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Everyone is welcome - there are many reasons to attend the 38th All Japan Masters Championships.

City of Wakayama is a birth place of Japan masters track and field. The president of Japan Masters Athletics, Kiyoshi Konoike, founded the Japan masters athletics in 1977. After he competed at the 2nd World Masters Athletics in Sweden, Kiyoshi decided that he wanted to start masters track and field in Japan and promote as lifetime sport. His life's work continues. With his passion and dedication, the City of Wakayama has hosted the national (and international) masters track and field championships four times.

Wakayama is a fantastic travel destination with great local products, like the very sweet Onshu tangerine and Kishu `umeboshi` (salted plums - recently, Dr. Oz show introduced that umeboshi is the great source of probiotics), plus Wakayama is the seafood lovers' paradise!

  • Wakayama castle - The Tokugawa Shogun Family used to reside in this castle
  • Kimiidera - A Buddhist temple founded approximately 1,250 years ago. The stadium is located within the temple park.
  • Beautiful autumn leaves - October, when the championship will be held, is one of the most beautiful seasons in Wakayama. You will enjoy seeing leaves turn to autumn red and orange colors.

What:38th All Japan Masters Championships

Where: City of Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, JPN

When: 27 - 30 October 2017

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Imagine standing on the medals podium and hearing your National Anthem

It is quite a feeling. The thrill of competing as part of your national team is not limited to those on the medal stand. It is an amazing experience at the officially recognized international competitions including making friends with people from all over the world and Olympic like competitions.

World Masters Athletics (WMA) is comprised of six regions, Africa, Asia, Europe, NCCWMA, Oceania and South America. Each region has championships (not necessarily contested each year) where athletes of all capabilities compete while representing their country. There is nothing like competing wearing your nation's team uniform. Very special watching athletes receive medals, just like the Olympics, on medal stands while the gold medalist's National Anthem is played. Most of the championships below welcome athletes from other regions.

2017 WMA Regional Championships:

What:WMA Africa Regional Championship

Where: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

When: 25 - 27 August 2017 (Register)

What:20th Asia Masters Athletics Championships (AMA Championships)

Where: Jiangsu Rugao Olympic Centre, Rugao City, China

When: 24th - 28th September 2017

Dateline for submission of entry was 23 June, 2017:

What:European Masters Athletics Championships Stadia

Where: Aarhus, Denmark

When: 27. July - 6. August 2017

What:2017 North, Central and Caribbean World Masters Athletics Championship

Where:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

When: August 11-13

Registration:Click Here Entry Submissions Close on August 1

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Where:  Dunedin, New Zealand

When: 20 January 2018 to 27 January 2018

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Where: Santiago, Chile

When: 06 al 12 de Noviembre

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