Track & Field

SONY DSCCompetition Cycle: Summer

Season: April – June

Description: Special Olympics Athletics includes a wide range of exciting events, including track, distance, field, multi-event and wheelchair events. Special Olympics BC 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.

Number of competitors: 40

Number of competitions: 2

Track Events:
100, 200, 400 and  800 Metre Run
Hurdles: Women – 100 Metre, Men – 110 Metre
Relays  – 4 x 100, 4 x 400 Metre
Distance Events:
1,500, 3,000 and 5,000 Metre
Field Events:
High Jump
Running Long Jump
Standing Long Jump
Shot Put: Women 2.72 kg/6 lbs, Men  – (16 yrs. and over 4 kg/8.13 lbs) or (16 yrs. and under – 2.72 kg/ 6lbs)
Pentathlon (Five events: 100 Metres, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400 Metres)
Wheelchair Events:
100, 200 and 400 Metre Wheelchair Race
Wheelchair Shot Put: Women- 1.81 kg/4 lbs, Men- 1.81 kg/4 lbs

The following events provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels:
50 and 100 Metre Developmental
Shot Put Developmental
Standing Long Jump Developmental

North Shore Contact:
Kelly Klein