I'm just saying what is in the rules. USATF has jurisdiction over any race offering prize money.
I guess you're talking about USATF rules, which are ignored by the vast majority of races. The vast majority of races aren't even aware that the USATF has rules, or even what the USATF is. USATF can make all the rules it wants, but it has no enforcement powers over races that are ignoring them.