Long Jump


  1. A valid jump can only be made if the competitor takes off from one foot.
  2. No marks may be placed on the runway but may be placed alongside the runway.  No marks shall be placed in any pit or land area.
  3. Any length of run up not exceeding 40 metres may be used.
  4. If in running up to take off, an athlete passes the edge of the take off area furthest from the landing pit, it shall be called a trial even if the jump is not completed.
  5. Placing any part of the foot over the edge of the take-off area nearest the jumping pit (whether jumping or running through) will result in a no jump or no trial being recorded.
  6. To be a valid jump, the competitor must land in the pit and any contact made outside the put must be forward of the mark made in the sand.
  7. If after completing a jump, the competitor walks back through the landing area, a no jump is recorded.
  8. Receiving any assistance just prior to or during progress of event from any person whatsoever will lead to disqualification.
  9. The competitor who has the longest measured distances from all jumps recorded is the winner.  If more than one competitor has equal best then the decision is made on the next best jump.
  10. The employment of any form of somersaulting is not permitted.
  11.  The front edge of the take-off mat should be not less than 0.5m from the front edge of the pit.
  12. Measurements are taken from the closest point of impact to the take-off area by any part of the athlete’s body back to the front (closest to the pit) of the mat, for under 13-15. Under 6-12 to the front edge of imprint made by the take off foot.
  13. It is a valid jump even if the athlete takes off behind the mat.  Measurements are still only taken to the front of the mat. ( For under 13-15 only)

TAKE-OFF     1.0m x 1.0m              Under  6-8 - Boys and Girls

AREA            1.22m x 0.5m            Under  9-12 - Boys and Girls

                    1.22m x 0.2m            Under  13-15 - Boys and Girls