Upcoming Events for the WMA and our Regions, including Championships and General Assembly Meetings.

Please be aware we are currently reviewing the entire Masters Athletics schedule for the upcoming championships, once we know more and have some confirmed information we will of course share with everyone.

WMA Road Race Walk Cup 2022 @ Muscat
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm
WMA Road Race Walk Cup 2022 @ Muscat

World Masters Athletics (WMA) and World Athletics have worked hard over the last few years to develop a closer relationship. This postponement was significantly disappointing for both partners. World Athletics now invited Masters Athletes to join the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships held in Muscat/Oman. WMA Vice President, Brian Keaveney, drafted a competition program to attract Masters race walkers. WMA and World Athletics want to offer this new opportunity for Masters Athletes around the world to come together and celebrate their love of race walking and competition. They will join the best race walkers in the world to test themselves. Oman is a beautiful, peaceful country and Muscat a scenic city full of things to be discovered. President Margit Jungmann said “We are pleased to be working with World Athletics to make this a uniquely memorable event for all the Masters Athletes who attend and we hope that Masters race walkers would like to compete with the elite.”

The World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships in Muscat will be held on 4-5 March 2022 including a mixed 4 x 2K Masters relay and 10K age group races. Some tentative details on the Masters races:

  • 1. The relay team consists of two race walkers made of one woman and one man. Each country can enter any number of teams in the following categories: Age 35-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
    • Mode: Each athlete will RW two 2K loops alternating between a man and a woman. A woman or a man can go first or second but must alternate.
  • 2. Individual race 10K with team scoring
    • All 5-year age groups starting at 35-39 can compete. Top three athletes both male and female can medal. Most likely there will be one mixed sex 10K race.
    • Team scoring for age groups will be used.

In March 2021, World Athletics and WMA had reached an historic agreement that would see official Masters Championships held for the first time alongside the World Athletics Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Australia in February 2022. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, World Athletics had to postpone this event to 2023. WMA will have to check if the new date will fit into the WMA 2023 calendar and to decide if the inaugural short course World Masters Cross Country Championships can be held.

Tampere 2022 – WMA Outdoor Championships @ Tampere
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm

The WMA council is pleased to announce that the Tampere LOC website will go online next weekend. The new website, www.wmatampere2022.com, contains the first essential information about the WMA World Championships in Tampere 2022 including the entry booklet. In advance WMA publishes the official schedule.

Let us look forward to a happy and healthy stay in Tampere. Enjoy athletics, friendship and new experiences in our great Masters Athletics family!


Sep 2 @ 8:00 am – Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm


On behalf of the Irish Mountain Running Association, we are delighted and honoured to welcome you to Ireland for the 21st World Masters Mountain Running Championships. It is a privilege to host such a prestigious event and we have endeavored to provide a challenging and exciting course.

The race will start in Clonmel and venture into the Comeragh Mountains in County Waterford.

The championship race events will take place from the 2nd – 4th of September 2022.

We are looking forward to meeting you all and offering you a warm Irish “Céad Míle Fáilte”.



Ar son, Cumin Reathaíochta agus Sléibhe na Mumhan, tá áthas orainn fáilte chroíúil a chur oraibh go léir go hÉirinn le haghaidh an 21ú craobhanna reathaíochta agus sléibhe. Is pribhléid é imeacht mar seo a óstail agus táimid tar éis ár seacht ndicheall a dhéanamh cúrsa dúshlánacha agus iontaofa a cur ar fáil daoibh.

Táimid ag tnúth go mór chun bualadh libh agus céad míle fáilte a thabhairt daoibh.


Per conto di l’associazione Irlandese di corsa in montagna, saremmo lieti e onorati di darvi il benvenuto in Irlanda per il ventunesimo Campionato del Mondo Master di Corso in Montagna. E un privilegio ospitare un evento cosi prestigioso e ci siamo sforzati di offrire un corso stimolante e degno.

Non vediamo l’ora di inontrarvi tutti e offrirvi un caloroso benvenuto Irlandese “Céad Míle Fáilte”


Im Namen der Irish Mountain Running Association möchten wir euch recht herzlich zu den 21. World Masters Mountain Running Championships willkommen heißen. Es ist uns eine Ehre, diese renommierte Meisterschaft auszurichten und wir sind sehr darum bemüht, einen anspruchsvollen und würdigen Kurs anzubieten.

Wir freuen uns euch alle kennenzulernen und möchten euch mit einem warmen “Céad Míle Fáilte” willkommen heißen.


Anglais au nom de l’Irish Mountain Running Association, nous sommes ravis et honorés de vous accueillir en Irlande pour le 21ème World Masters Mountain Running Championships. Il est un privilège d’accueillir un événement aussi prestigieux et nous nous sommes efforcés de fournir un cours stimulant.

Nous sommes impatients de vous rencontrer tous et de vous offrir un chaleureux Irlandais “Céad Míle Fáilte”.


En nombre de la Asociación Irlandesa de Carreras de Montaña, estamos encantados y honrados de darle la bienvenida a Irlanda para el 21º Campeonato Mundial Masters de Carreras de Montaña. Es un privilegio ser sede de un evento tan prestigioso y nos hemos esforzado por proporcionar un curso desafiante.

Estamos deseando conocerles a todos y ofrecerles un cálido Irlandés “Céad Míle Fáilte”.