OTTAWA – Athletics Canada is pleased to announce today that the ASEA Warm-up Meet will play host to the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Athletics Day (WAD) on May 14, 2011. The event will take place at Moncton Stadium in Moncton, New-Brunswick site of the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships.
The ASEA Warm-up Meet will receive a grant from the IAAF to assist in the organization and operation of the competition, promotional materials will also be made available to assist in the promotion of the competition and of World Athletics Day 2011.
Now in its 16th year, World Athletics Day is an initiative to promote athletics to youth worldwide. Last year’s edition featured participation from over 140 countries. This year youth athletes (born 1994 and 1995) and school based age groups (born 1996 to 1998) are the focus of the event.
For more World Athletics Day information visit: http://www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=582.
Athlétisme Sud-Est / South-East Athletics is an association regrouping stakeholders in the sport of athletics in the greater Moncton-Dieppe-Riverview region. ASEA’s mandate is to foster and support the growth of the sport of athletics by creating an ideal situation for athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and other partners. You can find them on the web at http://www.asea.anb.ca/index.php