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:
The UK Athletics Rules for Competition are published every two years.
Every club secretary is sent a copy of the new rule book on publication but additional copies can be purchased at a cost of £5.50 + pp, from:
UK Athletics Book Centre
Alternatively you can download the rulebook by clicking the link below – please be aware though that the document contains a large number of pages.
In addition to the rules contained in the above publication, there are also separate rules relating to anti-doping. These can be found in the Anti-doping section. Clarification on rule concerning representative vests:
Vests which can be worn at individual English County, Scottish District, Welsh Regional and National Championships (but excluding Road Running) under Rule 17.3 are:
Home Country (including Schools)
County (including Schools)
First Claim Affiliated Club
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.
Please note: School competitions at County level do not require a permit in 2013.
2014 – 2016 UKA Rules for Competition
The process for making proposals for amendments to UKA Rules for Competition in time for inclusion in the 2014 – 2016 rule book has started. Full details can be found in these attachments.