The objectives of the federation are to promote, develop and deliver the sport of athletics in Bulgaria, to manage the competition calendar and participation of Bulgarian athletes and clubs in international events, to educate technical officials, to fight continuously and definitely against the use of forbidden stimulating substances, which increase the sports achievements, strictly obeying the respective articles of World Athletics Constitution and Competition Rules.
Bulgarian Athletic Federation organises national championships in all age groups, in all main athletics disciplines. It is actively working on the Kids Athletics programme and has licensed instructors in all the main cities all over the country.
A road running project is also in place since 2018 with the aim to embrace, coordinate and manage mass participation running in the country. The Federation works closely with the Ministry of Youth and Sport in Bulgaria, the National Anti-Doping Agency, Municipalities and local government structures.
In 2020 the federation has 125 affiliated clubs, 3500 licensed athletes and 8 employees.