Road Races

General Rules

  • All runners must run according to their true USCAA age (see Eligibility Standards). If an athlete competes as an age other than his/her own, the athlete will be disqualified from the event; the event will be counted as a “final” for that athlete towards participation limits.
  • WMA (World Masters Athletics, formerly WAVA) Age-Graded Performance scoring is used. Example: a woman, age 71, runs the 5K in 27:45. Her Age-Graded Performance is calculated by taking the world standard for her age of 22:38 (from the WMA tables), converting to seconds (1358), and dividing by her actual time in seconds (1665), which would be 81.56%. Scores will be calculated to two decimal places, in percentage format, as shown in the example.
  • All road runners must be pre-registered at least one week prior to the start of the Nationals. Additions will be accepted until the Friday prior to Nationals.
  • Any athlete who receives physical assistance or who is paced for more than 3 steps is subject to disqualification.
  • Unlimited wheelchair and/or spouse athletes may compete on an exhibition-only basis.

Men’s 5K Team Road Race:
Unlimited number of male runners, each running 5K, using WMA Age-Graded Performance scoring based on true USCAA age, with the summed score of the five best finishers (three best in Division 3) determining team place.

Women’s 5K Team Road Race:
Unlimited number of female runners, each running 5K, using WMA Age-Graded Performance scoring based on true USCAA age, with the summed score of the four best finishers (three best in Division 3) determining team place.

Men’s 10K Team Road Race (Division 1 and Club Division only):
Unlimited number of male runners, each running 10K, using WMA Age-Graded Performance scoring based on true USCAA age, with the summed score of the five best finishers determining team place.

Women’s 10K Team Road Race (Division 1 and Club Division only):
Unlimited number of female runners, each running 10K, using WMA Age-Graded Performance scoring based on true USCAA age, with the summed score of the four best finishers determining team place.

Road Running Age Standards – WMA 2010*
  Male Age Standards Female Age Standards
Race 5 km 10 km 5 km 10 km
Std (time) 0:12:54 0:26:52 0:14:48 0:30:20
Age (sec) (time) (sec) (time) (sec) (time) (sec) (time)
5 1186 0:19:46 2469 0:41:09 1225 0:20:25 2510 0:41:50
6 1122 0:18:42 2335 0:38:55 1172 0:19:32 2405 0:40:05
7 1068 0:17:48 2222 0:37:02 1126 0:18:46 2311 0:38:31
8 1021 0:17:01 2126 0:35:26 1087 0:18:07 2230 0:37:10
9 981 0:16:21 2043 0:34:03 1053 0:17:33 2160 0:36:00
10 947 0:15:47 1972 0:32:52 1024 0:17:04 2100 0:35:00
11 918 0:15:18 1910 0:31:50 998 0:16:38 2048 0:34:08
12 892 0:14:52 1857 0:30:57 977 0:16:17 2004 0:33:24
13 870 0:14:30 1811 0:30:11 958 0:15:58 1965 0:32:45
14 851 0:14:11 1772 0:29:32 943 0:15:43 1933 0:32:13
15 835 0:13:55 1739 0:28:59 930 0:15:30 1907 0:31:47
16 822 0:13:42 1710 0:28:30 918 0:15:18 1883 0:31:23
17 810 0:13:30 1687 0:28:07 907 0:15:07 1859 0:30:59
18 800 0:13:20 1666 0:27:46 898 0:14:58 1840 0:30:40
19 791 0:13:11 1646 0:27:26 891 0:14:51 1827 0:30:27
20 782 0:13:02 1628 0:27:08 888 0:14:48 1821 0:30:21
21 777 0:12:57 1617 0:26:57 888 0:14:48 1820 0:30:20
22 774 0:12:54 1612 0:26:52 888 0:14:48 1820 0:30:20
23 774 0:12:54 1611 0:26:51 888 0:14:48 1820 0:30:20
24 774 0:12:54 1611 0:26:51 888 0:14:48 1820 0:30:20
25 774 0:12:54 1611 0:26:51 888 0:14:48 1820 0:30:20
26 774 0:12:54 1611 0:26:51 888 0:14:48 1820 0:30:20
27 774 0:12:54 1611 0:26:51 888 0:14:48 1820 0:30:20
28 774 0:12:54 1611 0:26:51 888 0:14:48 1820 0:30:20
29 775 0:12:55 1612 0:26:52 888 0:14:48 1820 0:30:20
30 776 0:12:56 1615 0:26:55 888 0:14:48 1821 0:30:21
31 778 0:12:58 1619 0:26:59 889 0:14:49 1822 0:30:22
32 780 0:13:00 1624 0:27:04 890 0:14:50 1824 0:30:24
33 783 0:13:03 1630 0:27:10 892 0:14:52 1828 0:30:28
34 787 0:13:07 1637 0:27:17 894 0:14:54 1832 0:30:32
35 791 0:13:11 1646 0:27:26 897 0:14:57 1838 0:30:38
36 796 0:13:16 1656 0:27:36 900 0:15:00 1844 0:30:44
37 801 0:13:21 1667 0:27:47 903 0:15:03 1851 0:30:51
38 807 0:13:27 1680 0:28:00 908 0:15:08 1860 0:31:00
39 813 0:13:33 1692 0:28:12 912 0:15:12 1870 0:31:10
40 819 0:13:39 1705 0:28:25 918 0:15:18 1881 0:31:21
41 825 0:13:45 1717 0:28:37 923 0:15:23 1892 0:31:32
42 831 0:13:51 1730 0:28:50 930 0:15:30 1906 0:31:46
43 838 0:13:58 1744 0:29:04 937 0:15:37 1920 0:32:00
44 844 0:14:04 1757 0:29:17 944 0:15:44 1936 0:32:16
45 851 0:14:11 1771 0:29:31 953 0:15:53 1953 0:32:33
46 857 0:14:17 1784 0:29:44 962 0:16:02 1971 0:32:51
47 864 0:14:24 1798 0:29:58 972 0:16:12 1991 0:33:11
48 871 0:14:31 1813 0:30:13 982 0:16:22 2013 0:33:33
49 878 0:14:38 1827 0:30:27 994 0:16:34 2036 0:33:56
50 885 0:14:45 1842 0:30:42 1006 0:16:46 2062 0:34:22
51 892 0:14:52 1857 0:30:57 1018 0:16:58 2087 0:34:47
52 899 0:14:59 1872 0:31:12 1031 0:17:11 2114 0:35:14
53 907 0:15:07 1887 0:31:27 1045 0:17:25 2141 0:35:41
54 914 0:15:14 1903 0:31:43 1058 0:17:38 2169 0:36:09
55 922 0:15:22 1919 0:31:59 1072 0:17:52 2197 0:36:37
56 930 0:15:30 1935 0:32:15 1086 0:18:06 2227 0:37:07
57 938 0:15:38 1952 0:32:32 1101 0:18:21 2257 0:37:37
58 946 0:15:46 1968 0:32:48 1116 0:18:36 2288 0:38:08
59 954 0:15:54 1986 0:33:06 1132 0:18:52 2319 0:38:39
60 962 0:16:02 2003 0:33:23 1148 0:19:08 2352 0:39:12
61 971 0:16:11 2021 0:33:41 1164 0:19:24 2386 0:39:46
62 979 0:16:19 2039 0:33:59 1181 0:19:41 2420 0:40:20
63 988 0:16:28 2057 0:34:17 1198 0:19:58 2456 0:40:56
64 997 0:16:37 2076 0:34:36 1216 0:20:16 2492 0:41:32
65 1006 0:16:46 2095 0:34:55 1235 0:20:35 2530 0:42:10
66 1016 0:16:56 2114 0:35:14 1254 0:20:54 2569 0:42:49
67 1025 0:17:05 2134 0:35:34 1273 0:21:13 2609 0:43:29
68 1035 0:17:15 2154 0:35:54 1293 0:21:33 2651 0:44:11
69 1046 0:17:26 2176 0:36:16 1314 0:21:54 2694 0:44:54
70 1058 0:17:38 2201 0:36:41 1336 0:22:16 2738 0:45:38
71 1071 0:17:51 2228 0:37:08 1358 0:22:38 2783 0:46:23
72 1085 0:18:05 2258 0:37:38 1381 0:23:01 2830 0:47:10
73 1101 0:18:21 2291 0:38:11 1405 0:23:25 2879 0:47:59
74 1118 0:18:38 2327 0:38:47 1429 0:23:49 2930 0:48:50
75 1137 0:18:57 2366 0:39:26 1455 0:24:15 2982 0:49:42
76 1157 0:19:17 2409 0:40:09 1481 0:24:41 3036 0:50:36
77 1180 0:19:40 2456 0:40:56 1509 0:25:09 3093 0:51:33
78 1205 0:20:05 2507 0:41:47 1537 0:25:37 3151 0:52:31
79 1232 0:20:32 2563 0:42:43 1567 0:26:07 3212 0:53:32
80 1261 0:21:01 2625 0:43:45 1599 0:26:39 3278 0:54:38
81 1293 0:21:33 2692 0:44:52 1637 0:27:17 3355 0:55:55
82 1329 0:22:09 2766 0:46:06 1680 0:28:00 3443 0:57:23
83 1367 0:22:47 2846 0:47:26 1729 0:28:49 3544 0:59:04
84 1410 0:23:30 2935 0:48:55 1786 0:29:46 3660 1:01:00
85 1458 0:24:18 3034 0:50:34 1851 0:30:51 3794 1:03:14
86 1511 0:25:11 3144 0:52:24 1926 0:32:06 3948 1:05:48
87 1569 0:26:09 3266 0:54:26 2013 0:33:33 4126 1:08:46
88 1635 0:27:15 3402 0:56:42 2114 0:35:14 4333 1:12:13
89 1708 0:28:28 3556 0:59:16 2233 0:37:13 4576 1:16:16
90 1791 0:29:51 3728 1:02:08 2373 0:39:33 4864 1:21:04
91 1886 0:31:26 3925 1:05:25 2541 0:42:21 5207 1:26:47
92 1994 0:33:14 4151 1:09:11 2744 0:45:44 5624 1:33:44
93 2119 0:35:19 4411 1:13:31 2995 0:49:55 6138 1:42:18
94 2266 0:37:46 4716 1:18:36 3311 0:55:11 6786 1:53:06
95 2439 0:40:39 5076 1:24:36 3720 1:02:00 7625 2:07:05
96 2645 0:44:05 5506 1:31:46 4269 1:11:09 8750 2:25:50
97 2898 0:48:18 6031 1:40:31 5043 1:24:03 10335 2:52:15
98 3213 0:53:33 6687 1:51:27 6210 1:43:30 12727 3:32:07
99 3613 1:00:13 7521 2:05:21 8169 2:16:09 16743 4:39:03
100 4143 1:09:03 8624 2:23:44 12131 3:22:11 24863 6:54:23
*All Masters standards/factors are as approved by the WMA Vice President - Non Stadia
WMA President, and USATF MLDR Committee.
Compiled by Alan Jones, 3717 Wildwood Drive, Endwell, NY 13760, 607-786-5866
With lots of help from Rex Harvey, WMA
Validated January 2010 with new data from Marian and Don Lein