Paralympic - Track & Field

Confirmed sports information and a link to on-line registration for the 2018 Bay State Games Paralympic Track & Field competition will be posted on this page in February or March of 2018. To receive an email when details and registration are available, please click on the link below to join our mailing list.


Date 

2018 dates TBA

Venue

Fitchburg State University - Fitchburg, MA (Tentative)

Entry Fees

TBA

 

Divisions

Para-track standing - Athletes are not required to compete in a qualifier. They will compete in the competition at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA. 

Para-track wheelchair - Athletes are not required to compete in a qualifier. They will compete in the competition at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA. 

Ages 

Participants must be age 8 by TBD. Participants will be classifed by ages once the number of entrants is determined.

Male and Female Divisions 

Eligibility 

An athlete must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • A full time resident of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont

  • A full time student at a recognized academic institution in MA

  • A registered member of a Track and Field Club in Massachusetts. Athletes entering under this eligibility rule may not also be a member of a non Massachusetts club. 

Events

Wheelchair - 100m, 200m, 800m, Shot Put, Discus
 

Standing - 100m, 200m, Mile, Shot Put, Discus
 

  • Athletes may enter a maximum of 3 events

All Para track & field competition will be conducted during the morning session of the finals meet. Youth competitors will be seeded within their age group events for trials and timed finals with Para category results reported as a separate event.

An all-ages Para track 100m dash will be held as the first two heats (M/W) of the 100m finals. Adult competitors will be seeded with the scholastic division unless the meet organizers determine a separate event should be conducted. All wheelchair races will be conducted as separate events if there are two or more competitors.

Athletes with disabilities are welcome to enter the youth, scholastic, open or masters division competition based on age alone; however, athletes eligible for Para track & field may only enter a total of 3 events for the entire meet and must meet the qualification requirements for any age division events.

 

 

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