U.S. Paralympics

U.S. Paralympics

Registration underway for 2010 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships in Miramar, Florida

April 30, 2010, 2:29 p.m. (ET)

Registration underway for 2010 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships in Miramar, Florida

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2010

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Online registration in underway for the 2010 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships in Miramar, Fla., June 18-20, 2010. The competition will be hosted by the City of Miramar and will take place at the state-of-the-art Ansin Sports Complex.

 

“U.S. Paralympics is honored to have the City of Miramar host the 2010 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships,” said Charlie Huebner, Chief of Paralympics, U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC). “Their venue is top caliber. We anticipate some great competition and seeing our athletes post some ground-breaking performances at this exciting event.”

 

The competition is expected to draw more than 200 athletes with a physical disability from a half dozen countries including Canada, Mexico and Europe.

 

The competition will serve as the selection meet for the U.S. Team that will compete in the 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, January 15-31, 2011.


To be eligible to compete in the 2010 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships, athletes must meet the minimum qualifying standards. The standards, along with complete registration information can be found online at
www.usparalympics.org/2010trackandfieldnationalchampionships.

 

International classification will be hosted prior to the start of the competition. Athletes who wish to be classified must request an appointment through the online registration process no later than May 21.

 

For more information, please contact Beth Bourgeois, U.S. Paralympics, at (719)866-2039 or beth.bourgeois@usoc.org.

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