Facilities

UK Athletics is committed to raising standards of track and field facility provision across the UK to support sustainable clubs and encourage increased participation and improved performance at safe, well managed facilities.

This section of the website aims to support operators and clubs in the effective management of track and field athletics facilities.

INDOOR AND OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD FACILITIES IN THE UK

Click here to access a map of outdoor, synthetic tracks in the UK.
Click here to access a map of indoor tracks in the UK.

TRACKMARK QUALITY ASSURANCE SCHEME

Please click the links below for more information on UKA’s NEW facilities accreditation scheme, TrackMark – which launched in October 2018.

To begin your journey towards accreditation please email TrackMark@uka.org.uk with the name of your facility and the contact details for the person responsible for the day to day management of the facility. On receipt of your email we will email to confirm your registration and provide you with a unique TrackMark portal URL.

UK Track & Field venues – TrackMark status map
TrackMark Overview Presentation
TrackMark Overview v6
TrackMark Unit 1 – Guidance Notes v4
TrackMark Unit 2 – Guidance Notes v4 – Field
TrackMark Unit 3 – Guidance Notes v4 – Ancillary guidance notes
TrackMark Unit 4 – Guidance Notes v5 – Operations guidance notes
TrackMark Unit 5 – Guidance Notes v4– Floodlighting guidance notes
TrackMark Unit 6 – Guidance Notes v3 – Competition guidance notes
TrackMark FAQs


UKA TRACK AND FIELD FACILITY MANAGEMENT COURSE 

UKA offers a FREE Track and Field Facility course designed for sport & leisure managers, ground staff, athletics club members, coaches, officials and anyone with an interest in athletics facility management.

Course content:

  • Operator responsibilities.
  • Different types of athletics facilities.
  • Looking after your facility.
  • Track surfaces.
  • Infield and field events.
  • Venue safety and risk assessments.
  • Producing your own facility operations manual.

If you are interested in accessing this free resource, type www.athleticshub.co.uk in to your browser and then click here and follow the step by step guidance to register on Athletics Hub.

Once you have verified your registration click here for a step by step guide to logging on for the first time and booking onto and accessing the course. Once logged in, the URL you will need to find the course (please see page 3 of the instructions) is www.athleticshub.co.uk/login

If you have any problems registering or accessing the course, please email: learn@britishathletics.org.uk

FACILITY SAFETY

FACTSHEET – Facility Safety v2
Risk Assessment Guidance
Risk Assessment Templates
Safe Code of Practice for Training
Safe Code of Practice for Competition
SAFETY VIDEO – Introduction
SAFETY VIDEO – High Jump
SAFETY VIDEO – Pole Vault
SAFETY VIDEO – Throws Cage
SAFETY VIDEO – Horizontal Jumps

FACILITY MANAGEMENT & MAINTENANCE

Track Management and Maintenance – FREE Prezi Presentation
Track Operator Handbook
CHECKLIST – Weekly
CHECKLIST – Monthly
ACTION LIST – Monthly
CHECKLIST – Annual
FACTSHEET – Extending the life of your track surface
FACTSHEET – Infield Maintenance
FACTSHEET – Line Marking v2
FACTSHEET – Maintenance Equipment v2
FACTSHEET – Track Cleaning v3
FACTSHEET – Track Maintenance v2
FACTSHEET – Track Refurbishment v2
FACTSHEET – Track Surface Types v2

EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT & MAINTENANCE

Equipment Maintenance Guidance
Equipment Storage Guidance
Equipment Checklist
Recommended stadium equipment list September 2020
Implement Specifications – World Athletics, UK Athletics, World Para
Hammer storage rack
Shot and Discus storage racks
Javelin storage rack
U18 Steeplechase rule statement
U18 Barrier Height Adaptation

FACILITY DESIGN GUIDES

Design guides for Community/Training facilities

SAPCA Code of Practice for the Construction and Maintenance of Athletics Tracks
Compact Athletics Facilities Design Guide
Compact Athletics “Fly Through”

DESIGN GUIDES FOR COMPETITION FACILITIES

World Athletics Track and Field Facilities Manual 2019 Edition
World Athletics Track and Field Facilities Management Manual 2008 Edition – Chapters 4 – 8
World Athletics Track and Field Facilities Management Manual 2008 Edition – Marking Plan 400m Standard Track
World Athletics Throwing cages – safety cages 2020

FLOODLIGHTING

Athletics Floodlighting Guidance
EA Floodlighting Guide – 2021

PRE-EVENT FACILITY CHECKLISTS

Event Checklist – General Facilities
Event Preparation checklist – Event Specific
Event Preparation Checklist

ASSET TRANSFER

England Athletics Asset transfer guidance

Sport England Asset Transfer 

UNITED KINGDOM FACILITY STRATEGIES

UKA Facilities Strategy – if you require electronic versions of appendices please click here
England Athletics Facility Strategy
Scottish Athletics Facility Strategy
Northern Ireland Facility Strategy
Welsh Athletics Facility Strategy

GRANT FUNDING

Sport England
Sport Scotland
Sport Wales
Sport Northern Ireland