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Region B Spring Games

What Is Athletics (Track and Field)?

Athletics offers a wide variety of traditional track and field events. Competition is also provided for athletes with lower ability levels in a variety of development track and field events.

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 compete in athletics compete locally at their Region Spring Games. Gold medal winners are eligible to advance to the state championship held at the Summer Games in Normal in June.

Competition Information

All Special Olympics Illinois Track and Field competitions abide by USA Track and Field rules. Any modifications to these rules done by Special Olympics Illinois can be found in the linked rules interpretation.

Special Olympics Illinois Track and Field Rule Interpretations

1500m & 3000m Rule Reminder

Beginning with the 2023 Athletics season, a time limit rule is in effect for the 1500M run and 3000M run. The rule allows for both gold and silver medal winners to advance to the next level of competition, if applicable, and to ensure athlete safety and that athletes are competing in appropriate events. Competitors must complete a 1500M run in under 15 minutes and a 3000M run in under 25 minutes. Any competitor who submits an entry time that exceeds these time limits will not be entered into the event. Any competitor that exceeds these time limits during a race will receive a participation ribbon and is not eligible to advance to the next level of competition, if applicable.

2023 Competition Schedule (this schedule could change based upon 2024 registration numbers)

Saturday

3000m Run1500m Run800m Run
800m Walk400m Run400m Walk
200m RunAll RelaysShot Put
Running Long JumpStanding Long Jump

Sunday

50m Run100m Run100m Walk
All Wheelchair RacesAll Assisted RacesAll PDM Events
All Young Athlete EventsSoftball ThrowTennis Ball Throw
Mini Javelin

Timeline subject to change based upon final athlete numbers

Facility Information

Parking is available in all lots at Prospect High School. We ask that athletes park closer to the stadium and all other spectators park towards the back of the lot.

Athlete Village will be located on the southern grass inside the stadium. Teams can setup camp here. There is a gate that can be used to drop off equipment.

Event Details

Events will take place on Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th.

Equipment

Athletes should bring any PPE’s as well as any warm up equipment.

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremonies will take place on Sunday, April 14th starting at 8:00am. Athletes will get to walk in the parade of athletes. Local police will be on hand to help with the lighting of the Flame of Hope!

Awards

Awards will be presented at assigned awards areas once a division is finished.

Families Information

Check back here the week of the event to view a report to see when you athlete is scheduled to compete.

Concessions & Souvenirs

Souvenirs and concessions will be available for purchase on both days of competition.

Supporting Documents

First coach proof will be available early March.

Who We Are

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.

Hourly Schedule

Saturday, April 15

9am - 3pm
Saturday Track and Field Events

Sunday, April 16

8am - 9am
Opening Ceremonies
9:30a - 4:00p
Sunday Track and Field Events

Date

Apr 13 - 14 2024

Cost

Free

Location

Prospect High School
801 W Kensington Rd. Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Michelle Mark

Organizer

Michelle Mark
Phone
331-205-8995
Email
mmark@soill.org
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