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  Approved Events Form

Click here to fill out the World Para Athletics event approval form All requests must be submitted at least four weeks in advance of competition to allow for processing. **Due to COVID-19 please confirm that your competition is not cancelled prior to submitting event approval forms**

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.  Contact us at for additional information. 

MASH Call Room Form

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

2020 Competitions

Please click here to view a list of World Para Athletics approved events. 

A lot of competitions in 2020 have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19.  Please confirm directly with the local organizing committee to confirm if there competition is scheduled as planned, postponed or cancelled.

 For a full list of major international competitions impacted by COVID-19 click here. 

The following Grand Prix competitions have been cancelled or postponed for 2020. 

Dubai Grand Prix- Cancelled
Sao Paulo Grand Prix- Cancelled
Desert Challenge Games - Postponed- Dates TBD
Italy Grand Prix- Cancelled
Paris Grand Prix- Postponed- dates TBD
Switzerland Grand Prix- Cancelled
Beijing Grand Prix- Cancelled

U.S. Paralympic Trials have been postponed.  

We will provide additional details and information once it becomes available.