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Welcome to over 30s Athletics in South Australia

SAMA encourages you to enter these events - click on each image to find out more!

Alice Springs Masters Games 2018
13-20 October 2018

Registration closes Friday 14 September 2018.

Beat the Rush competition. Register by 31st July to go in the running to win one of two amazing prizes- see the event details.

Australian Masters Athletics 20km Walk Championships - Adelaide2018
Sunday 5 August, 2018.

Closing date for entries is Sunday 29 July 2018
A Team Event has been introduced this year - see the event details.

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Updated: 16-7-2018

Winter Program
The SAMA winter competition is held each Saturday at various venues in the parklands around Adelaide, from May to September. The detailed 2018 Winter Program can be downloaded from the Programs page (updated on 2 June 2018).

See the Competition Formats page for further information and to see details of upcoming competition each week. Results will be available on the Results page as soon as possible after each competition, and any photos will be uploaded to our Facebook Gallery.

Start times for handicap weeks
For handicap weeks SAMA will again publish a listing of all those who have competed during the winter season. For each person, the list will show their individual start times for the various distances that they may be interested in doing that week.

This list will be found by clicking on the upcoming date in the Results page on the web site, and will be available by the Thursday morning preceding each handicapped race date. For more information see the Competition Formats page.

Latest Newsletter
The June edition of SA Masters News can be downloaded from the Newsletters page.

SAMA Policies Updated
The Strategic Plan, By-Laws and Risk Management Plan have been recently updated thanks to the work of George White, and copies can be downloaded from the Information page.

Winter Throws Training
A winter throwing group organised by Glynn Boyce is being held at SA Athletics Stadium every week on Sunday mornings, starting at 9.30am, until the end of September. See the Training page for details.

Upcoming events

    Full details for all events are available on the Events page, in the Calendar, or using the links below.
  • parkruns - A free, weekly, 5km timed run every Saturday at 8.00 am
  • Other running/walking events; ASA & SARRC events. Held throughout the year.
  • Trail Running SA events; Various venues. Held throughout the year..
  • SAMA Winter Program 2018 in Adelaide; Commenced May 5, 2018..
  • WMA Championships 2018 - Malaga Spain ; September 5-16, 2018.
  • SAMA Summer Program 2018-19 in Adelaide; Commences October 17, 2018.
  • Alice Springs Masters Games 2018 - Alice Springs, NT ; October 13-20, 2018.
  • Oceania Masters Athletics Championships 2019 - Mackay, QLD ; August 31 – 7th September, 2019.

Previous Announcements/Events

Winter T&F Meet
An additional Track & Field competition day was held on Sunday 8 July 2018 at SA Athletics Stadium. The results are available here.

Athletics SA 2017-2018 Awards.
Congratulations to Miriam Cudmore, winner of the Veteran Track & Field Female Athlete of the Year, and to Lisa Attenborough,
joint winner of the 2017-2018 PAT PETERS AM, Official of the Year Trophy.

AMA Awards
Congratulations to Miriam Cudmore (W75) who received the 2018 award for Most Outstanding Female Athlete at the Awards Dinner held at the AMA Championships in Perth. Click here for more information

SAMA Awards
Each year awards are made for athletic excellence in our club. Click here for information on the SAMA Athletic Awards, and to see the recipients of the 2017 awards, which were presented at the summer presentation night on 18 April 2018.

Changes to the Walking events
In the spirit of inclusion SAMA has decided to introduce Club Walking into its program. We hope this will encourage current walkers who struggle with bent knees, previous walkers who no longer compete for fear of disqualification and runners who might like to try walking without the pressure of full Race walking rules.

SAMA will now have two types of walking in its competition – Race Walking and Club Walking. See the Competition Formats page for details.

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About South Australian Masters Athletics


SA Masters Athletics (SAMA) was founded in 1971 as the SA Veterans Athletic Club and caters for men and women aged 30 years and above.  While membership is restricted to those over 30, children or grandchildren of members are most welcome to compete with us, as are members of ASA. Only members are eligible for Championships, trophies and prizes.

The main aim of the Club is to provide an ongoing competition program for mature age athletes and to especially cater for people of all athletic abilities.

We meet all year round on a weekly basis, with summer competition each Wednesday evening at SA Athletics Stadium, and each Saturday afternoon during the winter season. Each season (summer and winter), we conduct Championship events which are age graded based on 5 yearly age increments.   Certificates for all participants are presented at end of season presentations.

SAMA is affiliated with Australian Masters Athletics Inc and promotes the many Masters Athletics events held throughout Australia and the world.