Athletics/Road racing/Marathons

Athletics / road racing / marathons

Collage of photos showing track and field athletes of various disabilities and disciplines - blind runner with guide, wheelchair track athlete, javelin thrower with below knee prostheticAthletics has something to offer everyone – from javelin, discus, shotput, high jump and long jump (field events), to sprints and longer distances on the track or road.

Download our athletics fact sheet for more details.

Local programs

Contact your local athletics club for information about come and try days and membership. For a list of athletics clubs in your area, visit Queensland Athletics.


Coaching and development opportunities are provided through local clubs and governing bodies for the sport.

Competition opportunities and pathways

Athletes can compete at regional, state, national and international level. Athletes have to be classified to compete at these levels. Queensland School Sport offers competitive pathways up to the national level.


Starting blocks and throwing equipment are available at most clubs. Limited specialised wheelchairs for track and field events are available for hire to members. If you are interested in purchasing your own racing wheelchair or throws chair, click here for a list of suppliers and manufacturers.

Track athletes with a vision impairment use a tether that they hold with their guide runner.

Other roles

You don’t have to compete to be involved. You can make a contribution as a club volunteer, coach, team manager, official, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter. For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact your local club.

Working with mainstream sport

We are pleased to welcome Queensland Athletics as part of the Sports CONNECT Queensland network as the organisation aims to develop more opportunities for people with a disability to participate in athletics as athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers.

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