ParaAthletics (Track & Field)

We will be meet on Wednesday afternoons May 30 - June 25, 2019 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Please arrive early so you are ready to start at 6:00 pm sharp. The Dome is located next to Change Point Church - click here for a map. At this time there is no fee for this group. We have racing wheelchairs in limited sizes and will have guide runners for visually impaired individuals with advanced notice. 

We welcome people of all ages, but especially those interested in training to join their middle / high school track & field teams. This group is a great opportunity to learn the basics. We will have access to some field throwing events with advance notice and planning. Since each athlete's abilities are unique we will create a unique plan for your to train to meet your goals and compete for your school at local and state meets.

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Athletics (as Track & Field is known within the Paralympic Games) events have been a part of the Paralympic program since the first Games in Rome, Italy, in 1960.  Events include track, throwing, jumping and the marathon.

The rules of ParaAthletics are almost identical to those of its non-disabled counterpart.  Certain allowances are made to accommodate certain disabilities.  For example, the blind and more severely visually impaired runners compete with guide runners, who are often attached by the wrist with a tether to the runner. More information on IPC Rules can be found by visiting the IPC Athletics website.

ParaAthletics competition is open to male and female athletes with physical disabilities such as dwarfism, amputation/limb loss, blindness/visual impairment, spinal cord injury/wheelchair-users and cerebral palsy/brain injury/stroke.