National Team Competitions

All World Para Athletics (WPA) Approved events can be found by visiting the by the IPC Athletics Competition Calendar.

Athletes who hold a current IPC Athletics License must compete at a WPA approved competition for results to count for the WPA ranking list(s), WPA world and regional record applications, U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Team status and WPA international competition qualification (i.e., Parapan American Games, world championships, Paralympic Games, etc.).

Competitions can be approved in one of two ways:

World Para Athletics Competition Approval

Fill out the WPA competition approval form. All requests must be submitted at least four weeks in advance of competition to allow for processing.

WPA International/National Competition Guidelines and Application
WPA Approved International and National Competitions are competitions for athletes with a disability (or where these events form part of a wider program). Local Organizing Committees/Event Directors must complete this application and submit the required supporting documentation to U.S. Paralympics at least four months in advance of the scheduled competition start date. Upon approval of the competition, a WPA Technical Delegate will be appointed by WPA.

MASH Call Room Form

Contact Sherrice Fox 719-866-3353 or for more information regarding WPA-approved events. 

2019 Competitions

Dubai, UAE- February 24-27, 2019 (Entries Closed)

Competition information for the Dubai Grand Prix.

Sao Paulo, Brazil- April 25-27, 2019

Beijing, China- May 10-12, 2019

Competition information for the Beijing Grand Prix.

Desert Challenge Games- May 24-25, 2019

Event website for the Desert Challenge Games Grand Prix.

Notwill, Switzerland- May 24-26, 2019

Event website for the Notwill Grand Prix and Swiss Series events. 

Grosseto, Italy- June 8-9, 2019

Tunis, Tunisia- June 28-30, 2019

Berlin, Germany- August 10-11, 2019

Paris, France- August 29-30, 2019


UC San Diego
March 22-23
San Diego, CA

April 28, 2019

London, Great Britain

Competition entry form for the WPA Marathon World Championships

WPA Marathon World Championships event program

This event is only for athletes selected to the Marathon World Championships team.  Selection criteria.

Virgin Money London Marathon

Arizona State University Sun Angel Classic
April 5, 2019
Tempe, AZ

Additional competition information

April 11, 2019
Chula Vista, CA

June 15, 2019
Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center
Chula Vista, CA

After much consideration we have made a recent decision to forgo hosting a National Championships this year as the need to support additional high performance initiatives is a key priority this year. 
June 12-13, 2019
Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center
Chula Vista, CA
September 14-15, 2019
Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center
Chula Vista, CA
October 11-12, 2019 OR October 18, 2019
Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center
Chula Vista, CA

August 23-September 1, 2019
Lima, Peru

This event is only for athletes selected to the Parapan American Games team. View selection procedures, when available.

More information is available on the Parapan American Games website.

IPC website for the Parapan American Games.

August 1-4, 2019
Notwill, Switzerland

This event is only for athletes selected to the Jr. World Championship Team.

Selection procedures

Jr. World Championships event website

November 7-15, 2019
Dubai, UAE

This event is for athletes selected to the team based on criteria from the 2019 World Championships selection procedures. 

Selection procedures

2019 Dubai World Championships Information