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Entry Information

All eligible members of USATF and eligible members of other IAAF member federations may compete in these Championships. However, only U.S. citizens may score or win Championship medals.  Non-U.S. citizens must enter the Championships using the paper mail-in entry form (online entries are not available). 

Entry Process

  • Online entry is the preferred method of entry.
  • A 2009 USATF membership is required to enter (please join online if you are not a member).
  • To enter online, you will be required to provide your 2009 USATF membership number and password (click here to retrieve your password if you don't know it).
  • A Help Line is available for those who need help with the entry process. For assistance call 317-713-4675 during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
  • For entries close to the deadlines: although we will make every reasonable effort, we cannot guarantee responses to requests for passwords. Please enter early!
  • Non-U.S. citizens who live outside the United States: Entries must be submitted using the printable individual entry form. Online entries are not available. Please note that your name will not appear on the Status of Entries page for the Championships. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing before sending a request for your entry confirmation.

Important Documents

Entry Status

To check the status of your entry, visit the Status of Entries page (statuses are updated hourly).

Athletes will not be considered to be entered into the meet until ALL required documents have been received. Athletes missing required documents will be listed as "info needed" on the Status of Entries page of the USATF website until all such documents are received.


Entry Information

Entry Deadlines and Fees

Date Received First Pentathlon Second Pentathlon Super Weight
on-time
mail-in: postmarked on or before 7/22/09
online:  on or before 7/24/09 at 11:59 p.m. PT
$85* $50*

$20
$10# (if entered in  the Ultraweight Pentathlon

late
mail-in: postmarked 7/23/09 - 8/3/09
online:  7/25/09 - 8/5/09 (11:59 p.m. PT)
additional $25
on-site not available

* The entry fee for the first event includes the required National Masters Track & Field Committee surcharge of $10 per athlete.
# If you enter via the online entry system you will be initially charged $20 but USATF will then reimburse your account $10.

All fees are non-transferable and non-refundable. No entry will be considered completed unless it is accompanied by full payment of fees and all required documents (see below).

Entry Forms
Online individual entry forms

There are two online entry forms; one for entries for the Pentathlons (Throws and Ultraweight) and the other for entries for the Superweight.

  ▪ Throws and Ultraweight Pentathlons entry form
  ▪ Superweight entry form

Online entries must be paid for by credit card ("Visa, the only card accepted by USATF") or electronic funds transfer (electronic payment from your checking or savings account).
 

  ▪ Printable/Mail-In Entry Form

Mail paper entries  and fees (Payable to: Seattle Masters AC) to:
USA Masters Championships
c/o George Mathews
9787 Country Club Dr.
Hayden Lake, ID 83835

Other Required Documents

  • Verification of Age (a copy of your birth certificate or passport)
    • If entering online: if your entry status is showing as "info needed" on the Status of Entries page, you must fax or mail a copy of your proof-of-age document--with your membership number written on it--to the USATF National Office:

      Fax: 800-261-0481 -- attention: Masters Championships
      Address: USA Masters Championships, 132 East Washington Street, Suite 800, Indianapolis, IN 46204
       
    • If entering by paper: athletes entering by mail must attach a copy of their proof-of-age document to the entry form.

USATF also recommends athletes bring a copy of their proof-of-age document to packet pick-up as a back-up measure--a proof-of-age document is required prior to receiving competitor packets.

 

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