Athlete registration

Athlete registration

The current version of the UKA Rules for Competition 2018 came into effect on 1st April 2018. UKA Rules apply from the Under 13 Age Group upwards. The rule book is available for downloading at

These include important rules regarding regarding compulsory athlete registration in competitions held under UKA Rules. It is important that athletes, club membership secretaries, team managers and others are aware of this and the associated guidance.

While athlete registration is a well established part of the sport to help athletes and others affected by different aspects of registration rules we have put together the following advice.

(To access full instructions on keeping your profile up to date - including your photograph and DBS check if you also coach or officiate - download our guide to using the portal here - PDF 1.6MB)

Guidance for athletes

It is important that athletes (and parents of younger athletes, UKA Rules apply from the Under 13 Age Group upwards) take responsibility for their role in ensuring their club registration is up to date. Be aware the volunteers at your club are involved in carrying out a wider range of activities to support athletes so playing your part is important.

Here is what you should do:

  • Ensure you know your URN/ licence number (also sometimes referred to as licence number or England Athletics number) – more below
  • Ensure you pay your club membership fee, including England Athletics’ registration fee, promptly
    • Make clear to your club that you are a competing athlete if your club also has non-competing athletes
    • Be aware of your club’s membership renewal process – when do you need to pay and how?
  • Log in at to check your details are correct and your registration status. If necessary us the forgotten username and/ or forgotten password functionality. Remember:
    • The new affiliation year begins on 1 April. 
    • Athletes registered in the previous affiliation year have until 30 June to renew their registration
    • Previously registered athletes who have not renewed their registration by 30 June will become ‘unregistered’ at that point
  • Make a note of your URN/ Licence number (also sometimes referred to as England Athletics number)– this is given at the top of your Summary/ Personal Details
  • Ensure your details are correct on your profile:
    • First name – especially if your name can be abbreviated
    • Surname
    • Date of Birth
    • Email address
  • When you are sent your athlete pack keep hold of your registration card
  •  If your name and date of birth are correct on the portal (Trinity) you can also use to find your URN (also sometimes referred to as licence number or England Athletics number)

Guidance is also available for the following people:

The rules regarding registration mean it is essential that athletes are registered and aware of their registration details.

While road runners will still be able to compete unattached, athletes, who wish to represent their club (and claim the registered athlete discount on entry fees) in road running events, will need to be registered.

Checks on registration

Many events carry out their own checks on registration. For a number of years England Athletics has also worked with a number of major competition providers to carry out registration checks at point of entry and after events. We will continue to work with competition providers. Random and systematic checks are also carried out by England Athletics in addition to those made by competition providers. The number of unregistered athletes remains low.

To ensure that you or others are registered prior to competition an athlete's registration status can be confirmed at Competition providers can also upload spreadsheets of entrant/ competitor details for automated checks.

England Athletics is working with partners, including clubs and competition providers, to minimise the number of instances in which disqualification due to ineligibilty occurs. In the event of an athlete being disqualified after competing, Power of 10 will delete marks achieved by the athlete.