Athletics is a sport in the Island Games and has appeared in every games since the I Island Games of 1985.

It consists of both individual and team races as well as field events.

The most notable Island Gamers to have competed in Athletics include:

  • Team GB Olympic athlete Lee Merrien from Guernsey.
  • Commonwealth Games athlete Zane Duquemin from Jersey.
  • Team Sweden Olympian Mattias Sunneborn from Gotland.