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Declaration Form and Information

Declaration Process
Once properly entered, all athletes must complete the declaration process during the designated time. This process confirms your intention to compete in the Championships.
Declaration Deadlines and Fees:

Declaration Deadlines:


On-time: Sunday, 2/26/17, from 12:01 a.m. – Monday, 2/27/17 by 11:59 p.m. PT


Late petition ONLY: Tuesday, 2/28/17 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT


Click here for Declaration Form/Instructions

  • Online is the only method of declaration. No other form of declaration will be accepted.

  • Each athlete or his representative must declare whether that athlete will or will not compete during the designated time.

  • Athletes not declaring by the declaration deadline will be scratched.

  • A Help Line is available for those who need help with the declaration process. For assistance call 317-713-4689 during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

  • Petitions for Late Declarations

    • Petitions may be filed by emailing the following information to []:

      • Athlete Name

      • Athlete Event(s)

      • Explanation for late declaration

      • Call back number (cell number preferred)

    • Athletes submitting a petition for late declaration will be assessed a $100 late declaration fee. Late declaration fees may be paid by credit card only. "Visa, the only card accepted by USATF."

    • Decisions on late declaration petitions will be acted upon by a special committee no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

    • Late declaration petition fees are non-refundable regardless of the decision of the committee.

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