Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - user guide


  1. The Fell Runners Association (FRA) governs fell racing in England and the Isle of Man. Some of the answers on this page may differ in other home nations; where relevant, please check with the Race Organiser or with the Welsh FRA (WFRA), Scottish Hill Runners (SHR) or Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association (NIMRA).

  2. Whilst these FAQ pages are intended to provide informal guidance and extra context, they are not a “controlled document”. For any questions on rules and procedures, the latest FRA documentation remains the authority.

For questions relating to COVID-19, please see our dedicated page here.

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For questions not covered in these FAQ pages, or for confirmation, please contact the relevant member of the FRA Committee (or the Secretary for general enquiries).

FAQ about the "FRA Relays"

Q: I’m running the FRA relays and…

STOP – there is no such thing as the “FRA Relays”! But if you mean the British Fell Relays (officially the British Athletics Fell and Hill Relay), please read on…

Q: I’ve been selected by my club to compete in the British Fell Relays. Where can I find more information?

The British Fell Relays are not administered by the FRA. Competitors should contact either the club hosting the event or the Mountain Running Advisory Group (MRAG) of UK Athletics. Some details including eligibility rules are available on the UK Athletics website here (go to the link, then click the ‘BA Fell Running’ tab).