WMA World Masters Athletics
RULES OF COMPETITION

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

Non-Stadia:
Marathon
8km Cross
10km Road Race Walk
20km Road Race Walk

Each WMA World Indoor Championships Stadia shall include the following events.
Each event will be offered for both male and female except as noted.

Stadia:
60m
200m
400m
800m
1500m
3000m
60m Hurdles
4x200m Relay
3000m Track Race Walk
High Jump
Pole Vault
Long Jump
Triple Jump
Shot Put
Weight Throw
Indoor Pentathlon (Male: 60m Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 1000m)
(Female: 60m Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, Long Jump, 800m)

Non-Stadia:
(World Championships now, optional events after Non-Stadia World Championships are re- established):

Half Marathon
8km Cross Country
10km Road Race Walk

Optional: World Winter Throwing Championships events:
Hammer Throw
Discus Throw
Javelin Throw

 

(4) The duration of the WMA World Championships Non-Stadia is a minimum of three days of competition. The events will be individual and team championships, with teams consisting of the top three finishers from each country in each five year age group.

The compulsory championship events will include:
10km Road Run (male and female)
Half Marathon (male and female)
10km Road Race Walk (male and female)
20km Road Race Walk (male and female)

Other championship events may include:
5km Cross Country (male and female)
50km Road Race Walk (male and female)

The order of events will be decided by the LOC and WMA.

(5) WMA shall sanction such other World Masters Championships as may be approved by the General Assembly.

(6) WMA shall sanction such other road, cross-country and mountain running races as may be approved by the General Assembly, including the holding of a 100K World Championship Road Race in odd-numbered years and a WMA World Championships Mountain Running Race in even numbered years.

(7) WMA shall encourage its Regional Associations to promote regular Regional Masters Athletics Championships, but only in countries whose Governments do not refuse visas to or otherwise restrict participation by individuals, on ground of race, religion, politics, nationality or place of residence. Regional Masters Athletics Championships shall require the approval of the WMA Council.

(8) WMA shall, where appropriate, encourage the promotion of Regional Masters Indoor Championships.

(9) WMA shall encourage its Affiliates to promote regular National Masters Athletics Championships.

(10) WMA shall, where appropriate, encourage the promotion of National Masters Indoor Championships.


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