The rules of Paralympic track and field are almost identical to those of its non-disabled counterpart. Certain allowances are made to accommodate certain disabilities. For example, the blind and more severely visually impaired runners compete with guide runners, who are often attached by the wrist with a tether to the runner. Open to male and female athletes with: dwarfism, amputation/limb loss, blindness/visual impairment, spinal cord injury/wheelchair-users and cerebral palsy/brain injury/stroke.
Wheelchair track is open to youth and adults.
Junior/High School Students: OHSAA has added wheelchair events at the State High School meet for academically eligible students with a physical impairment. Read more about OHSAA’s Wheelchair Track events here. Here are additional guidelines issued by OHSAA on March 8th, 2013.
ASPO provides equipment (on a first come, first served basis) and training to any individual with a physical disability that would like to participate in wheelchair track.
Please check our Calendar for updates. Interested participants MUST RSVP for practices to ensure equipment is available for use.