NOTE:  Events sanctioned but cancelled due to Covid-19 related reasons may receive a full refund of the fee.  Contact  to report the cancellation and request the refund .
A USATF Sanction is a designation for the status of an event (not to be confused with certification which relates to road race course measurment).   A sanctioned event indicates the event will follow the rules of the sport and will have safety and medical plans.  A USATF sanction also provides events with economical liability insurance - a benefit that allows many events to secure permits for facilities.