Track and Field Permit Information

For general guidance on all track and field event licensing, including requirements for equipment, officials etc, please read the documents on the link below:

Track and Field Licensing

2024 Indoor T&F Guidance

2024 Indoor T&F Officials & Equipment

2024 Outdoor T&F Guidance

2024 Outdoor T&F Officials & Equipment

2024 Ultra Track Running Guidance

The Track & Field permit applications have now moved online. There are two levels of permit application for Track & Field:

  • Level 1- local permit issued by Athletics NI.
  • Level 2- permit issued by UKA. Allows for Qualification Standards and Records to be certified at your meet.

Results will be sent to Power of 10 for all levels of permit. Any event taking place within Northern Ireland must hold an Athletics NI permit.

When submitting a permit for your Track & Field event, you must complete the details on the Officials you will be present. In order to have this detail, please ensure you contact: to ensure you have the correct level of officials in place. You must submit your full Officals List to at least two weeks BEFORE your competition date, along with your timetable.

Guidelines and Principles for Track & Field Licensing 2021-2022

Organising a Track & Field Meet Guidance


Following the TrackMark guidelines, a track must have achieved or be actively working towards TrackMark accreditation in order for a Level 1 or Level 2 permit to be issued. You can check the status of the TrackMark applications on the link below:


World Athletics Permit System

For all Level 2 permits, organisers must also apply to be added to the World Athletics Calendar, in order for the results to be displayed on the World Athletics website and World Athletics points to be added. 

Full guidance can be found on the document below, but to summarise organisers must:

  • Register and be approved as a competition organiser at World Athletics here:
  • Register their competitions at World Athletics and be granted approval by UK Athletics at least 60 days prior to the event
  • Application given final approval by World Athletics and will then appear in their calendar

World Athletics Competition Calendar Guidance

World Athletics Ranking List Standards