Queensland Masters Athletics Association (QMA) promotes fitness, fun and fellowship through a range of athletic activities for everyone, from beginner to age group elite standard. Membership starts from 30 years through to 100+.
Competition is conducted in 5 year age divisions, .e.g. M40-44, W55-59. The association currently has around 500 members from all walks of life, all levels of ability and all parts of Queensland and northern New South Wales.
The Track and Field competition in Southern Queensland is usually conducted from October through to March/April. Competition is held at three regional venues:
The State Athletics Facility (SAF) at Nathan
The Gold Coast International Athletics Facility at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, and
The Sunshine Coast University track at Sippy Downs on the Sunshine Coast.
The Summer Program leads up to the State Championships usually held in March and the National Championships which are usually held over the Easter long weekend with the host state changing each year on a rotational basis. Queensland will host the Nationals again in 2019.
During the winter season, QMA members are welcome to compete in the Queensland Athletics Cross Country program. QMA conducts 4000m and 8000m cross country championships, and the half and full marathon championships.
In North Queensland the Track and Field season is conducted during the Winter months to escape the higher Summer temperatures and humidity.
Click here to view the QMA About Us Slide Show.