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Entry Requirements and Procedure

General rules

The competition will be held under WA regulations as modified for Masters by WMA via their Competition Rules and any other special rules specified for this competition.

Qualifications for Entry

The World Masters Athletics Championships are open only to men and women who were born on or before 26 March 1988 and who are physically fit. Entry signifies that each competitor must follow the rules laid down by the technical and organizing committees. WMA has the right to reject entries of athletes considered ineligible through misconduct or other disciplinary related matters.

An athlete must be a citizen of the country they will represent, or they must be a resident of that country for a minimum of 3 years. If an athlete has represented a different country at a previous WMA World Championship or Regional Championship, they must have change-of-allegiance paperwork on file with WMA at least 30 days before the entry deadline.

General Information

Athletes may enter online or by using a paper entry form. Online is the preferred method of entry. See below for details about each method. All entries must include full payment to be considered valid. Athletes who cannot pay online must instead send a paper entry form and payment to their WMA National Masters Member (“Member”), which will then register them and pay on their behalf. The entry deadline is 31 January 2023. No entries will be accepted after the entry deadline.

All entries are subject to validation by each athlete’s respective Member. Members will confirm the athlete’s date of birth, citizenship and/or residential qualifications and other relevant requirements. After an athlete’s registration has been validated, its status will display as “accepted” on the list of entries online ( Validation is a manual process that each Member completes, so there will be some time (days or weeks) between when you submit your registration and when it is validated. Athletes who have questions about the status of their entry should contact their Member. For athletes who reside in a country where there is no WMA National Masters Member or where the Member fails to fulfill its obligations, their entries will be subject to the approval of the WMA Council.

Additionally, athletes must complete the confirmation/declaration process to confirm whether or not they will participate in their events (confirm or scratch). This process begins at the start of the Championships. See the Championships website and Competition Handbook for details about the confirmation/declaration process, including applicable deadlines.

Online Entry Procedure

  1. Go to and complete the online entry form prior to the entry deadline.
  2. Submit payment by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) at the end of the entry process.
  3. Print the confirmation screen for your records.
  4. Send a copy of your birth certificate to your Member for validation purposes if you have not already done so in the past.
  5. Your Member will then validate your registration.

Paper Entry Procedure

  1. Contact your WMA National Masters Member and request a paper entry form.
  2. Confirm the latest date required by your Member for submission of your paper entry. NB: Your Member MUST input your entry and payment into the on-line system by the closing date of 31 January 2023 for it to be valid.
  3. Complete the entry form and make a copy for your records.
  4. Mail the completed entry form and all entry fees to your Member prior to the entry deadline (do not send paper entry forms directly to the LOC). Paper entries sent to your Member for processing MUST include all entry fees.
  5. Send a copy of your birth certificate to your Member for validation purposes if you have not already done so in the past.
  6. Your Member will submit your registration, pay on your behalf and validate your registration.


There is no entry fee for the 4x200m relays. Only one relay per country, per age group is allowed. Entry for relays will be done during the Championships by team managers.

Athlete’s Party

There will be no Athlete’s Party during the Championships.

Deadline for entries: January 31.

2023/02/01 12:59:00

Official Merchandise

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€15 instead of €20

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T-shirt made in Dry Fit technology with a round neckline, dyed in an environmentally friendly way (using less water and chemicals than traditional dyeing).

Dry Fit technology ensures high comfort of use by preventing the material from sticking to the body. 100% polyester. Weight: 135 gsm.

Colour: white or red

long-sleeved shirt

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A Long-Sleeved Shirt made of durable, breathable and flexible microfilament knitted fabric, with a V-neckline.

Image made using the sublimation method, resistant to repeated washing. Impalpable, printed labels. Printed and sewn in Poland.

100% polyester, Weight: 130 gsm.

polo shirt

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€25 instead of €30

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Pique fabric. 3 bottons placket. 1×1 Rib collar. Side slits. 100% combed cotton. Weight: 180 gsm.
Colour: white or red

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