Race Directors' Course in February 2018

Race organiser

The next Race Directors' Course is scheduled for Saturday 17th February in Exeter. 

The course lasts for one day and the cost for this is £50 which includes lunch and teas/coffees. The capacity for the course is 30 delegates.

These courses are arranged on a demand driven basis. 

Please see below for information and booking details and plan for the day below.

Venue: Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Haven Road 

Exeter, EX2 8DP       Tel: 01 392 400 150  

Cost : £50.00 per delegate. Includes sandwich lunch and teas/coffees throughout the day.

Capacity : 30 delegates.

Bookings taken on a first come/first served basis. Delegates should be associated with a runbritain/UKA licensed race.

Booking Details: Delegates can pay by BACS or by cheque.

BACS payments should be made to:-

Sort Code:  30-64-10

Account No:  31040560

Account Name:  UK Athletics Ltd

Please use reference RBRDCEX to identify your paymentfor the Exeter course.


For cheque payments:-

Please send a cheque made payable to UK Athletics and addressed to Lisa Thompson, Finance Assistant, UKA, Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2BE.Please write “Race Directors’ course - Exeter” on the back of the cheque.


When you have made payment by either method, please email Gavin Lightwood glightwood@uka.org.uk to confirm your payment and contact details including phone number and the race that you represent. 

After payment is received, you will be contacted to confirm your place and be sent the course itinerary. 

Please contact glightwood@uka.org.uk should you require further information. 


Race Directors Course Programme Exeter

Registration                                                                   09:30 – 10:00

Introductions and Housekeeping                                10:00 – 10:30


1.       Venue                                                                    10:30 – 11:15

a.       Access/Egress

b.      Facility Provision

c.       Dedicated Emergency Services Access Point

d.      Segregation – Athletes/Spectators

e.      Calculations

COFFEE BREAK                        11:15 – 11:30

2.       Relationship with Local Authority and Highways                  11:30 – 12:15

3.       Event Plan                                                                                  12:15 – 13:00

LUNCH                                                       13:00 – 13:30

4.       Risk Assessment                                                                       13:30 – 14:30

5.       Race Licensing                                                                           14:30 – 15:30

a.       Terms and Conditions/UKA Licence Standards/Licence Fee Structure

b.      Licence/Affiliation/Insurance

c.       Role of Event Adjudicator - Flags

d.      Medical Guidelines

e.      Post Race Reports/Reporting Accidents and Incidents

f.        Course Measurement

g.       Rules of Competition/Ranking

h.      Online Entry System

6.       Other Material                                                                               15:30 – 15:45

a.       Race Directors Handbook

b.      Fact Sheets

c.       The Purple Guide

d.      1996 Home Office “Good Practice Safety Guide for Small and Sporting Events on the Highway”

e.      Safe Sport Away (NSPCC)

f.        EA Guide Race Organisers – Athletes with disabilities

7.       Feedback/Questions                                                                     15:45 – 16:00