Poděbrady Race Walking
WA Race Walking Tour Gold Meeting

Team manual

Poděbrady Walking 2023

Organiser: Czech Athletic Federation

Date and Venue: 21 May 2023, Poděbrady, Czech Republic


  • Project Leader - Pavel Šikola
  • +420 606 392 300, psikola@atletika.cz

  • General Coordinator - Marta Feiková
  • +420 601 377 887, mfeikova@atletika.cz

  • Race Director - David Bor
  • +420 777 667 277, dbor@atletika.cz

  • Meeting Manager - Adriana Dvořáková
  • adricar@centrum.cz

  • Athlete´s Liaison - Pavel Šikola
  • +420 606 392 300, psikola@atletika.cz

    EA Technical Delegate:

    Steve Taylor GBR

    Coordinator of Race Walking Judges:

    Miloslav Lapka CZE miloslav.lapka@centrum.cz +420 732 278 837

    International Race Walking Judges:

    Skarba Martin (SVK)

    Solana Sergi (ESP)

    Fröberg Ann (FIN)

    Dias José Julio (POR)

    Dahm Jean-Pierre (FRA)

    Repic-Cujic Vesna (SRB)

    Richards Ian (GB)

    Walking Events:

    The traditional Invitational Meeting will be held in Poděbrady along with the European Race Walking Team Championships for senior category only: 20km men and 20km women.

    Member Federations are welcome to encourage their athletes (who are not part of their National Team for European Race Walking Team Championships) to register under the specific conditions set out for the Meeting (see below), through the online registration platform ( https://www.podebrady-walking.cz/en/) once it's open in March.

    All walking events are organized in accordance with WA Rules: Rule 54 (230).

    - Cut-off times will be also applied for the participants of the invitational races

    - additional athletes for the invitational races can only be accepted for those races where the number of athletes competing on the course will not exceed 90 at any moment of the race

    - athletes competing in the ERWTCH are also considered for the overall ranking and prize money allocation of the meeting


    To sign up for the EA RW Permit Meeting please fill in the Entry Form link: https://www.podebrady-walking.cz by Thursday, 11 May 2023 until 23.59 at the latest.

    Specific conditions for the registration and conduct of the invitational races will be as follows:

    - Athletes from outside of Europe must have a personal best not better than

    o 20km men 1:21.00

    o 20km women 1:32.00

    Selection of athletes with respect to the limited number of competitors on the track will take place on Friday, 12 May 2023 and will be published on the web pages: www.atletika.cz and www.podebrady-walking.cz.

    Entry Fees for the participants in the EA Race Walking Permit Meeting:

    350 CZK/14€ - 20km Men, Women


    Competition Office (Accreditation):

    Congress Centre Spa Colonnade – Congress Hall

    Opening dates and times of the Accreditation Centre will be as follows:

    Saturday 20 May 2023 08.00 – 20.00

    Sunday 21 May 2023 07.00 – 20.30

    All registered athletes shall report in the Competition Office in order to carry out the administrative procedures, to pay the fees, to obtain the accreditation cards,
    bib numbers, etc.

    Final Entries Confirmation will be closed on 21 May 2023 at 09:00 a.m.

    Call Room:

    Before each event the competitors must present themselves at the Call Room from where they will be escorted to the competition site.

    The reporting times will be available in the Competition Office and on the notice board.

    Changing Rooms:

    Changing rooms will be located on the ground floor of the hotel Libenský (entrance from Hakenova street).


    Accommodation will not be arranged by LOC, must be organized and paid by each participant.

    Hotel map here:


    Transportation Airport Prague - Poděbrady - Airport Prague:

    Athletes requiring transportation according to data entered to the entry form will pay for their transportation as ordered in the entry form: ( https://www.podebrady-walking.cz).

    V. Havel Airport Prague – Poděbrady: 20€ /500 CZK

    Poděbrady – V. Havel Airport Prague: 20€ /500 CZK

    Payment Methods:

    Total amount of the entry and transportation fees are to be paid on site in cash or by credit card.In case of need of the prior bank transfer please contact Mr. Tomas Taubr: ttaubr@atletika.cz.

    Medical Service:

    MUDr. Petr Krejčí, on the 19 – 20 May 2023 in the hotel Libenský, on the competition day (21 May 2023) in the start/finish area.

    Doping Control:

    Doping Controls shall be conducted in accordance with Rules and Regulations of World Athletics in the lounges of the Restaurant Swiss.

    Technical Information:

    Rule 54 (230):

      In accordance with Rule 54 (230), the Penalty Zone will be applied. After receiving a third red card, the applicable period in the Penalty Zone shall be 2 min (20km).

      Only water in cups will be available at the refreshment station, no sponges.

      Special competition procedures:

        The cut-off times set for the European Race Walking Team Championships 2023 and for the invitational meeting in Podebrady/CZE will be as follows:

          Distance: 20km, Gender: Men, Cut-off mark: 16km, Cut-off time: 1:32:00

          Distance: 20km, Gender: Women, Cut-off mark: 16km, Cut-off time: 1:45:00

        To be authorised to continue the respective competition, competitors must pass the set cut-off km mark before the time limit set. Athletes who exceed the maximum time will be excluded from the competition and listed as DNF of the results list and not considered for the team scooring.


    Saturday, 20 May 2023 – test competitions

    15:00 Race Walking U16 3 km

    15:25 Race Walking U18, U20, masters 5 km

    16:15 Race of the Mayor Poděbrady (Run) 1 km

    16:35 Race of the Mayor Poděbrady (Run) 2 km

    Sunday, 21 May 2023

    7:30 Senior Men (ERWTCH only) 35km

    7:30 Senior Women (ERWTCH only) 35km

    11:40 Senior Women (ERWTCH, Meeting) 20km

    14:10 Senior Men (ERWTCH, Meeting) 20km

    16:20 U20 Men (ERWTCH only) 10km

    17:25 U20 Women (ERWTCH only) 10km

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