Region D Snowshoe

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines.  Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

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 Snowshoe?

Snowshoe could be considered the winter equivalent of track with many of the same sports skills being used. Athletes can compete in dash and distance events either on snow or grass depending on weather conditions. This versatility allows for individuals in warmer climates to train and compete in a winter sport despite the weather conditions.

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 participate in snowshoe compete locally at a Region Qualifying event. Gold medal winners are eligible to advance to state championships at the Winter Games held in Galena in late January or early February.

Snowshoe Events Offered in Illinois

  • 50 Meter Race
  • 100 Meter Race
  • 200 Meter Race
  • 400 meter Race
  • 800 Meter Race
  • 1600 Meter Race
  • 4X100 Meter Relay

Competition Information

Snowshoe Qualifier
Each athlete will compete in the races they registered for. Athletes are divisioned before the event and gold will advance to Winter Games.

Facility Information

Access to outdoor fields/tracks and indoor facilities.

Event Details

  • Volunteer Check In – 8:30am
  • Agency/Team Check In- 9:30-10:00am
  • Competition Begins- 10:00am
  • Awards – Immediately following competition
  • Competition Ends- around 2:00pm

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Equipment

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Awards

Divisions will be completed before event and awarded after competitions.

Concessions

Lunch will be provided to athletes and coaches (on a 3:1) ratio.

Supporting Documents

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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.

Date

Dec 10 2022

Time

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Mt. Greenwood Park
37661 W. 113th St. Chicago, IL 60655

Location 2

Norwood Park
5801 N. Natoma Ave, Chicago, IL 60631

Organizer

Halle Engel
Phone
1-331-425-8181
Email
hengel@soill.org

Other Organizers

Caitlin Tipre
Phone
773-997-3828
Email
ctipre@soill.org
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