23rd World Congress of AIMS in Osaka/JPN, 23–25 February 2023 – „Designing the Running Future”.
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23. AIMS Congress in Osaka 2023 - Logo: Organisers

23rd World Congress of AIMS in Osaka/JPN, 23–25 February 2023 – „Designing the Running Future”.

By GRR 0

The long-awaited 23rd World Congress of AIMS is now open for registrations at the following location:

AIMS Congress in Osaka 2023 – Logo: Organisers

The Congress, to be held in Osaka from 23–25 February 2023, will be the first since the lengthy Covid period during which travel restrictions made such a meeting impractical.

The Congress is followed by the Osaka Marathon on 26 February which as of the 2022 edition will be integrated with the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, the oldest marathon race in Japan.

The website carries details of the Congress programme with its theme of “Designing the Running Future”. Under this heading the subjects to be addressed in each presentation and discussion are outlined.

Many of them consider the effects of the Covid pandemic and the lessons to be learned for the future. It is a subject on which members seem keen to compare experiences.

Check the website: aimsworldcongress 2023.jp/english/ and make your booking.

What is AIMS?

AIMS (The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races)

AIMS (The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races), is an association whose members are the organizers of over 470 international long-distance races held in more than 120 countries and regions.

It was founded in 1982 starting with 28 members with the objective of exchanging and sharing information and knowledge as well as expanding marathon/long distance road races around the world.

Since then, AIMS has established course measurement standards, provided world record certifications, and together with the WA (World Athletics Federation) has developed the standards required to certify world records for marathons/road races. Currently, AIMS and the WA continues to jointly certify world records for marathons/long distance road races.

In Japan, there are 22 races that are official members of AIMS including the Osaka Marathon, Osaka Women’s Marathon, Tokyo Marathon, Hokkaido Marathon, and the Nagoya Women’s Marathon.

What is the AIMS World Congress?

The 23rd World Congress of AIMS in Osaka 2023

The World Congress of AIMS takes place on average every 2 years at the location and date of the race hosting the Congress. The organizers of the member races have used this time and venue to get together to exchange and share information and knowledge about marathon/long distance road races which is the main purpose of AIMS.

Taking place over approximately 3 days, the World Congress of AIMS includes presentations with themes around the evolution and development of marathon/long distance road races, reports from the Board of Directors, as well as the AIMS Award ceremony. The candidate to host the World Congress is decided upon by election.

In 2020, the 23rd World Congress of AIMS that was to be held in Batumi, Georgia was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and a decision was made by the Board of Directors in 2021 to hold the next 23rd World Congress during the Osaka Marathon in February 2023.

This World Congress of AIMS in Osaka in February 2023 will be the most recent Congress to be held since the last one held in September 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia.

AIMS members and race organizers from among 470 international long-distance races held in more than 120 countries and regions will be meeting at the Osaka Marathon in February 2023.

Your presence at your Association’s World Congress in Osaka, Japan on 23rd to 25th February 2023 will be most welcome.

Come and experience an exciting programme with interactive sessions to stimulate discussion on how to develop your event socially and commercially. Importantly it gives you the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with your fellow professional colleagues from across the global running community.

The historic city of Osaka also offers a unique experience to enjoy the wonderful culture and sights of majestic Japan.

Please consider you, your team, Sponsors and city authorities to join in what will be the premier post covid road running Conference of 2023. Please note that the Congress will be conducted in English with simultaneous Japanese translation.

Your presence at your Association’s World Congress in Osaka, Japan on 23rd to 25th February 2023 will be most welcome.

About Tours in Japan

For attendees and their families, we recommend variety of tours and activities to experience unique Japanese culture, landscape, cuisine and so on.

Let’s make your travel plan for enjoying Osaka and around Japan to the fullest!

About Osaka

Osaka is the largest and most central city in Western Japan with a population of over 8 million. It has many modern high-rise offices and commercial facilities located in the city core, as well as a well-developed transportation and railway network.

On the other hand, Osaka also has a prosperous history of being the political, economic and cultural center of Japan since ancient times. The city’s landscape includes historical sites such as ancient burial mounds as well as temples and shrines that remain standing to this day.

The west-side of the city faces Osaka Bay, which connects to the Seto Inland Sea – an important hub for maritime transportation since the olden days. The other three sides are surrounded by mountains and blessed with an abundance of nature. It has relatively little rain and a mild climate throughout the year.

Since the 17th century, Osaka was called “the kitchen of Japan” and prospered as a trading center where rice and special products were gathered from all over Japan. The culture of utilizing “dashi”, an indispensable ingredient when cooking Japanese food, spread across the entire country from here.

Osaka is also called the town of “kuidaore” (which literally means “eat till you drop”) offering a wide variety of foods.

Food made of flour, such as “takoyaki” (a savory snack in the shape of little round balls with pieces of octopus inside) and “okonomiyaki” (a Japanese style pancake with different “toppings” mixed in) have particularly become popular in recent times.

Agriculture and fishing that support Osaka’s food culture have also flourished and is famous for its many traditional crafts including bladed cutting utensils such as kitchen knives as well as tinware.

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Source: Distance Running – AIMS

author: GRR