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Registration & General Information

Eligibility

Participation is open to veterans with spinal cord injuries, amputations, multiple sclerosis, or other central neurological conditions who require a wheelchair for competition. Physical disabilities must impact mobility and be both permanent and measurable. Exclusionary primary diagnoses include but are not limited to pain, arthritis, and emotional and psychological conditions. All veterans registering for the Wheelchair Games must be eligible to receive care at a VA medical facility. 


Download The Medical Form

Download The Medical FormPlan ahead for the 40th Wheelchair Games - If you are seeing your VA physician this fall, you can take care of it early and get a jump-start on your athlete registration. Download here.

Do not send the Medical Form until you have completed the rest of your 2020 Wheelchair Games registration. If your condition changes between the time you submit your registration and the Wheelchair Games in July 2020, you must notify your VA physician and consult with the Wheelchair Games staff.

Registration

Registration for the 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games will open on January 6, 2020. The event is limited to 600 athletes, so plan to register early! Completed registration forms are accepted in the order they are entered, with priority given to novice athletes.

One coach per five athletes may register by completing the required coach registration forms. All registration deadlines apply to both coaches and athletes.
 

Events and Divisions

Athletes can participate in more than 20 events including:
  • Adaptive Fitness Competition
  • ​Air Pistol
  • Air Rifle
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Boccia
  • Bowling
  • Cycling
  • Disc Golf
  • ​FIeld
  • Motor Rally
  • Nine Ball
  • Powerlifting
  • Power Soccer
  • Quad Rugby
  • Slalom (obstacle course)
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Team Challenge
  • Track
  • Trapshooting
  • 9-Hole Golf Scramble
In all events, athletes compete against others with similar athletic ability, competitive experience, or age. 

Accommodations

We will provide registered athletes with reduced room rates at official hotels, complimentary Light Rail passes, and meal debit cards. More information will be posted in early 2020.