UK Events staged by British Athletics
Due to our relationship with British Athletics, we are able to agree an allocation of tickets at their events in locations meeting members' needs including, where possible, near the finish line. We take into account the price of tickets, so for more expensive events we ensure that access the best value tickets. Often, we are able to negotiate a discount for those who purchase early.
The sale and distribution of tickets is currently handled by The Ticket Factory.
Where possible, we provide details of ticketing in each issue of the BASC in-house magazine (Backtrack). However, decisions on the availability of tickets is often made with deadlines that do not match the Backtrack publication dates. In those cases, we send information to members by email, including the links to find out more about an event and to order tickets. It is important that members let us know of any change of email address, and that they make BASC a safe sender on their email service.
It is important that you read and act upon the information you receive with Backtrack, both in the Chairman's letter and British Athletics information!
Overseas Meetings and Championships
To facilitate those BASC members who wish to travel to overseas events, including individual meetings, championships, or cross country, there are several sports tour companies who can provide a fully comprehensive package of tickets, flights and hotel accommodation to provide priority access to members for travel packages for overseas events. They advertise in Backtrack from time to time and have many years of experience of taking BASC members to events. There is however, no formal link between BASC and any travel provider.JOIN BASC
For the avoidance of doubt, BASC is not a travel company and does not obtain tickets for events speculatively. Occasionally we obtain tickets for events for members (as happened with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games) but these are obtained by special arrangements only and only tickets specifically requested by members are acquired.
When travelling to an athletics event, it is important to ensure that you are adequately and appropriately insured should there be a problem with attending the event. Hotels, travel and events all operate independently and although they may be booked via one travel company, some elements of the travel package are booked separately. As an example, cancellation of an athletics event may stop you wanting to travel. but hotels and flights may still be operating. Without adequate and appropriate cover, you may lose the cost of your flights and hotel stay.