The Track and Field Athletes Association (TFAA) is a 501(c)(4) organization formed to support the rights and interests of professional track and field athletes.

We are an organization founded by athletes to advance the collective interests of our membership in order create greater professional opportunities.


We advocate for our members to create a stronger more viable profession by addressing specific structural or cultural barriers that limit your ability to build your brand or achieve the highest level of performances. We do this in a manner that allows your voice to be represented independently of any other organization, because we are the only organization focused exclusively on returning value and creating opportunities for our athlete members. As a unified voice we can address many of the issues that limit our profession today.


The TFAA has two categories of membership: Athlete Members and  Supporting Members. Athlete members must be able to answer yes to BOTH of the following questions:

  • Have you achieved a World or Olympic Standard in the past three years?
  • Are you currently enrolled in a recognized Anti-Doping Program?

If you are unable to answer yes to these questions, you can still join as a Supporting Member. Supporting Members recognize the value of the TFAA and agree to support TFAA initiatives and Athlete Members through their membership fees.


The TFAA recognizes excellence with integrity. In return for agreeing and supporting our code of conduct, we are developing multiple levels of benefits from annual awards to stipends and other methods of support. We believe in rewarding our members for supporting our collective vision for professional behavior. Must be a member to receive an award. See our About Section for more information.

REGISTER NOW $200 fee/year


The TFAA is offering free memberships to eligible athletes until December 31, 2016. Everyone, including past members, must sign up as a new athlete or supporting member. Membership fees will not be assessed until January 1, 2017.

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