The purpose of this Association is to encourage, improve and promote the sport of Track & Field in the State of West Virginia.  The association encourages participation in the sport for youth through masters age groups. The sport includes track and field, cross country, long distance running and race walking.

West Virginia is a member of the USATF Association's Midwest Region, which includes the following Associations: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Lake Erie, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.