USATF, the governing body for US track and field, defines masters runners as people older than 30 in track and field and over 40 in distance running. Many things change as runners age, but one thing that doesn’t is the ability to compete.
The Colorado Masters Running Association hosts monthly races at venues around Denver. Distances vary, and many are held on trail. The best part is the cost – free if you are a CMRA member and just $10 if you aren’t. Sure, there’s no race shirt, but there are ribbons or medals for top finishers in each age group.
– Sydney Ayers, SLJ 100 Communications