Competition Rules

The ESAA has general rules which cover all competitions, and specific rules which apply to each different competition type.

The rules are contained in the ESAA handbook which is available in printed format, but they are reproduced here too.

This section provides you with all the rules, including where applicable:

  • Implement weights and dimensions
  • Hurdles heights, distances, and spacings
  • Recommended course distances
  • Acceptable clothing

Don't assume that any particular rule applies to all competitions - competitions have different age groups and therefore correspondingly different rules, weights, and distances.