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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.

2020-22 UKA Rules for Competition

Copies of the 2020-22 UKA Rules for Competition will be available to buy in the next few days. The link will be restored shortly. 

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.