Athletics

This section contains information on local adapted activities and inclusive sports

Athletics offers a large variety of events that are open to male and female participants in all impairment groups. Participants compete according to the classification they fit under which can include competing in wheelchairs, using prosthetics and guides for the visually impaired. There are a number of both track and field events:

  • Track events: Sprint (100m, 200m, 400m), Middle Distance (800m, 1500m), Long Distance (5,000m, 10,000m), and Relay races (4x100m, 4x400m)
  • Road event: Marathon
  • Jumping events: High Jump, Long Jump, and Triple Jump
  • Throwing events: Discus, Shot Put, Club Throw and Javelin
  • Combined events: Pentathlon (track and road events, jumping events, and throwing events, depending on the athletes’ classification)

Athletes are classified by level of impairment and type of disability to learn more about eligibility and classification see https://www.paralympic.org/athletics/classification

Organization
BC Athletics & BC Wheelchair Sports

Contact
Tel: 604-333-3550
Email: bcathletics@bcathletics.org

Location
120 – 3820 Cessna Drive
Richmond, BC  V7B 0A2

National/Provincial/Club
Club & Provincial

Paralympic Sport
Yes (26 Classifications)

On Viasport
Yes (BC Wheelchair Sports, BC Blind Sports, Special Olympics)

On CPC
Yes (BC Athletics)

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