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

UK Athletics statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Guidance for road races and multi-terrain races with a licence but not yet taken place

If you need to suspend an event and reschedule it for later in the year, and assuming that you have got Local Authority approval for the new date and that nothing else has changed with the race arrangements, then the existing licence with an amended date will be valid. Please contact with confirmation of Local Authority approval and the new race date.

There will inevitably be some fixture clashes given the level of rescheduling involved.

As there are a large number of races moving their dates to the autumn, you should also check that medical cover, officials, volunteers and timing services will be available.

Our advice is not to schedule any new events at this time.

If you are cancelling your event this year then please contact and the race will be cancelled on the runbritain system and removed from the Race Listing page. There is no licence fee due for cancelled races and the deposit payment for the licence application can be deferred to next year.

If your race is cancelled, you may need to arrange refunds of entry fees or deferrals to next year’s race.

Please note that given the current unique circumstances, runbritain is experiencing an unprecedented level of enquires and requests for administration services that will inevitably delay our response time.

Guidance for road race and multi-terrain licence applications not yet submitted

UK Athletics have advised that all races should not take place until after July 31st. Therefore, you should not apply for a licence with a race date before August 1st.

Guidance on Refunds

Guidance on refunds can be found in the "Downloads" section in the column to the right of this message.