Race Organisers Handbook

Click on this link to view and download the Race Organisers' Handbook, and its appendices setting out an illustrative  race assessment here  and risk assessment in pdf and excel  forms here (pdf version) and  here (excel version)

Contact details for race registration and safety queries: 

Gareth Jaggard: gaz_jag@hotmail.com  Tel: (07810) 808884

Contact details for calendar related queries: 

Calendar & Fixtures Secretary: Linda Edmondson

wfracal@gmail.com Tel: (07961) 034716 



A Welsh Fell Runners Association (WFRA) fell race is one registered by the WFRA.

Factors including weather and terrain mean that fell racing takes place in a hazardous environment. Competitors must have appropriate experience in the conditions that may be encountered so that they can manage their own safety. 

The Race Organiser (RO) has a duty of care to competitors but competitors must accept that race monitoring arrangements, e.g. marshals and checkpoint recording are primarily designed to ensure ‘fair competition’ and must not be considered a ‘safety net’. 

A competitor enters a race on the understanding that they are responsible for their own safety.  The competitor must obey all instructions from the RO and officials and must equip and conduct themself accordingly. 

The WFRA’s Requirements for Fell Races comprises:

Breach of a rule by a competitor may result in disqualification from future WFRA (and FRA licensed) races for a period determined by the WFRA Committee. 

RO’s are required to organise their races in accordance with the WFRA’s requirements.  If requirements are not met, the WFRA may withdraw insurance cover for a particular race or impose other sanctions. 

As a condition for entering any WFRA race, the competitor shall: