2024 Fixtures  

 

Date  

Organiser  

Event  

Venue  

Entry

 

Entry Closing Date 

Sunday  

25 February 2024 

England Masters Athletics Association (EMAA) 

 

British Masters Inter Area Indoor Track & Field Challenge  

 

Competition for BMAF Area Clubs.  

 

VAC team selected in advance. 

 

Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Meridian Way, Edmonton London  

N9 0AR. 

Details and Start Lists on OpenTrack competition page

Event Programme and Final Timetable . 

One person selected for each age group in each event. VAC vest necessary. 

Men & Women  

Age Bands: 35-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ 

Selections have been made. Enquiries to Entries Secretary

Saturday 

2 March 2024 

East Surrey League 

(Match 2) 

 

Cross Country Race 

(VAC is a member of the East Surrey League).   

 

Lloyd Park. 

Start near Lloyd Park tram stop, 

Coombe Road, Croydon 

CR0 5RA 

Start time; 2pm (tbc). 

VAC men’s and women’s teams. No limit on numbers. Free entry. 

Men and women run together. Five mile (2 lap) course. Enquiries and advance notice to Entries Secretary  

VAC runners declared on the day. 

Sunday 

2-3 March 2024 

 

BMAF Services 

British Masters Winter Throws Championships

 

Horspath Athletics Stadium, Horspath Road,  

Oxford  

OX4 2QL 

Details and entry on OpenTrack.  

Championship Events: Hammer, Discus, Javelin, Weight
Open Events: Shot 

Provisional Timetable  

Closed 

Saturday 

16 March 2024 

ENTRIES ARE OPEN!   

 

BMAF Services 

British Masters Open Cross Country Championships. 

Also the EMAA Inter-Area Cross Country Championships.

 

Rhug Estate, Corwen. 

LL21 0EH 

North Wales 

Details and entry on OpenTrack.  

Event Prospectus

VAC members who enter are automatically eligible for the Inter Area Challenge. 

9 March 

17 - 24 March 2024 

 

European Masters Athletics 

European Masters Athletics Championships Indoor  

Torun, Poland 

Registration closed. Details on EMA website

Details also on OpenTrack Competition Entry Page

After entry, a request for GB team approval is needed, See OpenTrack GB Team page .  

Closing date for entries was 4 Feb 2024. 

GB team approval closed on 11 Feb 2024. 

Saturday 

30 March 2024 

Victoria Dock parkrun 

5km parkrun 

Featuring VAC “mob match” gathering. 

Come along and meet VAC members. 

Victoria Dock, Siemens Brothers Way, London 

E16 1GB  

Start time: 9am.  

Course details.  

New parkrunners must register with parkrun to obtain a Barcode.  

Look out for VAC vests! 

Enter on the day (but need your Barcode) 

Tuesday 

2 April 2024 

ENTRIES ARE OPEN!   

 

(Other races are on 7 May, 4 June and 16 July)  

VAC 

 

VAC Battersea Park Summer Series 

5K Masters Road Race (UKA Licence No. 2024-47266) 

5K Open Race Walk  

RWA Permit (Category B) RWA24019-1.  

Battersea Park, London 

SW11 4NJ 

Race HQ at the Bandstand. 

7pm start. 

Details and Online entry on OpenTrack Location/course map  

30 March 

Thursday  

11 April 2024  

East Surrey League 

(VAC is a member of the East Surrey League)  

 

Ewell Four Mile Road Race 

(Two laps of local roads) 

 

 

HQ: The Harrier Centre (Ewell track), King Georges Recreational Ground, Poole Road, Epsom  

KT19 9RY 

Start time:7pm  

Course Map

Free entry. 

1st and 2nd claim members are welcome to represent VAC. Just turn up and report to the VAC rep. 

 

VAC runners declared on the day. Enquiries and advance notice: Entries Secretary  

Tuesday 

7 May 2024 

 

VAC 

 

VAC Championships!  

VAC Battersea Park Summer Series 

5Mile Masters Road Race (UKA Licence No. 2024-47266). 

5Mile Open Race Walk. RWA Permit (Category B) RWA24019-2. 

 

Battersea Park,  

London 

SW11 4NJ 

Race HQ at the Bandstand. 

7pm start. 

Details and Online entry on OpenTrack in due course. 

Medals for the first three in each 5-year age group. 

Location/course map  

4 May 

 

15-19 May 2024 

ENTRIES ARE OPEN!   

 

European Masters Athletics 

European Masters Athletics Championships 

Non Stadia

 

Porto Santo,  

Madeira 

Portugal   

Registration can be made via the EMA website or direct on OpenTrack Competition Entry Page. 

After entry, you must complete a request for GB team approval on the OpenTrack GB Team page .. 

Closing date 21 April for entries. 

GB team approval must be completed by 23 April. 

Monday 

27 May 2024 

 

SAVE THE DATE!  

VAC 

Cecil Gittins Memorial Walks  

 

RWA Permit (Category B) applied for.  

 

Cyclopark 

The Tollgate 

Wrotham Rd 

Gravesend 

Kent  

DA11 7NP 

Start time 2:30pm (TBC) 

All ages welcome. Online entry (not yet open). 

Accurately measured course. Distances 2.5k, 5k,10k, 15k (road). Enquiries Dave Hoben  

26 May 

Tuesday 

4 June 2024 

 

VAC 

 

VAC Championships!  

VAC Battersea Park Summer Series 

5K Masters Road Race (UKA Licence No. 2024-47266).  

5K Open Race Walk RWA Permit (Category B) RWA24019-3. 

 

Battersea Park,  

London 

SW11 4NJ 

Race HQ at the Bandstand. 

7pm start. 

Details and Online entry will be on OpenTrack in due course.  

Medals for the first three in each 5-year age group. 

Location/course map  

1 June 

 

30 June 2024 

ENTRIES ARE OPEN!   

 

Istead & Ifield Harriers and BMAF Services 

 

British Masters 30km Multi-Terrain Championships 

Part of the North Downs 30k Trail Race 



 

Cyclopark, The Tollgate, Watling Street, Gravesend, Kent DA11 7NP  

Details and Online Entry.  

BMAF has an allocation of 75 places for the Masters Champs but the number may be reduced by the organiser depending on other entries.    

British Masters entries close 16 June.   

Saturday 

6 July 2024  

Bushy parkrun 

Usual 5km parkrun, open to all.  

Also featuring the annual Octogenarian and Nonagenarian gathering and celebration.  

Bushy Park 

Teddington. Look out for the sign “80 AND OVER. MEET HERE!”.  

Start time: 9am 

Course details

O ctogenarians and supporters are welcome. Includes bubbly and cupcakes! Enquiries: Richard Pitcairn-Knowles  

Enter on the day (but need your parkrun Barcode) 

Tuesday 

16 July 2024 

 

VAC 

 

VAC Battersea Park Summer Series 

5K Masters Road Race (UKA Licence No. 2024-47266). 

5K Open Race Walk RWA Permit (Category B) RWA24019-4.  

Battersea Park,  

London 

SW11 4NJ 

Race HQ at the Bandstand. 

7pm start. 

Details and Online entry will be on OpenTrack in due course.  

Location/course map  

13 July 

 

26-28 July 2024 

SAVE THE DATE!  

BMAF Services 

British Masters Track and Field Championships  

Moorways Stadium, Moor Ln, Allenton, Derby  

DE24 9HY  

Details and Online entry will be on OpenTrack in due course.  

 

To be announced. 

13-25 Aug 2024 

ENTRIES ARE OPEN!   

 

World Masters Athletics  

World Masters Track & Field Championships 

Gothenburg, Sweden 

Registration is open . Details about the event are on World Masters Athletics website

After entry, you must complete a request for GB team approval on the OpenTrack GB Team page  

Closing date for entries is Tuesday 

4 June. 

GB team approval must be completed by 11 June. 

Wednesday 

11 Sept 2024 

 

VAC 

 

VAC 10,000m Track Championships 

 

Three seeded races.  

 

Millennium Arena, Battersea Park. 

London  

SW11 4NJ  

Three races seeded slowest to fastest.  

Details and entry on OpenTrack in due course. 

 

7 Sept 

Saturday 21 September 2024 

 

Vitality Westminster Mile events 

 

VAC Championships!  

VAC One Mile Road Championships  

 

VAC Medals in five- year age groups.  

 

 

The Mall, London. Assemble in Green Park, London  

SW1A 1AA  

Adult Wave One 

Details in due course on the Vitality Masters Mile website.  

 

To be announced. 

Saturday 

16 November 2024 

ADVANCE NOTICE  

Country Associations of England, Scotland, Wales, N.Ireland and Republic of Ireland  

British & Irish Masters Cross Country International 

 

Northern Ireland is the host country. 

Venue: Belfast 

 

Each participating country has a selection procedure. There will be a trial race for the England team (details to be announced). 

 

England team selection meeting after the trial race. 

Sunday 

1 December 2024 

SAVE THE DATE!   

 

BMAF Services and VAC  

British Masters 

5k Road Championship 

The premier Masters 5k road race!  

 

 

 

Battersea Park,  

London 

SW11 4NJ 

Race HQ at Bandstand. 

Medals ceremony at the nearby Pear Tree cafĂ©.  

Hosted by VAC.  

Location/Course Map  

Start time 11.00am 

Traffic-free on a flat circular tarmac course.  

Individual medals in five-year age groups.  

Team medals in ten-year age groups. 

Sunday 

24 Nov. 

Sunday  

29 December 2024 

ADVANCE NOTICE  

Royston Runners and BMAF Services  

British Masters 

10 Mile Road Championship 

Part of the “Buntingford Year End 10”. 

Also VAC 10 Mile Championship.  

Freman College, Bowling Green Lane, SG9 9BT, Buntingford GBR  

10.30am start. 

Entries will open on 1st September. D etails on Royston Runners website

Race closes when entry limit is reached. 

 

For other regional/national/international masters events refer to the BMAF (British Masters Athletics Federation) website

For enquiries and further information please contact the Entries Secretary or the relevant race secretary.