Protests relating to matters which developed during the conduct of the competition must be made to the Referee at once and not later than 30 minutes after a result has been announced, except in the case of long distance races, where the time period shall be 24 hours, and cross country races or the Professional Section of road races, as defined in the race material (website, entry form, etc.), where the time period shall be one hour. The fee to file a protest is $100. This fee will be returned if the protest is upheld. Please note USATF Rule 119.4 when considering the use of video /photo footage for protests.