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.
All athletes that compete at the Desert Challenge Games who have an IPC license and have a New, Review or Review 2017 classification status must undergo international classification evaluation at Desert Challenge Games.
Athletics International Classification for Physical, Visual and Intellectual Impairment
National Classification for Athletics (Track and Field), Archery and Swimming