Frequently asked questions

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Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Who is eligible to join and how much does it cost?

All men and women over thirty years of age are eligible to join, be they social, amateur or professional. Current subscription rates are $50.00 single and $75.00 couple.

What age groups do they compete in?

Competition is carried out in five year age groups for both men and women, for example M30 equals men aged 30-34 years, W45 equals women aged 45-49 years.

Is there anything I should do before competing?

Unless you have been involved in regular exercise for many years then a medical examination is advised. A recommended brochure to read is Mature Aged Sport - Fitness Into The Future as prepared by the Australian Sports Commission and Australian Sports Medicine Federation, this brochure is available from the secretary.

What competition is available?

On a local level, the Association conducts weekly Track & Field Programs, both in Hobart and Launceston, during the Track & Field season and which normally run from October to March. In addition to the above we conduct annual Championships in the following events:

  • Track & Field All Events
  • Multi Events Pentathlon, Heptathlon, Decathlon
  • Road (Both Run & Walk)
  • Cross Country

For those extra keen athletes, National Track & Field Championships are held every year at Easter, hosted by each State on a rotational basis. The pre-vet categories of M30 & W30 are eligible to compete. If you have the finances, you can also compete at World Championships, which are held every two years, competition being now available for both Men and Women over the age of 35, in 5 year age groups.

2018 Australian Masters Championships will be held in Perth W.A. and the 2018 World Masters Championships will be held in Malaga Spain in September that year.

Are records for each event kept?

Our Statistician maintains records for all events, in the various age groups, along with the processing of claims for National and World records.

What other events or activities are conducted?

Both in the North and the South of the State, we conduct regular Fun Runs, usually on a Sunday. A Cuppa or BBQ, whereby members can relax with their family and enjoy the more social aspects of our Association, follows all runs.

Does the Association compete at Interclub competition?

Tasmanian Masters Athletics Inc. (TMA) is an affiliated Club with Athletics Tasmania (AT) and, as such, competes as a Club in the various Branch & State competitions (particularly in the south). Those members wishing to dual register with the TMA & AT (club of choice) please contact the Secretary for further details.

Can a current member of another athletic club join?

Yes. The benefits of dual membership include eligibility for all Masters competition at local, State, National and International levels. TMA members also receive the monthly newsletter Footnotes and the annual AMA Handbook. All for the relatively small fee of $50 for single and $75 for a couple each year.