- Go to Track and Field event information and licensing
- Go to Cross Country event information and licensing
- Go to Road Race event information and licensing (including virtual races)
- Go to Trail Race permits information
Track and Field event licensing
All levels of competition held under UKA Rules require a minimum Level 1 licence (without a competition licence, Power of 10 will not accept results).
- Click here to apply for a track and field event licence
- Click here for user guide (PDF 550kB)
- Click here for instructional video
Cross Country event licensing
Applications for cross country competitions for the 2020/21 season are now open. Applications will only be accepted via this online method, unless you are in Isle of Man. Your application in the first instance will be directed to your Regional Council Representative, and a Licence issued by England Athletics. We are adopting this partnership approach to ensure that local and national restrictions are considered.
- Click here to apply for a cross country event licence
- Click here for the post-event form (complete this within one month of your race)
Cross Country pilot competitions:
There have been three recent pilot competitions which England Athletics is working with and fully supporting. The local authorities have approved these competitions; however we are aware that circumstances may change, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely with all parties. On Wednesday 4 November England Athletics hosted a free webinar with some of the pilot competition providers to share learnings and experience from their competitions.
Road Race event licensing
Road race licensing is carried out through runbritain. You will need to sign up to / log into theirRace Directors’ Club portal. On successful application your event is automatically added to the event diary and the facility to open your race to online entry on the main site will become available.
Road Race webinar
England Athletics/runbritain hosted a road race webinar to discuss the current situation. Tom Bedford (Richmond Runfest) and Barry Hopkins (Sporting Events UK) share a realistic look at the practicalities of putting on events during a pandemic. Presentations followed by an Q & A opportunity.
- Click here to watch again
- Click here to access recordings of our August 2020 webinar mini-series, delivered in collaboration with runbritain.
Organising a virtual road race
Insurance is still necessary for virtual events as it is not possible for an Event Organiser to contract out liability relating to any possible injury that participants may incur while taking part in a virtual event. Virtual events and races will be covered under UKA Insurance if the organisation is affiliated to the HCAF and the race is licenced.
You can download our document which provides an overview of the main steps involved in hosting a virtual race. This includes pre-event tasks (first aid, courses and facilities, insurance and risk assessment), rules, results and emergency procedures during the event, and post event debriefing.
- Click here to apply for a virtual event licence
- Click here to download the step by step guide (PDF 110kB)
Trail Race permits
This is managed by the Trail Running Association