Rules of Competition

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.


2016-18 Rules for Competition