USA Masters Track and Field


Doping is the use of prohibited performance enhancing substances and athletes who commit doping offenses may be declared ineligible, face suspensions, or lose medals won and records set subsequent to the offense.  Master athletes who compete in national and international championships may be subjected to drug testing. 

Athletes must keep themselves informed about prohibited performance enhancing substances.  The list of banned substances is compiled by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and is posted here.   Want to determine if a medication is prohibited or not? Use this link: If you are unsure of any supplements or medications you are taking, share this list with a reliable source such as your personal physician.

If you are taking prescription medications that contain prohibited substances, you may be eligible for a waiver, but you must submit a Medical Notification form annually. You are not cleared for use of a prohibited substance until you receive approval from USADA and/or the IAAF.

For more information about doping, check the following sources:

USATF Anti-Doping
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)