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Area 1-6 Snowshoeing

February 28, 2020 @ 9:30 am 2:00 pm

Deadlines

Registration opens: December 20, 2019
Registration closes: February 13, 2020
Errors and exceptions due: February 20, 2020

441 Legion Lane
Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744 United States
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Tentative schedule

9:30-10 a.m. – Delegation registration (inside of the Civic Center Upper lobby)
10 a.m. – Coaches meeting (at registration table)
10:15 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies (outside at track if weather permits)
10:30 a.m. – Competition begins
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Lunch (served inside of the Civic Center Upper lobby)
Awards awards – At conclusion of competition. Available in packets for pick up if inclement weather, please alert SOMN staff with request.

763.270.7193

Snowshoeing is quickly becoming a favorite for outdoor winter activity. Combining aerobic activity with ease of walking over snow without sinking in, snowshoeing is an activity for all ages. As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender. As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.

Order of events

Please note that this order of events is subject to change based on registration.

25M Race
50M Race
100M Race
50M Unified Race

Sport-specific guidelines

  • Athletes are allowed to register for 2 individual events & 1 Unified event per competition.
  • All snowshoes will be measured and checked by an official prior to each competition. Snowshoes must not be smaller than 17.78 cm x 50.8 cm (7 inches x 20 inches).
  • The use of poles is optional.
  • Competitors must always wear their assigned number on the front of their torso, on the outside of their clothing, to be visible to timers.
  • Athletes & Unified partners will compete in the same heats in alternating lane order; their times will be added together for the Unified team score.
  • Be aware that to minimize the length of the competition, we may put multiple divisions on the course for certain events.
  • 1 on 1: The athlete can have an assistant through the staging area and up to the starting line. At this point, the assistant must go to the finish line and wait for the athlete to finish the race. AT NO TIME IS AN ASSISTANT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE, unless permitted by the race official.
  • Please see the Special Olympics Minnesota Snowshoe Handbook (PDF) for more rules and guidelines.