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 License must compete at a WPA approved event for results to count for the WPA World Ranking List(s), WPA World and Regional record applications, U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Team status and WPA international competition qualification (i.e., Parapan Am Games, World Championships, Paralympic Games, etc.).

Competitions can be approved in one of two ways.

WPA IAAF/NF Endorsed Competition Guidelines and Application

Click on the following link to fill out the WPA competition approval form,  All requests must be submitted at least 4 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 programme). 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.

Contact Sherrice Fox 719-866-3353 or for more information regarding WPA Approved Events. 

2019 Competitions

Additional World Para Athletics approved competitions can be found at the following website:

Grand Prix Events

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

Click here to be directed to the competition information for the Dubai Grand Prix.

Sao Paulo, Brazil- April 25-27, 2019

Beijing, China- May 10-12, 2019

Click here to be directed to the competition information for the Beijing Grand Prix.

Desert Challenge Games- May 24-25, 2019

Click here to be directed to the event website for the Desert Challenge Games Grand Prix.

Notwill, Switzerland- May 24-26, 2019

Click here to be directed to the 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


2019 Marathon World Championships

April 28, 2019
London, Great Britain

Click here to fill out the competition entry form for the WPA Marathon World Championships.

Click here for the WPA Marathon World Championships event program.

This event is only for athletes selected to the Marathon World Championships team.  When available selection criteria can be found at the following link

To view the website for the Virgin Money London Marathon please click on the following link

Sun Angel Classic

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

You can find additional competition information by selecting the following link

Chula Throws Meet- INVITE ONLY

April 11, 2019
Chula Vista, CA

2019 World Championships

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.  When available the selection procedures can be found by clicking here.