Race and Event Organisers

Road Race webinars

Click here to access recordings of our recent webinar mini-series (August 2020), delivered in collaboration with runbritain.

We will also be hosting another Race Race Organiser webinar – see below for details and to sign-up:

  • Monday 28 September (11:00) – Webinar: Road Race Organisers – Let’s ChatClick here to register
    Hosted by Charlotte Fisher (Road Running Manager – England Athletics) and Gavin Lightwood (runbritain Manager at UKA)
    The session will provide a general update on return to competition and guidance for race organisers, given Covid-19 restrictions, as well as sharing examples of good practice and innovations plus an opportunity to ask questions and put forward ideas.

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

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.