Who wants to host 2018 worlds? (Time for SoCal in rotation)

WMA Secretary Winston Thomas says World Masters Athletics is looking for bidders for the 2018 Stadia Championships (aka outdoor worlds). “The Bid application, guidelines and a preliminary contract are on the WMA Website under Championships (Championship Bids). For all Affiliate, Cities or Towns with interest, please read the information. For any further information, please contact the WMA Secretary. or any of the mentioned officers in the Bid Guidelines for more specific points. All completed bid applications must be sent to the secretary by the 1st September 2014.” Since 2015 worlds are in Lyon, France, and 2015 in Perth, Australia, it seems a good time for an American bid. How about Mt. SAC and Pomona in the Los Angeles area or UCSD/SDSU/Point Loma Nazarene in San Diego? In 1989, Eugene outbid San Diego for worlds. Let’s get the meet back south.

How could the world resist running at Point Loma Nazarene track in San Diego?

How could the world resist running at Point Loma Nazarene track in San Diego?

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June 5, 2014

11 Responses

  1. Mike - June 5, 2014

    Where are the 2017 worlds?

  2. Ken Stone - June 5, 2014

    Starting in 2016, outdoor worlds will be held even-numbered years and indoor worlds odd-numbered years. This is to avoid WMA and World Masters Games going head-to-head.

    The 2017 WMA indoor world meet is in South Korea:

  3. Matt B. - June 5, 2014

    Nice track. Where do spectators sit?
    2016 Perth
    2017 South Korea- indoor

  4. Matt B. - June 5, 2014

    Speaking of masters races- Golden Gala Rome-4:06 M 1500 and 4:54 W.
    64.56 W400 50.45 M400 Master’s 100’s up next.

  5. Mary Harada - June 5, 2014

    I would love to go back to Eugene but I know that is just not going to happen for many reason, lack of hotels, too many competitors and now Nike sort of owns Eugene, and Nike dislikes masters – so my vote (ha ha – yes I know I have no vote) is for San Diego – that would be fantastic.
    But it takes $$$ and appropriate facilities to put on the WMA meets – and a group willing to do all the hard work of organizing the meet.
    For sure there will not be a bid from Sacramento.
    Back in the USA in 2018 – great – would love it – probably wishful thinking.

  6. Tommy Aunan - June 5, 2014

    I would be onboard with So Cal for sure or even any nice location in Europe including Italy or Spain. I think it is time for Germany to step up to the plate!

  7. Matt B. - June 5, 2014

    15:04 women’s 5000 in Rome! new masters WR

  8. Matt B. - June 5, 2014

    Equivalent to a 13:34 men age 40 WR. Who is laughing now?

  9. Mark Cleary - June 7, 2014

    Trying to put a bid together to bring the 2017 Masters Outdoor Nationals to Mt. Sac. The will be tearing up the facility and putting millions into it starting this summer. It will be an IAAF certified facility when they get down with it. They plan to bid for the Open World Championships at some point in the future. If I can put the bid together by the deadline in September I would encourage everybody to come to the convention and vote for our Bid. It’s the first step to potentially getting a shot at hosting a WMA Championship. The West is over due for an Outdoor Nationals and for people that want to make an extended vacation out of it there is a wealth of opportunity.

  10. Fidel - June 7, 2014

    Thanks Mark. Hoping for Mt. Sac to win it.

  11. Cornell - June 8, 2014

    I hope you get it, Mark. That will give me a great reason to come back to SoCal and compete.

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