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

Following the UK Government’s announcement on Monday 4 January of a new national lockdown, our guidance for road and multi-terrain running reflects these enforced Covid-19 restrictions across England and Wales.

As a result of everyone being required to stay at home, except for specific purposes as outlined by the UK Government’s guidance, the impact on our sport includes the following with immediate effect and until further notice:

  • The suspension of all outdoor competitions including track and field, cross country, road, trail, fell and multi-terrain running.
  • The suspension of all face-to-face indoor and outdoor club / group activity.
  • The suspension of all indoor track and field competitions.
  • The suspension of all face-to-face coaches’ and officials’ education.
  • The suspension of any other face-to-face club / group training sessions, events, athlete camps, running groups or other social events as well as club committee or other meetings.
  • Indoor gyms and facilities will remain closed.
  • Virtual races can still take place. https://www.runbritain.com/races Anyone taking part in any virtual activity should at all times observe the above restrictions.

We believe athletics and running play a vital role in improving the physical and mental health and wellbeing of participants of all ages and abilities and remain in constant dialogue with the UK Government to ensure a full, and safe, return to the sport as soon as possible.

Please continue to follow all the latest news and updates for your local area as these could be subject to change at short notice, with UK Government advice superseding the above guidance relating to athletics and running.

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 new national Covid-19 restrictions until further notice.

 

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