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.