Region C 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 – 4X100 and 4X400 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

Weather Information

Weather:  We are monitoring the weather closely and plan to move forward with the event as scheduled. Should we need to alter the schedule prior to the event start you will be notified by email.  Any adjustments made due to inclement weather while at the event will be announced on the track and in the fieldhouse.  In order to stay on schedule, events that are cancelled due to weather will move to the lottery system to determine advancement.

  • For example, if lightening is spotted at 10:30a, and we delay until the all clear at 11:30a-  the events scheduled to take place between 10:30-11:30 will be determined by lottery. The events at 11:30 will run as planned.

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

2024 Event Schedule By Day

Schedule of Events-By Team

2024 Final Results

Parking Information

Parking will be available in surrounding Marmion Academy lots. Overflow parking can be located at Abbey Farms and shuttle will transport spectators to and from the overflow lots. Absolutely no parking will be allowed along the streets or in the grass. 

Event Details

Events will take place on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th.

Volunteer Information


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

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremonies will take place on Sunday, April 28 at 9:00 am. 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!


Region C has opened a Spirit Store that closes on Sunday, April 14. Offerings include a non-sport specific Support T-Shirt and a Spring Games T-Shirt. Both options could be customized with names and events on the back. Merchandise will be available for pick up at Spring Games or can be shipped. You can place your order here.

Souvenirs with more options will be sold inside the Fieldhouse of Marmion weekend of competition.


Awards will be presented at assigned awards areas once a division is finished. See Venue Map for award locations.


Concessions can be found behind the Home Team bleachers courtesy of St Charles Knights of Columbus

Supporting Documents

2024 Final Coach Proof

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.


Apr 27 - 28 2024


8:00 am - 4:00 pm




Marmion Academy
1000 Butterfield Rd. Aurora, IL 60502
Amanda Nelson


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