Area 2 Track & Field Competition
April 26, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Special Olympics Minnesota offers many track and field events, including the hurdle events, marathon, high jump, long jump, shot put, relays and wheelchair events. In addition, Special Olympics Minnesota offers events for lower ability level athletes to train and compete in basic athletics skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to longer competitive events.
In addition to traditional events, athletes can participate in Unified relay events. Unified Sports is a program that assigns Special Olympics Minnesota athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (Unified Partners) to the same teams for training and competition. On a Unified relay team, a team consists of two Special Olympics Minnesota athletes and two partners.
As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to events, ability level, age and gender.
Track & field events
25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 Meter
4 x 100 Traditional and Unified Relays
400, 800 and 1,500 Meter Walks
Running Long Jump
Pentathlon (100 Meters, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400 Meters)
10 and 25 Meter Wheelchair
30 Meter Wheelchair Slalom
30 and 50 Meter Motorized Slalom
25 Meter Motorized Wheelchair Obstacle
100 Meter Wheelchair
The following events provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels:
10 Meter Assisted Walk
25 Meter Assisted Walk & Dash
50 Meter Assisted Walk & Dash
Softball and Tennis Ball Throw
Standing Long Jump