B.A.A. Half Marathon

Para/Adaptive Athlete Information

Para/Adaptive Athlete Information

 

Para/Adaptive Athlete Information

Para Athletes

The Para Athletics Divisions are competitive divisions for classified Para athletes that implement the principles of the International Paralympic Committee and World Para Athletics. 

  • Athletes in this division must have either a national or international classification. The B.A.A. may make exceptions to eligibility, depending on an athlete's medical documentation.
  • Three divisions will be awarded prize money for the top three male and female finishers in each division.
    • Visual impairments (T11/T12/T13)
    • Upper Limb Impairments (T45/T46)
    • Lower Limb Impairments (T61/T62/T63/T64)
PLACE Prize
1st $400
2nd $200
3rd $100
  • One guide will be allowed for T11/T12 runners. There will not be a guide exchange for the half marathon. All guides mst run the full distance with their athlete. 
    • T11 athletes must run with a guide runner
    • T12 athletes have the option of running with a guide runner
    • T13 athletes are not allowed a guide runner
  • No support runners will be allowed in the para division for upper or lower limb impairment athletes. 

Wheelchair Division

The Wheelchair Division is a competitive division for athletes who use racing wheelchairs in track and road racing events and hold a national or World Para Athletics classification.

  • The athlete must hold a national or WPA classification T51 — T54, T33 or T34 at time of registration with a New (N), Review (R), or Confirmed (C) status. Impairment documentation may be accepted for non-elite athletes in lieu of classification at the B.A.A.'s discretion. 
  • Athletes in this division are eligible for prize money. The top three men and women finishers in the wheelchair division will be awarded prize money. 
PLACE Prize
1st $2,000
2nd $1,500
3rd $1,000

Duo Teams

The Duo Team Program provides a unique opportunity for athletes with eligible impairments to take part in and experience the B.A.A. Half Marathon. 

  • A Duo Team is comprised of a runner pushing a non-ambulatory person with permanent physical impairment in a customized racing wheelchair. 
  • The duo rider must be non-ambulatory and possess a permanent physical impairment that aligns with the eligible impairment types defined by World Para Athletics
  • The duo rider must provide impairment documentation at time of registration or have documentation on file with the B.A.A.
  • The duo rider must be securely fastened in a customized racing wheelchair throughout the race. 
  • Wheelchairs with motors, hand cranks, foot pedals, or gears are not permitted. 
  • Only the duo runner may push the customized racing wheelchair. 
  • All Duo Teams will start the race at a designated time determined by the B.A.A. 

Adaptive Athletes

The Adaptive Program for Runners supports participation for athletes with eligible impairments in the B.A.A. Half Marathon.

  • The Athlete must possess a permanent physical, intellectual, or visual impairment that aligns with the eligible impairment types defined by World Para Athletics
  • A formal classification is not necessary, but athletes must have medical documentation on with with the B.A.A. at the time of registration. 
  • Athletes with acute injuries or temporary conditions are not eligible for this program. 
  • Visually impaired athletes are allowed up to two guides on the course at the same time.
    • There will not be a guide exchange for the half marathon. All guides must run the rull distance with their athlete. 
  • Athletes with a physical or intellectual impairment will be allowed one support runner with them on the course.
  • Athletes in this program will not be eligible for prize money. 

Para High Performance Standards

Athletes who obtain the high-performance standards in a half marathon listed below may be eligible for complimentary entry. 

  • T11-13: Men, under 1:25:00; Women, under 1:40:00
  • T45/46: Men, under 1:25:00; Women, under 1:45:00
  • T61-64: Men, under 1:40:00; Women, under 2:00:00
  • Wheelchair: Men, under 1:00:00; Women, under 1:15:00