Race and Event Organisers

Race and event organisers

Find information on event licensing, our Race Director and Traffic Management qualifications, and the Roster competition platform.

Event licensing

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.

Road Race event licensing

Road race licensing is carried out through RunEvents (formerly 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.

Trail Race permits

Trail race permits are managed by the Trail Running Association


Race Directors’ course

As a service to race organisers, RunEvents 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

Learn more and book your place on the Race Directors' course.

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.

Learn more and book your place on the Traffic Management course.

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.

Learn more about Roster.