Eligibility to Compete

In addition to correctly entering the Trials and having equaled or bettered the Olympic Trials “A” or “B” qualifying standards during the stated qualifying period, the following criteria must be met: 
  • For all athletes, your USATF membership must be valid through 2012 USATF or entry will not be accepted. 2011 USATF members can extend their membership through 2012 by visiting www.usatf.org/membership (note: you will use your 2011 membership number to submit the entry).  New USATF memberships for 2011 and 2012 may be obtained on-line at www.usatf.org/membership. The fee is $30.
  • Only citizens of the United States who are eligible to represent the United States in an Olympic competition under United States Olympic Committee and International Olympic Committee rules are eligible to compete in the Trials. Athletes who have citizenship questions should contact Sarah Austin at Sarah.Austin@usatf.org or 317-713-4668.
  • Athletes may enter the event even if they have not yet met the qualifying standard. However, athletes will not be permitted to compete unless they have:
  • Completed the entry process
  • Met the entry standard by December 11, 2011
  • Completed the declaration process
  • Have an updated athlete location form on file with USADA prior to competition if they are in the OUT-OF-COMPTETITION (OOC) Drug-Testing Pool