Athletics has been part of the Paralympics since 1960 and events are open to males and females in all disability groups.
The timing and measuring systems used at the Paralympic Games are identical to the ones used at the Olympic Games
In Athletics there are a number of classes according to athlete's condition:
Athletes with a Visual Impairment
T11 - T13
F11 - F13
Athletes with athetosis, ataxia and/or hypertonia
T32 - T38
F31 - F38
Athletes with short stature
Athletes with limb deficiencies
T42 - T46
F42 - F46
Athletes who use a wheelchair
T51 - F54
F51 - F58
ATHLETICS IN TAURANGA
Tauranga Ramblers Harrier Club is an organisation committed to providing an opportunity whereby people of all ages and abilities can enjoy cross-country, road running and track and field at a level that suits them. See their website for more information.
Bellevue Athletic Club is based at the Tauranga Domain and is one of the largest children’s athletics clubs in the Waikato/Bay Of Plenty region. The club meets over the summer season (October - March) for athletics on Tuesday evenings from 5:20pm -7:00pm. The first part of the season runs from October to December, then we break for Christmas and return in the New Year in February. For more information visit the Bellevue Athletic Club website or contact the Club at email@example.com
Greerton Athletics Club Please see website for information and enquiries.