UKA Rules apply from the Under 13 Age Group upwards. The rule book is available for downloading at: British Athletics

These include important changes regarding compulsory athlete registration in competitions held under UKA Rules. It is important that athletes, club membership secretaries, team managers and others are aware of this and the associated guidance.

For competition information, please see England Athletics


Athletes (& parents of young athletes) – please see athlete registration

Team Managers – please see

Membership Secretaries – please see

Coaches – please see

Event organisers – please see

While athlete registration has been a part of the rules of the sport for a number of years, it remains essential that athletes are registered and aware of their registration details.

While road runners will still be able to compete unattached, athletes who wish to represent their club (and claim the registered athlete discount on entry fees) in road running events, will need to be registered.

Checks on registration
Many events and competition providers carry out their own checks on registration. Some competitions may also have specific rules regarding registration, such as regarding second claim athletes, that you should also familiarise yourself with.

For a number of years England Athletics has also worked with competition providers to carry out registration checks at point of entry and after events, this is something we will continue to do. The number of unregistered athletes remains low.

To ensure that you or others are registered prior to competition an athlete’s registration status can be confirmed at Competition providers can also upload spreadsheets of entrant/ competitor details for automated checks.

Important note
We recommend you make yourself familiar with the information that is relevant to you and, where appropriate, draw the attention of others to the information that is relevant to them.

Clubs are a fundamental part of the sport and as such it is not possible for an individual to register with England Athletics other than through an affiliated club.