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

Road and Multi-Terrain Races in England and Wales

The UK Government announced that outdoor sport and physical activity participation events in England would be able to take place from 11th July.

In a very rapidly changing environment, the advice from UK Athletics is that you should follow all national and local guidance regarding restrictions in place.

Event organisers should consider reminding participants, pre-entry and pre-event of the need to follow up to date restrictions created at a national and local level. The government postcode checker is available here - https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions?priority-taxon=774cee22-d896-44c1-a611-e3109cce8eae

In line with the new government guidance on local tier restrictions, the tables available from this link https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running?media-alias=526c91ee78ecc3fac17e  gives guidelines within each of the three tier restrictions; Tier 1 (Medium), Tier 2 (High), Tier 3 (Very High).  Please be aware there may be further local authority restrictions in each tier.

In England, outdoor activity and competition remain unchanged and organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue except for travel restrictions. However, organisers of events in any of the tiers are requested to contact their local authority or public health agency to confirm any local restrictions and implications for their event. 

Please check https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/coronavirus/return-play for updates.

Currently no licenced road or multi-terrain races are taking place in Wales. Covid-19 advice for Wales can be found here - https://www.welshathletics.org/en/page/return-to-athletics and https://gov.wales/coronavirus
 
It is a condition of licenced races that they indicate that they have read the Covid-19 guidelines; have understood these  requirements and agreed to implement them as appropriate to their event. 
 
Please note that the Covid-19 guidelines 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 have come a long way in a short time to re-establish road and multi-terrain events and runbritain will continue to work with the England Athletics and Welsh Athletics, competition organisers and relevant agencies to ensure that our sport is delivered as safely as possible. During these unprecedented times our sport must be delivered differently to meet the requirements set out by the respective Governments to ensure that it remains compliant and is delivered in a safe way with exemplary standards and appropriate behaviours from all parties at all times.
 
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