Region K Snowshoe – Cancelled
Be advised that due to inclement weather, the Special Olympics Illinois – Region K Snowshoe has been cancelled.
Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines. Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols.
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 Snowshoe?
Snowshoe could be considered the winter equivalent of track with many of the same sports skills being used. Athletes can compete in dash and distance events either on snow or grass depending on weather conditions. This versatility allows for individuals in warmer climates to train and compete in a winter sport despite the weather conditions.
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 participate in snowshoe compete locally at a Region Qualifying event. Gold medal winners are eligible to advance to state championships at the Winter Games held in Galena in late January or early February.
Snowshoe Events Offered in Illinois
- 50 Meter Race
- 100 Meter Race
- 200 Meter Race
- 400 meter Race
- 800 Meter Race
- 1600 Meter Race
- 4X100 Meter Relay
Please check back for more information closer to the event.
Parking is available near the building.
We will have use of the Rec Center located on Rend Lake campus behind the baseball and softball field. We will be able to use the whole inside of building for seating and restrooms.
Volunteer Check In – 8:30am
Agency/Team Check In- 9:00am-9:30am
Opening Ceremony 9:45am
Competition Begins- 10:00am
Awards – Immediately following competition
Please click on the button below to register to volunteer.
Athletes and coaches will be responsible for snowshoes, water, PPE’s.
Awards will be presented after competition is complete.
Lunch will be provided to athletes, coaches, and volunteers.
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.