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Welcome to Road Running Course Measurement in UK.

Here you will find out about the
accurate measurement of courses for road running.


Runners in England will find lists of measured courses and some course maps (South only).


Race Organisers can find out how to get your course measured and as certified accurate. N.B. Ideally, you need to book a measurer 6 months before your race.


Course Measurers will find a range of resources.

NEW from 1 Jan 2016:

In order to fund the costs of the AUKCM (including certification of new courses, training of measurers, and this website), a registration fee is payable before a new course will be certified. For details with form for race organisers to use see pdf.

2012: London Olympic Marathon Measurement Report

The UK Course Measurement Working Party has set up the Association of UK Course Measurers.
Meeting minutes 10 Oct 2015: CMWP     AGM


Runners and Officials occasionally query the length of races. Where possible we investigate to see if there is evidence of error. We publish brief reports of these investigations.

Recent reports: St Helens 10k, Manchester Marathon 2013-15

Trafford10k, Remeasurements arising from a short cal course

For Race Directors
in England & Wales:

Renew your certificate of course accuracy on-line
For other areas apply to your
Area Measurement Secretary


Try our introductory lesson then do the free theory course & practical.