Region K Snowshoe – Postponed
Be advised that the Special Olympics Illinois – Region K Snowshoe event at Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, IL, on Wednesday, November 18 has been postponed.
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.
50 Meter, 100 Meter and 200 Meter events are offered. At this time, time trials will be held for each event determining final divisions. Final heats will be run after the final divisions are complete.
The lanes will be 6′ apart to assist with social distancing during the events.
- 11:15 am – Agency Registration.
- 11:30am – Opening Ceremony
- Races to begin after Opening Ceremony
Please arrive on time. COVID screenings will be done on everyone attending at the event. Please wait for your coach and check in as a group at the COVID screening area. When the screenings are complete, proceed to your agencies’ area for the afternoon.
Athletes will stay with their agency until they are called for their race.
Parking will be available close to the event. There will be bathrooms open for use. Please enter the fairgrounds through gate 1.
Food and beverage will not be provided. Athletes should bring their own water bottles and and eat lunch before arriving. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating as they will not be provided. Canopy tents could also be brought as we will be outside all afternoon.
An awards ceremony will be held after everyone has completed all of their events.
Masks must be worn: at tournament central, team staging areas, entering the facility to use the restrooms, in the restrooms, staging areas, during the competition and at any time or place when social distancing is not an option. Special Olympics will not be providing masks. Athletes and coaches must bring their own.
To make sure we abide by the 50 person maximum set by the IDPH, parents and spectators are unfortunately not allowed to attend and only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at the event. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians the importance of only allowing registered persons into the event.
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.