For the first time in history, Masters athletes will be able to stake their claim for glory alongside the world’s best cross country athletes at the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 2023 (WXC Bathurst 2023) taking place in February 2023.
Together with World Athletics, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for WXC Bathurst 2023 and World Masters Athletics have reached an historic agreement to host the World Masters Athletics Short Course Cross Country Championships on the same course from February 18-19.
Masters athletes are invited to experience first-hand the challenges facing the world’s best distance runners – the hills, the boomerang, the billabong, the vineyard and that glorious World Championship feeling in a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Cross country runners aged 35 and older can enter individually but must then be approved by their respective national federations. They will compete across two days of competition:
- The masters team relay of 4km (1 male, 1 female x 2km) conducted in five age groups (35-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+), will take place on Saturday, February 18.
- The individual championship events on Sunday will be races for five-year age categories (6km for ages 35-39 and 4km for 70+) as per World Masters Athletics rules.
Australian masters entrants need to be current financial members of a state/territory masters association (ACTMA, NTM, NSWMA, SAMA, QMA, VMA, TMA or MAWA), so contact your state masters body, and make sure you have joined before registering.
NOTE: THIS EVENT IS BEING RUN BY AN OUTSIDE EVENT COMPANY ON BEHALF OF WORLD MASTERS ATHLETICS. NSW MASTERS ARE NOT INVOLVED IN RUNNING OF THE EVENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THEM FOR EVENT DETAILS.
Additional Entry Information for Australian Athletes is available on the AMA Website
Australian Team Manager announcement
ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION AND SUPPORT WILL COME FROM:
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Registrations open 8 November 2022, and close on 31 January 2023 (no late entries).
Full details for Masters athletes (including registration when open) are available on the WMA Championships website at https://world-masters-athletics.com/event/2023-wma-cross-country-championships-short-course-bathurst-australia/
Further information about the World XC Championships including venue and courses can be found at: Bathurst23 | WXC 23 | World Athletics