News & Announcements from the TFAA:

A Time Sensitive Subject URGENT

posted on May 1, 2015 at 8:13am CDT

IAAF, NACAC, and FFA,   It has come to our attention that there is a dispute between the FFA and the athletics meeting in Guadeloupe scheduled for this Saturday the 2nd of May. It is also our understanding that the athletes are being warn...more

TFAA adds "perks" for generous donations to the BATC Cross Challenge and Kids Program

posted on November 16, 2012 at 12:30pm CST

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Track and Field Athletes Association is excited to announce some added perks for those who give generously to the Bay Area Kids Program as a part of the Bay Area Cross Challenge weekend on January 12-13, 2013.   Saucon...more

The TFAA Partners with the Bay Area Track Club for the Bay Area Cross Challenge

posted on October 26, 2012 at 11:30am CDT

  The TFAA is proud to announce a partnership with the Bay Area Track Club (BATC) for the Bay Area Cross Challenge on January, 12, 2013, in San Francisco, California. The Bay Area Cross Challenge (BAXC) is a unique oppo...more

Job Opening: Director of Sales, Running USA

posted on August 14, 2012 at 10:27am CDT

  Running USA is a non-profit organization that is focused on advancing the growth and success of the running industry in the United States. The organization was founded in 1999 as a joint venture with USA Track & Field, with the goal of ...more

USATF Foundation doubles $50,000 Olympic qualifier bonus pool to $100,000; sends 19 grantee athletes to London

posted on July 3, 2012 at 11:32am CDT

7-2-12, via release The USA Track & Field Foundation decided at its board meeting June 30 to double the original Elite Athlete Grantee bonus pool cap of $50,000 announced April 11, to $100,000, announced Foundation Executive Director Tom Jacko...more

Important Updates for Athletes about the Olympic Trials - Credentials and the Athlete Ambassador Program

posted on April 20, 2012 at 10:55am CDT

Athletes, Please pay close attention to the following items regarding the Olympic Trials: 1) Olympic Trials Credentials & Guest Passes Each athlete can request one free credential for either a coach, trainer or family member/friend. A second...more

USATF Foundation establishes $50,000 Olympic qualifier bonus pool for elite grant recipients

posted on April 11, 2012 at 10:07am CDT

INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation has created a bonus pool of $50,000 that will be divided amongst prior elite athlete grant recipients who qualify, and represent Team USA at the 2012 London Olympic Games this summer, announced Fo...more

Track & Field athletes decorate sports bras for MZ & Emmers Sports Bra Auction for Breast Cancer

posted on April 9, 2012 at 9:12am CDT

Between April 7th and 15th on eBay, bidders in the MZ & Emmers Sports Bra Auction for Breast Cancer can vie for sports bras from Olympians, boxers, car and boat racers, football and basketball players, at least one barrel racer, and just about ...more

Uniform Advertising Guidelines in 2012

posted on April 4, 2012 at 9:52am CDT

The following is a letter from the front office at USA Track & Field regarding uniform advertising guidelines. Athletes, please read carefully so you are aware of the different guidelines being applied at the different meets. Also read this Lette...more

Letter from the AAC regarding the progress on USATF Uniform Guidelines; note by the TFAA

posted on February 28, 2012 at 2:30pm CST

The following letter is from USATF Athletes Advisory Committee Chair Jon Drummond regarding the progress made recently in the fight for less restrictions on athletes' uniforms in USATF-sanctioned meets. Athletes, On February 25th, history was made ...more


posted on February 22, 2012 at 9:20pm CST

February 22, 2012 FROM:  DAVID GREIFINGER, ATHLETES' ADVOCATE RE:  UPDATE ON USATF RESTRICTIONS ON COMPETITION UNIFORM LOGOS To All Concerned: I am updating the discussions regarding USATF'S logo restrictions that have taken place since...more

10 Lucky TFAA Members will Win a Free SHEEX Travel Pillow!

posted on February 21, 2012 at 10:31am CST

***** UPDATE FEBRUARY 27, 2012 ***** We have randomly selected our winners. Congratulations to the following TFAA members on winning a special edition U.S. Open Travel Pillow from SHEEX: Paul Hefferon Russell Brown Amber C...more

SHEEX partners with Track and Field Athletes Association and Olympic Athletes Hyleas Fountain and David Oliver

posted on February 8, 2012 at 10:45am CST

The U.S.'s top track and field athletes will rest and recover better in their preparations for the 2012 Olympics on the world's first performance bedding, a game-changing innovation inspired by the advanced technology of athleticperforman...more

USATF Foundation announces the launch of Run With US!

posted on January 31, 2012 at 10:16am CST

  The USA Track & Field Foundation is proud to announce the launching of Run With US! (RWUS!), an in-school/after-school based running/exercise, nutritional and goal setting/self-esteem program that will be directed by Olympic athletes as...more

Congratulations to our first 2012 Olympic Team Members!

posted on January 17, 2012 at 10:16am CST

Athletes: I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our first OLYMPIC TEAM Members! It is also exciting to know that their performances made history! According to USA Today's report: "Running his best marathon time ever, [Meb] beat Ryan...more

Please Help: Olympic Gold Medalist and Political Activist Lee Evans Has a Brain Tumor and No Health Insurance

posted on January 1, 2012 at 5:36pm CST

Once the fastest man over 400 meters in the world; Lee Evans is now in a race for his life. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Evans has been hospitalized with a brain tumor. The former world record holder has been receiving treatment, but the family...more

Atlanta Track Club Job Opportunity - Marketing Manager

posted on December 14, 2011 at 5:39pm CST

  The Atlanta Track Club is currently looking to fill its Marketing Manager position, and below is the job description for the position.  Qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to careers@atlantatrackclub....more

2011 Annual Meeting in Short

posted on December 5, 2011 at 9:01pm CST

Athletes, Sponsors, USATF and Clubs descended upon the city of St. Louis for the 2011 USATF Annual Meeting.  This event was different from past events.  Most notably, there were a lot of new faces at the annual meeting bringing new passion ...more

TFAA positive about outcome of uniform rules discussion at USATF Annual Meeting

posted on December 2, 2011 at 6:49pm CST

Our goal tonight was to facilitate open communication between all groups - the sponsors, the IAAF and USATF, and the athletes. Due to there being a misunderstanding over technology use in the room, we were unable to hear the points of view from all i...more

An Annual Meeting Must! Friday at 3pm

posted on November 21, 2011 at 1:36pm CST

The Annual Meeting offers all members of USATF the opportunity to express concerns or make suggestions to the leadership in our sport.  The TFAA would like to draw your attention to one specific opportunity you'll have to converse with leaders f...more


posted on November 14, 2011 at 12:46pm CST

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for elite athlete members.  Dr. Cary Silverman, MD is the medical director for Eyecare 20/20 ( Dr. Silverman is a skilled eye surgeon and an avid Olympic sports fan.  H...more

USATF's Uniform Rule Not Sitting Well with Club Cross Country Participants

posted on November 13, 2011 at 4:49pm CST

A letter was written on Friday to the USATF by team manager Becca Gillespy Peter for Club Northwest, the host of the USATF Club Cross Country Championships in Seattle in December. "To whom it may concern at USATF,My name is Becca Gillespy Peter and ...more

The TFAA added 3 athletes and 2 supporting members on Tuesday. Let's keep the momentum going!

posted on November 9, 2011 at 9:14am CST

Welcome to the newest members of the TFAA! To join them for just $20 a year, click HERE to register. ATHLETE MEMBERS: Anthony "Fam" Famiglietti - A 2-time Olympian and 6-time National Champion, Fam specializes in the steeplechase but has been known...more

Welcome to our Newest Members!

posted on November 7, 2011 at 10:59pm CST

We are excited to announce that we experienced a record-breaking day at the TFAA. We had 11 new members sign up! This happened as a result of the athletes of USA Track & Field bonding together and standing behind Lauren Fleshman, who was asked to...more

TFAA Members, it's time to take a stand!

posted on November 7, 2011 at 11:31am CST

Yesterday morning, Lauren Fleshman was approached by race officials at the ING New York City Marathon and told that the temporary tattoos of her own company, Picky Bars, were illegal and must be taken off. In Lauren's words: "I had a bit of a trau...more

Post Collegiate Scholarship Fund - Application Deadline Extended until October 24th

posted on October 13, 2011 at 7:54am CDT

USA Track & Field recognizes that U.S. colleges and universities continue to be major contributors to the success of USATF's High Performance development pipeline, but this support lasts only 4/5 years. Following the athlete's collegiate years, U...more

NASDAQ targeting Olympic hopefuls to fill 4 positions through USATF Foundation jobs program

posted on September 10, 2011 at 11:00pm CDT

Update 11/28/11: This opportunity is now closed. No additional applications will be accepted at this time. As you may know, the Chair of the USATF Foundation board is Bob Greifeld, who is the CEO of NASDAQ. NASDAQ is now a part of the elite athlet...more

Seven TFAA members bring home medals from the World Championships in Daegu

posted on September 5, 2011 at 9:57pm CDT

Congratulations to the members of the TFAA who medaled at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea! WOMEN: Lashinda Demus - Gold Medal and American Record, 400m Hurdles Brittney Reese - Gold Medal, Long Jump Allyson Felix - Silver Medal...more

75 Runners Will Link Together to Set Guinness World Record at Milwaukee's Lakefront Marathon

posted on July 21, 2011 at 6:53pm CDT

"Make it Happen" Effort Opens with Jenny Crain Throwing out the 1st Pitch at the 7/29 Brewer's Game Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee's own Jenny Crain was an elite, world-class runner who was severely injured in 2007 when hit by a car while training for the...more

TFAA Members Perform Well at USA Track & Field Championships

posted on July 7, 2011 at 8:02am CDT

Congratulations to all of the TFAA members who competed at the USA Track & Field Championships June 23-26 in Eugene, Oregon! The rosters for the World Championships in Daegu will be announced after August 8th, when the window for hitting "A" a...more

Furman University looking for a new Head Cross-Country and Track & Field Coach

posted on June 29, 2011 at 4:36pm CDT

Once again a special job opportunity that could be great fit for one of our "alumni athletes" has been brought to the attention of the USATF Foundation's career mentoring and job search support program.  Contrary to the disturbing trend at some...more

Job Opening: Athlete Liaison for the USOC Athlete Career Program

posted on June 28, 2011 at 9:39am CDT

The USOC and corporate partner, Adecco, are looking to fill the position of Athlete Liaison for the Athlete Career Program.  The person hired for this position will be an employee of Adecco and based at the USOC Headquarters located in Colorad...more

Boys & Girls Club Olympic Day in Eugene (Friday, June 24th)

posted on June 22, 2011 at 10:50am CDT

  Athletes for Hope, a fantastic organization that pairs athletes with community organizations in order to inspire others, has organized an "Olympic Day" at the Eugene Boys and Girls Club on Friday, June 24, at 1pm. If you are not competing ...more

Free sunscreen and Athlete-Agent Guide for MEMBERS

posted on June 21, 2011 at 11:16pm CDT

We just uploaded an Athlete-Agent Relationship Guide to the brand new Resources section of your TFAA account to help you navigate the world of sponsorships, agents, etc.Login to your TFAA Account here to download this guide:http://www.trackandfieldat...more

Job Opportunity: National Running Managing Director for Life Time Fitness

posted on June 9, 2011 at 11:44am CDT

Life Time Fitness is looking to fill the role of National Running Managing Director, who will lead the development of all aspects of the Life Time Fitness Running brand strategy, including: ·       Run Clu...more

Triple Jump American Record holder Tiombe Hurd needs YOUR HELP!

posted on May 24, 2011 at 11:50am CDT

Everyone, Just wanted to take a quick moment to provide an update on Tiombe's progress. As a quick recap, several weeks ago, Tiombe literally woke up to discover that she had gone blind in one eye. This was due to a congenital problem that she's d...more

New and Existing TFAA Members - Get your free samples from Natural Vitality Sports!

posted on May 11, 2011 at 4:03pm CDT

  Natural Vitality Sports has offered to send free samples to all existing TFAA members as well as new members that sign up from here on out. If you are interested in having a box of samples sent to you, please email us at info@trackandfielda...more

Drummond named Team USA Relay Coach

posted on April 28, 2011 at 1:52pm CDT

Overseeing Team USA relays at Penn will be Philadelphia native Jon Drummond, who this spring was named Team USA relay coach for the 2011 World Championship and 2012 Olympic Games. Drummond was selected by the USATF Relay Coach Selection Committee...more

USATF Foundation Awards Elite Athlete Development Grants to 10 Athletes

posted on April 14, 2011 at 10:02am CDT

The USA Track & Field Foundation has presented Elite Athlete Development Grants to ten athletes, Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. “The USATF Foundation through its elite grant program ...more

Congratulations TFAA members on a successful USA Indoors!

posted on March 1, 2011 at 5:22pm CST

The TFAA would like to congratulate and acknowledge those TFAA members who competed at USA Indoor Nationals this past weekend: Hyleas Fountain 7th, 60-Meter hurdles Natasha Hastings - 1st, Women's 400 Meter Dash Lesley Higgins - 9th Women's Mile ...more

A Letter to the Members of the TFAA

posted on January 6, 2011 at 3:33pm CST

To the members of the TFAA: Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2010 and hello 2011, it’s important to take note of how far we’ve come this year as a profession. While we still have a long way to go, it’s clear that we are evolv...more

Thank you, Athletes - from AAC Chair Jon Drummond

posted on December 9, 2010 at 12:44pm CST

Dear Athletes, On behalf of the re-elected Officers, newly appointed Treasurer and Event Leaders, we would like to say thank you for your support and confidence in our leadership. This year's convention was, simply put, WOW!! Our Interim CEO Mike Mc...more

Qualified Candidates Invited to Apply to Serve as Directors on USOC Board of Directors

posted on October 14, 2010 at 8:41pm CDT

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Athlete Advisory Council is launching a nationwide process by which qualified candidates may either be nominated or apply to serve as a director on the USOC Board of Directors. The USOC Athlete Advisory Co...more

Post Collegiate Scholarship Fund

posted on October 12, 2010 at 10:15am CDT

USATF would like to provide you with information pertaining to one of our programs that may benefit athletes who have completed or forfeited their collegiate eligibility in 2009/2010.USA Track & Field recognizes that U.S. colleges and universit...more

USATF Foundation's Athlete Career Mentoring Program - The "Drive Program"

posted on October 5, 2010 at 10:37am CDT

"BECAUSE THE DREAM CONTINUES AFTER THE RACE ENDS" The Athlete Career Mentoring Program was designed specifically for you, the athlete, to assist with the transition away from professional athletics, to post-competitive life. The USA Track & F...more

Statement Regarding the Decision of the USATF Board to Fire Doug Logan, from AAC Chair Jon Drummond

posted on September 13, 2010 at 2:44pm CDT

Dear Athletes,   The Athletes Advisory Committee with the support of the Track and Field Athletes Association has been working diligently to protect the rights and status of athletes. We have been building a network of positive ideas and proa...more

NEW USATF Foundation Job Opportunities Program

posted on August 27, 2010 at 11:10am CDT

  The USATF Foundation, spearheaded by Jack Wickens, has implemented a new job opportunities program for all elite athletes, "World-Class Jobs for World-Class Athletes." Note that by "elite athletes", we are referring to athletes who fall with...more

A Letter from the President of the TFAA

posted on June 23, 2010 at 8:32pm CDT

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore-- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags li...more

USATF Coaches Registry

posted on May 23, 2010 at 11:34am CDT

A note from Terry Crawford, Director of Coaching at the USATF: Dear Colleague, Please refer to the link below to register for the USATF Coaches Registry. Coaches are registering as we speak in this new landmark program which has been developed by...more

A Letter from the President of the TFAA

posted on April 30, 2010 at 8:00am CDT

Dear Members, How serious are we about asking and answering the difficult questions about our futures? The USATF sponsored Project 30 Task Force concluded that it was in the best interest of our sport to: * Promote and foster a self-susta...more

A Letter from AAC Chair Jon Drummond

posted on April 6, 2010 at 7:34pm CDT

Ronald Reagan once said: There are no limits to growth and human progress when men and women are free to follow their dreams...the American Dream belongs to you. The Track & Field Athletes Association (TFAA) is the manifestation of ...more


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