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Track and Field, adaptive

Learn about wheelchair racing, running, shot put, javelin, discus and more. Our expert volunteer coaches can teach you how to be a track and field athlete with the opportunity to compete at local, regional and national adaptive competitions.

We'll help prepare you for local National Junior Disability Championships, local high school track meets, USA Track & Field indoor and outdoor meets, and Adaptive Sports USA National Championship.

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What it is

The first half of the season starts with inside practice at Bethel University. Then, we move outside to the track at Benilde-St. Margaret High School.

All adaptive equipment is provided. If you need to borrow a track chair, contact Junior Mamea at

Who it is for

Adaptive track and field follows the same classification categories as the Paralympics. This includes, but is not limited to: cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, amputations, visual impairments, blind athletes, and cognitive disabilities.

Competing in Track and Field gives athletes the opportunity to participate in running, throwing, jumping and field events that include shot put and discus. Wheelchair athletes compete seated in a specially designed track wheelchair or from a seated position for throwing events. Athletes who are amputees may compete with use of a artificial limb. Visually impaired or blind athletes may compete with the help of a guide.

Good to know

Minnesota high school age students can compete in the wheelchair division on their local high school track and field team. Wheelchair athletes can compete in the following events: 100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, 3200M, shot put and discus. Ask your local high school coach for more information.

Get involved

To share your skills and love of track and field as a volunteer, contact Khara Hesse, 612-775-2724.

For information and to register

Contact information

Taavasa "Junior" Mamea
Phone: 612-775-2279

Fee information

See registration link for fee information.

No participant will be turned away due to financial hardships. Cost sharing and scholarships applications are available upon request. Contact the for more information.

What to bring

All equipment is provided.

Wear athletic clothing.

Bring a water bottle.

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