Please refer to Appendix link for the competition timetable.

Competition Bibs


For individual events, each competitor will receive 4 personal bibs with names. These must be pinned to the front and back of the competition clothing, to the back of the tracksuit, and to the bag.

Exceptions are made for jumping events where competitors are permitted to attach the bib only to the front or to the back of their competition clothing (plus their tracksuit and bag).

For races, athletes will receive a bib with a plastic pouch for the transponders that shall be pinned in the front. Bibs and transponders will be handed out at the Call Room.

Bibs must not be cut, folded or covered in any way.


Each runner in a relay team must wear the bib with the official three-letter country code of his/her national federation on his/her front. On his/her back the runner must wear the personal bib.

Half Marathon

Each competitor in the half marathon events will be given two bibs which must be worn as follows:

  • the bib with his/her name on his/her chest,
  • the bib with his/her identification number on his/her back.

Combined Events

For the Combined Events, the leading athlete after each event will be given a special bib (yellow background) indicating he/she is the leading athlete, to be worn on their chest.

Athletes competing in the last race of the Combined Events will also be given a special bib, to be worn on their chest, which will indicate their position in the competition prior to the last event.

Special bibs

The defending European Champion (orange background) and the current European Leader competing in an individual event (blue background) will wear a special bib to be worn on the chest.

Competition Clothing

Competitors must wear the Federation’s official team clothing. World Athletics Rule 5 of the Technical Rules or TR5 will be strictly applied. Please make sure to follow the World Athletics Advertising Regulations in force. Clothing and items not conforming to this rule and the current World Athletics Advertising Regulations will be removed/taped at the Call Room.

The European Athletics has a record of the Team vests of all Member Federations available online, accessible at the following link: https://arena.european-athletics.org/.

Member Federations shall confirm their team vests. If the uniform displayed on the website differs from your current official uniform, the revised Team Vests form must be uploaded by closing date of the final entries using the form sent by European Athletics for that specific purpose. Otherwise, the existing records will be used as reference.

Team clothing must be uniform. A competitor wearing any other clothing will have no access to the competition area and will not be allowed to compete. This rule applies both to competition clothing (vest, shorts and tights) as well as to tracksuits.

The rule stipulating the compulsory wearing of the official competition clothing will be applied during the competition but also during any victory lap, interviews at the Stadium and Victory Ceremonies.

Competition Shoes

All the competition shoes must comply with World Athletics TR5, including the sole and/or heel and the spikes dimensions. It is the athletes’ responsibility to make sure that the shoes to be used for competition are on the current list of approved shoes models by the World Athletics. In case of no compliance with the TR5 or the list of approved shoes, an athlete may be not allowed to compete or disqualified after the competition with the result being void.

The shoes will be checked at the Call Room as the clothing items. In case of a world or European record, an athlete is to provide the used shoes to the competition officials, after the event, if further checks are needed.

Call Room

The Call Room is located at location. Access will be allowed to athletes only and according to the following reporting times (there may be slight amendments in case of particularly large fields in the Field Events qualification):

  Report Call Room Call Room closes At competition site
Track Events      
High Jump      
Pole Vault      
Other Field Events      
Road Races      

All times are prior to the actual starting time of the event.

Athletes who fail to report on time to the Call Room without a valid reason may be excluded from participating in this and all further events in the Championships, including Relays.

A dedicated, heat by heat, Call-up Schedule will be issued once Final Entries are confirmed.

It will be displayed at the Warm-up Area and handed out at the TIC daily.

Refreshments (still water) and toilets will be available next to the Call Room.

Call Room Procedures

In the Call Room the judges will check the following in accordance with World Athletics Rules:

  • Competition Bibs
  • Shoes and Spikes
  • Uniforms
  • Bags (identification on and content of)
  • Any other kind of advertising

Athletes competing in running events will be provided with a small transponder which will be inserted in a pouch at the back of the front bib. After the competition, the athletes should return the transponder at the entrance of the Kit Collection Area, where they will be collected by volunteers.

Athletes in combined events need only report to venue before their first event in each session (morning and afternoon). Before each additional event, the combined events referee will provide information on when to enter the last call room.

Personal belongings (video cameras, tape recorders, radios, CD players, radio transmitters, MP3/MP4, cell phones or similar devices) will not be permitted in the infield as per World Athletics Rule 6 of the Technical Rules or TR6. Competition officials in Call Room will confiscate all not authorised items. Athletes will receive a receipt for any such items. Upon presentation of this receipt, the athletes will be able to collect such items from the TIC once their event has finished.

Specific Event Procedures

Competition Regulations are available at https://www.european-athletics.org/european-athletics/competition-regulations/

Track Events

Athletes in track events will be asked to enter infield already dressed in competition clothing. Tracksuits shall be placed in baskets at Call Room, and these will be taken to the kit collection at the end of the mixed zone for collection after the race.

Hot Seats

After the first heat of the semi-finals for the following events, two athletes who would be “qualifiers by time” at that moment would be asked to enter into a dedicated area located just before the live mixed zone in order to watch there the next heat. After the next heat, those athletes would be replaced by new “qualifiers by time” if relevant. Once the athletes leave the area, they can proceed to make their way through the Mixed Zone, following the usual procedures.

  • 100 m, 100 m & 110 m hurdles,
  • 200 m, 400 m, 400 m hurdles, 800 m.

Trials in Field Events

In all throwing events, each athlete is allowed to two practice trials under the supervision of the judges, more if time allows. The athletes will be called to the practice trials in the competition order.

In the remaining field events, the practice trials will be supervised by the relevant judges.

In qualification for the final in horizontal field events, all athletes will be allowed a maximum of three trials, but any athlete qualifying after their first or second trial are not required to take any further trials.  In the finals top 8 athletes after 3rd attempt, will be allowed 3 additional attempts (6 in total).

In the Finals of the horizontal field events, the competing order for the fourth and fifth rounds of trials shall be in the reverse ranking order based on the results after the first three rounds of trials. The competing order for the final round of trials shall be in the reverse ranking order recorded after the fifth round of trials.

Combined Events

Competitors taking part in combined events must report to Call Room 1 at the start of each session (morning and afternoon).

A resting area for the competitors taking part in combined events will be provided at location (see stadium map,), where athletes can rest and wait for their next event. As the presence of the athletes in this room between events is not obligatory, all athletes must report to this room before the start of an event to undergo their final check in Call Room 2.

Fruit, energy bars, sandwiches and drinks will be provided in the resting area. Toilets and showers facilities will also be available.

LOC to enter procedure to order lunch boxes for competition days

Access to the combined events resting area is limited to the competitors and any other accredited person per athlete (coach, doctor, etc.) who are in possession of the appropriate combined events resting area pass. These passes can be collected at the TIC the day before the start of each combined event competition.

Half Marathon

Half Marathon Course

The course is a XX km loop leading through description of the course/location.

The course will be closed to pedestrians and traffic. A blue line will be painted to identify the shortest route.

The Warm-up Area will be venue. Last-minute warm-up will take place on the first 200m of the course. Access will be reserved to team members only.

Start/Finish Area

The start and finish line of the half marathon events will be at venue. Team tents and Call Room will be located at venue.  After the race, and after having passed the mixed zone where they will also return the transponders, athletes will return to the Teams Tent to collect their clothing.

Drinking / Sponging and Refreshment Stations

There will be 3 Drinking / Sponging stations along the course situated about 5km apart. The first one will be around 7.5 km and the next around 12.5km and the last around 17.5km.

There will also be 3 Personal Refreshment Stations along the course, also with about 5 km apart. They will be at around 5, 10 and 15km.

Both types of stations will be on the right-hand side of the running direction, slightly off the shortest route.

  • Drinking / Sponging

Tables at the drinking / sponging stations will be arranged as follows and at a distance of about 10m between the groups:

  • Two tables with water bottles
  • Two tables with sponges
  • Personal Refreshments

Team officials may hand the athletes their personal beverages/refreshments at the personal refreshment tables. According to the number of athletes competing by country, each team will have its own table or share a table with other team, which will be marked with the national flag and the World Athletics country code. The tables are arranged in alphabetical order according to the three letter country code.

LOC can provide bottles for each athlete competing in half-marathon. The bottles should be picked-up in the TIC the afternoon before the race. Athletes can also use their own bottles, as long as they comply with the World Athletics advertising regulations.

All personal refreshments must clearly display the following information:

Athletes’ name

Athletes’ bib number

World Athletics Country Code

Kilometre station at which the refreshment is to be placed.

Athletes are responsible for the identification of their bottles. Stickers will be also available at the TIC the day before each competition.

Delivery of Personal Refreshments to the stations can be arranged by the LOC or directly by the Team Officials.

Delivery by the LOC

Athletes or Team Officials can drop off their personal refreshments in the Sub TIC located in location by date and time. LOC Officials will then place the personal refreshments at the Refreshment Station.

The personal refreshment bottles will be stored in insulated boxes and transported to the Refreshment Stations

Direct Delivery by the Team Officials

A maximum of 3 Team Officials per country will be allowed to be present at any one of the Personal Refreshment stations (in possession of the special pass).

On race day, a bus will leave from venue at time driving the Team Officials to the stations who will therefore be able to carry the personal refreshments by themselves.  For transport back to the starting area, a bus shuttle will pick up the team officials after the last runner has passed.

  • Mist Station

There will be a mist station located slightly off the racing line in kilometres (approx) XX


During the competition, athletes are not allowed to receive any kind of assistance in any manner. When a competitor is unable to continue running due to physical difficulties, he must inform the nearest judge. To indicate his intention of quitting the race, the runner shall remove the bibs with his/her name and identification number. (A competitor is not permitted to receive assistance from any person other than a member of the designated medical team, who may carry out an on-the-spot medical examination. There are first aid stations located along the route.)

Scoring and tie

The times of the first 3 (three) finishing runners of each team shall be aggregated in order to determine the finishing order, the team with the lowest aggregate time being the winner, and so on. A tie shall be resolved in favour of the team whose last scoring runner finishes nearest to the first place.

A team finishing with fewer than 3 (three) runners will not be classified in the team result.

All runners finishing shall be classified individually and shall be eligible for individual awards.

Coaching Zones

To allow communication between athletes and coaches, seats have been reserved in the stands close to the field events. Special passes or tickets for each field event will be distributed from the TIC to the teams, according to the Final Confirmation. There will be one pass per athlete competing. The pass is only valid when accompanied by a team accreditation, this accreditation needs to be visible at all times.

Timing & Measurement

The official timing will be provided by ATOS and will be displayed on the official electronic timing instrument and photo finish cameras.  For all races of 800m or more, the elapsed time will be displayed on electronic timers located at the end of each straight.

All field events will be measured by ATOS scientific measurement equipment (Video Distance Measurement for horizontal Jump and Electronic Distance Measurement for throwing events).

Post Competition Procedures

After the competition, athletes leave immediately through the mixed zone.

In the mixed zone, all athletes meet the media: first TV, then radio and finally the written press. It is for the athlete to decide whether he/she will give an interview.

The clothing baskets will be brought to the kits collection area located after the mixed zone. The first three athletes in each event may be asked to attend an official press conference. These press conferences will take priority over all other interview requirements. They will usually be held before doping controls.

Protests and Appeals

Protests and appeals are permitted and will be processed in accordance with World Athletics Rule 8 of the Technical Rules or TR8.

In the first instance, protests must be made orally to the Referee by the athlete himself/herself or by someone acting on his/her behalf or by an official representative of a team (World Athletics Rule 8 of the Technical Rules or TR8). Such person or team may protest only if they are competing in the same round of the event to which the protest (or subsequent appeal) relates.

Where the appropriate Referee is not accessible or available, the protest should be made to him through the TIC. Protests concerning the result or conduct of an event shall be made within 30 minutes of the official announcement of the result of that event (posted on the TIC information board).

If the final decision of Referee is not satisfactory a written appeal can be submitted to the Jury of Appeal also through the TIC.

Any written appeal to the Jury of Appeal must be made in accordance with World Athletics Rule 8 of the Technical Rules or TR8 and signed by a responsible official on behalf of the athlete and submitted to TIC within 30 minutes after the official announcement of the decision made by the Referee.

When submitting an appeal form, a deposit of EUR 75, as set in the rules, must be paid. If the protest is unsuccessful, the deposit will not be returned. The Jury’s decision will be provided in writing.