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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 next edition of the UKA Rule Book will be published on 1st April 2020 and the process for reviewing all rules is now underway.  Details can be found in the Timeline paper and all proposals for changes should be submitted on the appropriate template to rules@uka.org.uk by 31st July 2019.

Rules Consultation Timeline can be found here

The rule book proposal template is 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.