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Eligibility Requirements

In addition to correctly entering the meet and having equaled or bettered the qualifying standard(s) during the stated qualifying periods, the following criteria must also be met:

  • Only citizens of the United States who are eligible to represent the U.S. in all levels of international competition are eligible to compete in Championship events. Dual citizens should take special note of this fact.

  • Female athletes must be 14 years or older on the day of competition. There is no age restriction for male athletes.

  • Athletes may enter an event(s) even if they have not yet met the qualifying standard for that event(s). However, athletes will not be permitted to compete unless they have:

  1. Completed the entry process

  2. Met the entry standard

  3. Completed the declaration process

  4. Have an updated athlete location form on file with USADA if you are in the Out-Of-Competition Drug-Testing Pool (OOC).

  • Proof of qualifying performance, if required, must be submitted to USATF no later than 5:00 p.m. PT, Friday, February 24, 2017. Submittals received after this date will not be accepted. Please contact stats@usatf.org for verification procedures.

  • All athletes must be 2017 members of USATF in good standing. USATF memberships may be purchased online, or through your local Association Office.

  • Athletes must be bona fide members of a 2017 USATF club in order to represent a club. An athlete's current club affiliation can be viewed in his/her membership profile and as part of the online entry process. Athletes wishing to change affiliations can make such a request through their local USATF Association (note that this request must be made by the athlete--see Regulation 7 in the USATF Governance Manual, Section III). All club affiliations must be finalized by close of declarations (Monday, February 27, 2017). No club changes will be accepted after this date for the US Indoor Championships.

  • In addition to a club affiliation, athletes are able to represent one (1) corporate sponsor. This corporate sponsor must be a registered USATF Corporate Member and be part of the athlete's membership profile. Corporate Membership applications can be obtained by sending an e-mail to membership@usatf.orgAll sponsor affiliations must be finalized by close of declarations. No sponsor changes will be accepted after this date for the Indoor Championships.

  • Athletes wishing to represent a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States must be registered with the membership committee of their local USATF Association.

 

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