What is WMA and Polish XC Masters
The World Masters Cross-Country Ski Association (WMA), founded in February 1982 as a worldwide association of amateur cross-country skiers. It provides an international platform for the best former competitive skiers as well as those who enjoy competition, regardless of ranking.
The WMA Foundation was founded in February 1982 as a world association of amateur cross-country skiers.
The organization is open to casual athletes who have the ambition to achieve great results at a more advanced age, as well as recreational athletes for whom health and the desire to exercise are paramount and age is not an obstacle.
WMA representation consists of a President, three Vice Presidents, a Secretary/Treasurer and a Director from each member country.
Each WMA member (including the honorary president) has one vote at the annual meeting.
Purpose of the organization:
To cooperate with all national ski associations and the F.I.S. (there is an Affiliation Agreement between the F.I.S. and the WMA),
To promote amateur cross-country skiing internationally,
Assisting national directors in the organization of national championships and international masters competitions,
Supporting the organizing committee in its activities.
Masters World Championships:
An unofficial world championship, the so-called "Masters World Cup", is held every year.
Information about participating in the Masters World Cup:
Age limit: at least 30 years old before December 31 of the previous year, cannot be a member of a national team.
Age categories: 13 age groups from 30-89 years and older, in five-year categories.
Running style: classic or free style.
Individual running: according to age category, short, medium and long distance. Distances: 5, 10, 15, 30 and 45 km. A participant may take part in maximum three runs.
Relay races: 4 x 5 km for men and women (2 x classic, 2 x free).
Course requirements: sanctioned by the F.I.S., found in the WKO WMA.
Organization website address:
Regulations for participation in Masters events.