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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!

WMA Championships - Malaga, Spain
4 - 16 September 2018

Registration open now - closes 15 July 2018.
AMA is offering various discount deals on the purchase of AMA uniforms - see the event details

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Updated: 13-5-2018

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 4 May 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.

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

AMA Awards
Congratulations to Miriam Cudmore (W75) who received the 2018 award for Most Outstanding Female Athlete at the recent 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.

Social News
This year's Weekend away will be at Tanunda Caravan Park, Mannum from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2018.
Cabins are available to book. See the Social Events page for details.

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.

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
  • Winter 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; Commences May 5, 2018.
  • WMA Championships 2018 - Malaga Spain ; September 5-16, 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

Summer Competition
The SAMA summer program has now finished. Results for all our summer competitions, including Championships, can be found on the Results page.
The photos from previous SAMA competitions can be viewed via the Gallery.

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.

Services for Masters Athletes
We are proud to announce that SAMA is now a Good Sports accredited club. The Good Sports program works with clubs to help them provide safe and healthy environments for families to play sport. Full details can be found on our Service Providers page.

You can also find out more about a Biomechanics research survey being conducted on Breast Support Issues, and what the World Masters Rankings website has to offer. Further information on our Service Providers page.

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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.