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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where will the meet be held?

A. At the Cyclone Sports Complex, located at 1022 Welch Ave, Ames, IA 50011.  The website is

Q. Who can enter the meet

A. Athletes must be 30 years or older on July 11, 2019.

Q. Does the meet have qualifying standards? 

A. No, the meet has no qualifying standards. Any USATF member 30+ as of July 11, 2019 can participate.

Q. Is food available at the Cyclone Sports Complex?

A. Yes, there will be a concession stand selling drinks and snacks.

Q. Are showers and lockers available at the Cyclone Sports Complex? 

A. No.

Q. What's the track surface? 

A. 400-meter BSS 2000 Hobart Texture Track Surface.

Q. Will the meet provide starting blocks? 

A. Yes; you may use only meet-supplied starting blocks.

Q. What kind of spikes can I wear? 

A. Maximum ¼-inch pyramid spikes only. We perform a spike check before you can compete.

Q. Will throwing implements be provided? 

A. Yes, we will provide at least two implements for each age group in each event.

Q. May I bring and use my own throwing implement(s)? 

A. Yes, you may bring and use your own implement(s), but they must be weighed and inspected prior to the competition and will be impounded until your event(s). More information about implement inspection is available in the Athletes Info section of the meet website.

Q. Will there be poles available for athletes who do not bring their own to use at the meet?
A. Yes. For more information please click here.

Q. Where can I learn more about the Cyclone Sports Complex? 

A. See

Q. If I'm driving, how do I get there? 

A. Take Interstate-35 to exit 111B (US-30 West towards Ames).  Follow US-30 to exit 146 towards Iowa State University/University Blvd. Merge right onto University Blvd. At the first stoplight, turn left to head west onto Mortensen Pwky. The Cyclone Sports Complex will be approximately 1/2 mile down the road on the right side.

Q. When will the final schedule be posted? 

A. The full schedule, including heat times for running events and flight times for field events, will be posted approximately one week after the late entry deadline.  The earliest will be June 30, 2019, two weeks prior to the first day of the meet.

Q. What is the process for entering a relay team? 

A. Relay teams may only enter on-site, however, each member of a relay team must also be entered in the meet as an individual. The normal entry process applies to each team member, including the deadlines. All relay teams must sign up in the packet pick-up area by 10 AM on Saturday, July 13, for relays on Saturday; or by 3 PM on Saturday, July 13, for relays on Sunday. Relay entry forms are color-coded for Male / Female. Additional specific entry procedures and location will be communicated prior to the meet and on-site in the meet program.

For more information on relays, click here.

Q. The fee for a relay is listed as $40. Is that fee per person or per team? 

A. Per team, but as noted each member of the team must already be entered in the meet as well.

Q. How do I send proof of age? 

A. If after you complete your entry, the status of entry page indicates “dob docs needed,” then please fax or e-mail a copy of your birth certificate or the information page of your passport, with your membership number written on it, to the USATF National Office at 800-833-1466 or

Q. Can I add an event or change my time or mark for an event? 

A. Yes, you may do so until the late entry deadline on June 18, 2019. After that date no changes may be made.
    You can, however, verify your entry, by event, on the Status of Entries page.

Q. Once I'm at the meet, how do I declare for an event? 

A. At least one hour before each of your track events sign in on the declaration sheet for that event. For field events you must report to the event venue 20 minutes prior to the start time for your event.

  • For track events, we post declaration sheets at the clerking area.
  • For field events, we post declaration sheets at the field event venue.

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