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USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships
On-time entry is this Thursday, February 9 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time
Late entries open until Thursday, February 16 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time
The meet takes place in Louisville, Kentucky March 10-12, 2023
USADA Free Anti-Doping Webinar
8:30 pm Eastern Time Thursday, February 9
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USATF Masters Regional Championships
Regional Championships are taking place around the country this month.
Click on meet name below to be taken to that meet's website
Up to date Masters Information may be found at https://usatfmasters.org/
Sunday, February 19, Lake Erie’s Association Indoor meet at the University of Mount Union in Alliance.
PLANS FOR 2023
Please consider participating Sunday, February 19, in the Lake Erie’s Association Indoor meet at the University of Mount Union in Alliance.
The USATF Midwest Region consists of 8 Associations (Illinois, Ohio, Lake Erie, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Kentucky. Plans for Indoor and Outdoor meets for 2023 as well as plans for major USATF Masters national and international meets are listed below.
The 2023 USATF Masters Indoor Championship Meet will be held in in Louisville Kentucky on March 10-12. The schedule has been approved by the Games Committee and the host hotels are set. There will be a $5.00 parking fee at the facility but free street parking.
Planning is ongoing for the WMA Indoor Meet in Torun, Poland on March 26 to April 1, and registration is open.
The 2023 USATF Masters Outdoor meet in Greensboro will be July 20-23, 2023 (websites kttccca.com and on althletic.net).
USATF T&F Championships are planned for Chicago for 2024 Indoors, Walnut, CA for 2024 Outdoors, and Albuquerque Indoors for 2025.
The following national events will happen in 2023 within the Midwest Region:
• National Masters Indoor Combined Events Championships, Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin, January 21-22
• USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, Norton Sports and Learning Center, Louisville, Kentucky, March 10-12. There will be a $5.00 parking fee at the facility but free street parking.
• National Masters Throws Championships, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL, August 5-6
Indoor meets planned are:
• Sunday, February 5: Wisconsin’s Indoor meet at Carthage College in Kenosha.
• Saturday, February 11, USATF Midwest Region Masters Track & Field Indoor Championships at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.
• Sunday, February 19, Lake Erie’s Association Indoor meet at the University of Mount Union in Alliance.
Plans for Outdoor meets so far follow:
• Saturday, June 10, Michigan
• June 8-11 or June 15-18, Wisconsin
• Sunday, July 2, Lake Erie at SPIRE. Note that this is the day after the Youth Championships.
Sometime in July West Virginia will host a combined Masters-Open-Youth meet while Youth qualify for the Regionals (it will be the district meet for the Youth). Total numbers were not high for this meet in 2022, so it will not be a long meet for Masters.
Of interest to Masters Athletes: Bill Murray says that the USATF Masters games committee is under contract to the National Senior Games to run their national championship in July 2023 in Pittsburgh. He is doing a site visit in Pittsburgh on the 6th and 7th of October to look at three sites that they are considering. The track portion will most likely be at a high school with some of the field events. Some of the long throws will be at another site. The Track and Field starts with practice on July 9 and competition July 10-14. The 10 K is July 7 and the 5K will be July 9. Powerwalking and Racewalking will be July 8 (1500) and 9 (5K). The Triathlon will be held on July 18.
NSGA: NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES
The 2021 Senior Games were held in 2022 May 10 to May 23 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Normally the games are held every other year, and athletes must qualify in their events the year prior to a national meet at a state meet. The 2023 meet will be in Pittsburgh July 9-14. The WV Senior Sports Classic (WVSSC) was held in WV July 23. Results may be found in KVTFOA.NET. This meet was to qualify athletes for the 2023 Senior Games. The first 4 in each event qualified.
WORLD MASTERS ATHLETICS
2022 Indoor Championship
The WMA Masters Indoor Championship will be held March 26-April 1 in Torun, Poland. The link to register may be found at https://wmaci2023.com/. There are no qualifying meets required to participate. All USA athletes aged 35 and up are welcome to register and compete provided that they have USATF membership and their citizenship status allows them to compete for USA. Those who win medals can get some compensation for their travel based on the medals they win.
USATF Anti-Doping Report
Athletes who participate in USATF Championships and Team USATF competitions are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing.
Please review the USADA page to find information regarding drug testing and which medications may require a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) or are banned.
Masters athletes are subject to doping control testing both in and out of competition and may be sanctioned by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for violations. For more information about anti-doping and the processes involved, visit the USADA website. To check on whether any medications or supplements you are taking are banned, visit the globalDRO website. You can find the link to USADA suspensions here.