Thank you to everyone who joined us in Dunedin for the New Zealand Masters Games 2024!
Situated on the east coast of New Zealand’s stunning South Island, Dunedin has a compelling mix of quirky urban charm, historic architecture, and beautiful natural surrounds where adventure awaits.
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The New Zealand Masters Games is the largest and longest running Masters multi-sport event in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Held yearly, the event alternates between Whanganui and Dunedin.
Dunedin will host more than 5,000 participants competing in over 60 sporting codes during the 9 days of competition. The Masters Games is for athletes of masters’ age. Every sport is different with respect to the age at which athletes becomes masters, you’re a master at age 20 in swimming and generally a master in most sports by the age of 30. With participants ranging from 18 to 95 and beyond there are opportunities to participate for everyone.
The Masters Games offer a full range of sports to participate in for both summer and winter codes. There are opening and closing ceremonies, medals are awarded, and we have a games village. You do not need to be an elite athlete to compete, and you don’t need to qualify. Anyone can register for the Games – whether to win, to beat your personal best or to just have fun.