Masters Track & Field Rules of Competition

All USATF sanctioned competitions are conducted according to the USATF RULES OF COMPETITION. USATF Rules of Competition, in general, apply to all track and field competitions; however, for Masters track and field competitions there are certain special provisions and exceptions. For example, MTF competitions are held in 5 year age groups starting at age 35. Other rules that are specific to MTF are described in SECTION II of USATF Rules of Competition. Every two years (even numbered years), at USATF annual meeting, rule change proposals are submitted and voted upon by the masters T&F Committee. Questions about Rules of Competition or suggestions for rules changes should be made to the Chair of the MTF Rules Subcommittee.