East African Athletics Championships
Genreoutdoor track and field
ParticipantsEast African nations
Organised byConfederation of African Athletics

The East African Athletics Championships, also known as the Zone V Championships, was an international athletics competition between East African nations, organised by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA). It was established in 1995,[1] the same year as two other regional championships: the West and North African Athletics Championships and the African Southern Region Athletics Championships.[2][3] The competition succeeded the East and Central African Championships as the premier regional athletics competition for the region. All the events at the championships were in outdoor track and field.[1]


Edition Year City Country Date Nations Athletes
1 1995 Nairobi Kenya [1]
2 2001 Zanzibar City Tanzania [1]
3 2003 Zanzibar City Tanzania [1]
4 2005 Addis Ababa Ethiopia [1]
5 2021 Kampala Uganda


The competition programme featured 32 regular athletics events: seven track running events, two obstacle events, three jumps, and four throws for both the sexes.[1]

Track running
Obstacle events
Jumping events
Throwing events
Relay events

Several events were held irregularly. Women did not compete in the steeplechase or hammer throw, and pole vault was not available as an event for either sex.[1]




  1. ^ a b c d e f g h East African Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  2. ^ African Southern Region Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  3. ^ West and North African Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2019-10-16.