Xalapa to host Mexican Grand Prix in April

Competition is scheduled to take place from 27 to 29 next month replacing Monterrey, followed by the Jesolo GP in Italy from 12 to 14 May 07 Mar 2023
A male wheelchair racer with the Mexican flag at an athletics track
Mexico will be home to a World Para Athletics Grand Prix for the second time in history during the 2023 season
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By World Para Athletics

Xalapa, Mexico will host a World Para Athletics Grand Prix for the first time in April this year as the fourth stop of the 2023 GP calendar.

World Para Athletics has announced on Tuesday (7 March) that Xalapa will replace Monterrey which was initially set to be the host city of the Mexican Grand Prix this year. 

The Grand Prix dates will remain the same, with classification taking place from 24 to 26 April 2023 and the competition dates from 27 to 29 April.

The final entry deadline has been extended to the 20 March 2023 (CET 23:59). The competition programme and more information can be found on the World Para Athletics Grand Prix 2023 page here.

The capital of the Mexican state of Veracruz, Xalapa in the Eastern part of the country. The Grand Prix will be held at the Heriberto Jara Corona Stadium, also known locally as the Estadio Xalapeño.

World Para Athletics has also confirmed on Tuesday the competition dates for the Jesolo 2023 Grand Prix, the fifth stop of the season. The event is set to take place in the Italian city from 12 to 14 May.

The Grand Prix 2023 kicked off in the Tunisian capital Tunis from 6 to 8 February, followed by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from 26 February to 1 March.

Marrakech, Morocco will host the third GP of the season from Thursday to Saturday this week (9 to 11 March). Nottwil, Switzerland will wrap up the season from 25 to 27 May.