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PLEASE SEE UPDATED PRACTICE INFORMATION BELOW (7/26/19)

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USA Track & Field has specific procedures to be followed by disabled athletes wishing to compete in able-bodied competitions against able-bodied Athletics athletes. Please note that the disabled athlete must first meet the eligibility requirements applicable to the relevant competition, including having achieved the required qualifying standard, if any. The disabled athlete is responsible for initiating the ADA Accommodation Request procedures sufficiently in advance to enable USATF to complete its review and decision-making process prior to the relevant competition. Please see the USATF "Policy & Procedures for Accommodation Requests Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act" for more information.


Awards
A Gold Medal, emblematic of the Championships of the United States of America, will be given to the winner of each Championship event, a Silver Medal to second place, and Bronze Medals to third through sixth place finishers.

Prize Money
For the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships, USATF will pay prize money to the first through seventh place finishers in each Championship event. The prize structure is as follows:
1st place $8,000
2nd place $6,000
3rd place $4,000
4th place $3,000
5th place $2,000
6th place $1,000
7th place $1,000

Notes
  • Please make sure your contact information (email address and phone number) is up-to-date under your USATF membership profile.
  • Athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility should check with the university compliance department to see if they are eligible to receive this prize money according to NCAA rules. If an athlete with collegiate eligibility is approved to receive prize money, the university compliance representative should reach out to USATF via email (Sariyu.Suggs@usatf.org) to provide details/verification of the actual and necessary amount the athlete is eligible to receive.
  • Athletes are eligible to receive prize money in more than one event.
  • Athletes who are eligible to receive prize money for this event are required to complete:
  • IRS Form W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification: Eligible athletes can email Sariyu.Suggs@usatf.org to request the electronic form link (via Team Works. The email should include, name, event name, and phone number where you can be reached. Athletes who already have a W9 on file that needs to make updates to (mailing address, name change, or tax classification, can also email Sariyu.Suggs@usatf.org to request the electronic form link (via Team Works).
  • ACH (Direct Deposit Form) will also be a requirement: USATF will reach out to the eligible athlete to request this information via an electronic form (via Team Works).
 
  • Please be aware that prize money payments will be reported to the IRS as reportable income and is subject to federal, state and local income tax.  Since no taxes are being withheld by USATF, you may have a tax liability at the time you file your tax return and you may want to consider setting aside some funds for this purpose.  If the amount of reportable income including all stipends, prize money, etc. is $600 or more cumulative during a tax year, USATF will issue a 1099 MISC. USATF is not offering tax advice, but recipients of USATF funding and benefits are advised to retain their own tax professionals to receive guidance regarding tax implications.


In order for a mark from a meet or single event to be accepted for qualifying for the USATF T&F Championships, USATF Junior T&F Championships or U.S. Olympic T&F Trials – as well as for USATF to be able to validate the mark(s) to the IAAF for World Championships qualifying purposes, the following criteria apply:

  1. The meet/event must appear on an organization’s previously published calendar of events.
  2. Meets that are to be held in the first three (3) weeks of July, and which are not on an organization’s previously published calendar of events, must be reported to USATF at [ed.gorman@usatf.org] or (317-715-8996) not later than Monday – July 1, 2019.
  • Doing so will permit the USATF staff member designated by the Sports Committee Chairs, to review the proposed meet/event.  If the meet/event were then approved, this would give sufficient time for meet information to be disseminated to as wide a range of interested athletes as possible.
  • Failure to adhere to this protocol will likely result in the performance(s) being disallowed for qualifying for these Championships.
  1. The meet/event must be sanctioned in advance by USATF or the Governing Body of another nation.  While they might not be sanctioned by USATF, high level collegiate and high school meets, such as a high school or college invitationals, championships, relay carnivals, etc., will be recognized as valid meets for qualifying provided all other criteria are met.
  2. The meet/event must be held on a legal facility as per USATF and/or IAAF rules.
  3. USATF certified or recognized officials must officiate at the meet/event.
  4. In the 100m, 200m, 400m, 100m hurdles, 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles, only marks made using FAT (full automatic timing to the hundredth of a second [.01]) will be accepted for QUALIFYING PURPOSES.  The provisions of USATF Rule 165 shall apply for video tape timing.
  5. In the short sprints (100m & 200m), short hurdles (100m & 110m), horizontal jumps (long jump & triple jump), a wind gauge must be used and reported.  A mark made with a wind reading exceeding 2.0 meters per second or higher will not be acceptable for qualifying.
  6. At least five (5) competitors must participate in each event.  All such athletes must be of the same gender, and may not be a mix of masters and/or youth athletes.
  7. In throwing events, all implements must be officially measured and certified according to USATF and/or IAAF rules.
  8. Mixed competitions for events inside the stadium are generally not acceptable.  However, in field events and races of 5000m or longer, mixed competition may be approved by the respective Sport Committee - this approval being needed in advance of the event.
  9. Trials-finals, qualifying-finals, rounds in running events, etc. must be run according to USATF and/or IAAF rules & regulations.  Duplicate events on the same day, unless following the World/Olympic same-day qualifying & finals format, will not be acceptable for qualifying purposes.
  10. Meet results for each jumping and throwing event, including field event recording sheet(s) and throwing implement verification sheets, may be requested and sent/faxed (317-261-0514) to the USATF National Office, attn: Ed Gorman.

Meet results should always be faxed or e-mailed to:  USATF at [stats@usatf.org] and T&F News at [stats@trackandfieldnews.com] and Ed Gorman (ed.gorman@usatf.org).


Athletes who participate in National Championships and Team USA competitions are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing.

BE ALERT - Knowing your rights and responsibilities may save you from making a mistake that could jeopardize your athletic career. The use of ALL dietary supplements is "at the athlete's own risk of committing a doping violation." 

Visit the Supplement 411 website for more information on dietary supplements.

BE AWARE - Testing may take place at any time or after any round - preliminary, qualifying, or final - USADA typically selects place finishers and random athletes. Athletes must report immediately to the Doping Control Station after they are notified of being selected for testing and will be accompanied by a chaperone until they report to the station.

BE CLEAN - Checking to see if the medication you take is allowed could be the difference between passing your test and serving a doping ban. All athletes are responsible for checking the status of any prescription medications at the Global DRO or a quick call to USADA's Drug Reference Line™ (1-800-233-0393) and following-up with any necessary forms is all it takes to pass with flying colors.

BE INFORMED - Watching USADA's short testing video will familiarize you with the drug testing process. When making travel arrangements please allow enough time for drug testing at the end of your event. This will include providing a sample and processing paperwork.

The adjudication of anti-doping rule violations or refusals to test will be carried out by USADA. Athletes found to have committed a doping violation will be disciplined according to penalties specified by the World Anti-Doping Code and, if appropriate, applicable IAAF rules. Such penalties may result in a period of ineligibility as well as disqualification from the event.

BE AWARE. BE INFORMED. BE ALERT. BE CLEAN.

As you prepare for your upcoming competition, here are some resources that may save you from making a mistake that could jeopardize your athletic career:

USADA Doping Control Process
Global Drug Reference Online

Drug Reference Line™
1-800-233-0393

Other USADA Resources

The use of nutritional or dietary supplements is completely at the athlete's own risk - even if the supplement label says "approved" or "verified." USADA's drug reference resources DO NOT provide information about dietary supplements.


PRACTICE LOCATIONS (DRAKE UNIVERSITY, VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL, EAST HIGH SCHOOL) ARE CREDENTIALED ZONES. ONLY INDIVIDUALS WITH ISSUED CREDENTIALS WILL BE ALLOWED ON SITE.

TRACK AT DRAKE UNIVERSITY
Tuesday, July 23rd: NOON - 6:00PM
Wednesday, July 24th: 9:00AM - 5:30PM
Thursday, July 25th: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Friday, July 26th: 9:00AM - 11:30PM
Saturday, July 27th: 9:00AM - NOON 11:00AM
 
FIELD AT DRAKE UNIVERSITY
Tuesday, July 23rd
Long Jump: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Triple Jump: 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Pole Vault: 4:00PM - 6:00PM
High Jump: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Shot Put: 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Javelin Throw: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Hammer Throw: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Discus Throw: 4:00PM - 6:00PM
 
Wednesday, July 24th
Long Jump: 9:00AM - 1:30PM
Triple Jump: 1:30PM - 5:30PM
Pole Vault: 1:30PM - 5:30PM
High Jump: 9:00AM - 1:30PM
Shot Put: 1:30PM - 5:30PM
Javelin Throw: 9:00AM - 1:30PM
Hammer Throw: 9:00AM - 1:30PM
Discus Throw: 1:30PM - 5:30PM
 
Thursday, July 25th
9:00AM - 10:30AM: Hammer, Javelin, High Jump, Long Jump
10:30AM - NOON: Shot, Discus, Pole Vault, Triple Jump
 
Friday, July 26th
9:00AM - 10:15AM: Shot, Discus, Pole Vault
10:15AM - 11:30AM: Hammer, High Jump, Long Jump, Javelin
 
Saturday, July 27th
10:00AM - 11:00AM: High Jump
11:00AM - NOON 10:00AM - 11:00AM: Discus, Shot, Pole Vault, Long Jump
 
TRACK AT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Thursday, July 25th: 2:30PM - 8:30PM
Friday, July 26th: NOON - 7:00PM
Saturday, July 27th: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Valley High School
3650 Woodland Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Knapp Center Weight Room Hours:
Athletes will have access to the weight room located in the Knapp Center at the competition track. Below are the open weight room dates and times:             
Tuesday, July 23 / 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Wednesday, July 24 / 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Thursday, July 25 / 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Friday, July 26 / 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Saturday, July 27 / 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Alternate Practice Facilities: 
The LOC has made arrangements for the athletes of the 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships to utilize one Greater Des Moines Area high school track for practice purposes.
 
Valley High School 3650 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Days of track availability: Thursday, July 25 – Saturday, July 27
Hours of track availability:

  • Thursday, 7/25: 2:30PM-8:30PM
  • Friday, 7/26: 12PM-7PM
  • Saturday, 7/27: 1PM-5PM        

Equipment availability: 30-40 hurdles
Facility Limitations: NO field events at Valley High School
Facility Usage: Only Athletes and Coaches that are entered in the competition can use the Valley High School track and must be credentialed.
 
Valley High School Practice Transportation:
A shuttle bus will be available from Drake University to Valley High School the following times:

  • Thursday, July 25th: 2PM-8:30PM
  • Friday, July 26th: 11:30AM-7PM
  • Saturday, July 27th: 12:30PM-5PM

**Shuttles will run every 30 minutes from the corner of 27th Street+Forest Ave. to Valley High School track.  Remember, all field practices take place at Drake University.  For bus issues please contact: 515-778-2712
 
**There is NO shuttle from Drake University to Practice Facilities. Please utilize the on-call transportation if needed.
 
Parking at Valley High School
Parking at the Practice Track is free and convenient.
 
Drake Stadium Shuttle
Athlete pick-up and drop-off for Drake Stadium (Warm-up and Competition Venues) will be at the Athlete Transportation Center (Athlete Entrance), located on the East side of Drake Stadium on the corner of 27th and Clark. Credentials are required to board shuttles.
 
Detailed athlete shuttle schedules will be posted at the following areas:
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
Knapp Center


Please bring passports to National Team Processing!*

The 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships serves as the selection event for the international competitions listed below for Open athletes. All athletes are required to complete team processing in order to be eligible for selection to a 2019 USATF National Team. Athletes who fail to complete team processing during the timeframes listed below will forfeit their rank for selection to national teams for the 2019 season.

The following teams will draw their rosters from the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships:

Competition information, including selection procedures, for the above-referenced competitions can be found on their respective (hyperlinked) event pages where available.
 
Athletes should bring the following to team processing:

  • Travel and competition plans for the summer
  • Cell Phone
  • Valid U.S. passport*
  • Necessary information to complete forms (contact information for agents, coaches, etc.)

*Athletes must have a current passport good for at least six (6) months after the return date from the National Team event. 

Reminder: Without exception, those not completing team processing will not be eligible for selection to national teams for the 2019 season.
 
Team Sign-up Schedule
Athletes will be directed by a 2019 National Team staff member to the team processing area located in the Cloud Ballroom of the Hilton Des Moines Downtown (435 Park Street, Des Moines, IA 50309) immediately after the final of their event.
 
The hours of operation will be as follows:

Day Hours
Thursday, July 25th 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Friday, July 26th 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, July 27th 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 28th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 

For travel planning purposes, athletes should allow for at least three hours following the conclusion of their event to complete team processing.

Personal Coaches
The local organizing committees (LOC) for these national team competitions may make available to Team USATF personal coach credentials. Accordingly, personal coaches interested in receiving these credentials should attend team processing with their athlete. In order for USATF to apply to the LOC on behalf of a personal coach for credentialing, the personal coach MUST (a) be the coach of record for an athlete selected to a USATF National team and (b) be a member of the USATF Coaches Registry. To be a member of the Coaches Registry, an individual must:

  1. Be a current member of USATF,
  2. Have completed the SafeSport training courses to be SafeSport trained, and
  3. Pass the USATF criminal background screen through NCSI.

Visit http://www.usatf.org/Resources-for---/Coaches.aspx for step-by-step instructions on being added to the Coaches Registry.


Entry Status Categories

  • open - entry received but not yet in the verification process (all entries start in this category)
  • qualified - mark has been verified and is accepted for entry into the championships
  • info needed - entry requires additional information or required documents (e.g., DOB verification, citizenship, name of meet director) are missing
  • accepted* – used primarily during or following the declarations process to indicate a mark that is being accepted
  • not qualified - mark not acceptable; reasons vary
  • not accepted - entry not accepted; reasons vary
  • updated - mark has been updated/changed and must be re-verified

*Accepted – Athlete had not met the qualifying standard for an event. However, the Sport Committee will accept a non-qualified mark to fill the field only if there are an insufficient number of athletes entered who have met the qualifying standard for that event.  In this case, the committee will go down the list of entered and declared athletes (that have not met the qualifying standard) only as deep as is needed to fill the field.
 
Note: USATF Rule 11.3(b) concerning adding athletes to make a competitive field, and USATF Rule 8 concerning automatic qualifications, will be used.
 
Declaration Status Categories

  • open - declaration not yet made (all entries start in this category)
  • declared - athlete has declared his/her intent to compete
  • pending - athlete has declared his/her intent to compete, but entry has an updated mark that must be verified or requires additional information (i.e..DOB verification)
  • not accepted – declaration not accepted; reasons vary
  • scratched - athlete has declared his/her intent to not compete in the events(s) entered 

Note: All Entrants should declare during the declaration period. This helps the seeding committee make decisions on “Accepting” marks that do not meet the qualifying standard for the purpose of filling the field for each event.]


All Entrants should declare during the declaration period. This process confirms your intention to compete in the Championships. 

Declarations will be based on the following schedule:

  • On-time: Tuesday, 7/16/19, from 12:01AM – Wednesday, 7/17/19 by 11:59PM PST - $0
  • Late petition: by email ONLY (ed.gorman@usatf.org): Thursday, 7/18/19 from 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Steps to Declare for the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships:

  1. Go to: Registration
  2. Click the tab along the top of the entry form labeled "Manage My Registration" or “Declare”.
  3. On the login screen choose how you will log in (as an "Individual Registrant", as a "Representative/Coach", or as a "USATF Club Administrator/Coach").
 
If you are logging in as an "Individual Registrant":

  1. Select "Individual Registrant" in the drop-down menu on the login screen.
  2. Enter your e-mail address (the one that's part of your USATF member profile).
  3. Enter the registration password that you received in your confirmation e-mail from the entry system (it's located at the bottom of the e-mail under the heading "Managing Your Registration"). If you don't have your confirmation e-mail, you can reset your registration password by clicking the "forgot your password" link on the login screen and following the on-screen instructions.
  4. Click the "Login" button.
  5. You will now be presented with a menu of choices; click the link labeled "Declare for your events".
  6. On the next screen, select "declare" or "scratch" for each of your events.
  7. If you want to update your qualifying mark, click the linked labeled "click to edit" next to the information you want to update.
  8. After you've made all your changes, scroll to the bottom of the form and click the "Save" button to save the changes.
 
If you are logging in as a "Representative/Coach", you will need to:

  1. Select "Representative/Coach" in the drop-down menu on the login screen.
  2. Enter your e-mail address (the one you entered on the payment screen when you registered your athletes and the one at which you received the registration confirmation e-mail).
  3. Enter the registration password that you received in your confirmation e-mail from the entry system (it's located in the e-mail under the heading "Managing Your Registration"). If you don't have your confirmation e-mail, you can reset your registration password by clicking the "forgot your password" link on the login screen and following the on-screen instructions.
  4. Click the "Login" button.
  5. On the next screen, click the link labeled "Manage declarations" in the box on the right side of the screen.
  6. On the next screen, select the declaration category and/or event you want to view, and click the "Next" button.
  7. On the next screen, select "declare" or "scratch" for each of your athletes' events.
  8. If you want to update a qualifying mark, click the linked labeled "click to edit" next to the information you want to update.
  9. After you've made all your changes, scroll to the bottom of the form and click the "Save" button to save the changes.

If you are logging in as a "USATF Club Administrator/Coach", you will need to:

  1. Select "Representative/Coach" in the drop-down menu on the login screen.
  2. Enter your USATF club number.
  3. Enter your USATF membership number.
  4. Enter your USATF membership password. If you don't know your password, you can look it up at www.usatf.org/membership/help/number.asp
  5. Click the "Login" button.
  6. On the next screen, click the link labeled "Manage declarations" in the box on the right side of the screen.
  7. On the next screen, select the declaration category and/or event you want to view, and click the "Next" button.
  8. On the next screen, select "declare" or "scratch" for each of your athletes' events.
  9. If you want to update a qualifying mark, click the linked labeled "click to edit" next to the information you want to update.
  10. After you've made all your changes, scroll to the bottom of the form and click the "Save" button to save the changes.

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 (Sarah.Austin@usatf.org).
  • 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 (Monday, July 15, 2019). Submittals received after this date will not be accepted. Please contact stats@usatf.org for verification procedures.
  • All athletes must be 2019 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 2019 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). 
  •  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 Monday, July 15, 2019. 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.




The password that’s tied to an athlete’s USATF membership is no longer valid to log-in to complete an entry/registration or to log back in to “manage the registration” (update marks, affiliations, and credential information for an entry/registration).

After the entry/registration is completed a confirmation email will be sent to the email address on file under the athletes USATF membership profile. This email will contain the password to log back into the entry/registration to update (affiliations, credentials, marks).

The password is located under the heading "Managing Your Registration". This email confirmation with password is only sent to the email address that’s on file under the athlete USATF membership profile. Even though the entry system gives you the option to send a receipt/confirmation to an alternate email address, the password will only be sent to the email address on file under the athlete USATF membership.


View the following steps on updating affiliations, marks, or credential information.

Updating affiliation:
  1. View/update affiliation (USATF Registered Club, Military Branch, Corporate Sponsor*, or University) under USATF membership profile before completing registration/entry.
  2. If the entry/registration was already completed before updating affiliation, log into the USATF membership profile with athlete USATF membership number and password associated with your membership. Then go to the affiliation area to view different affiliation options (i.e. USATF Registered Club, Military Branch, Corporate Sponsor*, or University).        
  3. Once it’s updated in the membership profile, then go back to entry/registration form and click on that tab that says “manage your registration”. Log in with email address (email on file under USATF membership profile at the time entry/registration was completed) and the password (that was provided in the confirmation email that was sent to that email address). Note that the password is NOT the password tied to accessing your USATF membership profile.
  4. *USATF members do not have the option to update corporate sponsors under the profile. These must be verified and updated by a national office representative in our membership department at membership@USATF.org.

Updating Marks or credential information:
  1. Go to entry/registration form and click on tab that says, “Manage your registration”.
  2. Log in with email address (email on file under USATF membership profile at the time entry/registration was completed) and the password (that was provided in the confirmation email that was sent to that email address). Note that the password is NOT the password tied to accessing your USATF membership profile.
  3. Then go the area you would like to update (i.e. marks, credentials (add-ons).
  4. Once all changes have been made, make sure you save changes before logging out of entry/registration.

Entry/Registration updates can be made up until close of entries: Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.


Athlete packet pick-up and credential pick-up (athlete-A, coach-RC, support persons-WP/SP and athlete representative-AR) will take place based on the following schedule at Shivers Courtside Club.
 
Shivers Courtside Club Packet Pick-Up Schedule:
Tuesday, July 23rd / 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Wednesday, July 24th / 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday, July 25th / 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Friday, July 26th / 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday, July 27th / 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday, July 28th / 9:00AM – 12:00PM


Credential and Passes (RC, SP, WP)
Registered Coach “RC” and Warm-up Pass “WP” credentials, along with the  All-Session Ticket “TKT” are designed to allow an athlete’s coach and/or personal support access to the warm-up area, designated eating areas or practice track for the purpose of preparing for competition or access to seating in the competition venue in order to support your athlete. Credentials and tickets are non-transferrable, and each support person will only be allowed to receive one credential or All-Session Ticket (TKT).

  • Individual must be 18 years of age or older to be listed as a support person.
  • Individual must be a current (2019) member of USA Track & Field.
  • Individual receiving the “RC” Registered Coach’s credential must also be a current (2019) member of USA Track & Field’s Coaches Registry Program, which effective January 1, 2019 includes completing an accepted Education Standard option. **View the Registered Coach section below for more information on the application process.
  • Individuals receiving the "WP" Warm-Up Pass credential must also be currently listed on USATF's SafeSport Compliance List.
    **View the Warm Up Pass section below for more information on the process for receiving this credential. 

Credentials and All-Session Tickets can be obtained at Credentialing/Packet Pick Up on-site for the following events:

  • 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships (Des Moines, IA)

 Athletes will have the following options for their support persons:

1. One Complimentary Option (pick one of the following):
  • RC - Registered Coach - coach of record (warm-up area and stadium)
  • WP - Warm-up Pass (no stadium access; warm-up area access only)
  • TKT- All-Session Ticket (stadium seating access only; no warm-up area access)

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 option on his or her on-line registration (entry form). After the on-line registration closes, USATF will not accept any updates for registration via email. Athletes who still need to designate (add/update) coaches/athlete support names can complete this on-site. There will be a USATF verification station that can validate which option the coach/athlete support is eligible to receive.  


2. Second Option, for purchase (pick one of the following):
  • WP - Warm-up Pass (no stadium access; warm-up area access only)
  • TKT – All-Session Ticket  (stadium seating access only; no warm-up area access)

There is a fee for the second credential option, which is in addition to USATF membership fee and/or background screen fees, if applicable.

Price for 2nd Support Person: 
2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships (Des Moines, IA):
  • $60 (4 Day Pass)

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 option on his or her on-line registration (entry form). After the on-line registration closes, USATF will not accept any updates for registration via email. Athletes who still need to designate (add/update) coaches/athlete support names can complete this on-site. There will be a USATF verification station that can validate which option the coach/athlete support is eligible to receive.


Option details below: 
Individual must be 18 years of age or older to receive a credential or an All-Session Ticket as a support person.

RC - Registered Coach Credential (best option for coach)
All coaches designated to receive a “RC” credential must be a current (2019) member of USATF, be currently listed on USATF’s SafeSport Compliance List, and currently listed on the USATF Education Standard List (new requirement – effective January 1, 2019) prior to receiving a “RC” credential. Individuals must have completed and been approved (be listed on the USATF’s SafeSport Compliance List and Education Standard List) prior to their arrival in Des Moines, IA. 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 to obtain a coach credential. Please view the following link for more details on the USATF Coaches Registry: http://www.usatf.org/Resources-for---/Coaches.aspx

WP - Warm-up Pass Credential (best option for personal medical)
Personal support designated to receive a “WP” must be a current (2019) member of USATF and be currently listed on USATF's SafeSport Compliance List. Inclusion on the USATF SafeSport Compliance List requires individuals to submit an application at:
Coaches -  Coaches.aspx                                    
Officials - http://www.usatf.org/Resources-for---/-groups-officials-/Certification/Background-Screen.aspx
General Volunteers - http://www.usatf.org/About/SafeSport/Volunteer-Background-Screening.aspx
and will require the individual to:

  1. Be a current USATF member
  2. Complete the SafeSport training course(s) to be SafeSport trained. https://safesport.org/
  3. Pass the USATF criminal background screen and complete the required acknowledgements through NCSI.

You can renew or sign-up for a membership at the following link: http://www.usatf.org/Products---Services/Individual-Memberships.aspx. 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.
 
TKT - All-Session Ticket (best option for family member or friend)
Personal support designated to receive a “TKT” must be a current (2019) member of USATF.  You can renew or sign-up for a membership at the following link: http://www.usatf.org/Products---Services/Individual-Memberships.aspx. Only the individuals specified by participating athletes for this purpose will be allowed to receive an All-Session Ticket (TKT). There is no warm-up or practice facility access with this option and seating is first-come, first-served and limited to the specified section.

Any unauthorized person in possession of a credential or event ticket and any unauthorized person in a restricted area (the athlete warm-up areas, or other restricted zones) will be immediately escorted from the facility, the credential or ticket(s) will be revoked, and the unauthorized person may be subject to discipline.

Credential Terms and Conditions can be found at https://www.usatf.org/Credentials.aspx.


Distribution process on-site:
The Championship is a controlled access event. Admission to all practice, warm-up and competition facilities, including the athlete shuttle, athlete lounge and athlete/athlete support seating may be restricted to those individuals with the appropriate credential. Those persons who are not on the USATF SafeSport Compliance List (including those support persons who receive an All-Session Ticket) will NOT be eligible to ride the athlete shuttle or sit in the athlete/athlete support designated seating. 
Athletes must be declared for their event in order to receive a credential. Credentials must be worn for admittance to any area other than public areas.

  • Athletes must appear as “qualified” or “accepted” and “declared” on the “Status of Entries” page of the USATF website in order to receive a credential.
  • All athlete support persons must be designated as athlete support persons by an athlete who is “qualified” or “accepted” and “declared” per the “Status of Entries” page.

In addition, the athlete must have checked in at credentialing prior to the support person arriving to receive their credential or All-Session Ticket. This ensures the athlete has made the necessary changes and/or validated the support person they want to receive this option. Athletes and support persons will be required to show a photo ID to pick up their credential or All-Session Ticket.


USATF Shuttle from Hilton Des Moines Downtown to Drake University provided for athletes at the following times:

  • Tuesday, July 23rd: 11:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday, July 24th: 8:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday, July 25th: 8:30AM - 11:00PM
  • Friday, July 26th: 8:30AM - 10:00PM
  • Saturday, July 27th: 8:30AM - 7:30PM
  • Sunday, July 28th: 8:30AM - 9:00PM

Shuttles will run every 30 minutes from the front entrance of the hotel.
Credentials must be shown to enter the bus.
For bus issues please contact: 515-729-9423

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USATF Shuttle from Marriott Downtown Des Moines and Renaissance Des Moines to Drake University provided for athletes at the following times: 

  • Tuesday, July 23rd: 11:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday, July 24th: 8:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday, July 25th: 8:30AM - 11:00PM
  • Friday, July 26th: 8:30AM - 10:00PM
  • Saturday, July 27th: 8:30AM - 7:30PM
  • Sunday, July 28th: 8:30AM - 9:00PM

Shuttles will run every 30 minutes from the front entrance of the hotel.
Credentials must be shown to enter the bus. 
For bus issues please contact:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 515-729-9423
  • Thursday through Sunday: 641-236-1001

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USATF Shuttle from Drake University to Valley High School provided for credentialed athletes at the following times:

  • Thursday, July 25th: 2:00PM - 8:30PM
  • Friday, July 26th: 11:30AM - 7:00PM
  • Saturday, July 27th: 12:30PM - 5:00PM

Shuttles will run every 30 minutes from the corner of 27th Street and Forest Ave. to Valley High School track.
All field practices take place at Drake University.
For bus issues please contact: 515-778-2712


Hilton Des Moines Downtown will serve as the headquarters hotel for the 2019 USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, IA. A shuttle from the Hilton to Drake Stadium will be provided. The Hilton Des Moines Downtown has a discounted rate of $174.00/night plus tax for single-quad occupancy. Booking for Athletes will be allowed based on the dates below. Please plan accordingly and note that only two rooms will be allowed per qualified athlete.
 
Booking for Athletes will be allowed based on the criteria/dates below:

2 Rooms Allowed per Qualified Athlete
  • 2019 Tier 1 athletes may begin booking rooms: March 18 – April 8 
  • 2019 Tier 2 and TPP athletes may begin booking rooms: April 9 – April 23
  • 2019 Tier 3-4 and 2019 USATF Development athletes may begin booking rooms: April 24 – May 8
  • All remaining athletes may begin booking rooms: May 9 

Please note: The cut off for the hotels was 7/8/19. The link is still active, but the only option would be to join the waitlist. We will do our best to accommodate with cancelations.
 
For further information and to make reservations Click Here or call 1-888-603-8747.

Cancellation Policy: Reservations may be cancelled for no charge until 11:59p.m. CST, July 8, 2019.

Cancellations after this date will be assessed a fee of $174, plus any applicable taxes, per room cancelled to the credit card used at time of booking. The fee is equal to 1-night room rate per room cancelled.

Change Policy: Changes are allowed without penalty, subject to availability, prior to check in. Early check out penalties may apply with the hotels.

Headquarter Hotels
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park Street 
Des Moines, IA 50309
 
Hotel Information
Fitness Center
Dining: Park Street Kitchen and Bar
Parking: Self Park & Valet For a fee
Des Moines International Airport (DSM): 5 miles
Transportation provided from the Hilton to Drake Stadium (Venue): approx. 1.8 miles
Credentialing will be held at the Knapp Center, adjacent to Drake Stadium


Athletes Traveling with Their Vaulting Poles:
For those athletes traveling with their poles, the local organizing committee (LOC) will provide transportation from the airport to the stadium once per day beginning July 22nd. Athletes will verify that their poles arrived and then provide the claim check to LOC staff at the Airport Information Desk located in baggage claim.
 
Athletes must provide their baggage claim check with an LOC staff at the Airport Information Desk located in both terminals. Poles will be delivered to the venue and will be available for use the next morning.
 
The LOC will provide return service of pole vault equipment to the airport.  Vaulting Poles will be transferred back to the airport where the athlete can pick them and route them to their destination. Athletes must submit a completed pole vault transfer form at the venue, and LOC staff will provide information on the specific pick-up location.
 
Athletes can choose to transfer their vaulting poles independently of the LOC.  Poles can still be stored onsite.
 
Athletes Shipping Vaulting Poles:
Athletes shipping their vaulting poles must fill out the Shipping and Delivery Form found here. Please submit the completed form no later than Friday, July 19th at 5:00 PM.
 
Delivery acceptance for Pole Vault equipment is as follows:

  • Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 ONLY / 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • No deliveries will be accepted on weekends

Pole Vault Poles Storage:
Pole vault poles will be stored on site and locked in Drake University athletics storage sheds adjacent to the warm- up track. To avoid storage confusion, athletes must clearly identify poles bundles with a label that includes the competitors’ name and the divisions that he/she will be competing in prior to arrival.
 
For questions please contact Fran Long (515) 571-5896


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An allocation of funds will be provided first to the defending US Outdoor Champion in each event, and then to the top four ranked outdoor performers, based on the 2019 U.S. Outdoor List, IAAF Top Marks list, of marks achieved in 2019 as of the on-time entry deadline (Friday - July 12, 2019)Please note the qualifying window to achieve marks is not the same as the qualifying window to qualify for travel funding.

If the defending US Outdoor Champion is not entered by the on-time entry deadline (Friday - July 12, 2019), funding will then be allocated to the top five (5) ranked performers in each event who have entered by the on-time entry deadline and also met the qualifying mark as of the on-time entry deadline (Friday - July 12, 2019).

For all such allocations, funds will be awarded to the top ranked athletes in the distances/disciplines which are being contested at the Championships and NOT FOR TIMES OR DISTANCES ACHIEVED IN ALTERNATE QUALIFYING DISTANCES/TIMES (i.e. rank in the 1500m, but not the MILE). The only exception to this would be in the case of the allocation to the Defending Champion, who simply needs to be ENTERED AND QUALIFIED in order to be allocated and, therefore, could use an alternate distance/time.
 
In order to be eligible for the USATF Outdoor Championships travel allocations, an athlete must be 1) a current USATF member in good standing; 2) must have entered and met the qualifying mark by the on-time entry deadline (Friday - July 12, 2019); and 3) must be a citizen of the United States of America who is eligible to represent the U.S. in international competition. Dual Citizens please take special notice of #3 above. 
 
Post Travel Funding
In addition to the payments as described above, an allocation of funds will be provided to those athletes who were not allocated funding prior to the USATF Outdoor Championships, but who place in the top four (4) in their event at the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships.

  • Athletes who are eligible for post-allocations will be contacted via email.

Travel funding breakdown:
  • The airfare allocation will be based on a "supersaver" fare (21-day advance purchase/Saturday night stay-over from home city to Des Moines, IA).
  • There will be a flat rate of $520 towards per diem/accommodations. 

Travel funding distribution:
Athletes who qualify for pre-allocations will receive their checks at Credential pick-up at the Championships. For athletes who are entered/affiliated as representing a college/university, USATF will request additional information on-site to verify if the athlete is eligible to receive pre-allocations directly or if funding should be processed to the University/college.
 
Athletes who qualify for post travel funding will receive via check or ACH (direct deposit) after prize money payments are processed.
 
Athletes who are eligible to receive travel funding for this event are required to complete:

  • IRS Form W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification: Eligible athletes can email Sariyu.Suggs@usatf.org to request the electronic form link (via Team Works. The email should include, name, event name, and phone number where you can be reached. Athletes who already have a W9 on file that needs to make updates to (mailing address, name change, or tax classification, can also email Sariyu.Suggs@usatf.org to request the electronic form link (via Team Works).
 
  • ACH (Direct Deposit Form) will also be a requirement: USATF will reach out to the eligible athlete to request this information via an electronic form (via Team Works).
 
  • Please make sure your contact information (email address and phone number) is up-to-date under your USATF membership profile.
 
 **IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE REGULATIONS ON TRAVEL STIPENDS**

All athletes receiving travel stipends for any domestic or international event should carefully read this notice.

No athlete or agent can receive travel stipend payment without prior submission of a current Form W-9 including Social Security Number (individuals and certain agents) or Federal ID Number (certain agents).

IRS Form W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification: Athletes should email Sariyu.Suggs@usatf.org to request the electronic form link (via Team Works). The email should include, name, event name, and phone number where you can be reached. Payments will be processed via the address provided on the completed IRS W-9 forms on file. Athletes who already have a W9 on file that needs to make updates to (mailing address, name change, or tax classification, can also email Sariyu.Suggs@usatf.org to request the electronic form link (via Team Works).

All travel stipends are considered reportable income by USATF and the IRS and should be included on the individual’s tax return.  If the amount of reportable income including all stipends, prize money, etc. is $600 or more cumulative during a tax year, a 1099 MISC will be issued.  Receipts for travel may qualify for deductions against this reported income. Please contact a tax advisor for further information.
 
The W-9 has to be completed by everyone and DOES NOT make the allocations tax-free.

Athletes or agents who have a W-9/SSN/FIN on file for past payments received from USATF do not need to complete a new form unless you need to change the following:

  • Name Change
  • Federal tax classification
  • Mailing address
  • Employer Identification number

Incorporated agents (with a Federal ID number) accepting travel stipend payment on behalf of athletes have the responsibility of properly accounting for the funds. Note: Please consult with your tax advisor for proper tax treatment of any amounts reported as taxable income.

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