Welcome to the official website of Gauteng North Masters Athletics. We are one of the ten Masters athletics provinces in South Africa and situated in the capital, Pretoria. We annually (during March/April) host the Gauteng North Masters Track & Field Championships, of which we had our 37th championships this year (23 & 24 March 2018 – Pilditch stadium). Events for Masters consist of all the usual events in which senior athletes usually participate.
Masters athletics is open to all Masters athletes (35 years and older) up to an international level. However, provision is made for athletes ages 30 to 34 to compete in all provincial, national and regional Track & Field championships. Masters athletics is organised in 5-year age categories, eg. 30-34, 35-39, etc,. right up to 90’s and even beyond 100 years old.
The South African Masters Track & Field Championships take place on an annual basis and the events hosted also consists of all the usual events. Provision is also made for Race Walking (on the track & road). The 2018 championships will take place in Bloemfontein from 26 to 28 April 2018 at the Mangaung athletics stadium.
Provision is also made for Cross Country athletes to participate in 5-year age groups at the various annual Provincial championships and the annual National championships.
The World Masters Outdoor Championships takes place every second year, with the next one scheduled for 4 to 16 September 2018 in Malanga, Spain. The events hosted also include a 8km Cross Country race, 42,2km marathon and Race Walking (on the track & road).
The World Masters Indoor Championships also takes place every alternative year, with the next one to take place from 24 to 30 March 2019 at Torun, Poland.
Records of performances are kept at a Provincial, National and International level.