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Masters Athletics is a sport for life

Discover the timeless allure of masters athletics, a phenomenom that transcends generations and embodies the spirit of both unity and competition. At the heart of it lies the World Masters Athletics Championships, where athleticism knows no age limit and where the thrill of victory is within reach for all.

Whether you are a seasoned athlete or new to the track, masters athletics offers an unparalleled opportunity to challenge yourself and others. It is a sport where the pursuit of excellence is matched only by the camaraderie forged on and off the field.

Embark on a journey of self-discovery through the sport of track and field, where you challenge yourself not only in the race but also in life's profound questions. Explore the boundaries of your capabilities and redefine what you once thought possible.


Experience the excitement of our championship, where we aiming high and dreaming big. With aspirations to welcome over 7,000 participants from 100 countries, our event promises to be a global celebration of masters athletics and sportmanship.

Set against the backdrop of three top-tier competition arenas and a vibrant non-stadia venue in Gothenburg's most iconic city park, our championship offers the perfect stage for athletes to shine.

We're on a mission to make this championship the most sustainable yet, pioneering eco-friendly initiatives and setting a new standard for masters events worldwide. From minimizing our carbon footprint to implementing waste reduction strategies, we are dedicated to ensuring that every aspect of the event is environmentally responsible. By prioritizing sustainability, we are not only creating a positive impact on the planet but also inspiring others to follow.


In the world of masters athletics, age is just a number and the true measure of an athlete lies in their dedication and unwavering passion for the sport. Everyone over 35, regardless of background or previous achievements, is welcomed with open arms to showcase their abilities on equal terms. With world championship titles up for grabs, it is a chance to push your limits, defy expectations and realize your potential on the global stage.

Novices, beginners, experts, professionals, seasoned, elites, masters and champions. Welcome to Gothenburg.


In masters athletics, it is common for athletes to compete in multiple disciplines. From sprinting to throwing, jumping to distance running, athletes often embrace the opportunity to challenge themselves in different areas of the sport. This diversity adds an exciting dimension to competitions, allowing athletes to explore their full potential and discover new strengths. Join us as we delve into the wide range of options available, offering something for every athlete to explore and enjoy. The championship program features a comprehensive track and field schedule, encompassing track events, field events, combined events and non-stadia events.

Next stop:

Gothenburg - Sweden

13-25 August 2024


Taking a trip down memory lane, we witness the rich history of masters athletics championships. Since its inception in 1975, this global spectacle has seen a growing interest around the world, showcasing the extraordinary talent and relentless determination of athletes from every corner of the globe. Now, as Gothenburg gears up to host the twenty-fifth World Masters Athletics Championships outdoors, we stand on the brink of history. With excitement pulsing through our veins, we proudly claim our place as the first city to host this prestigious event twice. The echoes of our first foray into hosting, back in 1977, still reverberate in the air, infusing our city with a sense of pride and anticipation. Join us as we celebrate this milestone and continue the legacy of excellence in masters athletics.


Witness the incredible feats achieved by masters athletes as they push the boundaries of human potential in their respective disciplines. From sprinting to throwing, jumping to distance running, these athletes defy age and expectations as they continue to rewrite the record books and inspire generations to come.