Eligibility to Compete
To compete at the AMA Championships, an athlete must be registered as a member of a masters athletics organisation, but may be either from Australia or from overseas. See the Eligibility page for more details.
Competition will be conducted under IAAF, WMA and AMA rules subject to any special rules adopted by the LOC. Entry signifies agreement. Please refer to the Full Competition Rules. There are also specific rules covering Track, Field and Non-Stadia competition.
AMA subscribes to the Anti-Drugs policy advocated by WMA. Testing may take place. Refer to the AMA website for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) requirements.
Uniforms / Numbers
Australian athletes must wear their approved State uniform. Numbers must be attached front and back except for high jumpers, pole vaulters and throwers who require only one number. Numbers must not be folded or creased to obscure the number or sponsor’s details. Two competition numbers will be provided to all competitors in their Athlete package.
Competitors in sprints and hurdles, up to and including 400m should check to see whether heats are required. All competitors for whom heats are scheduled MUST sign in at least ONE HOUR prior to the advertised heat time. This is also required for the 800m where ”A” and “B” races are programmed.
Athletes who do not sign in at this time will be unable to participate. Sign-in is not required for the final. Sign in sheets will be available on the day prior to competition at the Registration Check-in area (Function Room), on the first floor of the NT Arafura Stadium.
Athletes in events without heats and all field event athletes are not required to sign in. Athletes in non-sprint track events need to collect a hip number.
For Track & Field events, all competitors must report to their event marshal 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time of their event. Pole Vault entrants should report 30 minutes prior. For events 800m and above – hip numbers will need to be collected.
Track events take precedence over field and while officials will attempt to meet the needs of athletes in conflicting.