As one of the 57 USA Track and Field associations, the Southwestern Association governs the sports of track & field, long distance running, cross country, race walking, and mountain/ultra-distance/trail running within the north and central areas of Texas
USA Track & Field drives competitive excellence and popular engagement in our sport.
A Sport for Everyone ... For Life!
When we say that USATF is a "Sport for Everyone ... For Life," we mean exactly that. Just a few of the ways we serve our sport include:
•Establishing grassroots programs, such as the Junior Olympics, to help develop future stars who will follow in the footsteps of Jeremy Wariner, Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards, Bryan Clay, Lauryn Williams, Adam Nelson, Deena Kastor and Meb Keflezighi.
•Developing, selecting and leading Team USA - the World's #1 team - at the Olympics, World Championships and more than 12 other international events each year. Roughly 700 athletes of all ages wear a Team USA uniform in any given year.
•Promoting programs of training and competition for men and women and boys and girls of all ages.
•Establishing and enforcing the rules and regulations of our sport.
•Sanctioning more than 4,000 events each year.
•Providing insurance to sanctioned events, member clubs and member-athletes.
•Certifying race courses for accuracy and validating records.
Nearly 100,000 Americans are members of USATF. Our member organizations include the U.S. Olympic Committee, NCAA, NAIA, Road Runners Club of America, Running USA and the National Federation of State High School Associations. Fifty-seven USATF Associations oversee the sport and its 2,500 clubs at the local level.