Athletics events range from the 100 meters and hurdle events to the marathon, from the high jump to the long jump, shot put, relays and wheelchair events. Special Olympics also 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.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.
Track Events:
100, 200, 400, 800, Meter Run

- Women, 100 Meter
- Men, 110 Meter 

- 4 x 100
- 4 x 400 Meter 
400 and 800 Meter Walk  

Field Events:
High Jump
Long Jump 

Shot Put :
- Women 2.72 kg/6 lbs (8-11 yrs - 1.81 kg/4 lbs)
- Men 4 kg/8.8 lbs (8-11 yrs - 2.72 kg/ 6lbs) 

Mini-Javelin (Turbo Javelin):
- Women 300g (8-15 yrs - 300g)
-Men 400g (8-15 yrs - 300g)

Distance Events:
1500, 3000, 5000, 10,000 Meter
Half Marathon 

Multi Event:
Pentathlon (100 Meters, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400 Meters) 

Wheelchair Events:
100, 200 and 400 Meter Wheelchair Race

Wheelchair Shot Put:
- Women: 1.81 kg/4 lbs 

For Coaches: For Athletes & Unified Partners:

Steps to becoming a coach
SOMO Rules
SOI Rules
National Governing Body Rules: USA Track & Field

All aspects of track and field, how to teach, score/measure and more (training video)

Relay form
Pentathlon form
Roster form

Steps to becoming an athlete

Physical form
Consent form
Unified Partner form
Class A for adult Unified Partners
Class A for minor Unified Partners

Quick Links

Athlete's Oath

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."  


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