Desert Challenge Games
May 10-14, 2017
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Desert Challenge Games will be held in May 10-14, 2017 in the Phoenix Metro Area of Arizona. 

The Desert Challenge Games are a multi-day competition for individuals ages 7 through adulthood with a physical, visual or intellectual disability.  The 2017 event will be part of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix and is the only Athletics Grand Prix event taking place in the United States.
The 2016 Desert Challenge Games was hosted at Arizona State University Joe Selleh Track and Field venue in Tempe, Kino Aquatic Center in Mesa and Papago Archery Range in Phoenix. The host organization intends to host the 2017 competition at the same venues as the prior year.

  • Athletics International Classification for Physical, Visual and Intellectual Impairment
  • National Classification for Athletics (track and field), Archery and Swimming
  • Track & Field
  • Swimming
  • Archery
  • Air Rifle and Pistol

The Desert Challenge Games was awarded the Outstanding Adaptive Program by the Arizona Parks & Recreation Association in 2013. Below is a promotional video played at the Annual APRA Conference banquet.

Hosted by Arizona Disabled Sports