Region C Spring Games Open
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.
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
- 10, 25 and 50 Meter Assisted Walk
- 30 and 50 Meter Motorized Wheelchair Slalom
- Standing Long Jump
- High Jump
- Softball Throw
- Tennis Ball Throw
Emergency phone day of event:
(630) 545-3402 Katelin
(331) 725-0188 Amanda
(630) 708-0735 Clarissa
Track Events being offered: 25M Assisted 25M Wheelchair 50M Run 100M Run 100M Walk 200M Run
Field Events being offered: Tennis Ball Throw Softball Throw Mini Javelin Standing Long Jump
All athletes will have the opportunity to participate in multiple events during your assigned time slot. There is no limit to the number of events an athlete can participate in. With this format, athletes can try new events that they typically have not participated in. Your team will have 45 minutes on the Track (running, walking, assisted races, jumping) and 45 minutes in the field (throwing). Switches will be announced over the PA system on the track. Please help us keep your group together when switching. Athletes will be given a score card to track progress/scores on the events they choose to compete in.
There will be no more than 50 people (athletes, coaches, volunteers included) at each venue at one time. For example, Venue 1- Full Track Area- 50 people MAX, Venue 2- Softball Throw Area – 50 people MAX.
Open format- All registered coaches will be allowed in all event spaces, track, throw and jump areas.
Your team will only compete on one day. Shifts will be between 60-90 minutes total.
Please Note: Coaches may be asked to assist with escorting, recording, or shagging at certain venues. We appreciate your help in executing this event safely.
PPE and Masks- Masks should be worn at all times where social distancing is not possible. We are encouraging PPE’s to be worn at all times during this event.
Participants must provide their own PPE
- We will not be making any shift changes at this point.
- Please try to report additional scratches by Tuesday, April 27th via email.
Registration – Please designate a meeting place for your team, once everyone has arrived, approach the medical tent (RED Special Olympics tent) as a team.
Parking- Parking is available on Marmion’s campus. There will be NO additional overflow parking available this year. Please use designated parking lots at Marmion.
IMPORTANT: There will be no parking along any roadways or in the grass at Marmion. This includes along RADDANT Road. Cars parked along the roadways, in the grass (not in the designated parking lots) as well as on RADDANT Road will be ticketed or towed.
What to Bring: Coach ID, PPE’s, well-marked water bottles, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, copies of APPs.
Spectators: NO parents or spectators will be allowed on the track infield. Spectators MUST stay outside of the event space (out of the outer gate on the track and at the Throwing/ jumping venues). There will be no access to the bleachers.
Please remind parents and spectators that there will be NO Smoking and NO Animals (except service animals) allowed on the premises of Marmion Academy (School Policy).
Lunch– No Lunch will be provided. There will be no eating/snacking in any event spaces.
Bathrooms will be located in the Stadium. Porta-potties will be available near the Tennis Courts and near the visitor stands. You may want to bring wet-wipes/hand sanitizer.
Awards– 2021 Spring Games Open is non-qualifying. Athletes will receive an “award of excellence ribbon’ included in your coaches packet on the day of the event.
If you have questions regarding the games, please join us at our SG Open Zoom meeting. Details below. Registration is required.
Tuesday, 4/27 at 10AM OR 5PM
Spring Games Paperwork
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.
Masks must be worn: at tournament central, team staging areas, entering the facility to use the restrooms, in the restrooms, staging areas, during the competition and at any time or place when social distancing is not an option. Special Olympics will not be providing masks. Athletes and coaches must bring their own.
To make sure we abide by the in-person maximum set by the IDPH, parents and spectators are unfortunately not allowed to attend and only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at the event. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians the importance of only allowing registered persons into the event.
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.