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Credential and Passes (RC, SP, WP, AR)

Please note that all support persons accessing the warm-up area will be required to show a picture ID.
 

Registered Coach “RC”, Warm-up Pass “WP”, and Stadium Pass “SP” credentials are designed to allow an athlete’s coach and/or personal support access to the warm-up area, athlete seating or practice track for the purpose of preparing for competition. An individual must be 18 years of age or older to receive a credential and be a current (2015) member of USA Track & Field. Individuals receiving the “RC” registered coach’s credential must also be a current (2015) member of USA Track & Field’s Coaches Registry. Credentials are non-transferrable and each support person will only be allowed to receive one credential. Credentials can be obtained at Credentialing/Packet Pick Up in Eugene, OR. Click here for location, dates, and hours of operation.

Athletes will have the following credential options for their support persons:

  1. One Complimentary Credential Option (pick one of the following):
  • RC - Registered Coach - coach of record (warm-up area and stadium only)
  • WP - Warm-up Pass (no stadium access; warm-up area access only)
  • SP - Stadium Pass (no warm-up area access; stadium seating)
  •  Each participating athlete may request one of the above options for his or her personal support by specifying the name of the individual designated to receive that credential on his or her on-line entry form.
  1. Second Credential Option for purchase (pick one of the following):
  • WP - Warm-up Pass (no stadium access; warm-up area access only)
  • SP - Stadium Pass (no warm-up area access; stadium seating)

There is a fee for the second credential option, which is in addition to USATF membership fee.  Price for 2nd credential option:  $80

Each participating athlete may request to purchase one of the above options for his or her personal support by specifying the name of the individual designated to receive that credential on his or her on-line entry form.

Credential option descriptions below:
Please note that all support persons accessing the warm-up area will be required to show a picture ID.
 
RC - Registered Coach Credential (best option for coach)
All coaches designated to receive a “RC” credential must be a current (2015) member of USATF and must be a current member of the USATF Coaches Registry, prior to receiving a “RC” credential. Individuals must have completed and been approved (be listed on the USATF Coaches Registry) prior to their arrival in Eugene, OR. Only the individuals specified by participating athletes for this purpose will be allowed to receive an “RC” credential. You will not have the option to sign up for the Coaches Registry on-site (Eugene, OR) to obtain a coaches credential. Please click here for more details on the USATF Coaches Registry.

WP - Warm-up Pass Credential (best option for personal medical)
Personal support designated to receive a “WP” must be a current (2015) member of USATF. Please click here to renew or sign-up for a membership.  Only the individuals specified by participating athletes for this purpose will be allowed to receive a “WP” credential. There is no stadium access with this credential.

Stadium Pass Credential (best option for family member or friend)
Personal support designated to receive a “SP” must be a current (2015) member of USATF. Please click here to renew or sign-up for a membership. Only the individuals specified by participating athletes for this purpose will be allowed to receive an “SP” credential. There is no warm-up access with this credential.

USATF reserves the right to deny or revoke a “RC”, “WP”, or “SP” credential to any personal support who USATF has reason to believe (a) has committed an anti- doping rule violation or materially contributed to the commission of an anti- doping rule violation; or (b) is under investigation by the United States Anti- Doping Agency (“USADA”) or other authorities with respect to a potential anti- doping rules violation; or (c) has engaged in conduct deemed by USATF to reflect a pattern of unethical behavior.

Other stipulations that apply to “WP” and “SP” credentials:

  • Must not have a violent felony conviction.
  • Must not have a non-violent felony conviction within 3 years.
  • Any unauthorized person in possession of a credential and any unauthorized person found in a credential-restricted area (the athlete warm-up areas, or other restricted zones) will be immediately escorted from the facility, the credential will be revoked, and the unauthorized person may be subject to penalty.
 
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