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You must be a 2016 USATF member to enter the Championships. If you do not have a 2016 membership, please complete a membership application first. You must also be a U.S. citizen, be eligible to represent the U.S. in all levels of international competition and meet the eligibility requirements and qualifying standards for the U.S. Championships.

Click here for an explanation of entry and declaration status categories. Questions about your entry? Contact Glen McMicken at

Important Documents

Entry Status
To check the status of your entry, including declarations, visit the Status of Entries page. Athletes who are missing required documents or who need to provide information about their qualifying mark(s) will be listed on the status of entry page as "info needed" until such documents/information are received.

Entry Deadlines and Fees

Entry Deadlines Entry Fee
On-time: before or on Monday, 2/29/16 at 11:59 p.m. ET $30
Late: before or on Sunday, 3/6/16 at 11:59 p.m. ET $80

The entry fee for the Championships is $30 per athlete. Late entries will incur an additional $50 late fee charge per athlete (Total late entry = $80.00). Note that these fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Online entries must be paid for by credit card or electronic funds transfer ("electronic check").

Entry Forms

Marks, Credentials, and Affiliations

Entry Process

  • Online entry is the only method of entry. No other form of entry will be accepted.
  • A 2016 USATF membership is required to enter (you must join online if you are not a member).
  • To enter online, you will be required to provide your 2016 USATF membership number (click here to retrieve your membership number if you don't know it).
  • A Help Line is available for those who need help with the entry process. For assistance call 317-713-4689 during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
  • Please enter as early as possible!

Declarations Information
Declaration Deadlines and Fees

Declaration Deadlines: Fee
On-time: Sunday, 3/6/16, from 12:01 a.m. – Monday, 3/7/16 by 11:59 p.m. ET $0
Late petition ONLY: Tuesday, 3/8/16 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET $100

Declaration Process
Once properly entered, all athletes must complete the declaration process during the designated time. This process confirms your intention to compete in the Championships.

Declaration Instructions
  • Online is the only method of declaration. No other form of declaration will be accepted.
  • Each athlete or his representative must declare whether that athlete will or will not compete during the designated time.
  • Athletes not declaring by the declaration deadline will be scratched.
  • A Help Line is available for those who need help with the declaration process. For assistance call 317-713-4689 during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
  • Petitions for Late Declarations
    • Petitions may be filed by emailing the following information to []:
      • Athlete Name
      • Athlete Event(s)
      • Explanation for late declaration
      • Call back number (cell number preferred)
    • Athletes submitting a petition for late declaration will be assessed a $100 late declaration fee. Late declaration fees may be paid by credit card only. "Visa, the only card accepted by USATF."
    • Decisions on late declaration petitions will be acted upon by a special committee no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
    • Late declaration petition fees are non-refundable regardless of the decision of the committee.
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