The Summer of World Athletics
In July and August 2017, London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will light up for a spectacular Summer of World Athletics. It will be the biggest global sporting event of the year – and you’re invited.
Over four magical weeks, the world’s top athletes will bring the roar back to the iconic stadium that saw Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Jonnie Peacock sprint to glory.
And it won’t just be the athletes setting new records...
This is also the first time that the IAAF World Championships and the World ParaAthletics Championships will be held in the same summer, in the same city.That means 245 events over 20 days of sporting drama, 3,300 athletes from around the globe, and one golden opportunity for you to be part of the action – and history in the making.
World ParaAthletics Championships run from 14 - 23 July 2017
IAAF World Championships run from 4 - 13 August 2017
Tickets for the World ParaAthletics Championships are on sale now on a first come, first served basis.
CHILD TICKETS: All child tickets are £5
£10 (Cat C)
£15 (Cat B)
£20 (Cat A)
£15 (Cat C)
£25 (Cat B)
£45 (Cat A)
Tickets for the IAAF World Championships were on sale between 1 - 29 August 2016. Remaining tickets will go back on sale during the week commencing 28 November. Find out more ticket information.
ALL CHILD TICKETS: £9.58
£12.91-£35 (Cat D)
£35 (Cat C)
£50 (Cat B)
£70 (Cat A)
£18.29-£35 (Cat D)
£52.74-£60 (Cat C)
£75 (Cat B)
£95 (Cat A)
‘Super Gold’ sessions:
£45 (Cat D)
£80 (Cat C)
£125 (Cat B)
£155 (Cat A)
IAAF World Championships Marathon, Sunday 6 August 2017
Race times: Men's Marathon: from 10:55am, Women's Marathon: from 2pm, Sunday 6 August
Cheer on the world's top long-distance athletes at the IAAF World Championships Marathons. Set against some of the capital’s most historically-significant and picturesque backdrops, the 26.2 mile marathon route will start and finish at Tower Bridge in central London.
With the backdrop of the start of the races provided by the historic Tower of London, the route is made up of four laps of a 10km course on closed roads, heading west along Victoria Embankment towards the Houses of Parliament, then back alongside the River Thames to St Paul’s Cathedral, and returning to the Tower of London.
IAAF World Championships: Festival of Race Walks, Sunday 13 August 2017 (race timings to be confirmed)
The unique ‘Festival of Race Walks’ will be staged at The Mall, St James Park with the kind permission of The Royal Parks on a 2km loop between Buckingham Palace and Admiralty Arch. The 20km races will see athletes perform 10 laps of the course, whilst the 50km race will be 25 laps of the circuit.
As London welcomes the Summer of World Athletics, you can also enjoy a free family day out at Liberty Festival.
On Saturday 15 July at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, from 1:30-6:30pm, check out the incredible line up of Deaf and disability arts, as well as trying out a range of activities and sports with something on offer for everyone.