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Media Accreditation Information


Press Accreditation


Press Accreditation Registration Process

The accreditation process for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 will be handled online.

The opening date for accreditation registration will be in the first week of February, 2017.

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 Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF)

International Press and Photographers: To be distributed through the IAAF Member Federations. Applications should be made to the national 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 here to access online accreditation registration.


Accommodation in the Official Hotel

Accommodation bookings for the Official hotel can also be handled online, through the Local Organising Committee.


Deadlines for Written Press and Photographers

The Accreditation Deadline for Press and Photographers is 10 March 2017.


The Accommodation Deadline for Press and Photographers is 10 March 2017. 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 in the following weeks.

Written Press and Photographers will be informed as early as possible, and at the latest by 03 March, 2017 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 Accreditation Centre  at Metropole Hotel, Kampala to collect your accreditation card.

For further information, please contact:

Media Accreditation Centre

Press and Photographers will be able to collect their accreditation cards at the Sub-Press Centre located in the Main Media Hotel, Metropole Hotel.

Opening Hours are:                    Thu.       23 March       14:00 – 20:00

                                                Fri.         24 March       09:00 – 21:00

                                                Sat.        25 March       09:00 – 23:00

                                                Sun.       26 March       08:00 – 12:00