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Region D Spring Games

The competition scheduled for today, Thursday, May 9th has been cancelled due to current and forecasted weather. As always, the safety of our athletes, coaches, volunteers, spectators, and staff is our top priority and the forecasted weather makes hosting the competition unsafe. These events will not be rescheduled.  A lottery draw will take place to determine the advancement to Summer Games.

The competition scheduled for Tuesday, May 7th has been cancelled due to current and forecasted weather. As always, the safety of our athletes, coaches, volunteers, spectators, and staff is our top priority and the forecasted weather makes hosting the competition unsafe. These events will not be rescheduled.  A lottery draw will take place to determine the advancement to Summer Games.

What Is Athletics / Track and Field / Spring Games?

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’s 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-meter 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

Spring Games: Track and field events which include all running events as well as relays and field events such as shot put, softball throw, mini javelin and short, long and high jump

Facility Information

Outdoor track and field to be utilized, porta-johns, changing stations and limited street parking.

Event Details

  • Volunteer check in – 8:30 AM
  • Agency/Team check in – Athletes and coaches check in right at their scheduled event
  • Competition begins – 10:00 AM
  • Awards – Immediately following competition
  • Competition ends around 1:30 PM

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Equipment

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Awards

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Concessions

Lunch will be provided to athletes and coaches (on a 3:1) ratio and to all registered volunteers.
Concessions will be available.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all state tournaments, 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 Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter.  

Date

May 06 - 10 2024
Expired!

Time

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Dunbar School
3100 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, IL 60616

Organizer

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

Other Organizers

Katie McFadden
Email
kmcfadden@soill.org
Brenden Cannon
Brenden Cannon
Phone
773-879-0034
Email
bcannon@soill.org
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