So many benefits for the 180,000 listed athletes
Over 360,000 distinct users in less than 3 years.
MastersRankings, aka World Masters Rankings has become an integral part of Masters Track & Field / Athletics. Many of you enjoy international friendships, friendly (and sometimes not so much!) competitions, camaraderie, seeing where you stand and keeping track of your friends & competitors. Some have used the site to find competitions, as a competition (when they cannot afford to travel), get sponsorships to enable them to compete, follow how grandma is doing and so much more. Frequently added features like age grades, athlete bios & pictures and, All-Time Rankings lists (added this month) are also really popular – all these and planned features are requested by athletes. The greatest benefit, in my opinion, is it helps motivate people to compete, be more active and therefore, be healthier.
The blunt reality is this site still exists because it is one idiot’s obsessive passion. This site does not just happen. It takes a significant amount of effort to do everything needed. For the moment, the site is supported by masters athletes. It is my goal to sustainably fund this through a combination of sponsorships, benefactors, grants, national & world governing bodies and athlete contributions. US tax deductible contributions from athletes will bridge to that point by funding operational costs.
2017 is pivotal year
MastersRankings needs to cover expenses
MastersRankings.com, Inc., like any 501(c)(3) Public Charity (US Corporation), is governed by a board of directors who focus on the company’s financial health (among other things). Thanks to the membership program introduced a year ago, the athlete contributions have covered operating costs (insurance, web hosting, licensing, general business expenses, etc.). Athlete contributions have not been enough to pay me anything so I have spent an immense amount of time without compensation. The board will not allow me to continue putting in the immense time and effort while the corporation cannot pay operational expenses and compensate me.
Help World Masters Rankings continue
Everyone can do their part
There are 1,452 (fewer than 1% of listed athletes) members right now including 683 who have already renewed. 1,452 people, plus me, financially support this site. MastersRankings’ board’s target is to have 3% of listed athletes as current members by the end of October. You can help by asking other athletes to become members. How easy will it be to keep this site going if everyone seeing this gets 3 others to support through memberships?!!!
Easy links to get membership:
Your contribution is US Tax Deductible – MastersRankings is a 501(c)(3) public charity.
Anyone can also provide a contribution of any amount – everything helps! Click to Contribute
Many are not aware of World Masters Rankings
Help spread the word!
We all meet people at competitions who do not know MastersRankings exists or discovered it more or less by chance. One way you can help us meet the 3% membership goal is to the share with your competitors the value you receive from MastersRankings and encourage them to join.
Everybody loves Nao-chan (her nickname)!! Naomi, currently W50, has won 60m and 100m at the all-Japan Masters championship for 9 years consecutively. Naomi works as the lecturer of the music system of Yamaha and is a very kind teacher, but she runs like a wild beast once she stands on the track!
All-Time Rankings Lists on MastersRankings!
Probably the most requested feature.
Long awaited All-Time Rankings Lists updated with recent performances are here!!! Performances for this were obtained from mastersathletics.net and Jim Sorensen plus performances from MastersRankings. This page will evolve through the year as I make further corrections to the lists in MastersRankings (correcting errors which appear in these lists with the incorrect athlete) and implement your requests and suggestions.
Not all performances on this page are confirmed to be accurate and done in accordance with WMA rules. Consequently, performances better than the listed World Record either have yet to be ratified, do not meet all ratification requirements or are not accurate.
- 55,212 Performances Added (959 by Athletes)
- Representing 16,101 Athletes from 93 Countries
- 4,089 new athletes listed
- National Senior Games, USA
- Australian Masters Athletics Champtionships, AUS
- British Masters Championships, GBR
- Bawü Seniorenmeisterschaften, GER
- Inter Cercles Masters, BEL
- Masters Combined Events National Championship, USA
- Danish Masters Championship, DEN
- North East Masters Championships, GBR
- St Louis Senior Olympics, USA
- Great Barrier Reef Masters Games, AUS
- Cto. España Veteranos 10000, Pentatlón Lanzamientos Y Combinadas, ESP
- Surrey Masters Track & Field Champs, GBR
- North East Masters Aa League, GBR
- Pacific Invitational/ B C Masters Championships, CAN
- Pasadena Senior Games, USA
- Pacific Association Masters, USA
- Norwegian Indoor Championships, NOR
- Vdm Stockholm, SWE
- Campeonato Nacional Pentatlo de Lançamentos, POR
National Masters News is more than just a Masters Track & Field results publication. In addition to all the great meet highlights, athlete focuses and meet results, the News also has training tips, human interest stories, Road Racing, Race Walking, Cross Country and more. Catch Carroll DeWeese’s “Fit with Fat”, Benita Lee’s “Master Your Health”, Paul Carlin’s USATF Club Cross Country Champions article, Jerry Bookin-Weiner’s Throwers Circle, Rex Harvey’s From the USATF MTF Chair and much more in this month’s issue.