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Welcome to over 30s Athletics in South Australia

SAMA encourages you to enter this event - click on the image to find out more!

Trailblazer by the Sea #5 - Walk for HIS Life

28 October 2018

Easy coastal walks and runs of 8 and 14km and longer distances of 28 and 36km.

Or get on your bike and ride to Semaphore to join the crowd raising valuable funds for Prostate Cancer research, awareness and support.

See the event details.


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Updated: 21-9-2018

Walk or Run for HIS Life
The annual Trailblazer by the Sea event organised by the Rotary Club of Adelaide will take place on Sunday 28 October. This year’s event – Walk or Run for HIS Life – is supporting The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (SA Branch). Bike SA has now joined with the Rotary Club of Adelaide and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia to promote this unique Adelaide event!. 
Registrations are now open. For more details see the Events page.

Social News
Reminder - balances for accomodation fees are payable by 10 October for those participating in this year's Weekend away at Tanunda Caravan Park, Mannum from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2018.
See the Social Events page for details.

Latest Newsletter
The latest edition of SA Masters News (August 2018) can be downloaded from the Newsletters page.

2018-2019 Committee
We have now updated all the information about the new Committee elected at the AGM in June, including their photos. See the Committee page for details.

Winter Program
The winter season has now finished. Results from all competitions are
available on the Results page, and photos have been uploaded to our Facebook Gallery.

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.

Age is an Advantage
The History Of Veterans/Masters Athletics In South Australia has been updated by its author, George White. It is available as a single downloadable PDF from the SAMA History page.

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.
  • AMA Winter Throwing Championships - Woolongong, NSW ; September 29 - October 1, 2018.
  • SAMA Summer Program 2018-19 in Adelaide; Commences October 17, 2018.
  • Alice Springs Masters Games 2018 - Alice Springs, NT ; October 13-20, 2018.
  • Trailblazer by the Sea #5 - Walk for HIS Life - Adelaide SLSCs ; October 28, 2018.
  • AMA Multi Events Championships 2019 - Bendigo, VIC ; January 12-13, 2019.
  • AMA T & F Championships Melbourne 2019 - Melbourne, VIC ; April 26 -29, 2019.
  • Oceania Masters Athletics Championships 2019 - Mackay, QLD ; August 31 – 7th September, 2019.

Previous Announcements/Events

Winter Program
The SAMA Half-Marathon Championships and 20km Walk Championships were held in conjunction with the AMA 20km Race Walk Championships on Sunday 5 August 2018.
See the Results page for results.

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 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.