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Region H Spring Games

What Is Spring Games?

Athletics Facts

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 – 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 and 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

These events are the regional qualifiers for Region H track and field athletes. The athletes who receive a gold medal will advance to Summer Games in Normal.

All gold medal winners will advance to Summer Games in Bloomington during June 7-9.

Facility Information

We have use of the track, long jump pit, shot put plus the softball and baseball diamonds where we host softball and tennis ball throw. Lots of parking and lots of seating for both the skills and team play area. Limited shade.

Event Details

Registration: 7:45 AM
Opening Ceremonies: 8:30 AM
Games begin: 9:00 AM

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Equipment

Coaches can bring pop tents for team area, sunscreen, and lawn chairs for the team area. Water bottles are encouraged but water stations will be available, bleachers available for both field and track events.

Awards

There will be an awards station at the south end of the track for track events and near the softball field.

Concessions

Lunch is available from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM for volunteers, coaches and registered athletes.
Concessions will be available for purchase as well.

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

About Special Olympics Illinois    

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.  

Date

May 05 2024

Time

All Day

Cost

Free

Location

Glenwood High School
1501 Plummer Blvd. Chatham, IL 62629
Lynde Pavich

Organizer

Lynde Pavich
Phone
217-544-3023
Email
lpavich@soill.org
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