Competition is an extremely important aspect of athletics and there numerous major and minor athletic competitions which take place in the UK and internationally every year. Some of the most significant events for athletes are:

  • Spar European Cup
  • European Cup of Combined Events
  • European Championships
  • European under- 23 Championships
  • European under-20 Championships
  • Pan American Games
  • World Indoor Championships
  • World University Games
  • IAAF World Championships in Athletics
  • IAU 100km World Cup and European Championships
  • Olympic Games
  • Paralympics