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UK Athletics

Rules Of Competition


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

The UK Athletics Rules for Competition are published every two years.

UKA Rules for Competition 2020 - 2022

The process for reviewing all proposals for changes to 2020 – 2022 UKA Rules for Competition is underway and a small number of proposals are submitted here for comment. Please submit any comments to rules@uka.org.uk on the Consultation Reply form below by Friday November 8th. 

Rules Consultation Timeline can be found here

Proposals can be found here

The reply form for the proposals can be found here

2018-20 UKA Rules for Competition

Copies of the 2018-20 UKA Rules for Competition can be purchased at http://icu.irongategroup.co.uk/UKATHL

Measuring Hammer length 

A "Frequently Asked Questions" document will be prepared to address questions as they are raised. It will be updated regularly as further questions are received at rules@uka.org.uk. 


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.