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Welcome to the USATF Florida Association website. USATF is the National Governing Body for the sports of cross country, mountain-ultra-trail, race walking, road running, and track & field in the United States, and 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.
USATF Florida is recognized by USATF as the local association governance board responsible for administering services to support and promote our sports: cross country, mountain-ultra-trail, race walking, road running, and track & field. USATF Florida acts as a service organization creating, conducting, and overseeing programs to provide opportunities for athletes of all ages to participate. Our members include: athletes of all ages, genders, and abilities; coaches and clubs; certified officials; local colleges and universities; and other organizations interested in supporting our sports.
We support event organizers, athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers. We also host our own programs to build support for the sport. If you’re an official, we have information about meets, training and certification. If you’re an athlete, we have clinics, access to clubs, information on upcoming events, and access to the latest training information. If you’re a club organizer, this is where your members can find information about the sport, and where others can find your club. And this is where you can come for insurance to cover your practices. If you’re an event organizer, we can help advertise your event, get a road course certified, and provide sanctioning so you have proper liability coverage. Whether you’re an Olympic contender, a middle-schooler or a retiree, whether your sport is Track and Field, Long Distance Running, Cross Country or Race Walking, we are here to support you.
USATF Florida Association Mission Statement: "To provide vision and leadership to the sport of track and field in Florida, and to promote the pursuit of excellence from Youth to Masters, from Grassroots to the Olympic Games.
USA Track & Field Mission Statement: “To continue its leadership role as the world’s pre-eminent national governing body in athletics—from the grassroots to the elite level.” In addition, USA Track & Field will provide opportunities for athletes of all ages to pursue excellence in long distance running, race walking, and track and field in the USA. Through a nationwide membership of more than 2,500 clubs, schools, colleges and universities, and other organizations interested in track and field, long distance running and race walking, USATF promotes programs of training and competition for men, women, boys, and girls of all ages; protects the interests and eligibility of its some 60,000 member-athletes; and establishes and maintains the sports’ rules of competition. USA Track & Field is comprised of 57 member Associations—with each representing a geographic area as defined in USATF’s bylaws.
Florida is part of the Southeast Region which includes Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia