Area 3 Track & Field
May 16, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Registration opens: February 15, 2020
Registration closes: April 30, 2020
Errors and exceptions due: May 7, 2020
7:00 a.m. – 5K (5000M) Run
8:30-9 a.m. – Delegation registration (outside at track if weather permits)
9 a.m. – Coaches meeting (outside at track if weather permits)
9:15 a.m. – Staging for Opening Ceremonies
9:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
10 a.m. – Competition begins
10-1:00 p.m. – Field events (cafeteria style)
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Lunch (served inside at the school cafeteria)
Ongoing awards – Available in packets for pick up if inclement weather
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 Sports relay events. Unified Sports is a program that assigns Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (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.
Please note that this order of events is subject to change based on registration.
East side track events (Grandstand side)
10M Walk – Device Assisted
10M Walk – Physical Assisted
10M Wheelchair Race
25M Motorized Wheelchair Obstacle Course
25M Motorized Wheelchair Race
25M Wheelchair Race
25M Walk – Device Assisted
25M Walk – Physical Assisted
25M Dash – Physically Assisted
30M Wheelchair Slalom
30M Motorized Wheelchair Slalom
50M Wheelchair Slalom
50M Motorized Wheelchair Slalom
50M Wheelchair Race
50M Motorized Wheelchair Race
50M Walk – Device Assisted
50M Walk – Physical Assisted
50M Dash – Physically Assisted
100M Wheelchair Race
100M Motorized Wheelchair Race
200 M Run
200 M Walk
800 M Walk
800 M Run
4 x 100 M Relay
4x100M Unified Relay
Standing Long Jump
Running Long Jump
Tennis Ball Throw
Shot Put Female: 2.72kg/6lbs
Shot Put Male: 4kg/8.13lbs
- An athlete can enter up to four events total, using one of the following combinations: 3 individual events and 1 relay, OR 2 individual events and 2 relays, OR the Pentathlon and 1 relay
- As defined in the SOI Summer Sports Rules, the softball and tennis ball throw are developmental events designed to provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower abilities. Athletes with qualifying scores of 15M and above for either the tennis ball throw or the softball throw may not compete in these events.
- Athletes may enter only (1) one of the following events: shot put, softball throw or tennis ball throw.
- Athletes may enter only (1) one of the following events: running long jump or standing long jump.
- In the long jump, an athlete must be able to jump at least 1-meter, which is the minimum distance between the take-off board and the sand pit.
- In the high jump, please note that minimum height needed to clear for a valid jump is 1-meter. Please also note that athletes must take-off from one foot while jumping to avoid disqualification.
- Please see the Special Olympics Minnesota Track & Field Handbook (PDF) for more rules and guidelines.