The second running of the IAAF World Indoor Tour will feature five meetings in January and February

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has announced further details for the second running of its World Indoor Tour.

The 2017 series will include five meetings, which will be staged throughout January and February.

The New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston will kick off the tour on January 28 before the PSD Bank Meeting Düsseldorf on February 1. The Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe will be held on February 4 and the Copernicus Cup in Torun on February 10 before the final event, the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham, on February 18.

Each 2017 meeting will include the following disciplines, but further events can be added by organisers to each programme.

Boston
Men: 1500m, long jump, high jump
Women: 60m, 800m, 3000m, pole vault, triple jump

Dusseldorf
Men: 60m hurdles, 400m, 1500m
Women: 60m, 800m, pole vault, shot put, triple jump

Karlsruhe
Men: 60m hurdles, 1500m, long jump, high jump
Women: 60m, 800m, 3000m, pole vault, shot put

Torun
Men: 60m hurdles, 400m, 1500m, high jump
Women: 60m, 800m, pole vault, triple jump

Birmingham
Men: 60m hurdles, 400m, 1500m, long jump, high jump
Women: 60m, 800m, 3000m, pole vault, shot put

Like the outdoor Diamond League series, the IAAF World Indoor Tour, which launched this year, includes a points system and prize money.

Points are allocated to the best four athletes in each event, with the winner getting 10 points, the runner up receiving seven points, the third-placed finisher getting five points and the athlete in fourth receiving three points.

The individual overall winner of each event receives US $20,000 in prize money and automatically qualifies for the next edition of the IAAF World Indoor Championships as a ‘wild card’ entry, provided the member federation of that World Indoor Tour winner agrees to enter the athlete.

Winners of the inaugural tour earlier this year included Britain’s Lorraine Ugen in the long jump, USA’s Mike Rodgers in the 60m and USA’s Nia Ali in the 60m hurdles.