The 2021 IAU 24 hours World Championship originally scheduled for May 22nd – 23rd has been postponed to October 2nd – 3rd by joint agreement with the LOC.
The decision to delay the event has been made with the safety of the athletes and spectators in mind as well as to make sure that the participants from all regions have a fair chance to take part in the World Championship. We are limited to alternate dates due to existing IAU calendar and the ever evolving situation with COVID-19.
As of now, there are restrictions on travel inside and to/from Europe. In addition public activities are limited in Romania and this brings additional complexity to the preparation for the LOC. There will be a separate announcement about the IAU Congress which would have been held in May at the 24H World Championships.
Please note that LOC is also considering changing the venue of the Championship to Bucharest, due to limitations in the course in Timisoara and more choice for direct travel for federations.
We will come back with a specific details and further information when there is a clear view of the development.