England Age Group Marathon

England Age Group Marathon

England Athletics has partnered with five of the country’s best marathon races to create a unique opportunity for England Athletics registered runners to qualify to represent their country at Masters age group level.

Starting in Autumn 2016, England Athletics registered athletes who are competing in the Bournemouth, Chester, Yorkshire, Brighton and Greater Manchester marath ns can earn the right to represent England in the MBNA Chester Marathon in Autumn 2017 on Sunday 8 October.

Each of the five marathons will act as a qualifying race, with the top five EA-registered runners in each masters age category at each race, who have opted in to the qualifying system, guaranteeing themselves a place in the England team.

Chris Jones, CEO of England Athletics, says, “At England Athletics we are constantly looking for ways to inspire more people to run and to provide opportunities for registered members of our affiliated clubs. We are absolutely delighted to be working with five of the country’s top marathon races to help motivate and reward club members for their dedication to the sport.”

Full Details:

Qualifying Marathon Dates:

Age Groups (men and women):

  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65+
     

Target event:

The MBNA Chester Marathon - click here to read more

Further Information:

Please note the following:

• It is the responsibility of individual runners to enter their chosen qualifying marathon. The usual entry fees apply.
• For the England Representative event, runners will bear the costs of travel to the marathon and the entry fee for the race. Team kit will be available for purchase.


How to Register:

To register an intention to qualify for the England Age Group team, runners must either:
Submit their name, club, age group, England Athletics registration number and event entered at www.englandathletics.org/masters-age-group-athletes-to-represent-england-at-marathon (Details must be submitted to event organiser at time of entry or at the link provided at least one week before the relevant event).
Or
- Select the option at the point of entry to qualifying marathon

Only England Athletics registered athletes who have registered their intention to qualify are eligible. 

Selections will also be subject to current competitive fitness.

Contact for queries

If you have a query please email agegroupteam@englandathletics.org