Border Masters Athletics Association


The Border Masters Athletics Association was founded in 1978 with two main objectives, namely :-

  • to encourage men and women aged 35 years and over to take an active interest in both administrative and competitive aspects of athletics;  and 
  • to promote the use of internationally recognised age divisions for masters, especially in championship events.


The Border Masters Athletics Association organises two races each year, the Border Masters Marathon, which takes place on the first Saturday in September, and the Border Masters Half Marathon, which takes place in February.  The exact date of the Border Masters Half Marathon varies from year to year in order not to clash with the Surfers Marathon which takes place at the same time of year, but whose date is dependent on the tides.