England Age Group Masters teams and races

Masters team at Birmingham 10k

About our Masters programme

England Athletics recognises that a significant amount of the membership of road running clubs is made up of runners aged over thirty-five years. The Age Group Masters competition programme recognises and rewards the significant contribution that these runners make to our sport.

Through an annual rolling programme of qualifying events and representative opportunities we provide Masters runners with a friendly competition format and the chance to earn themselves an England Age Group Masters vest.

Masters Programme qualifying and representative races

You should enter the actual race through the normal entry procedure on the race organiser's website and then register as a master with England Athletics through our online entry form on Roster Athletics.

In order to be eligible for qualification you MUST register your intention to qualify in advance of the race using the Roster Athletics entry system. Retrospective registrations are not possible.

Races for 2023-2024

Scroll down further for 2024-2025 races.

Confirmed qualification and representative races for 2023-2024 are:

Masters 10k

Representative International Race: Great Birmingham Run 10k (5 May 2024)

  • Qualification race 1: 2023 AJ Bell Great Bristol Run
  • Qualification race 2: 2023 AJ Bell Great Manchester Run
  • Qualification race 3: 2023 Knutsford 10k
  • Qualification race 4: 2023 Brighton 10k
  • Qualification race 5: 2024 Leicester 10k (3 March) | Register for Leicester 10k as a Master

Masters Half Marathon

Representative International Race: Great Manchester Run Half Marathon (26 May 2024)

Qualification race opportunities

  • 2023 AJ Bell Great Bristol Run
  • 2023 AJ Bell Great Manchester Run 
  • 2023 Humber Coastal Half Marathon
  • 2023 AJ Bell Great South Run
  • 2023 Run Tatton Half Marathon
  • 2023 Essar Four Villages Half Marathon

Masters Marathon

Representative International Race: MBNA Chester Marathon (6 October 2024)
Download England Team Manual for the Chester Marathon (PDF 2MB) Also emailed to team athletes

Qualification race opportunities

Races for 2024-2025

Confirmed qualification and representative races for 2024-2025 are:

Masters 5k

Representative International Race for 2024: Mid Cheshire 5k (23 August 2024). Please complete the expression of interest form no later than midnight on 7 July 2024 to be considered for selection. Download selection policy.

Masters 10k

Representative International Race for 2025: TBC

Qualification race opportunities

Masters Half Marathon

Representative International Race for 2025: TBC

Qualification race opportunities

Masters Marathon

Representative International Race: TBC

Qualification race opportunities

Register as a Master

Register for qualification as a Master on Roster Athletics.