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Special Olympics Illinois is excited to launch our Inaugural Ride for Respect event benefiting the 23,000 traditional athletes and 13,000 Young Athletes participating across Illinois. As the Pandemic of 2020 rages on, the novelty of staying home is wearing off! Ride for Respect is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house, feel the wind on your face and hit the road for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!

How It Works

Ride for Respect is open to anyone who drives a 2 or 4 wheel vehicle and wants to help raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Illinois.  Participants pledge how many miles they plan to travel and then pick their own date, time and route to #Ride4RespectIL during the month of October. Hit the road solo, invite passengers to go along for the ride or create a team with family, friends or your riding club and make a day out of it!

Registration is $20 per driver and $10 per passenger. All Drivers will receive an exclusive Ride for Respect Bandanna!

Participants are encouraged to create an online fundraising page to share their #Ride4RespectIL efforts with family and friends! Don’t forget to ask them to donate to your efforts or join you on your ride! As an added incentive, individuals who raise $125 will receive an exclusive 2020 Ride for Respect long-sleeved t-shirt as a thank you for your support! 

Pit Stops

All participants will receive access to the official Ride for Respect Pit Stop listing.  These businesses across the state will offer discounts and/or giveaways for any Ride for Respect participants that patrons their facility during the month of October.  Map out your adventure and collect all the 2020 commemorative items including Ride for Respect Poker Chip, Ride for Respect Patch and LETR t-shirt.

Interested in becoming an official Ride for Respect Pit Stop, click here.


Ride For Respect Sponsorship 2020

Online Registration Instructions Ride For Respect 2020

2020 Ride For Respect Information Sheet

Ride For Respect Flyer

Ride for Respect Flyer – Jeep Version