Headphones policy

We are often asked whether runners are allowed to wear headphones during an event.

UKA have released a new rule for road races which is worth noting to avoid being disqualified.

“The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.

This restriction does not apply to races held on dual carriageways provided that there are clear, structured separations between the separate carriageways. Competition Providers of races held entirely on roads closed to traffic may apply this condition where appropriate to local circumstances.”

In terms of both the Chicks Chase runs and the MK Winter Half Marathon both events cross public roads and it is obviously essential to be able to hear any warnings relating to traffic at these points. The Cattle Creep run, however, is entirely off-road.