Warrensburg-Latham High School 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 abilities 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 and 30 slalom, and the 100 and 200-meter non-motorized wheelchair race
- 10, 25, and 50 Meter Assisted Walk
- 30 and 50 Meter Motorized Wheelchair Slalom
- Standing Long Jump
- High Jump
- Softball Throw
- Tennis Ball Throw
All athletes will report to their color coded group immediately following Opening Ceremonies. These groups are divided into age groups (green 8-15 co-ed, blue 16-29 co-ed, yellow 30+ females, and red 30+ males). Athletes will travel with their group to each venue and receive their awards once they have competed.
Plenty of parking in the lot to the North of the track, there will be indoor access to bathrooms and locker rooms, as well as porta potties. Concessions will be open to purchase lunch/snacks and souvenirs for sale.
8:00 AM – Registration for Coaches and Volunteers
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM – Parade Line up & Opening Ceremonies on track
Weather permitting in gym
Order of Events
9:45 AM – Relays
10:00 AM -12:30 PM – Phases will start immediately following Opening Ceremonies
12:30 PM -1:00 PM – Break for lunch
Athletes, Coaches and Volunteers will receive lunch in the Large Gym located inside the School. Seating for lunch is in the cafetorium, the all purpose room next to cafetorium or outside. Concessions will be open to spectators
1:00 PM – Events resume
A Special Olympics Illinois Global Messenger will be part of Opening Ceremony.
Teams should bring their own water bottles, chairs, tents or umbrellas as we will be outside all day.
Athletes need to be dressed to compete, wear athletic shoes (no boots/dress shoes), shorts or athletic pants (no jeans) and no jewelry or medals/ribbons should be worn during competition.
Awards will be presented after the completion of each event.
Lunch and water will be provided for all registered athletes and coaches and all day volunteers.
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.
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