Region G Spring Games – Cancelled

Be advised that due to continued heavy rain and forecast of potential thunderstorms, the Special Olympics Illinois Region G Spring Games at EastSide Centre in Peoria, IL on April 24th 2022 has been cancelled.

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.

Please check with your Region staff on the status of spectators attending competitions.  The decision on allowing spectators is based on the facility being used for the competition, the rules they have and the amount of people above the number of registered athletes and coaches they can safely accommodate. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians if spectators will be allowed at this competition.

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:


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 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

Competitive Track and Field events. All athletes who recieve a gold medal will be eligible to advance to our State Summer Games.

Facility Information

EastSide Centre will be providing their outdoor track and 2 softball fields for competition. This facility will be open to the public with bathrooms available both at the track and softball fields. Free parking at the lot closest to the outdoor track.

Event Details

Agency Registration/Volunteer Check in: 8:30am -9:45am
Opening Ceremony: 10:00am
Competition to begin immediately following

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

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 we suggest bringing chairs/blankets to sit on during breaks and umbrellas for the sun.


Awards will be presented after the completion of each event. If an athlete misses an award Coach may pick up the award, we will not be doing multiple award ceremonies.


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 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.


Apr 24 2022


8:30 am - 2:00 pm




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


Bailey Brenner
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