Press Releases

March 28th 2018

Registration for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019 opens April 4th – website just launched

Four years ago Denmark hosted what became a game changer within the World of Running as 30,000 runners from all over the world participated in the IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships Copenhagen 2014. Now, the Danish organisers has turned its focus on the IAAF World Cross Country Championships – and the asphalt has been replaced by nature.

Read the whole press release HERE.

March 7th 2018:

IAAF approves ‘Back to the Roots’ course for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2019 in Denmark

“Crazy project – in a fun way!” and “Never thought I could get up nor down” were some of the cross-runners’ immediate comments on the extreme and unique World Championship course approved by IAAF on Wednesday’s test race. The course passes over the roof of Moesgaard Museum.  

Read the whole press release HERE.

April 3rd 2017

Sebastian Coe impressed with the innovative concept of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2019

Sebastian Coe, President of the IAAF, saw for the first time today the innovative course of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2019 and discussed with the local organisers various solution to a boost of the event. The organisers are up for epoch-making changes in the championship, and the IAAF is thrilled. 

Read the whole press release HERE.

December 1st 2016

Denmark to host IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2019

On Thursday morning, December 1 Denmark got an early Christmas present by winning the hosting of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2019. Aarhus will lay grass to the world championships in one of athletics most prestigious disciplines.

Read the whole press release HERE.