USATF Masters T&F urges grass-roots bids for national meets

I demand USATFMasters take down this picture of me immediately!, our funky but fact-filled resource site, announces: “Bid for a National Masters Track and Field Meet!” The memo says: “Interested in bringing a Masters T&F meet to your area? Want to build Masters T&F in your area? Want to help your local economy? Want to gain experience working with USATF to put on a national caliber meet? Consider having the BIGGEST Masters T&F Meet in the United States in your town!!” (But go easy on the exclaims, guys. Act like this isn’t your first rodeo.) The text continues: “The link below points to Open Bids at USATF for National Meets. Take a look at the Masters Track and Field meets and start talking it up! Contact your local USATF association, the Chamber of Commerce and other organizations that can turn this dream into reality!” It’s a good start, but the real boots on the ground are the masters T&F officers of the four-dozen USATF associations. They should be the ones recruited for “talking it up.” See their names here. (And write them if you think they’re foot-dragging on seeking a national masters meet.) Meantime, keep your eye on the USATF annual meeting Documents Library. Revealing stuff shows up.

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October 31, 2017

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  1. Jeff Davison - November 1, 2017

    2017 USATF Annual Meeting
    (Convention and Hall of Fame Dinner)—Calendar/2017/2017-Annual-Meeting.aspx

  2. Gary Dixon - November 1, 2017

    The IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fl is a wonderful facility, but a summer meet Florida will end up like Baton Rouge, but with no indoor facility to compensate for weather delays.

  3. Jeff Davison - November 7, 2017

    Note about Open
    (not masters. Masters is handled separately through Masters committees)

    Voting is now open for fans to help USATF select 2017’s best U.S. athletes with the Jesse Owens Award and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award. USATF will present both awards at the 2017 Jesse Owens Awards Banquet Saturday, December 2, at its Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

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