HOW DO I OBTAIN AN UKA ROAD RACE LICENCE ?
Select a course and measure it as accurately as you can.
Prepare a course map
Notify the highways authority and police and follow any safety recommendations
Contact an accredited measurer and make an appointment for a measurement. Send him the map so he can plan the measurement.
Once you have had the course measured or have an appointment for a measurement, you can complete the on-line licence application on the UKA RunBritain website.
As from 1 April 2011, all licence applications through runbritain/UKA will be fully online and there will be no paper licence applications. Please complete your on-line licence application on the UKA RunBritain website. If this is the first time you have applied this way, you will have to register and set up a username and password. Any queries then please contact: Gavin Lightwood. If you want some local advice, eg about local race schedules etc, get the contact details for your County Road Race Licence Officer from Gavin.
You should normally do the above at least 6 months before the race. The licence number and the number of the Certificate of Course Accuracy should then be shown on your race entry form so runners know the course will be accurate and the organisers are covered by the UKA's insurance.
Provided an appointment for measurement has been made, the licence may be issued in advance of completion of the course measurement. If subsequently a Certificate of Course Accuracy is not obtained then the licence is liable to be withdrawn. Note: A race, which does not mention a distance (e.g. some county relays) or one that is multi-terrain and so can not be measured accurately, can obtain a licence without having a measurement certificate.