Track & Field Opportunities

Athletes Without Limits is looking for talented athletes with intellectual disability to represent the US at national and international track & field and cross country events.

 
September 2015 Inas Global Games Ecuador
Global Games 2015The Global Games draw the world’s top athletes with intellectual impairment competing in nine sports. Some events are qualifiers for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. This year’s games take place in Quito, Ecuador while the 2019 Games are scheduled for Brisbane, Australia.

The Cost of Creating Champions
Athletes Without Limits covers a portion of the event costs for Global Games, however, with so many US athletes attending (35 athletes and 15 staff in 5 sports) athletes and their families have considerable out-of-pocket costs to travel to the event.

INAS/IPC Athletics & Cross Country
Inas competitors are an elite group of athletes from around the world making great achievements in Athletics. See the world records and rankings on the INAS website. Interested US athletes should work with Athletes Without Limits to complete the athlete eligibility process in order to compete in INAS events. Please contact us for more information.

Paralympic Athletics (Track & Field)
Following the November 2009 vote to re-include athletes with intellectual disability into Paralympic competition, IPC Athletics (Track & Field) is one of the inclusive sports. Athletes with intellectual disability who qualify now have the opportunity to represent the US at Paralympic Games.  INAS eligibility (a process managed by Athletes Without Limits in the US) is the first step toward Paralympic classification. For a complete list of IPC & US Paralympic Track & Field Events, which are now open to athletes with intellectual disability (Class S14, SB14, SM14), visit: www.usparalympics.org

Other Opportunities in the US
The USA Track & Field website provides a list of running opportunities throughout the US by area. In New York Area: The Rolling Thunder Special Needs running program offers athletes with any disability the opportunity for to train and compete, including at mainstream USA Track & Field national level events.

Make a Donation to our US Track Team

Support US athletes as they compete throughout the World

Donate Online: To make a donation that will be distributed among the Track Team’s costs, go to our team’s  fundraising page using the button above.

Donate by Check: If you like to donate to the track team by check, download a Track Donation Form which provides mailing instructions.

Corporate Sponsorship: Companies may benefit from a regional or national partnership with Athletes Without Limits. Learn more.

Friends and family who wish to help cover costs for a specific athlete can give their gift directly to the athlete’s family or to Athletes Without Limits. However, please note that paying costs for a specific individual is considered a personal gift, not a tax-deductable donation according to the laws governing 501(c)3 public charities.

Track & Field Athletes

Asiza Lucas

Asiza Lucas

Track & Field (T20)
Colorado
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Breanna Clark

Track & Field (T20)
California
Bruce & Mark Worley

Bruce Worley

Rowing, Cross Country (T20)
Maryland
Syd Lea

Charles "Syd" Lea

Cycling, Rowing, Cross Country (T20)
Maryland
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Jack Elston

Track & Field (T20)
Oregon
Marcus Saunders

Marcus Saunders

Athletics (Track & Cross Country)
New York
Bruce & Mark Worley

Mark Worley

Rowing, Cross Country (T20)
Maryland
Michael Brannigan

Michael Brannigan

Track & Field (T20)
New York
Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Track & Field (T20)
Tennessee
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Sanders, Tara

Track & Field (T20)
New York
Steven Cuomo

Stephen Cuomo

Athletics (Track & Cross Country)
New York
Tyler Wigington

Tyler Wigington

Track & Field (T20)
Wisconsin
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Tysheem Griffin

Track & Field (T20)
New York