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.
What it is
The first half of the season starts with inside practice at Bethel University. Then, we move outside to the track at Cooper High School.
All adaptive equipment is provided. If you need to borrow a track chair, contact Junior Mamea at Taavasa.Mamea@allina.com
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.
To share your skills and love of track and field as a volunteer, contact Khara Hesse, 612-775-2724.
For information and to register
No participant will be turned away due to financial hardships. Cost sharing and scholarships are available. Contact CKRIsportsrecreation@allina.com for more information.
What to bring
All equipment is provided.
Wear athletic clothing.
Bring a water bottle.