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

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The UK Government have announced that outdoor sport and physical activity participation events in England will be able to take place in July and this includes road and multi terrain running.

Whilst we all 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 have been produced. Read the advice here.

 It will be a condition of licenced races that they indicate that they have read the Covid-19 guidelines; 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.

If you have any queries then please contact 

Track and field events

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

Additional UKA guidelines and downloads here.