National Para Challenge
Athletics Canada has joined the National Para Challenge (NPC) series as a funding and promotional partner to support and encourage current and future Paralympians.
The NPC provides the opportunity for athletes with a disability across Canada to compete in a series of track and field meets for prize money. The NPC will enable athletes to be in direct competition against each other by basing their results on a percentile of the word leading results in their respective classes for each event. If a class does not have a 2017 world leading result, the world record will be used in a world leading result’s place. A listing of all world leading results will be posted on the NPC website (www.parachallenge.ca). Prize money will be awarded to the top male and female for each event.
Eligible 2018 Track and Field Meets
Not all events may be available at every meet. Contact the meet organizer for information. Athletes may submit results from any of the following track and field meets:
- May 5: Athletics NS Warm-up Meet – Dartmouth, N.S.
- May 12: Cruisers Classic #1 – Brampton, Ont.
- May 12-13: Dogwood T&F Meet, Victoria (UVIC), B.C.
- May 12-13: The Calgary Spring Challenge – Calgary, Alta.
- May 28: ANB Twilight Meet #1 – Moncton, N.B.
- June 2: Cruisers Classic #2 – Brampton, Ont.
- June 9-10: Jesse Bent Memorial T&F Meet – Coquitlam, B.C.
- June 11: ANB Twilight Meet #3 – Moncton, N.B.
- June 15-16: Langley Pacific Invitational T&F Meet – Langly, B.C.
- June 16: NB Challenge Meet – Saint John, N.B.
- June 17: Athletics NS Club Hosted Mini Meet #1 – (TBD), N.S.
- June 18-20: The CALTAF Track Classic – Calgary, Alta.
- June 22-24: Foote Field Open – Edmonton, Alta.
- June 23-24: AO Senior Championships – Toronto, Ont.
- June 23-24: Athletics NS Legion Trials and Open Meet – (TBA), N.S.
Links to the information pages on each of these meets are available at www.parachallenge.ca.
(additional meets may be listed)
Athlete/Prize Money Eligibility
- Athletes must be a current registered member with Athletics Canada, in good standing with a provincial branch
- Athletes must be, at a minimum, provisionally classified prior to the start of the competition they are submitting results for (proof of classification may be requested)
- Athletes must compete in at least one of the eligible track and field meets listed on the meet information page online, and the 2018 Canadian Track & Field Championship
- Athletes must submit a completed “National Para Challenge Result Form” for each result by June 30, 2018, to meet the first phase of eligibility for prize money.
Prize Money Breakdown
Athletes may compete in more than one event and in more than one of the identified meets, but only their highest percentile in their best event will be considered for prize money. While an athlete must compete in the 2018 Canadian Track & Field Championships, their best result from any of the eligible track and field meets will be used. Wind assisted results will not be considered. Athletes will be required to submit their results and a link of the official meet results page and/or Hytek results by June 30, 2018, in order for their results to be considered.
The prize money breakdown will be dependent on the amount of money raised towards the NPC. Overall purse will be divided 16 ways:
- 1st place, 100m wheelchair male and female
- 1st place, 100m ambulatory male and female
- 1st place, 1500m wheelchair male and female
- 1st place, 1500m ambulatory male and female
- 1st place, seated shot put/club male and female
- 1st place, ambulatory shot put male and female
- 1st place, seated discus male and female
- 1st place, ambulatory discus male and female