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  • BlazeSports to host U.S. Paralympic Track & Field
  • BlazeSports Rolling Out 2016 Veteran Adaptive Sport Programs
  • BlazeSports Summer Programs
  • 33rd Annual Dixie Games Wrap-Up
  • DAV Provides Transportation Assistance for BlazeSports’ Veteran Programs
  • BlazeSports to host U.S. Paralympic Track & Field "Gateway to Gold" Event

      COME AND TRY PARALYMPIC TRACK AND FIELD! BlazeSports America and the United States Paralympic...

  • BlazeSports Summer Programs

          This Summer, BlazeSports is working with a variety of excellent partners to bring you a range...

  • 33rd Annual Dixie Games Wrap-Up

    The 33rd Annual Dixie Games concluded on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12th with Track and Field at Alfred...

  • DAV Provides Transportation Assistance for BlazeSports’ Veteran Programs

    ## BlazeSports America is excited to announce that the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable...


 

Welcome to Track and Field

Wheelchair track first appeared at the International Stoke Mandeville Games in 1964. This event consisted of a men’s 100-meter race and a women’s 60-meter race. These short distance races were continued as the standard until the early 70’s when the National Wheelchair Athletic Association (NWAA) held events in 220, 440 and 880 yards. By 1978, The Stoke Mandeville Games held wheelchair races in 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters, and 1500 meters. Today wheelchair racers compete in distances beginning at 60 meters (for juniors) to 26.2-mile marathons.

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U.S. Paralympics

Classification and Rules