Athletics has a set of rules for Competition and a series of official notification periods for proposed changes to them.
UK Athletics governs the Rules for Competition for the following disciplines:
- Track and Field Competition
- Road Running Competition
- Cross Country Running
- Fell and Hill Running
- Race Walking
- Trail Running
UKA Rules for Competition 2022 – 2024
The UKA Rules Group is on schedule for meeting the published timetable for the rules review process and is seeking opinions from the sport on a number of proposals. Those proposals are detailed on the following link and any thoughts must be submitted on the reply template by Friday 5 November.
Combined Events Scoring Guidance – March 2021
A number of options are available for scoring Combined Events competitions as determined by the nature of the event, age group and the Competition Provider. Please click here to view guidance that explains those options and provides links to help determine the most appropriate method for each competition.
Rule Book Sales
UK Athletics Rules for Competition are published every two years and copies are available to buy at Neuff Athletics Equipment: www.neuff.co.uk, Email firstname.lastname@example.org and Telephone 01752 893742.
The World Athletics Shoe Rule introduced in July 2020, reference TR5.2 – 5.6, 5.12 and 5.13, does apply to competitions in the UK and athletes who wear shoes listed by World Athletics as not compliant with the Rules will be liable to disqualification and any records set will not be ratified.
Where a Call Room is operated it is the responsibility of the Call Room Manager to apply appropriate checks on equipment. At other events the Referee will resolve any issues.
In case of doubt the list of shoes that are approved and not approved are detailed in the World Athletics documents that follow this note.
UK Athletics has recently received a number of queries relating to the adidas Adizero Prime X shoe. We can confirm that this model is not approved for competition due to its 50mm stack height- above the permissible 40mm.
IPC Athletics Rules and Regulations
Please visit the IPC website for the most up to date information relating to disability athletics competitions or follow this link to view the IPC document.