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USATF Online Event Sanctioning

USATF Online Event Sanctioning

Online Application




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. Click here to learn more about the benefits of sanctioning your event with USATF.


Beginning September 1, 2013, all sanction applications will be completed online. Visit our Sanctions Help page to learn more about our online process and access webinar tutorials, FAQs and other tools to help you process your sanction successfully.