Track and Field Athletics in Ontario continues to grow for para athletes. One of the unique characteristics of the sport is the variety of events offered as well the age demographics it brings to the competition. Athletics Ontario with partnership of it’s club members and MSO’s provide athletes training, coaching and the opportunity to participate in competitions throughout the province at sanctioned indoor and outdoor meets. The rules of Paralympic Track and Field are almost identical to those of the Olympics.

UNIVERSAL RELAY at AO Championship #3

Thank you to the athletes who expressed their interest in competing in the first Para 4x100m relay at the AO Championships #3 on Saturday. This race would not have been possible without your interest and support. Special thank you to Radane Wright and Nick Neri who came in last minute to sub for an injured athlete. Despite rain and other challenges, each team came together with stellar results:
T20 Team: 51.51s
1) Owen Konkle, 2) Gaerrisen Freeland, 3) Catherine Partlow, 4) Peter Snider
T35-38 Team: 55.76s
1) Erik Kuchemann, 2) Hudson Booth, 3) Michael Johnstone, 4) Kyle Whitehouse
Universal Team: 56.46s
1) Radane Wright (Guide: Nick Neri), 2) Madison Wilson-Walker, 3) Zachary Gingras, 4) Katty Abran


Athletics Canada has released the Parapan Am Athlete Tracking and Ranking lists. They can be found on their website.


Paralympic Rules and Regulations 2018-2019


2019 RAZA Calculator

Medical Diagnostics Forms, Application Forms, Classification Protest Forms

AO Throws Chair Rental

Para-Athletics Event Summaries

Para Throws Coaching Manual


Track Events: Athletes have the opportunity to compete in 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, and 5000 meter individual races as well as the 4×100 and 4×400 meter relay races.

Throw Events: Athletes have the opportunity to compete in Shot Put, Javelin, Club Throw and Discus

Jump Events: Athletes have the opportunity to compete in High Jump, Long Jump, and Triple Jump

Road Events: Athletes have the opportunity to compete in 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon

Updated World Para Athletics Classification Rules and Regulations can be found here.


To have athletes in the most competitive environment, athletes are classified based on their abilities that coincide with their anatomical function level.

Examples include:

Ambulatory (Cerebral Palsy, visual impairments, intellectual impairments, amputees)

For more information on classification, click this link: Para Events Classification Summary, or visit Athletics Canada or


Canadian Track & Field Championships – Montreal, QC: July 25-28, 2019

YUTC Twilight – Toronto, ON: July 30, 2019

WPA Junior Championship (U20 and U17) – Nottwil, Switzerland: August 1-4, 2019

Parapan Am – Lima, Peru: August 24-28, 2019

WPA World Championships – Dubai, UAE: November 7-15, 2019.


Interested in competing? Attend another Event

Look for the IPC logo for all Para Sanctioned events in Ontario. International Classification Opportunities: click here.

 = International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Sanctioned 

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