Outdoor Sports

ACT Masters Athletics Club


GPO Box 2356, Canberra ACT 2601

0415 653 151



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About Us

Masters Athletics represent fitness, fun and fellowship across a range of athletic activities for men and women aged 30 and over. The club boasts a membership of over 300. Everyone, from beginner to elite is welcome. Standards and performances are recorded in five year age groups. Everyone participates in heats or groups at their own standard. Handicap events are especially popular, encouraging and rewarding improvement and fitness gained through the year. The philosophy of the movement is PARTICIPATION. Come along and enjoy yourself in running, walking, throwing or jumping.

Our Main Activities

Monthly Running Handicaps
Run in forests and on trails around Canberra. Usually the last Sunday of each month at 9.00am (8:30am in November, January and February) at different locations around Canberra. There are short and long course running events and a short course walk event.

Monthly Throwing Handicaps
Usually the last Saturday of each month from 1.00pm at the Masson Street oval, Turner.

Track and Field Season
Thursdays 6.00-9.00pm, October to March, at either Woden Park or the AIS Athletic Field, Bruce. The program consists of varying events, including sprints, middle and long distance runs, throws, jumps and walks.


Annual Masters Half Marathon. Usually held on the second-last Sunday in August


Masters Games M60 100 Metre Sprint

Training and Coaching

Coaching advice is available for all events conducted by the club. Some regular sessions are:



Coaching available at throwing competitions.


High Jumping

Sundays, 11.00am at the AIS Athletic Field


During the track season 9.30am Sundays, at various venues around Canberra

Pack Runs

Varying distances for all abilities.
Sundays and Tuesdays at 9.00am from Weston Park and Black Mountain Peninsula.