Rules, officials and licence standards

All licensed events must comply with current UKA rules for competition (incorporating World Athletics rules), and are expected to meet the standard of delivery laid out for their licence-type.

UKA rulebook (incorporating World Athletics rules) 2024-26
Specific Rules: Traditional Heavy Events at Amateur Highland Games
Maximum Race Distances for Young Athletes in Off-Track Events

Licensing Standards:
Licence Standards for Licensed Athletics Events in Scotland
Scottish Licensing Levels

Officiating Requirements (Track and Field):
Track and Field – Minimum Officials Required for Level 1 Meetings
Level 1 T&F Meeting – Officials’ List Template

Officiating Requirements (Off-Track):
Off-track events require, as a minimum, a suitably qualified endurance official as Referee. Additional qualified endurance officials, starters and timekeepers are also encouraged.
Off Track Events – Officials’ List Template

UKA Guidance:
UKA Track and Field Licensing Guidance
Facilities and TrackMark Information

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