What is a "sanction"?
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.
Obtaining a sanction
or contact the sanctions Chair of the Border Association five weeks
prior to your event.
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Benefits of USATF Sanctioning
A sanctioned event receives:
-- $1,000,000 Comprehensive General Liability Insurance
-- $5,000 insurance coverage under USATF's Group Accident Insurance
Program for registered athletes
-- Recognition of any records set at your event.
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1. The Association sanction fee: $50
2. The National sanction fee (see below)
USATF National Sanctioning Fee Structure
$50 for 1-100 participants
$75 for 101-250
$150 for 251-500
$300 for 501-1,000
$500 for 1,001-2,000
$700 for 2,001 - 4,000
$1,300 for 4,001-6,000
$3,000 for 6,001-15,000
$5,000 for 15,001-30,000
USATF Junior Olympic Developmental and Championship
per meet, regardless of the number of entrants.
To obtain awards (ribbons) for your Junior Olympic meet, you MUST
submit the Award Request with your Sanction application to the Border
Association Secretary four weeks before
your meet. The National Office will charge an additional $75.00
fee for applications postmarked ( by the Sanctioning chair) less than
21 days prior to the competition!