What is the Visa Championship Series?
The Visa Championship Series is a prestigious series of nationally televised USA Track & Field (USATF) competitions featuring the very best track & field athletes from Team USA, the World's #1 Track Team. It brings the speed, strength, excitement and fun of track & field directly to fans around the country, allowing them to experience first hand the world's most popular sport. Perhaps most important, it gives American athletes the opportunity to compete against the world's best, on home soil and in front of U.S. fans!
Assisting athletes with gold-medal dreams
Visa's long-standing commitment to helping USATF develop the country's preeminent track and field athletes is a primary goal of the Visa Championships Series. Since becoming the title sponsor in 2005, of what was formerly the Golden Spike Tour, Visa has awarded nearly $450,000 in prize money and has crowned 16 Visa Champions between the indoor and outdoor seasons. Along with programs such as the Team USA Athlete of the Meet and support of the US Olympic Team Trials, Visa’s support of Olympic dreams continues to be unwavering. At the same time, the partnership helps Visa engage its Member financial institutions and merchant partners to build their business in Olympic-related marketing activities and events between Olympic Games.