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Athletics Ireland Event Permits

Event Permits/Licences


Three (3) months notice is required for all event permits/licences


All athletic fixtures require an Athletics Ireland licence/permit - As of September 2017, Event Permit Applications should to be sought at least 3months in advance of the event, and all Permit Applications require approval by Cork Athletics County Board.

Note: While three months is the minimum time required for permit applications, applications can be made at any stage.  The Cork Athletics Events Calendar can post and schedule events months and even years in advance.  Many events now apply for their Event Permit 12 months, and more, ahead of their scheduled event date.


All permit applications must be made by, or through, an Athletics Ireland member club


Permits for events in County Cork *MUST* go through, and be approved by, Cork Athletics County Board



Sending permits directly to Athletics Ireland Head Office, in Dublin, will only delay, not speed-up, the application, and may result in the permit application being declined, due to clashes with events that may have been submitted in the meantime.



Permit documents are available on the Athletics Ireland website


The Permit/Licence application forms should be posted to

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Hon Secretary, Cork Athletics, Dromina, Charleville, Co. Cork


Forms should be fully completed, and be accompanied by the appropriate fee, as per the application form. The fee must be made out to Athletics Ireland.


Applications in the form of notes, pieces of paper, or other similar formats are NOT acceptable. Each individual event permit application MUST be made by way of a fully completed form.


Note: if applying for a Race Series, each individual race MUST have it's own individual application, i.e. one permit CANNOT serve all events in the series.


The form should NOT be sent directly to Athletics Ireland headquarter, in Santry, Dublin - this will only result in delay in approval of the application, as the application will be returned to Cork Athletics for approval.   


Medical Plan

Athletics Ireland Medical Plan form

Every event *MUST* have a medical plan in place when applying for a permit



Road events must be measured, to IAAF standards, by an Athletics Ireland accredited measurer.  The measurement certificate is valid for five (5) years, unless the course changes, be intention, or by virtue of road re-alignment. List of accredited Athletics Ireland Measurers



Events organised directly by Athletics Clubs are normally covered by Athletics Ireland's insurance policy, however events organised by third parties, and other bodies, must provide documentary evidence of their insurance cover, when making the application.


Please ensure that events you participate in have a valid Athletics Ireland Permit


Athletics Ireland Race Handbook


About Us

Cork Athletics is a constituent member of Athletics Ireland. Cork Athletics is the governing body, administering athletics, track and field (T&F), cross-country (XC) and running in county Cork. The Board comprises elected representatives of constituent athletic clubs and running clubs. Cork County Board AAI organises Championship races and competition, including road, track & field (T&F) and Cross-country (XC), at junior, juvenile, senior and masters levels, and selects representation for the county. In addition, training and education is provided for coaches and officials. The Board also regulates the Athletics Ireland race/event permit (licence) process for county Cork.
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