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News and Notes, Volume 11, Number 7

In this issue:
  1. 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track and Field ticket packages available May 6
  2. USATF and Outrun the Sun, Inc. team up against Melanoma
  3. USATF Foundation accepting youth grant applications

2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track and Field ticket packages available May 6

The road to the London 2012 Olympic Games will comOlympic Trials TF Logoe to Eugene, Ore., from June 21 to July 1, 2012, for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track and Field. All-session ticket packages to attend the eight days of competition will go on sale this Friday, May 6.

Historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon is once again expected to sell out, so fans are encouraged to purchase ticket packages as early as possible.

Ticket packages range in price from $283 to $533 and can be purchased online at beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 6. Tickets are also available by phone at 800-932-3668 or in-person at the UO Autzen Stadium south ticket building only. All orders are limited to six tickets per household and include a $35 processing fee. In recognition of Visa's sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic Team, we are proud to accept only Visa at the 2012 Olympic Trials along with personal checks. Single-day tickets will be available in Spring 2012.

As in 2008, additional seats in temporary bleachers will be added to Hayward Field to expand the size of the capacity crowd. To extend the energy and pride in the pinnacle of the sport for the athletes, the Local Organizing Committee is once again planning for a fan festival with entertainment, athlete appearances, partner interactive experiences, Nike merchandise, concessions, and the Starting Block for youth participation. In 2008, approximately 220,000 ticket holders, as well as 40,000 non-ticket holders, attended the festival as part of the meet.

USATF and Outrun the Sun, Inc. team up against Melanoma

USA Track & Field and Outrun the Sun, Inc. have teamed up to offer a “Virtual, yet Real” Race Against Melanoma. Your nominal online registration fee supports skin cancer education for youth and adult members of USATF. Plus, you’ll receive sun safety information, a printable bib and more. Here are the simple rules:Outrun the Sun logo
  • Select any day in May for your run or walk.
  • Select any time day or night.
  • Make a team or go solo.
  • Wear your hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and GO!

Let’s face it, we’re already planning to be outdoors running strong throughout the month of May. Take one of those days to make a difference! Register online at, take the sun safety pledge, and support skin cancer education.


Outrun the Sun, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building national awareness of melanoma and other skin cancers, educating communities about preventive measure that reduce melanoma’s incidence rate, and to raising funds for melanoma research, leading to effective treatments and a cure.

USATF Foundation accepting youth grant applications

The USA Track & Field Foundation is currently accepting youth grant applications from interested clubs and organizations for its next round of 2011 youth grants, announced USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic. The youth grants typically fund such expenses as uniforms, travel expenses, equipment and entry fees.

Interested parties may fill out the USATF Foundation grant application online at

The Foundation will be reviewing the applications over the next few weeks and applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible to receive consideration. Grant award winners are expected to be selected in mid-June.

The USATF Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track and field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging elite athletes, distance training centers and anti-doping education. The Foundation depends on donations from its Board of Directors and from generous fans of track & field.

For more information or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, visit

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