Nordic 10.000 m Challenge 2015

Nordic 10.000 m Challenge is the official Nordic Championship in 10.000 m.

As mentioned in the Nordic Handbook: "The Nordic 10000m Challenge (The Challenge) is organised to promote and support long-distance running in the Nordic Countries. It consists of a high-class men’s and a high-class women’s 10000m race which can be organised in connection with a fullprogramme athletic meeting, but can also be a separate meeting with just these two events."

In 2015 Aarhus will host "The Challenge" together with the national championships on the same distance - including an international and national athletics competition.

Who:
Only participants officially enroled by their member federation will be able to be awarded Nordic Champion. The competition will be open to other runners as well - prefareble Nordic and Baltic runners (primarily Danish runners participating in the national championship).

When: 
23rd May 2015
- expected start time:

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Deadline for submit teams:
13th May 2015 (changes can be done under regulations mentioned in Nordic Handbook).

Accomodation/transport:
Official airport is Aarhus Tirstrup Airport (AAR) - a pick-up will be arranged (alternatively Aarhus Centralstation).

The official hotel is Zleep Hotel Aarhus 2,5 km from the competition venue (with a compelete training stadium only 400 m away from the hotel): http://www.zleephotels.com/en/zleep-hotel-aarhus 

An accomodation package of 2 nights in double room, full board from Friday evening to Sunday morning and local transportation will be offered at 1550 DKK per person (single room supplement +500 DKK pp.). Please submit all requests together with the final entries.

Meals and local transport:
All participants will be picked up in accordance with the reported travel schedules. Please confirm departure times when arriving.

Food times:

There will be a shuttle to and from the stadium Saturday. Exp. travel time: max 10 min.

Technical Meeting
There will be a small technical meeting Friday evening 20.30 at Zleep Hotel with all relevant info reg. the competition. Host will be the local organizers together with the Danish Athletics Federation.

All runners will need to participate in national suits and with bib-numbers placed on the front - more info at technical meeting.

Award ceremonies
The first three (3) will be awarded with Nordic medals. Ceremonies are expected to happen shortly after the ned of each race.

Previous wining results from Nordic Challenge 10.000 m:

Women:

Men:

International 10.000 m qualification standards 2015:

IAAF World Championships: 32.00 / 27.45

EAA U23 European Championships: 36.00 / 30.15

EAA U20 European Championships: N/A / 31.30

NB: National standards may be different!

Competition manager/contact:
Mikkel Larsen (Denne email adresse bliver beskyttet mod spambots. Du skal have JavaScript aktiveret for at vise den.) / +45 28 22 64 75 

Nordic Handbook:
http://www.nordic-athletics.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Nordic-Handbook-2014-Approved-version.pdf 

See you in Aarhus....