Region K Spring Games North – Mt. Vernon Township High School
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 – 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, 30 Slalom, 100- and 2-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 sporting events will be held on the competition day.
The entire facility will be available for use. Restrooms and changing areas will be available. Outdoor track, fields near track, restrooms, shot put and long jump areas.
Registration 9 AM.
Introduction of Teams 9:45 AM.
Opening Ceremonies 10 AM.
Competition Starts 10:10 AM.
Final divisions will be created after the competition based on final score.
Please check back closer to the event for more information.
Please refer to Special Olympics Illinois policies and procedures to confirm your athlete is wearing the approved clothing and/or uniform. Spectators are allowed to bring additional seating. Athletes and coaches must bring their own water bottles.
Awards will be presented after each division is complete.
Lunch will be provided.
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 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 9,000 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.
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