Event regulations

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Date and Location

The 4th Mediterranean U23 Championships will be organised from 5 to 6 June 2021 in La Nucia (ESP) near Alicante (Camilo Cano Stadium).


The programme includes the following Men/Women events:

Running:     100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, 10000m, 100/110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, 3000m Steeplechase
Walking:     10000m
Jumps:        High Jump, Pole Vault, Long Jump, Triple Jump
Throws:       Shot put, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw, Javelin Throw
Relays:        4 x 100m, 4 x 400m

The Timetable and the Team Manual are expected at the latest for 30 April 2021.


Only athletes aged at least 18 years and not more than 22 years on 31 December of the year of the competition may participate to the Mediterranean U23 Championships

For the 2021 Championships, the athletes have to be born in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003.

Small countries

Teams representing a country of less than 50 000 inhabitants can send athletes who are not citizens of this country.

The condition is that these athletes can prove that they are resident and have an athletics license in this country since at least three years without interruption at the date of the competition (official residence permit, signed and sealed by the National Authority) and have no participation to a Continental or World Championships for another country.


A MA Member may enter one athlete in each event, irrelevant to any standard. If a MA Member wants to enter a second athlete in the same event he/she must comply with the qualification standards.

The MA Member Federation may enter 2 or 3 athletes in each individual event of whom up to 2 may participate. For 10 000m event, all 3 athletes can participate.

     > See technical section for standards


Each MA Member Federation may enter one team in each relay event.

Up to 6 athletes may be entered for each relay. From these 6 (six) and from any other athletes entered for any event in the MAU U23 Championships, the 4 (four) athletes to participate must be nominated at the time specified for the on-site Final Declaration.


Each MA Member Federation having the intention to participate to the 4st Mediterranean U23 Championships have to send Preliminary Entries on time as well as the Final Entries on time.

  • Preliminary Entries:
    Opening on Monday 8 February 2021
    Closing on Thursday 4 March 2021 (14:00 CET)

This includes Member Federation contact for the Mediterranean U23 Championships, information concerning the stay in La Nucia as well as the provisional number of athletes and officials. The anticipated number of athletes per event has also to be sent.

Final Entries: Not later than 10 (ten) days before the first day of the MA U23 Championships , each MAU Member Federation shall send to MA a final number of athletes per events, names of athletes and accompanying officials.

Monday in the week of the championships 31th May, Names can be change provided that they have fulfil entry standard in the period (27.05.2021 / 31.05.2021), but it cannot mean that there are more athletes enter than in the Final entry send on 26th May.

Final Entry information shall be supplied in the manner to be prescribed by MAU and shall include such details as required by MA, including the names and best performances of each athlete. Final entries will be closed 26th May 2021.

  • Final Entries:
    Opening on Monday 3 May 2021
    Closing on Wednesday 26 May 2021 (14:00 CET)

Special communication will be sent later with the Final Entry Forms.


Teams will be accommodated in La Nucia – Grand Hotel Luxor ***, located 9km to the Stadum.

The LOC will cover the full board accommodation cost for 3 nights according to the quotas (Appendix C). If a Member Federation sends Final entry forms later than 27th of May a deduction of 25% of invited athletes in quota will be done.

Official period is Friday 4 June (arrival) to Monday 7 June (departure).

Extra quota/period will be charged to the MA Member Federations, at the rate of 105 Euros for full board accommodation, per person per day in a twin room (145 Euros in a single room).

If you have specific need or request, please contact the LOC.


The official airport is Alicante-Elche (ALC) located at 50km from the accommodation sites.

The local transfer will be organised from/to the accommodation sites.


The countries currently needing a visa to enter to Spain are: Algeria, Egypt, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.

Countries requiring visas to enter to Spain should obtain them from the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in their country. Visa applications should be made in due time (not later than three weeks before the event). Participants who require a visa should contact the LOC as soon as possible to obtain a special invitation letter and visa application information.

The information required is a full list of participants, containing the surname, first name, date of birth, passport number, date of delivery and expiration as well as position in the team, for of all persons who could potentially be part of the team. The LOC will then send an official invitation letter to proceed with visa.

Holders of valid Schengen visas can freely enter Spain without additional Spanish visa.

Please contact latest three weeks before the competition:
Spanish Athletics Federation – General Secretariat / International Department
Tel: +34 915482423
Mail: rfea@rfea.es

COVID-19 / Sanitary context

Mediterranean Athletics and Spanish Federation follow closely the sanitary context and the official
regulations and recommendations.
MFs will be informed during the Final Entry process regarding special procedure to enter in Spain.


Mediterranean Athletics Union contact / General Secretariat: mau@athle.fr
Real Federación Española de Atletismo/LOC: jdecarlos@rfea.es