» Masters Athletics
The Canadian Masters Athletic Association (CMAA) pioneered active athletics for the young at heart, before the "fitness" boom began and before mass participation grew. Our members continue to demonstrate what "fitness" is all about.
The CMAA encourages everyone to take part, at all levels of ability, and is recognized by World Masters Athletics (WMA), partnered with the IAAF, as Canada's only national body responsible for Masters Athletic affairs. The CMAA promotes and coordinates events in Track & Field, Cross Country, Road Racing and Race Walking, at all levels, from local to international, for Canadian masters age participants.
Membership in the CMAA is open to anyone who is interested in masters and sub-masters fitness. By agreement with the WMA and the IAAF, "Masters" are defined as women and men 35 and over. Therefore, Masters championship competition is limited to those ages, in 5-year age groups, up to the age of the oldest competitor. Competition is also often provided for "sub-masters" of both sexes, who are younger than the official Masters ages, but are at least 30 years old; i. e., men and women aged 30 to 34.