AURA Australian Championships Hosting Application

Event organisers are invited to apply to host AURA Australian Championships in 2024.

Applications open Friday 21st July 2023 and close Friday 11th August 2023. Successful applicants will be announced on Friday 18th August.

Favourable factors influencing the awarding of the championships include:

  • Location (ease of access for AURA members to reach the event)
  • Time of year (weather for running; whether the event conflicts with known world championship events)
  • Size of venue (ability to host adequate number of participants without congestion on the course)
  • Benefits to AURA members (e.g., discounted entry, online entry)
  • Provision of a suitable timing system for the type and size of event
  • Events/race directors with a known history
  • Number of participants in previous years at the event
  • Results achieved at previous events
  • Events with promotional capacity (e.g., internet presence such as website, Facebook page on race day live race updates)
  • Agree to follow the AURA Race Directors Guide and promote the National Championships in the lead up to the event and hold a suitable presentation of awards post event
It is mandatory the applicant be a current AURA member
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Australian Championships Requirements

  • Follow any and all published listing requirements and AURA/IAU guidelines for road, track and trail events. (In relation to pacing and crewing at track events).
  • Road and track events must be IAU-labelled events
  • Furnish results in the requisite format to AURA within a week of the event
  • Display and distribute AURA promotional material, and if requested provide covered facilities for AURA at prerace activities such as expo, and at race start and finish to allow for promotional activities.
  • Provide discount on event entry fee to AURA members
  • The event organiser also will make available one volunteer dedicated solely to provide race updates to the AURA Facebook page, including final results as soon as known