Desert Challenge Games
May 9-11, 2014
Registration Info
Desert Challenge Registration Information

Online Registration is now available! Select the appropriate link below to register. Please review the Helpful Hints below prior to completing the online registration.
Registration includes access to the competition, commemorative event technical shirt and awards. All athletes, coaches and guide runners are required to register for the event. Guide runners will not be required to pay a fee unless selecting to utilize the transportation shuttle.

Coach/Team Leader Manual

Helpful Hints for online registration -
  • The online system will charge an additional processing fee for each purchase.
  • You will be able to complete a transportation request and pay for the transportation fee through the online registration. The online site will charge an additional processing fee for this purchase.
  • If the field is not required and you do not know the answer then it probably does not pertain to you so skip the question.
  • Review the classification details below and in the Information Packet prior to registering for the event.
  • Your classification status, SDMS number and current classification can be found on the IPC Master List.
Review the 2014 Desert Challenge Games Information Packet with details of the event including awards, classification, IPC licensing, drug testing, and more. Every athlete, guide runner and coach must download and complete the event waiver. Send via fax to 480.610.2257 or email.
Registration fee will be based on the following schedule:
  • $50.00 on or before April 11, 2014
  • $75.00 from April 12, 2014 to April 25, 2014

NOTE:  Registration will be closed on April 25, 2014 @ 5:01pm PST (late registrations will NOT be accepted)

Check the registration status for the event by clicking HERE.

The Desert Challenge Games is an IPC Approved event; however, CLICK HERE to review the list of qualification events by classification for the 2014 US Paralympics National Team Standards, 2015 Parapan American Games, 2016 Paralympic Games and Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports USA.

    Each athlete will be classified according to his or her functional ability, allowing him or her to compete against athletes with similar abilities. Each athlete who submits an entry to compete at the event must provide proof of permanent IPC (International) or National classification. Athletes who do not have an international or national classification issued by their country of residence must complete a request for classification through the online registration system.

    Requests for a classification appointment must be received by the early registration deadline of Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 5:01pm PST (6 weeks prior to competition). Notification of appointment date and time will be sent by email and posted on this site no later than May 5, 2014.

    Please note: As part of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix, all athletes ages 14 and older that are interested in competing with the IPC Athletics Grand Prix MUST have or request an international classification.

    Requirements for individuals requesting an International Classification appointment

    • Athletes must have an IPC License / SDMS number to request an appointment.
    • Athletes with a physical impairment (PI) must have a physician complete the required paperwork at least 6 weeks prior to the competition. (deadline March 26) Download
    • Athletes with a visual impairment (VI) must have an eye doctor complete the required paperwork at least 6 weeks prior to the competition. (deadline March 26) Download
    • How to complete the MDS forms - Download

    Host Hotel:
    Country Inn and Suites - 6650 E. Superstition Springs Blvd, Mesa, AZ  85206
    $89/night plus tax
    (480) 641-8000 / (800) 456-4000
    Group Name: Desert Challenge Games
    Book online and use promo code: 2014DE

    The Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association is partnering with Arizona Disabled Sports to provide transportation for athletes and coaches that are staying at the host hotel (Country Inn & Suites). The shuttle is available for $40 per traveler. The accessible shuttle will include transport from airport to host hotel, host hotel to venues and host hotel to airport between Wednesday, May 6 and Sunday, May 11. The transportation request must be received by the early registration deadline of April 11, 2014 at 5pm PST. The transportation shuttle will be able to accommodate a maximum of 100 travelers for the event.

    You will be able to select the Transportation Package through the online registration system. If you complete the online request then you do not need to submit the form below. If you did not complete with your online registration, then please submit the form along with payment to AzDS, Desert Challenge Games, 59 East Broadway Road, Mesa, AZ 85210. Please note that the online site will charge an additional fee per purchase for credit card processing.

    Transportation Request Form