Organising an event

If you are organising an athletics event, your first step should be to read this guide and visit the event-specific pages for your event type.


If you wish to organise an athletics event, be it a track and field meeting, road race, cross-country event, hill race or highland games, you will require a licence. Power of 10 and Runbritain Rankings will only include performances from licensed events.

Licences will only be issued to organisations who are current members of scottishathletics. This includes athletics clubs, associate members and corporate members. If you would like an event licence and are not currently a member, complete and return a corporate membership form.

Applications are now being accepted for any event up to 30th September 2018. This includes events held in both the Winter 2017/18 season and Summer 2018 season.

Click here to apply for a licence

PLEASE NOTE: The licence application process for events planned for Summer 2018 launched on December 6th 2017. Any applications submitted before this date have not been carried over to the new licensing system and applicants should apply again using the new application form.

scottishathletics can provide information on potential date clashes, risk assessment, insurance, licence standards for events, levy collection, race organiser affiliation, etc. To find out more visit our Event organiser FAQs page, or contact the scottishathletics Events Administrator.

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