Athletics offers a wide range of events, from the 100 meters and hurdle events to the marathon, from the high jump and the long jump to the shot put, and from the relays to the wheelchair events.

Track and field is one of Special Olympics most popular sports.

Track Events

  • 25, 50, 100 200, 400, 800, 1,500, 3,000, and 5,000 Meter Run
  • 4 x 100 Meter Relay

Race Walking Events

  • 25, 50, 100, 400, and 800 Meter

Field Events

  • Long Jump
  • Shot Put - Men: 4.0kg/8.8 lbs.; Women: 3.0kg/6.6lbs

Wheelchair Events

  • 10 and 25 Meter Race
  • 30 Meter Slalom

The following athletics events provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels:

  • 29.10, 30.25, and 31.50 Meter Assisted Walking Events
  • Standing Long Jump
  • Softball Throw
  • Ball Throw for Distance (tennis ball)
  • 30 and 50 Meter Motorized Wheelchair Slalom

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This sport is offered in the following locations:

Inland Empire
(Barstow, Desert, Menifee, Mojave, Rim Mountain, T.E.A.M., Temecula, West San Bernardino)

Kern County

Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley
(Long Beach, South Bay, Westside, East San Gabriel Valley, Pomona, Southeast Los Angeles - Norwalk & Whittier, San Gabriel Valley)

Orange County

San Diego County

San Luis Obispo County

Santa Barbara County

Northern Santa Barbara

Santa Clarita & Tri-Valley

Ventura County