AWAD Competition Categories
Physically Challenged Competition Categories shall be established based on physical disabilities. Medical evidence shall be required as to disability and classification. The six categories are as follows:
PC1 – Handcycle: Paraplegic, Quadriplegic, Polio, Double Leg Amputee. Must use hand cycle on bike course and racing wheel chair on run.
PC2 – Below Knee Amputee : Rides bicycle and runs with prosthesis or crutches.
PC3 – Above Knee Amputee : Rides bicycle and runs with prosthesis or crutches.
PC4 – Upper Extremity: Single Arm Amputee (above or below elbow), Upper Extremity Paralysis resulting in significant use of the arm. May use prosthesis, brace or sling on the bike and/or run.
PC5 – Blind: Legally Blind (20/200 vision with best corrective vision). A handler of the same sex is mandatory throughout the race. Athlete is tethered during the swim, uses a tandem bicycle and may be tethered during the run.
PC6 – Les Autre : Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Double Leg Amputee Runners, Double Arm Amputees. These athletes will ride a bicycle and run. They may use braces or prosthesis if required.