2020 Track and Field Season

The sport of track and field (sometimes called athletics) encourages athletes of all abilities and ages to compete at their optimum level. Through the track-and-field-based athletics training program, participants can develop total fitness to compete in any sport. As with all Special Olympics sports, athletics offers athletes the opportunity to learn through skill development and competitive settings and to be involved in large social settings.
 

PRACTICE

TIME and DATES and LOCATION – TBA

Due to COVID-19 Special Olympics of Minnesota has cancelled the 2020 Summer Games, including all events for track and field, basketball, and swimming. While we are disappointed that we can’t compete, we understand that this is for our safety.

BUT WAIT — THERE ARE THE VIRTUAL GAMES!!

VIRTUAL SUMMER GAMES

This year, please join us for Virtual Summer Games! This event is open to everyone and is a safe way to compete against your friends and peers from across the state, whether you’re a basketball player, a track and field athlete or a swimmer. Train and compete from home and come together virtually to celebrate your accomplishments as we broadcast your results on Wednesday, May 27, on Facebook, YouTube and the SOMN website.

COMPETE FROM HOME

This competition is a safe way for athletes, Unified partners and coaches to keep the spirit of Special Olympics Minnesota alive by competing against each other from home! Here’s how it works:

  • CHOOSE YOUR ACTIVITIES! Check out all the basketball and track & field activities and practice at home.
  • PRACTICE! You can practice and submit your scores for as many events as you want. You have until May 17 to practice and submit your results.
  • SUBMIT YOUR RESULTS! Submit your scores for any or all events. All qualifying scores from practice are due by Sunday, May 17.

Note: In order to follow social distancing and stay at home orders, you should practice and compete in these activities on your own at home; however, virtual interactions with your team through social media, texts or emails are allowed and encouraged!

OPTIONS

In 2021

Track 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

Field Events

  • High Jump
  • Running Long Jump
  • Shot Put

Multi-Event

  • Pentathlon (100 Meters, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400 Meters)

Wheelchair Events

  • 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

REGISTER

Remember that you must have an up-to-date application on file with Special Olympics of Minnesota before you will be allowed to practice and compete.  This needs to be updated every three years.  And make sure to check your calendar for conflicts before you register to complete.

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There are no upcoming events at this time.

CONTACT

Marcie Padgett
MPadgett@ci.apple-valley.mn.us
(952) 953-2312