World Para Athletics Grand Prix 2019

a male Para sprinter stands next to a race clock

Petrucio Ferreira celebrated yet another world record at the 2018 Berlin Grand Prix

ⒸRalf Kuckuck

Petrucio Ferreira celebrated yet another world record at the 2018 Berlin Grand Prix © • Ralf Kuckuck

The World Para Athletics Grand Prix series enters its seventh year in 2019 with nine events scheduled to take place around the world between February and August, ahead of the World Para Athletics Championships in November.

Dubai, UAE – 24-27 February 2019

The season kicks off in Dubai in the same stadium that will host the World Championships just over eight months later. It’s the third consecutive year that the Fazza International Championships will open the Grand Prix season.

For athletes:

Fazza 2019 Information Pack

Fazza 2019 Accommodation Form

Fazza 2019 Accreditation Form

Fazza 2019 Travel Information Form

Fazza 2019 Visa Form

Sao Paulo, Brazil – 25-27 April 2019 [tbc]

Brazil has been an ever-present on the Grand Prix calendar, with Sao Paulo having hosted five of the six events since 2013. This will be the third year that the state-of-the-art Paralympic Training Centre has staged the Grand Prix – which is the seventh edition of the Loterias Caixa Championships.

Loterias Caixa Championships Information Package

Beijing, China – 10-12 May 2019

The seventh China Open will again take place at one of the training venues used for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Many of the stars who helped China to the top of the 2018 Asian Para Games medal table are likely to compete on home soil.

For athletes:

7th China Open Competition Information

7th China Open Accommodation Booking Form

7th China Open Arrivals & Departures Form

Arizona, USA – 24-25 May 2019

Arizona State University hosts the 2019 Desert Challenge Games. US wheelchair racer Daniel Romanchuk smashed the men’s 800m T54 world record there in 2018 and the 20-year-old will certainly be one to watch in 2019.

Nottwil, Switzerland – 24-26 May 2019

There will be competition on both sides of the Atlantic in the final weekend of May, with the fastest track in wheelchair racing playing host to the ParAthletics Grand Prix. Fourteen world records have been broken at the Nottwil Grand Prix, which continually attracts many of the best racers in the world.

You can find the event website here.

Nottwil 2019 WPA Grand Prix - Team Leaders Manual

Grosseto, Italy – 8-9 June 2019

The Italian city returns to the Grand Prix calendar for the first time since 2016 – the same year the Carlo Zecchini Olympic stadium hosted the European Championships. The newly-renovated track can hold more than 10,000 spectators.

For athletes:

Grosseto 2019 WPA Grand Prix - Competition Information

Tunis, Tunisia – 28-30 June 2019

Africa’s only Grand Prix of 2019 returns to Tunis, with the country’s top athletes likely to dominate the event. It is the 13th time the Tunis International Meeting has been held, with its warm climate and location attracting athletes from across the region.

For athletes:

Tunis 2019 WPA Grand Prix - Competition Information

Tunis 2019 WPA Grand Prix - Accreditation

Tunis 2019 WPA Grand Prix - Arrivals & Departures

Tunis 2019 WPA Grand Prix - Entry by Numbers

Tunis 2019 WPA Grand Prix - Rooming List

Bydgoszcz, Poland - 19-21 July 2019

The East European country, well-known for hosting major athletics events, was added to the roster after organisers in Berlin, Germany, withdrew from the 2019 Grand Prix series due to the proposed refurbishment of their stadium.

The venue in Poland, the Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak Stadium, has played host to numerous major international athletics events including the 2017 European Athletics U23 Championships and the 2016 IAAF World Junior Championships.

Bydgoszcz 2019 WPA Grand Prix - Entry Form

Bydgoszcz 2019 WPA Grand Prix - Competition Information

Paris, France – 29-30 August 2019

Paris will stage the season-ender for the first time in its third year as a Grand Prix host. The home of the 2024 Paralympic Games is no stranger to top quality sports competition, with several world records set in both track and field at the 2018 edition.

Paris 2019 WPA Grand Prix, HOP2019 - Competition Information