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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How can I join USATF?

The most efficient way to join or renew your membership is online at You may also download a membership application and send it to your local Association.

How much does it cost to join?

Membership fees are $20.00 for youth (ages 18 & under) and $30.00 for adults. Additionally, adults joining for multiple years receive a discount as follows:

1 year: $30.00
2 years: $55.00
3 years: $80.00
4 years: $100.00

What are the benefits of joining USATF?

Besides supporting your sport, there are many great benefits for being a member of USATF. Here is a brief list of the benefits offered to USATF members:

  • Membership card
  • Yearly subscription to Fast Forward
  • Discounts on USATF merchandise
  • Accident insurance
  • Special offers and discounts on dozens of running related products and services, including publications such as Track & Field News, Running Times, National Masters News, and Trail Runner
  • Access to the Members-Only Area of the USATF website

A complete list of the benefits can be found at

How do I transfer my membership to another Association?

Adult USATF Members, ages 19 years and older, can request to transfer from their assigned Association of Residence to another Association. Transferring to a new Association provides a member with the benefits of that new association only. The member forfeits the benefits of their Association of Residence which includes, but is not limited to, scoring in the Associationís championships, representing a club in that Association, and voting in that Associationís meetings. Additionally, USATF Rule 4.2 indicates that in certain USA/USATF national championships, a member may not be eligible to score points for a club if they do not reside within the same Metropolitan Standard Area as the clubís location.

When does my membership expire?

Memberships are on a calendar year basis, and expire on December 31. However, if you join between November 1 and December 31 of the current year, the membership will be valid for the following year as well.

I don't know what my membership number is?

Using our Membership Number Lookup Function you can access your number 24/7.

What's my password and where do I find it?

If you joined online, it's:

  • The password you chose during the registration process

I don't know what my password is?

Visit our Password Assistance Function to request your password be sent to you via e-mail. It will be automatically sent to you if we have your current e-mail address on file.

Why do I have a password?

USATF values the privacy of each of our members but at the same time wants to provide you with the convenience of accessing your membership profile. The password, in combination with your membership number, provides you with secure accessibility to your membership profile.

When will I receive my membership card and packet?

If you join online, your membership packet (which includes your membership card) will typically arrive in approximately three weeks. If you join by submitting a paper membership application, your packet will arrive in approximately four to six weeks.

What is the refund policy?

All membership registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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