Join/Renew Now

Competition Information

Declarations/ Check-in times
The declaration and check-in tables for all track (running and walk) races will be located in clerks tent outside the stadium (map). It will open each morning at 7:00 am.

Failure to check-in by the times listed below will result in the athlete be scratched from the event.  Report early!!

Track Events of 1500m or less:  Athletes must declare their intention to compete at the declaration table at least 60 minutes before the scheduled time for each race (first round and final).

Track Events longer than 1500m:  Athletes must check-in at that clerk's table at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time for each race.

Field Events: Athletes must check-in at the event venue (i.e. high jump apron, throwing rings, etc.) at least 25 minutes before the scheduled time for each event.

Competition Bib Numbers & Age Division Bibs
Athletes are required to wear the assigned competition number number on the front of their top except vertical jump and throwing event athletes who can wear it either front or back. Athletes in competitions with mixed age groups must also wear an age division bib on their back.

Advancement Procedures
Finalists if Foreign Athletes Qualify for Finals: At USA Masters Track & Field Championships, the athletes advancing to the finals in every event will be 2/3 USA affiliated as determined by WMA. If adjustments need to meet this requirement then the reduction in guest finalists shall be determined by performance with no consideration of place. Those USA affiliated athletes that were advanced to the finals by place shall retain their position and the additional USA affiliated athletes that will be added to the final shall be selected by performance with no consideration to place. The number of finalists shall not be increased to include additional non-USA affiliated athlete finalists. In practice this means that no more than 2 foreign affiliated athletes will be in any final since there will normally be eight finalists unless there are ties or successful protests..

Running Events: When preliminaries/first rounds are held, the top two or more runners in each heat/section will advance to the final {Rule 332.2(a)}.  The rest of the finalists will be selected on the basis of their time in the first round.

Throwing and Horizontal Jumping Events: When there are eight or fewer competitors, ALL shall be allowed six trials, even if none of the first three are fair. If there are more than eight competitors, each competitor shall be allowed three trials. The eight competitors with the best performances shall be allowed three additional trials.

Field Event Implements and Implement Inspection
Three competition-approved implement of every size and weight will be provided.  However, it is recommended that you bring your own implement and have it certified at the Implement Inspection area. The Implement Inspection area will located on northwest side of the Dan and Ada Rice Center (on the southeast end of the Sports Complex and behind the tennis courts).

Athletes wishing to use their own implements must submit those implements at least two and half hours before the scheduled start of their throwing event. That means the early morning throwing events and a throwing event in the Pentathlon starting before 9:30 a.m. will need to turn in their implements the evening before their event. Please check the schedule (see below) to see if your event requires this.  If an implement is being used in both the pentathlon and a regular event, please pick it up following the pentathlon and resubmit it before the regular event. If you don't, it will not be available for use at the regular event.

Implement Inspection will be open as follows:

Wednesday, August 1 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 2 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 3 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 4 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 5 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

All implements should be checked in at least two hours prior to the start of your event. Implements for all early morning throws (8:00 10:00 am) should be checked in the evening before the event.

Spike Type and Lengths
Spikes are limited to 6mm or (1/4") in length No Needle or Christmas tree.

Relay Entry Information
Click here for relay entry information.

Protests and Appeals
Any protest must be in writing and be made within 30 minutes of the event results being announced or posted under the main grand stand. Protests not made within that timeframe will most likely be denied. Once a protest has been decided and the result of the protest announced or posted, you have 30 minutes to file an appeal at the Game Committee table at the finish line. To file an appeal you must submit the written appeal with $100 fee. The fee is not refundable unless your appeal is upheld. Forms for both are available at the Technical Information Center or the Masters Committee Table at the finish line.

Nike Hershey Garden of Life Chobani UCS Gatorade NCSA Phoenix KT St. Vincent Normatec