Region A Rockford Public Schools and Rockford S.O. Snowshoe – POSTPONED
As soon as the new date has been finalized, we will update this information. Thank you for your understanding.
Snowshoe could be considered the winter equivalent of track with many of the same sports skills being used. Athletes can compete in dash and distance events either on snow or grass depending on weather conditions. This versatility allows for individuals in warmer climates to train and compete in a winter sport despite the weather conditions.
As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.
Athletes in Illinois who participate in snowshoe compete locally at a Region Qualifying event.
Snowshoe Events Offered in Illinois
- 50 Meter Race
- 100 Meter Race
- 200 Meter Race
- 400 meter Race
- 800 Meter Race
- 1600 Meter Race
- 4X100 Meter Relay
Agency specific Snowshoe competition featuring 50M and 100M snowshoe only.
We will be in the field adjacent to the tennis courts and the pool. No bathroom facilities are available.
Team check in/warm up is from 3:45 to 4:15 PM.
Athletes will be screened upon arrival and once cleared, will gather in a designated area with their agency.
50 M races will start promptly at 4:15 PM. 100 M races will follow immediately. Event will be completed by 4:45 PM.
Athletes or coaches must bring all equipment, water, and PPE.
Athletes will leave once they complete their scheduled races and a certificate and results will be emailed to the coach.
Final divisions will be created after competition with results and certificate of completion emailed to coaches after event.
No meals provided, no snacks provided. No concessions provided. Water must be brought by athletes or coach.
No spectators are allowed. If athletes are being dropped off, parents or staff can wait in their cars in the parking lot adjacent to the field.
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.
Masks must be worn: at tournament central, team staging areas, entering the facility to use the restrooms, in the restrooms, staging areas, during the competition and at any time or place when social distancing is not an option. Special Olympics will not be providing masks. Athletes and coaches must bring their own.
To make sure we abide by the in-person maximum set by the IDPH, parents and spectators are unfortunately not allowed to attend and only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at the event. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians the importance of only allowing registered persons into the event.
Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible. While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority. All of our in-person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines.