- To organize, regulate and administer athletics for masters (women and men of not less than thirty-five years of age).
- To sanction World Masters' Athletic Championships and other international masters athletic competitions.
- To ratify and register world masters five-year age-group records and maintain data on other outstanding athletic performances by masters.
- To foster international friendship, understanding and co-operation through masters athletics.
Those athletic events that are held outside of the stadium usually on road and/or cross country courses. They are usually the longer distance events. Stadia:
Those athletic events that are generally held within the Stadium usually running events on an oval track, and jumping and throwing events held on various specialized fields. Masters:
Women and Men of age 35 and up. WMA:
World Masters Athletics, the World Association of Masters Athletes. The organization designated by the IAAF to conduct the worldwide sport of Masters (Veterans) and Athletics (Track and Field).