Accreditation Registration Process

The accreditation process for the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships “Cardiff 2016” is functioning online through the IAAF accreditation system.

Only journalists and photographers representing print publications, web publications and agencies can apply for accreditation through this process.

Accreditation access codes are required to access the registration website. These can be obtained as follows:

Local Press and Photographers: To be distributed through the British Athletics Federation (UK Athletics).

International Press and Photographers: To be distributed through the IAAF Member Federations. Applications should be made to the national athletics federation of the country where the headquarters of the media organisation represented is located.

International Agencies: Will receive the Accreditation Access Codes directly from the IAAF.

Once you have your Accreditation Access Code, click on the following link:

in order to access the IAAF online Accreditation Registration System.


Deadlines for Written Press and Photographers

The Accreditation Deadline for Press and Photographers is 8 March, 2016. Any request after the deadline, will be examined by the IAAF if is possible to be approved.

The Accommodation Deadline for Press and Photographers is 28 February, 2016. After this deadline, the LOC cannot guarantee a room in the official hotels, though it will do its best to accommodate requests.


Acceptance of Press Accreditation Applications

Once media representatives successfully complete their online accreditation registration process, the registration system will automatically send a message to acknowledge that the application has been successfully registered.

This acknowledgement is NOT a confirmation that the accreditation request has been accepted.

All requests will be examined and a confirmation letter or a letter requesting additional information will be sent before the deadline.

Written Press and Photographers will be informed as early as possible, and at the latest by 11 March, 2016 whether their request for application has been approved.

A Confirmation Letter will be sent to all approved media representatives. This should be printed out and presented at the Media Centre in Cardiff to collect your accreditation card.


If you have any urgent queries, please email