Race and Event Organisers

Organising a virtual race

We have put together a 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.

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.

Click here to visit the runbritain website to apply online for a virtual event licence

Road Race webinar schedule

8 July 18:00 to 19:00 – Road Race webinar – Where we are now and the way forward
Hosted by Gavin Lightwood and Tom Craggs
Click here to register

15 July 18:00 to 19:00 – Road Race webinar – Virtual racing
Hosted by Gavin Lightwood and Tom Craggs
Click here to register

22 July 18:00 to 19:00 – Road Race webinar – Return to competition update
Hosted by Gavin Lightwood and Tom Craggs
Click here to register

29 July 18:00 to 19:00 – Road Race webinar – Road race organisers let’s chat
Hosted by Charlotte Fisher and Tom Craggs
Click here to register

Track and field events 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).

Go to the licensing section of the UKA website to view full details of the licensing process and Licensing Criteria for each level of licence

Road race licensing

Road race licensing is carried out through runbritain.

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. Benefits of receiving a UKA Road Running or Multi-Terrain Race Licence:

  • Inclusion in runbritain online calendar – currently listing 2,500 races each year
  • Access to use runbritain’s popular at-cost online entry system
  • Editorial support for your race on the runbritain website
  • Access to the password-protected race directors club section of the website with advice on best practice, updates and new developments in race organisation
  • Access to runbritain Race Director Courses at accredited and intermediate level
  • Inclusion of results in runbritain handicap scoring updates and Power of 10 website

Click here to see more information on other courses and development opportunities relevant for those interested in road running.

Cross country licensing

From July 2019, UKA has made available a new Cross Country Licensing Standard 2019-2020 document and Cross Country Licensing Application Form.  These documents also contain contact details for the Licensing Officers for cross country events in England.

Click here to access the latest versions of these document on the UKA website.