Masters Competition Rules

Current USATF Competition Rules can be found online at http://www.usatf.org/about/Competition-Rules.aspx.
ARTICLE VI - SPECIAL PROGRAMS, SECTION II - MASTERS ATHLETICS provides the special rules that govern master's competitions in Track & Field, Racewalking, and Long Distance Running.

Age Divisions

For inidividual competition, masters athletes are divided into five-year age groups starting with Men's and Women's 30-34 through Men's and Women's 100+.

For team and relay competition, masters athletes are divided into ten-year age groups starting with Men's and Women's 30-39 through Men's and Women's 90+.

Hurdle Heights and Spacing

Hurdle heights and spacings are listed in ARTICLE VI, SECION II-A, RULE 332-2-j and are too numerous to be listed here.

Throwing Implements

The specifications for throwing implements, including the Superweight, are shown in the following tables:

Last Updated 10-June-2015
Ages Shot Discus Hammer Javelin Weight Superweight
WOMEN
30-49 4 kg 1 kg 4 kg 600 g 9.08 kg (20 lb) 15.88 kg (35 lb)
50-59 3 kg 1 kg 3 kg 500 g 7.26 kg (16 lb) 11.34 kg (25 lb)
60-74 3 kg 1 kg 3 kg 500 g 5.45 kg (12 lb) 9.08 kg (20 lb)
75+ 2 kg 0.75 kg 2 kg 400 g 4 kg 7.26 kg (16 lb)
MEN
30-49 7.26 kg (16 lb) 2 kg 7.26 kg (16 lb) 800 g 15.88 kg (35 lb) 25.40 kg (56 lb)
50-59 6 kg 1.5 kg 6 kg 700 g 11.34 kg (25 lb) 25.40 kg (56 lb)
60-69 5 kg 1 kg 5 kg 600 g 9.08 kg (20 lb) 20.00 kg (44 lb)
70-79 4 kg 1 kg 4 kg 500 g 7.26 kg (16 lb) 15.88 kg (35 lb)
80+ 3 kg 1 kg 3 kg 400 g 5.45 kg (12 lb) 11.34 kg (25 lb)