3 pictures of participants at state track 2022.


Adaptive Sports Iowa has made it a priority to connect with middle school to high school age students with physical disabilities and provide the needed equipment so they may compete for the school track and field teams.

We want every student with a physical disability to have the opportunity to compete for their school track and field team. If you would like this opportunity or know someone who does, Adaptive Sports Iowa is prepared to loan the following at NO COST.

  • Racing wheelchair
  • Field Event Chair
  • Customized Racing Gloves

In addition to providing equipment, Adaptive Sports Iowa will work with the school coaching staff so that the athlete’s experience is a positive and meaningful one.

Iowa was the first state in the nation to incorporate wheelchair events within middle school and high school track and field. This happened in 1991 when a Central Iowa family successfully lobbied the Iowa High School Athletic Association so their son could compete. Since that time these opportunities have expanded across the country to include 18 states.

The continued development of wheelchair events in middle school and high school sports in Iowa is a high priority for our organization. We have worked closely with the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls Athletic Unions to update and expand the rules for wheelchair events.

We are the resource in the state for track and field equipment, coaching resources, and athlete support.


ASI track and field participants compete for their high school track teams across the state. They come together to compete against other wheelchair racers at the Drake Relays and the Iowa High School State Track events.

DRAKE RELAYS: April 26, 2024

-400m Wheelchair: 12pm Friday, April 26

*Girls/boys wheelchair top performers will qualify for Drake Relays.

View the full schedule here.

STATE TRACK: May 17-18, 2024

-800m Wheelchair: 2:00pm Friday, May 17

-Wheelchair Shotput: 10:00am Saturday, May 18

-100m Wheelchair: 12:40pm Saturday, May 18

-200m Wheelchair: 1:45p Saturday, May 18

-400m Wheelchair: 3:15pm Saturday, May 18

*All wheelchair participants of a state qualifying meet will advance to State Track.

View the full schedule here.


Every July, the Iowa Games are held to bring together athletes of all ages and abilities from across the state to compete in various sports.

The Track & Field meet will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2024 in Ames at the Cyclone Sports Complex. A 100M, 200M, and 400M Wheelchair Race will be offered for adaptive athletes!

To learn more about the Iowa Games Track Meet, CLICK HERE.

For more information or questions, please contact us at info@adaptivesportsiowa.org or info@iowagames.com.


  • Eagle Racing Chairs
  • Top End Racing Chairs
  • Eagle field event chair
  • Glove making materials




  • Increased social connections with other adaptive athletes across the state, as well as bonding within your own school’s track team
  • Increased opportunities for friendly competition
  • Increased joint mobility, muscle movement, and circulation
  • Improved core control, coordination, and balance
  • Improved cardiovascular endurance and overall health
  • Reduced stress and anxiety through increased endorphins
  • Sense of accomplishment
  • Increased sense of independence

Interested in a track equipment loan?

Email info@adaptivesportsiowa.org to start the process. Keep in mind that this process can take months, so please reach out early.

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