The strongest Masters track & field team in the world

Team USATF has over twice as many internationally ranked Masters track & field athletes as the next two highest countries, Germany and Great Britain and Northern Ireland. However, in the last eight World Masters Athletics (“WMA”) Championships, Team USATF has finished as the top non-host medal winner only three times. Unlike other USA international teams, Team USATF’s Masters athletes must pay all their own travel expenses. As a result, many of the top Team USATF Masters athletes have been unable to participate in WMA Championships because of financial constraints.

The USATF Foundation has partnered with the USATF Masters Track & Field Committee to provide an ongoing source of travel grant support for outstanding Team USATF Masters Track & Field athletes. The WMA Travel Grant Program will award grants to Team USATF Masters Track & Field athletes on an annual basis. The next four WMA World Championships are:

2024: WMA Outdoor Championships

Gothenburg, Sweden; August 13-25, 2024

2025: WMA Indoor Championships

Location and dates TBD

2026: WMA Outdoor Championships

Daegu, South Korea; July 14-26, 2026

2027: WMA Indoor Championships

Location and dates TBD

Your support is critical to ensuring the success of Team USATF Masters at WMA Championships.

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Applications for Travel Grants for the 2024 WMA Outdoor Meet are now open

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The WMA Travel Grant Program will grant money to elite athletes as determined by their performance rankings and, medal results.  Grants can be used to cover travel and meet expenses. The USATF Foundation does not discriminate in its WMA Travel Grant selection process on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, marital status, sex, disability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation.

The USATF Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track and field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging and experienced elite athletes, along with guidance on future career paths. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts, and from generous fans of track & field.

Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants, career counseling (mentoring and jobs) and participation in Run With US!. Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.

For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, Click Here or contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or