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.

England Masters development webinars are open to all runners who want to make the most of their training. Find full details on the Age Group Masters opportunities page.

We recognise that athletes want to plan their races as early as possible. We are pleased to publish the qualification and representative races for the 2023-24 season.

Races for 2023-24

Confirmed qualification and representative races for 2023-24 are:

Masters 10k

Representative International Race: Great Birmingham Run 10k

Masters Half Marathon

Representative International Race: Great Manchester Run Half Marathon

Masters Marathon

Representative International Race: MBNA Chester Marathon

Download England Team Manual for the Chester Marathon (PDF 2MB) Also emailed to team athletes

Main 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 2022-2023

England vs Wales Masters 5km Opportunity

England Athletics worked in partnership with the England Masters Athletics Association and Welsh Athletics to provide and additional masters opportunity at the Mid Cheshire 5km in August 2023. An England Team of up to 6 people will be selected in each of five 10 year age bands (35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 64-74, 75+ on the day of competition) to compete against a Welsh Masters team over 5km.

Please note this is an addition to main masters programme and selections took place via a selection meeting, not via qualification races.

Masters 10k

Masters Half Marathon

Masters Marathon

Register as a Master

Register for qualification as a Master on Roster Athletics.