Athlete Information – UK Athletics Indoor Championships 2023

EVENT: UK Athletics Indoor Championships 2023
DATE: Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th February 2023
LOCATION: Utilita Arena Birmingham


Click here to view the timetable. Please note the timetable is correct as of the 16/02/23 and is subject to change.

Please note the men’s 1500m is now a straight final on Sunday, no heats on Saturday. 


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Start lists will be available for each event after athlete registration closes on the day of competition.  

Entry Standards 

Standards to be achieved from Saturday 1 January 2022 until Sunday 5 February 2023.


Event Schedule (for quick reference)

*Please note the event schedule is subject to change


Q) When will the Championships invites start to be sent out?
A) Invites will start to be sent out just before Christmas 8 weeks prior to the Championships

Q) What should I do if I am among the list of invitees for the UK Athletics Indoor Championships, but have not received an invitation?
A) Please contact Kate Channon – as your contact details might not be up to date on the UK Athletics database and dont forget to check you Spam folder just in case!

Q) What should I do if I have obtained the qualifying standard but my name is not among the list of invitees?
A) Please contact Kate Channon –

Q) Should I enquire about an invitation if I am very close to the standard?
A) Yes, you should, please contact Kate Channon – If a particular event incurs a number of withdrawals it can become necessary to supplement non-qualifiers. In this scenario the best “non-automatic qualifier” at that moment in time will be given first option and thereafter in descending order from the year lists.

Q) What is the closing date for accepting invitations to the UK Athletics Indoor Championships?
A) The deadline for accepting your invitation is Midnight (GMT) Sunday 5 February 2023.

Q) When will I see a timetable for the UK Athletics Indoor Championships?
A) We anticipate it will be available on the British Athletics website approximately one month before the event.

Q) When will a full competitors list be available?
A) A list of invitees will be published in January; however, it will be subject to change as athletes newly qualify or decline their invitation. Athletes must accept their invitation in order to be confirmed in the Championships. The deadline for accepting your invitation is Midnight (GMT) Sunday 5 February 2023.

Q) What is the provision for Athlete tickets?
A) Once you have accepted your invitation you will receive a link and an individual promo code to claim two (2) complimentary tickets and access to any additional tickets you may want to purchase. The details will be sent to you closer to the time and after you have formally accepted your invitation to compete.

Q) Will the UK Athletics Indoor Championships be broadcasted?
A) Yes, further information with regards to this will be made available closer to the Championships.

Q) What competition wear am I expected to compete in?
A) As this event is the UK Championships, athletes MUST wear the vest of their first-claim affiliated Club, their County, Area, District, Regional or National vest, or any other Representative vest approved by UKA. Vests from Universities will not be permitted unless your first claim UK club. There will be no exceptions.

Q) Is the UK Athletics Indoor Championships an Open or Closed Championship?
A) The UK Athletics Indoor Championships is a Closed Championships so only athletes eligible to compete for Great Britain & Northern Ireland can complete.

Q) What date is the Declaration Date?
A) For those athletes that have accepted their invitation to compete (prior to the closing date) in two or more events, you must declare by Midnight on Tuesday 14 February 2023 as to which events you intend to compete in at the Championships.

Invitations to compete at the UK Athletics Indoor Championships are sent to senior and under 20 athletes only. In exceptional circumstance athletes from the Under 18 age group will also be accepted via agreement with Performance Pathway manager (Dan Wagner).

Certain athletes will have qualified in two (or more) events and may only see their name listed in one. This is because we offer you what is assumed to be your preferred event, but we are agreeable to switch or add you to another if you so wish.

Hand timed performances in the 60m, 100m, 200m, and sprint hurdles THAT ALSO HAVE A LEGAL WIND SPEED will be accepted as qualifying performances – as will times in mixed races. We appreciate that many horizontal jumps competitions take place without wind gauges and as such will accept them as qualifiers – provided the athlete has reasonable back up marks.