact for the city and local businesses, and support local charities.
Designed as very fast course, that favors personal records, Wizz Air Bucharest International Half Marathon starts next to the Triumph Arch, showcases the Bucharest’s most popular landmarks, and is considered the most beautiful race in Romania.
About the World Athletics Labels
The World Athletics Label is available to all duly-sanctioned road races that have taken place for at least two consecutive years prior to 2022 and hold an international measurement certificate.
The “World Athletics Label Road Races” program gathers the world’s leading road races.
A World Athletics Label denotes high standards in event organization, safety and runner experience, application of the World Athletics Competition Rules, support from public authorities to the event and a financial commitment to anti-doping.
The Labels also categorize elite competitions, with implications on ranking points available to international elite athletes, Olympics and World Championships qualification slots offered by the highest-categorized competitions.
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About World Athletics
On 17 July 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden, following the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in the Swedish capital, the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) was founded as the world governing body for the sport of track and field athletics.
During the 10 decades that followed, World Athletics underwent many changes which reflected the political and socio-economic evolution of the wider world. Even the IAAF’s name has changed, in 2001 becoming the ‘International Association of Athletics Federations’ to reflect the growth of a professional sporting world which did not exist in 1912, and then again in 2019 to ‘World Athletics’.
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