Track & Field

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

Events range from the 100-meter and hurdle events to the marathon, from the high jump to the long jump, shot put, relays and wheelchair events. We also offer 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.

Find a Special Olympics Area program near you to participate. Contact your Region Director if you're interested in starting this sport in your Area.