Athletics at IMGA Master Games

Athletics is a group of sporting events that involves competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking. The most common types of athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and race walking.

Organised athletics are traced back to the Ancient Olympic Games from 776 BC, and now the athletics meeting forms the backbone of the Summer Olympics.

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Age categories

Individual Men & Women: 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+, 90+, 95+, 100+

Relays: Age is calculated by adding the age of all competitors.
Men and Women: <160, 160+, 200+, 240+

The age category you will compete in for Athletics will be determined as at the first day of competition. For example, if you turn 40 by the first day of competition, you would compete in the 40-44 age category.

Possible events and disciplines – Stadia

100m High Jump
200m Pole Vault
400m Long Jump
800m Triple Jump
1500m Hammer Throw
5000m Shot Put
10000m Discus Throw
Javelin Throw
Weight Throw
Weight Pentathlon
110/100/80m Short Hurdles
400/300/200m Long Hurdles
4x100m Relay
4x400m Relay
Decathlon (Male)
Heptathlon (Female)
3000/2000m Steeplechase
5000m Track Race Walk

Possible events and disciplines – Non‐Stadia

8km Cross
Half Marathon as part of the Marathon or 10km Road Race
10km Road Race Walk
20km Road Race Walk

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The IMGA doesn’t allow building new venues and encourages the host cities to use existing facilities to keep the costs lower. Therefore, the following information is subject to changes depending on the venues available.