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
WPA Endorsed Competitions are IAAF/NF able bodied track & field or road competitions in which athletes with a disability may compete and their results will be recognized for 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.). Local Organizing Committees/Event Directors/Athletes must complete this application and submit the required supporting documentation to U.S. Paralympics at least six weeks in advance of the scheduled competition start date.

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 sherrice.fox@usoc.org for more information regarding WPA Approved Events. 

IPC Website for Lima 2019 Parapan American Games

Lima 2019 Parapan American Games Website