Race Walking Official

Race walkers with official
Pathway to L1 Official

Who can attend the course?

Anyone over the age of 16 who has an interest in learning more about race walking events and how to judge race-walking races can attend this three hour course (can be split across multiple days).

What will I learn?

  • Understand the difference between walking and running
  • Know the rules of race walking
  • Know what the judges’ paddles mean
  • Begin to gain confidence in picking out infringements
  • Understand the procedures for issuing cautions and red cards and recording these
  • Understand the purpose and importance of the posting board and when/how the chief judge will disqualify a competitor
  • Understand what makes a good Race Walking Judge

Next steps

Once the above steps have been completed, please contact officialsaccreditation@englandathletics.org and we will process your licence.

Progressing to Levels 2 and 3

Information on preogressing to the next level can be found on the Track and Field pathway web page.

Book now

Book your place on the Race Walking course.