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.
TrackMark Unit 1 – Track guidance notes
TrackMark Unit 2 – Field
TrackMark Unit 3 – Ancillary guidance notes
TrackMark Unit 4 – Operations guidance notes
TrackMark Unit 5 – Floodlighting guidance notes
TrackMark Unit 6 – Competition guidance notes
TrackMark & Competition Licensing 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.
- 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.
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 https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/login
If you have any problems registering or accessing the course, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FACTSHEET – Facility Safety
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
FACTSHEET – Maintenance Equipment
FACTSHEET – Track Surface Types
FACTSHEET: Track Cleaning
FACTSHEET – Track Maintenance
FACTSHEET – Track Refurbishment
EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT & MAINTENANCE
Equipment Maintenance Guidance
Equipment Storage Guidance
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
FACILITY DESIGN GUIDES
Design guides for Community/Training facilities
Design guides for Competition facilities
IAAF Track and Field Facilities Management Manual 2008 Edition – Chapters 1 – 3
IAAF Track and Field Facilities Management Manual 2008 Edition – Chapters 4 – 8
IAAF Track and Field Facilities Management Manual 2008 Edition – Marking Plan 400m Standard Track
CERTIFICATION OF COMPETITION VENUES AND EQUIPMENT
FACTSHEET – Athletics Facility Competition Certificate
UK Track & Field venues – TrackMark status map
IAAF certified competition track equipment
IAAF certified competition throwing implements
IAAF certified equipment and calibration testing manual
PRE-EVENT FACILITY CHECKLISTS
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