Region G Spring Games

What Is Athletics / Spring Games / Track and Field?

Athletics offers a wide variety of traditional track and field events. Competition is also provided for athletes with various ability levels in a variety of development track and field events.

As in all Special Olympics Illinois 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 – 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- 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

Competitive track and field events. All athletes who receive a gold medal will be eligible to advance to our State Summer Games.

Facility Information

Eastside Centre will be providing all amenities for this event. Bathrooms, Parking lot will be available.

Event Details

Agency Registration/Volunteer Check in: 8:45 AM
Opening Ceremony: 10:00 AM.
Competition begins: 10:45 AM.

Text Alerts & Event Status Updates

Please sign up for the text alert system. This alert system will send you any last minute changes to the Region G Spring Games schedule and other pertinent event information.

To register, please text GSpringGames to 844-393-0980.

Volunteer Information

Please click the button below to register to volunteer.


Water will be provided, but we encourage athletes to bring their own water bottle. Coaches are suggested to bring bring chairs/blankets to sit on during breaks and umbrellas for the sun.


Awards will be presented after the completion of each event.


Lunch will be provided to registered athletes, coaches and all day volunteers. Water and concessions will be available.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all State Championship competitions, 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 X


Apr 28 2024


9:00 am - 2:00 pm




EastSide Centre
1 Eastside Dr. East Peoria, IL 61611
Bailey Brenner


Bailey Brenner
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