Race and Event Organisers
Find information on event licensing, our Race Director and Traffic Management qualifications, and the Roster competition platform.
- 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
- 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).
Cross Country event licensing
Applications for cross country competitions will only be accepted via the below 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.
- Apply for a cross country event licence
- Access the cross country post-event form (complete this within one month of your race)
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.
Trail Race permits
Trail race permits are managed by the Trail Running Association
Race Directors’ course
As a service to race organisers, runbritain has developed a Race Director course, covering the key areas of knowledge and expertise needed by race organisers. The course combines information given out through presentations along with group activities. Attendance is voluntary and not assessed. A certificate of attendance is issued to attendees along with the course material. The content includes:
- Legal and administrative issues.
- Venue and course design.
- Briefing marshals and stewards.
- Health and Safety - Event Risk Assessment.
- Role of Local Authority and Highways.
- Producing an event plan
Traffic Management Course
This LANTRA Traffic Management course is for all event organisers, event marshals and other interested technical officials both in the commercial and voluntary sectors, and particularly those involved in road races. This course will equip delegates with sufficient information and knowledge to safely direct traffic movements at events. The course will also enable delegates to correctly setup traffic layouts for road closures and enact the traffic controls. The course is delivered by Up To Speed Training.
Roster Athletics competition platform
England Athletics have partnered with Roster Athletics to provide a new, innovative digital platform which will help transform competition for our sport. This collaboration sees England Athletics adopting the full suite of products available on the Roster Athletics competition management platform for all our Championships, plus offer full use of the system to all our affiliated clubs, events promoters, and associations.