Welcome to the YVAA

The YVAA promotes running events for veteran athletes in Track & Field, Road, Multi-terrain, Fell and Cross Country. 


These events include an annual Grand Prix Series and a programme of Championship races, catering for women and men over 35 who are members of England Athletics affiliated clubs within Yorkshire or who are members of other clubs but live in Yorkshire.  See the About Us page for more.


Explore our events below.


see more on About Us page. 

YVAA Virtual Races 2021

The YVAA Virtual races are going to continue all the way through 2021, irrespective of whether actual proper mass participation events are allowed to start again or not.


We are changing the format slightly so that in 2021 you will only have one distance to cover each month (not two as in 2020). The distances will change each month so for January it will be 5K and February 10K.


Hopefully lots of you will be able to find time, especially as the evenings lighten, to run one Virtual Race each month.


You will have to Register just once for the whole year (free of charge) and then submit your best time for that month, towards the end of the month, when a link to provide your result will be given on the YVAA website and the YVAA Facebook group.


Jason will again be posting each month's age graded results as previously but this time there will be a year long Championship. You will have to submit a minimum of 9 results from the 12 months possible. Your best 9 months counting if you submit more than 9.


It is hoped that this will allow people to complete enough results for the series even allowing for the odd injury, illness or dare I say holiday!!!!!!.


Even though the entry is free we are going to supply medals for this Championships.


If we are allowed, then small groups could meet to do a staggered start race together. Chasing or trying to keep ahead / hang onto others always makes you run faster.


For full details, and a registration form, please go here.


To submit your time for 5k in January, please go here.

YVAA Events: Announcement


This message has been sent to all clubs that were affiliated in 2019 and / or who have affiliated this year so far.


Given the Government statement on Mar 16, that everybody should try and avoid ‘the office’, pubs, clubs, social gatherings and all but essential travel, YVAA have reluctantly taken the decision that we have to suspend the YVAA GP Series for 2020.

This means that at the very least this Saturday's event at John Charles' Stadium (hosted by South Leeds Lakers) and the event at Honley on the 19th April (hosted by Holmfirth Harriers) are postponed.  It is very likely that events in May and June, at the very least, will also have to be postponed.

Updates will be emailed, posted on Facebook Group and put on website but please assume that events are off unless informed otherwise.

We are obviously very sorry for this situation but in the circumstances do not see that we have any choice in the matter.


It is hoped that host clubs will either be able to rearrange some of the events later in the year, if we get the all clear, or else run them in 2021.

Road Championship events that are included in open events will be up to the event organisers regarding whether they take place or not.


We hope you and all your members come through this crisis and hope to see you all in the not too distant future.




Rob Kersey, YVAA Secretary

16.March 2020


on behalf of YVAA Committee




You can now order YVAA t-shirts, hoodies, beanies, bags and more from our Custom Sports Kit store.

Grand Prix

Schedule/registration form for the multi-race Grand Prix series beginning on 21.March


Schedule for all championship races

About the YVAA

Meet the committee and admin team.

Contact details available.


List of affiliated clubs for this year


GP and championship results from years gone by

Tweets from Yorks Vets Athletics @YVAA_plus35s

Don't forget...

All entrants to the Grand Prix races must be over the age of 33.  Runners of age 33 and 34 will be guests for their affiliated clubs and will not be eligible to score points until they are a fully fledged vet of 35.  See the Grand Prix page for all rules and regulations.

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