The Masters Track and Field Committee (MTF) is the principal governing body for Masters Track and Field in the United States.
Acting under the authority granted by USATF, WMA, and IAAF, MTF exercises the following powers as they relate to Masters track and field in the US:
- Serve as the coordinating body for Masters track and field in the United States.
- Establish national goals for Masters track and field and facilitate the attainment of these goals.
- Supervise development and competition in Masters track and field, including US regional and national championships and international WMA competitions, and establish procedures for the determination of eligibility for participation in those competitions.
The MTF Committee meets annually during the USATF Annual Meeting and consists of the following:
- Association members: one (1) member to be named by each of USATF’s 57 Associations, preferably the Association Masters Track and Field Chair.
- Sport Organization members: one or more members appointed by each of several sports organizations enumerated in other USATF Governance documents.
- One (1) member selected by the USATF Athletics for the Disabled Committee.
- One (1) member appointed by the USATF Officials Committee.
- One (1) member appointed by the USATF Associations Committee.
- At-Large members: five (5) at large members selected by the MTF Chair, subject to the approvals of the members of the committee at the first session of the committee at the Annual Meeting.
- Active Athlete members: the number of Active Athlete members of MTF is determined by Exhibit E of the USATF Governance Handbook. The Active Masters Athlete members of the Committee are selected from amongst all the Active Masters Athletes attending the Annual Meeting. In addition, the number of Active Athlete members of MTF must be at least twenty percent (20%) of the total authorized membership of MTF that are verified for any given Annual Meeting.