2022 -2024 AMA Championship Contracts
All masters athletes wishing to compete for an AMA medal in their respective age categories must be registered members of their State or Territory Masters Clubs to enter the Championship. The approved State, Territory or Organisation awarded the event for a Triennium shall endeavour to meet the following criteria: • They shall run the event according to the appropriate World Athletics/WMA or AMA rules or bylaws. • All tracks, fields or courses shall be certified or otherwise shown to be World Athletics approved. • An annual budget should be prepared showing the expected number of masters entrants, income from AMA participants and provision for covering the cost of medals and the AMA fee and how this may vary annually. • The event is appropriately advertised to AMA participants showing entry costs. An accommodation guide may be included. • A report shall be submitted to the AMA Board within 4 weeks, showing the number of masters entrants and the income and expenditure related to masters participation etc. • For these Championships, the organisers may use and pay for the official AMA medal.
For its part the AMA shall ensure: • The event is advertised on its web-site and in the various State and Territory magazines and web-sites. • Where appropriate, AMA shall endeavour to provide assistance with officials and helpers and to be available to present medals to the AMA participants.
AMA Multi–Event Championships:
These Championships are for the decathlon and heptathlon. They are conducted over two days on a weekend. Athletics North Queensland (ANQ) will host these Championship events for 2022 and 2024 in Townsville. Bendigo Athletics will host the 2023 Championships.
AMA Marathon Championship:
The event was awarded to the Gold Coast Events Organisation for the triennium 2022 – 2024. The event is conducted as part of the Gold Coast Marathon.
AMA Half-Marathon Championships:
The Half-Marathon Championship is now a postal event. The coordinator of this event for 2022-2024 will be Masters Athletics Western Australia (MAWA). Rules for AMA Postal Half Marathon Championships
AMA 20 km Road Walk Championships:
South Australian Masters Athletics (SAMA) will host the 20 km Road Walk Championship for the triennium 2022-2024 in Adelaide.
AMA Winter Throws Championships:
These Championships cover the full range of throwing events plus a Throws Pentathlon and a Heavy Weight Pentathlon. The Championships have been awarded to Queensland Masters Athletic (QMA) for the triennium 2022-2024 and will be held in Brisbane. More information to follow.