European Athletics has currently a programme of 11 different sporting events (Championships and Cups) and two corporate events (Congress and Convention) that represent 38 single events over a period of four years, all available for cities and Member Federations to host.
From a European Athletics Championships with a full programme of stadium and out-of-stadium disciplines to smaller scale discipline-specific events or age group championships, from an Indoor to a Cross Country Championships, there are extensive opportunities for cities to select an international athletics event to host that relates to their goals, dimension and resources.
Event bidding is the first stage for bringing one of the European Athletics events to a city in any of our Member Federations’ countries and our manual (which you can download here) From Bidding to Hosting provides you with further information on the overall process about how to become a host for a European Athletics Event.
We are pleased to introduce here the European Athletics Events portfolio at a glance but our team can guide you to evaluate the most suitable type of event for your city and Member Federation.
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As the jewel in the crown of events organised by European Athletics the biennial European Athletics Championships are a showcase of the very best the European branch of the sport has to offer.
Traditionally held at the end of the summer season, the Championships bring together the best European athletes matched with top performances to provide a glittering spectacle for both athletics and sports fans and lead to huge TV audiences across Europe.
First held in 1934 in Turin, Italy, from 2010 the European Championships have been organised every two years and since 2018 they form part of the quadrennial multi-sport event, the European Championships. In 2022 the European Athletics Championships will form part of the European Championships Munich 2022 with eight other sports.
The biennial championships are an action-packed event over three days of intense competition with more than 600 athletes from almost all European Athletics Member Federations.
This event held in the first or second weekend of March increases the visibility of the sport and the city in a period of the year that might not attract as much visitors.
The team event by excellence of our competition programme that pits joint men's and women's teams against the best on the continent.
The top level - Super League - consists of the 8 best teams in Europe while 3 other Leagues are the stage for the all the other European teams to compete for promotion in a 2 days programme held normally in June.
The exciting format of these championships puts emphasis on the country and team as opposed to individual results.
The closing event of every year’s European calendar (second weekend of December) attracts the best long distance talents from across the continent in the men's and women's U20, U23 and senior categories and also features an exciting mixed relay.
A wonderful way to showcase nature and sport in your city and of getting the public close to the action.
Exclusive for 20 to 22 years old athletes this is often the stage for the stars that already perform at senior level.
These Championships that count with over 1000 athletes competing offer the best of a major championships event with a lower scale of
Held in July the 4 days event is not confined to the track and field programme in the stadium as it can bring the race walking road events to the heart of the city.
These championships are the perfect platform for the 16 to 19 years old athletes’ projection to a senior career.
It is therefore an excellent showcase of athletics for your city over four days of a full track and field programme in the month of July with around 1100 athletes competing.
An athletics youth festival by excellence this event is for many 16-17 years athletes the first international major competition experience.
Over 4 competition days with more than 1000 athletes competing your city can become the stage of remarkable performances from young athletes and be remembered as the place where stars were born.
Mainly a team competition it features in one day separate events for Senior Men and Women in the distances of 20km and 50km and separate events for U20 Men and Women in 10km.
This event that gathers around 250 European race walkers aiming to achieve an entry standard for the major Athletics Championships further to a team result, can be staged in the center of the city getting the public close to the action.
Calling for warm weather conditions in March to allow the athletes to achieve great results, this event marks the beginning of the outdoor season for European throwers and gives an early indication of what to expect in that year in the throws’ field.
A two days event that every year counts with the presence of most of the best athletes from the recent World or European Athletics Indoor Championships among the 300 athletes competing
This challenging outdoor event is ideal for mountain landscapes and combines mountain running and trail running in a 2 to 4 days programme of at least 10 elite and 2 mass participation races.
The teams scoring further to the individual results makes it an excitement for the national teams in a one day event connecting with nature.
The event that brings long distance to the track, can gather the best long distance runners in Europe, that want to compete both for an entry standard for the major summer athletics championships and for a national team scoring.
European Athletics aims to integrate this event in an existing international event and to become a one day festival for distance running, creating a great atmosphere for the athletes to compete.