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Important Documents

Entry Status

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


To compete in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, you must complete the entry process as follows:

A 2012 USATF MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED TO ENTER.

Membership application

  • On-line entry is the only method of entry. No other form of entry will be accepted.
  • On-time entries must be completed on-line by December 16, 2011 5:00 p.m. ET. Entry fee - $50.
    • Individual entry form
    • A Help Line is available for those who need help with the entry process. For assistance call 317-713-4661 during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
    • All performances are subject to verification.
    • In order to enter on-line, please have the following information available:
      • Your 2012 USATF membership number
      • Your USATF membership password (click here to retrieve your password if you don't know it)
      • The qualifying mark
      • Name, location and date of event where qualified
      • Affiliation (club)
      • Coach and/or agent’s name and phone number
      • An updated athlete location form on file with USADA if you are in the OUT-OF-COMPETITION (OOC) Drug-Testing Pool. Athletes with questions about the OOC Drug Testing Pool should call Melissa Beasley, Associate Director Elite Relations /USADA, at 317-713-4650.

LATE ENTRIES

  • Late entries will be accepted if completed on-line between December 16, 2011 5:01 p.m. ET and December 21, 2011, 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • Late entries must be accompanied by a $100.00 late fee.
  • Late entries must be paid by credit card. USATF only accepts VISA.

DECLARATIONS PROCESS

Once properly entered, all athletes must complete the declaration process. During this process you must declare your intention to compete or not to compete in the Olympic Team Trials and may also update your qualifying mark.

  • DECLARATIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON-LINE. No other form of declarations will be accepted.
  • Individual declaration form
  • Declarations begin at 9:00 a.m. ET, Monday, January 9, 2012 and close at 12:00 noon ET, January 10, 2012.
  • Each athlete or her representative must declare whether that athlete will or will not compete. The person declaring may submit any corrected or improved mark.
  • Athletes not declaring will be scratched.
  • A Help Line is available for those who need help with the declaration process. For assistance call 317-713-4661 during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
  • In order to make a declaration, please have all the following information available:
    • 2012 USATF membership number
    • Your USATF membership password (click here to retrieve your password if you don't know it)
    • Athlete’s name
    • Athlete affiliation (club)
    • Qualifying mark
    • Name, location and date of event where qualified and race director
    • Phone number for call-back questions

LATE DECLARATION

  • Petitions for late declaration will be accepted during the following time period:
    January 12, 2012, 12:01 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT
  • Petitions may be filed by calling 317-713-4661 or in person at Elite Athlete Hospitality Suite, Ballroom L (4th floor):
    • Hilton Americas
      1600 Lamar
      Houston, TX 77010
  • Athletes submitting a petition for late declarations will be assessed a $100 fee. On-line late declarations must be paid by credit card.
  • No declarations will be accepted after 5:01 p.m. CT, January 12, 2012.
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT OF ON-LINE ENTRY
  • (Entry must be completed ON-LINE NO LATER THAN December 21, 2011)
  • In addition to being listed on the Status of Entries webpage at www.usatf.org, once an athlete’s entry has been received by USA Track & Field, an athlete will be placed into one of three categories based upon her entry.
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