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.

Athletes must achieve a relevant qualification standard at the qualifying race or within three calendar months prior to the date of this race.

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.

Please note as well as finishing in the top 3 of a qualifying race, athletes must achieve a relevant qualification standard at the qualifying race or within three calendar months prior to the date of the race.

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).

Thank you to all of the athletes who submitted an expression of interest form for selection.  Selected athletes have now been informed and a list will be made public shortly.

Masters 10k

Representative International Race for 2025: AJ Bell Great North 10k (6th July)

Qualification race opportunities:

Masters Half Marathon

Representative International Race for 2025: TBC

Qualification race opportunities:

Masters Marathon

Representative International Race: TBC

Qualification race opportunities:

Races for 2025-2026

Confirmed qualification and representative races for 2025-2026 are:

Masters 10k

Representative International Race for 2026: TBC

Qualification race opportunities

Register as a Master

Register for qualification as a Master on Roster Athletics.