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Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Only citizens of the United States who are eligible to represent the United States in all levels of International competition under USATF and IAAF rules are eligible to compete in the USATF Championships. Athletes who have questions concerning their citizenship, including dual citizens, should contact USATF's Legal Affairs Manager, Sarah Austin (

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

  • Proof of qualifying performance, if requested, must be submitted to USATF no later than (Thursday June 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET). Submittals received after this date will not be accepted. Please contact 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 club affiliations can make such a request through their local Association (note that this request must be made by the athlete--see Regulation 4 in the USATF Governance Handbook). All club affiliations must be finalized by Sunday, June 18, 2017. No club changes will be accepted after this date for the USATF 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 Sunday June 18, 2017. No sponsor changes will be accepted after this date for the USATF 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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