Region B Spring Games

COVID Procedures

All participants should self-screen prior to arriving at this event and should remain home if feeling unwell or displaying coronavirus symptoms.

Vaccination is not required to attend in person events.

SOILL will have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes/spray and other cleaning/sanitizing products on-site.

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. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information:

https://www.soill.org/wp-content/uploads/2-High-Risk-Fact-Sheet-7.9.20.pdf

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

Competition Information

Region B Spring Games will take place on Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th.

Facility Information

Parking is available in all lots at Prospect High School. The Mount Prospect CERT group will be on had assisting so please follow all commands by their group.

Event Details

Saturday, May 14th Events – 2pm

  • 3000 Meter Run  
  • 1600 Meter Run 
  • 800 Meter Run 
  • 400 Meter Run 
  • 400 Meter Walk 
  • 200 Meter Run 
  • All Relays  
  • Shot Put 
  • Running Long Jump 
  • Standing Long Jump  

Sunday, May 15th Events – 9:15am

  • 50 Meter Run 
  • 50 Meter Walk 
  • 100 Meter Run 
  • 100 Meter Walk 
  • Wheelchair Races 
  • Assisted Races 
  • PDM Events 
  • YA Events 
  • Softball Throw 
  • Tennis Ball Throw 
  • Mini Javelin 

Equipment

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

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremonies will take place on Sunday, May 15th 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!

Souvenirs

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

Awards

Awards will be presented at assigned awards areas once a division is finished. Gold medal winner will advance to State Summer Games on June 17-18-19 in Normal, IL.

Families Information

In and effort to help families find out where and when their athlete is competing please click on the following link. This document is by athlete’s last name and contains the dates, times and locations of their events.

2022 Special Olympics Illinois Region B Schedule for Families (Alphabetical by Athlete Name)

Concessions

Pre-packaged concessions will be sold at the souvenir tent.

Supporting Documents

2022 Special Olympics Illinois Region B Spring Games Results

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, May 14th

2pm - 7pm
Saturday Track and Field Events

Sunday, May 15th

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

Date

May 14 - 15 2022
Expired!

Cost

Free

Location

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

Organizer

Michelle Mark
Phone
630-267-0918
Email
mmark@soill.org
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