COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance for Road Race and Multi-Terrain Race Organisers in the UK

We welcome the UK Government’s statement today [22 February] on an initial step towards the resumption of outdoor sport.

We will now seek further clarity from Sport England and DCMS on the details contained within the UK Government’s roadmap and remain optimistic about the return on 29 March of athletics, running, training and other activity in clubs and groups and then for the safe return of competition and the sport more widely.

Again, we would like to thank everyone involved in the sport, from clubs, runners, athletes, coaches, leaders, officials, administrators, volunteers, facility providers, competition providers, parents and carers for their continued support, patience and understanding whilst adhering to our guidance issued in accordance with the UK Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The physical and mental health and wellbeing of all our members and their loved ones remains the priority throughout this difficult and challenging period so it is vital everyone adheres to the UK Government’s Covid-19 directives until further notice.

 As soon as we have more information, we will make an announcement on our website and through our social media channels.

If you have any queries then please contact - glightwood@uka.org.uk

 

The reason for this is that Covid-19 guidance to race organisers on staging off-track events that meet the Government Guidelines issued on 10 July are currently being finalised. This guidance will soon be published on the runbritain site and also sent to all race organisers who have agreed to receive communication from runbritain.
It will be a condition of licenced races that they indicate that they have read the Covid-19 guidelines when they are issued; have understood these new requirements and agreed to implement them as appropriate to their event. 
Please note that the Covid-19 guidelines will require: -
Race organisers to draft additional plans such as a Covid-19 Risk Assessment
A number of measures to be introduced which may require extra resource in terms of time, equipment, personnel and budget
Additional communication with participants to update them on arrangements made by an event to mitigate against the risk of catching Covid-19
It should also be borne in mind that additional liaison with stakeholders such as Local Authorities and landowners could be required to gain their approval of the event.
We hope that you understand and agree with this position. If you have any queries then please contact glightwood@uka.org.ukThe UK Government have announced that outdoor sport and physical activity participation events in England will be able to take place from 11th July.
Whilst we welcome this development and look forward to the return of our sport, please note that all runbritain licenced races are cancelled until 31st July and this position will remain.
The reason for this is that Covid-19 guidance to race organisers on staging off-track events that meet the Government Guidelines issued on 10 July are currently being finalised. This guidance will soon be published on the runbritain site and also sent to all race organisers who have agreed to receive communication from runbritain.
It will be a condition of licenced races that they indicate that they have read the Covid-19 guidelines when they are issued; have understood these new requirements and agreed to implement them as appropriate to their event.
Please note that the Covid-19 guidelines will require: -
• Race organisers to draft additional plans such as a Covid-19 Risk Assessment
• A number of measures to be introduced which may require extra resource in terms of time, equipment, personnel and budget
• Additional communication with participants to update them on arrangements made by an event to mitigate against the risk of catching Covid-19
It should also be borne in mind that additional liaison with stakeholders such as Local Authorities and landowners could be required to gain their approval of the event.
We hope that you understand and agree with this position. If you have any queries then please contact glightwood@uka.org.ukThe UK Government have announced that outdoor sport and physical activity participation events in England will be able to take place from 11th July. 
Whilst we welcome this development and look forward to the return of our sport, please note that all runbritain licenced races are cancelled until 31st July and this position will remain.
The reason for this is that Covid-19 guidance to race organisers on staging off-track events that meet the Government Guidelines issued on 10 July are currently being finalised. This guidance will soon be published on the runbritain site and also sent to all race organisers who have agreed to receive communication from runbritain.
It will be a condition of licenced races that they indicate that they have read the Covid-19 guidelines when they are issued; have understood these new requirements and agreed to implement them as appropriate to their event. 
Please note that the Covid-19 guidelines will require: -
Race organisers to draft additional plans such as a Covid-19 Risk Assessment
A number of measures to be introduced which may require extra resource in terms of time, equipment, personnel and budget
Additional communication with participants to update them on arrangements made by an event to mitigate against the risk of catching Covid-19
It should also be borne in mind that additional liaison with stakeholders such as Local Authorities and landowners could be required to gain their approval of the event.
We hope that you understand and agree with this position. If you have any queries then please contact glightwood@uka.org.uk

Track and field events

England Athletics has the following announcement with regard to track and field events.

https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/latest-guidance-restarting-outdoor-events-and-reopening-indoor-facilities

Whilst we welcome this development and look forward to the return of our