The High Jump facility includes a semi-circular runway, a take-off area, two uprights with cross bar and a landing area. By temporarily removing sections of the kerb, it is possible to use the oval track as part of the runway.

The semi-circular runway, with a radius of at least 20m, will permit approaches from every direction. If it is necessary to remove the kerb temporarily in order to be able to use the oval track as a runway, care must be taken to ensure that the heights of the surfaces of the oval track and the segment are the same along the track border. The runway and take-off areas are usually covered with the same surface as the track.

The distance between the upright shall be not less than 4.00m or more than 40.4m.

The supports shall be flat and rectangular, 4cm width and 6cm long. They shall be firmly fixed to the upright and immovable during the jump and shall face the opposite upright.


  1. They must be installed 4.02m ± 0.02m apart.
  2. The maximum weight of the cross bar 2kg
  3. The end pieces shall be circular or semicircular with 30-35mm wide and 15-20cm long.
  4. There shall be a space of at least 1cm between threads of the cross bar and the uprights.

The Landing Area
The landing mats shall measure not less than 6.00m x 4.00m and shall be covered by a spike proof protective mat. The overall height shall be minimum 0.70 m. It may be placed on a 0.10m high grid which, on all sides shall be boarded to the ground with its front edge 0.10m behind that of the mat. Of particular importance for the safety of the High Jump is a suitable landing mat which will allow both sufficient absorption of the impact energy from the fall of the athletes and gives adequate resilience when compressed