About 159 of the IAAF's 212 Member Federations have entered to take part in the 2011 edition of the IAAF World Athletics Day.
Now in its 16th year the IAAF World Athletics Day, the sport's annual worldwide festival of youth is one of the busiest programmes of competitions in the Athletics calendar.
The IAAF World Athletics Day when it began in 1996 was exclusively planned for youngsters who were members of clubs affiliated to IAAF Member Federations, but in recent years the scope of the project has broadened to include the participation of school children in individual and team competitions.
With the addition of these two new categories, the World Athletics Day has become a complete and important event which annually promotes our sport around the world.
The goal of this year's edition of the IAAF World Athletics Day is to firmly establish an important link between the youth, our sport, and environmental conservation.
The IAAF World Athletics Day 2011 will be held in May, preferably the weekend of Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 May.
Click here to read full details about the 2011 edition of the IAAF World Athletics Day.
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