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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.

Feb 2014: parkrun courses are no longer certified but we have a list of parkruns measured by a qualified measurers.See discussion of calibration issues

Jan 2014: Measuring the RoyalBerks 10k in the floods resulted in calibration uncertainty. A check measurement will be required.

Jan 2013:

Olympic Marathon Measurement Report

The UK Course Measurement Working Party has set up the Association of UK Course Measurers.
Meeting minutes 30 Nov 2013: CMWP     AGM


NEW April 2012: Runners and Officials occasionally query the length of races having Certificates of Course Accuracy. Where possible we investigate to see if there is evidence of error. We intend start publishing brief reports of these investigations.

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.