U.S. Paralympics Track & Field


Mikey Brannigan competes at the 2017 World Championships.

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
  • 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 USParaTFInfo@usoc.org for more information regarding WPA-approved events.

2021 Competitions

Desert Challenge 2021 is set to take place May 26th-30th in Mesa, Arizona. The track and field portion of the event will be held at Mesa Community College and will take place from May 28th-May 30th. Registration is set to open on March 1st, 2021.

Please be advised that everyone in attendance (athletes, coaches, support staff, volunteers, officials, etc.) will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival to the competition or proof of COVID-19 recovery within the last 90 days.

USA will have a limited amount of international classification opportunities.  Athletes must have a current WPA athlete license (IPC License), updated medical diagnostics form on file to be considered.  Athletes from the U.S. will be ranked based on their percentage to the National Team A standard.  Considerations will be made for new athletes who can produce a proof of performance between January 1, 2019 and Desert Challenge Games registration deadlines.  To renew your license click here.  To request an international classification appointment please email Kyle at NPCUSAClassification@usopc.org.

International competitors must register for Desert Challenge Games and ensure their license is current.  Please contact your NPC for specifics regarding international classification at Desert Challenge.

For additional information on Desert Challenge Games click here.

Click here for a list of all Grand Prix Competitions for 2021

U.S. Paralympics Track & Field has a very limited number of international classification slots for 2021.  If you are interested in getting internationally classified in 2021 please contact us at USParaTFInfo@usopc.org.

Move United sanctioned competitions are open to all ages and skill levels unless otherwise noted. Click here for a full list of 2021 competitions