Region F 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.

Athletics Events Offered in Illinois

  • 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500- and 3000-meter Run
    • 100, 400- and 800-meter race walk
    • Running long jump
    • High jump
    • Shotput and wheelchair shotput
    • Relays – 4×100 and 4×400 meter run, 4×25 meter wheelchair and 4×100 meter walk
    • Pentathlon (100, 400 meter run, running long jump, high jump and shotput)
    • 25, 30 Slalom, 100- and 200-meter non-motorized wheelchair race

Developmental Events

  • 10, 25- and 50-meter assisted walk
    • 30- and 50-meter motorized wheelchair slalom
    • Standing long jump
    • High jump
    • Softball throw
    • Tennis ball throw

Competition Information

Track & Field Qualifier for the Special Olympics Illinois 2023 State Summer Games.

Facility Information

The entire sports complex will be in use including the track and baseball fields. Parking is available in and around the facility. Restrooms are located on both sides of the Track.

Event Details

9:00 – 9:30 AM Registration
9:30 AM Line-up for Opening Ceremonies (East Side of the Track—Enter through SE Gate)
9:45 AM Opening Ceremonies
10:30 AM Competition begins

A detailed event schedule will be available on 4/29/24.

Kaylee McLaughlin, Region F athlete ambassador will lead Opening Ceremonies

Volunteer Information

For more information about volunteer information, please click the button below!

Volunteer Opportunities


Athletes are to bring any PPE as well as any warm-up equipment. Athletes and spectators are welcome to bring umbrellas, lawn chairs, canopy tents etc. since the event is outside.


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


Lunch consisting of: Grilled Pork Chop, Pretzels, Fruit, Energy Bar along with a Bottle of water will be provided to all Registered Athletes, Coaches & Volunteers.
Souvenirs & a Concession Stand will be available for items to purchase.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

2024 Region F Spring Games Event Schedule.

List of Agencies Competing.

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 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 9,000 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.


May 04 2024


9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Sunnylane Athletic Complex
200 S. Sunnylane, Monmouth, IL 61462
Cathy Betar


Cathy Betar
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