USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. Led by President Stephanie Hightower and CEO Doug Logan, USATF is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization with a staff of professional program administrators at the National Office in Indianapolis.
The Mission of USATF is to provide vision and leadership to the sport of Athletics in the United States, and to promote the pursuit of excellence from youth to masters, from grassroots to the Olympic Games.
A Sport for Everyone … For Life!
When we say that USATF is a “Sport for Everyone … For Life,” we mean exactly that. Just a few of the ways we serve our sport include:
- Establishing grassroots programs, such as the Junior Olympics, to help develop future stars who will follow in the footsteps of Jeremy Wariner, Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards, Bryan Clay, Lauryn Williams, Adam Nelson, Deena Kastor and Meb Keflezighi.
- Developing, selecting and leading Team USA – the World’s #1 team – at the Olympics, World Championships and more than 12 other international events each year. Roughly 700 athletes of all ages wear a Team USA uniform in any given year.
- Promoting programs of training and competition for men and women and boys and girls of all ages.
- Establishing and enforcing the rules and regulations of our sport.
- Sanctioning more than 4,000 events each year.
- Providing insurance to sanctioned events, member clubs and member-athletes.
- Certifying race courses for accuracy and validating records. Nearly 100,000 Americans are members of USATF.
Our member organizations include the U.S. Olympic Committee, NCAA, NAIA, Road Runners Club of America, Running USA and the National Federation of State High School Associations. Fifty-seven USATF Associations oversee the sport and its 2,500 clubs at the local level.
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