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Online Event Sanctioning

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Sanctioning your race with USATF provides benefits that only USATF can provide:

  • USATF Sanctioning provides a best-in-class designation to your race
  • The best and most cost-effective liability insurance in the industry
  • ONLY USATF Sanctioned and Certified races are eligible for national and age-group records
  • Race promotion to all USATF Assocations and over 125,000 USATF members

Add USATF Course Certification to your sanction and reap the benefits!

  • Certifies the accuracy of your course measurement
  • USATF is the ONLY U.S.-based certification accepted for Boston Marathon® qualifying

A USATF sanction is an official designation issued by USATF, through a local Association, which approves and licenses the holding of a competitive track & field, long distance running or race walking event in the United States. The sanction is also a contract, which evidences the event's commitment to follow national and international rules and regulations of the sport and to provide a safe environment for the participants and spectators. Once the event has satisfied the sanction requirements, the event's application for sanction is approved. Click here to learn more about the benefits of sanctioning your event with USATF.

Beginning September 1, 2013, all sanction applications will be completed online. Visit our Sanctions Help page to learn more about our online process and access webinar tutorials, FAQs and other tools to help you process your sanction successfully.

Don't just take our word for it...

"We would give USATF Sanctioning a 10 out of 10 stars for customer service, affordability, flexibility to meet needs, and ease of use."- Katie Seely, Race Director for Ragnar Events

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