Introducing I RUN CLEANTM
I RUN CLEANTM is European Athletics’ anti-doping education programme and knowledge base. This state of art e-learning platform helps athletes, and others who love the sport, play their part in the fight against doping.
I RUN CLEANTM is easy to use and provides everyone with the information and understanding they need to make good decisions, protect their health and avoid breaching anti-doping regulations.
I RUN CLEANTM was developed with input from athletes, sport officials, educationalists and doping control experts.
I RUN CLEANTM is currently available in 25 languages. A 26th, Portuguese, will be added in 2020 and additional languages may be added in the future.
Completing the RUN CLEANTM programme is a mandatory qualification criterion for European Athletics’ championship events.
What are the aims of I RUN CLEANTM ?
I RUN CLEANTM is meant to supplement and support the anti-doping programmes offered by federations, national anti-doping agencies and other organisations.
The main aim of I RUN CLEANTM is to provide reliable information to help the platform’s users understand the issues around doping in sport and the regulations that must be observed to compete fairly.
I RUN CLEANTM also aims to help athletes understand their personal values, how they relate to sport and how they contribute to good decision making. As more and more build solid ethical frameworks, the culture of clean sport will be strengthened.
Who should use the I RUN CLEANTM programme?
I RUN CLEANTM is for you !
The main target group, of course, is athletes of all ages and performance levels – school-aged to Masters, grassroots to elite – in the 51 countries served by European Athletics. But anyone who would like to know more about making athletics a doping-free sport is welcome to complete the programme.
If you love athletics you are invited to make the I RUN CLEANTM pledge by completing the programme and earning your diploma.
What are the components of I RUN CLEANTM?
The programme consists of the following eight modules that can be accessed through your computer, tablet or smartphone:
• Making good decisions• The WADA prohibited list• Health consequences of doping• Doping control procedures• Anti-doping rule violations• The ‘Whereabouts’ procedures• Therapeutic Use Exemptions• Dietary supplements
The I RUN CLEANTM modules are interactive and include self-explanatory video and text as well as questions to confirm your understanding. The whole programme will take 30-40 minutes to complete, but you do not all need to complete all the modules in one go.
Each module also contains links to an expert-curated knowledge base that will help you learn more about any of the topics that might interest you.
What happens when I complete the I RUN CLEANTM programme?
When you have finished all eight modules, you will be able to download your I RUN CLEANTM diploma, which will include a unique certification number.
This diploma represents your pledge to observe athletics’ anti-doping regulations and compete fairly – to Run Clean.
Everyone who completes the I RUN CLEANTM programme will immediately be linked to their social media accounts and encouraged share the fact that they are playing their part in the fight against doping with their friends and followers.
What are the future plans for the I RUN CLEANTM programme?
In 2021 I RUN CLEANTM will be enhanced with two new values-based modules, one for coach and athlete support personnel and one for parents of athletes.
We will also design in-person workshops that can be delivered locally in sports clubs, schools at events and other settings and then roll these out across Europe starting in 2022.
More information about the future of the programme
How can I take part in I RUN CLEANTM?
Go to www.irunclean.org
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