Para-Athletics, commonly known as track and field, is designed for athletes with either a physical or visual impairment of any kind. There are a wide-array of events that accommodate all abilities- whether you’re a wheelchair user, visually impaired or an amputee… there is something in para-athletics for you! OCPSA delivers Para-athletes programming and coaching for all para-athletes with a specific focus on athletes with cerebral palsy. OCPSA work in partnership with Athletics Ontario.
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The events that are available in Para-Athletes include:
Track Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 500m individual races as well as 4x100m and 4x400m relay races
Throw Events: Shot-put, Javelin, Club Throw and Discus
Jump Events: High Jump, Long Jump, and Triple Jump
Road Events: 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, and Marathon
At the competitive level, athletes must be classified based on their type of disability (i.e. wheelchair user or Ambulatory- Cerebral Palsy, visual impairments, intellectual impairments, amputees).
Interested? See how you can get involved!