Region F Spring Games – 50th Anniversary Year!
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
- 10, 25- and 50-meter assisted walk
- 30- and 50-meter motorized wheelchair slalom
- Standing long jump
- High jump
- Softball throw
- Tennis ball throw
Track & Field Qualifier for the Special Olympics Illinois 2023 State Summer Games.
This is the 50th Anniversary of Region F’s Track and Field event!
Divisions will be sent out by April 25.
The entire sports complex will be in use including the track and baseball fields. Parking is available in and around the facility.
9:00 to 9:30 AM Registration
9:45 AM Line-up for Opening Ceremonies (East Side of the Track—Enter through SE Gate)
10:00 AM Opening Ceremonies
11:00 AM Competition begins
Please click on the button below to register as volunteer.
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 will be provided to all registered athletes, coaches and volunteers.
Concession stand will be available throughout the day.
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.
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.
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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.
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