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.

Running Events

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

Race Walking Events

  • 50, 100, 400, and 800 Meter

Field Events

  • Long Jump
  • Shot Put
  • Softball Throw

The following athletics events provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels and/or wheelchairs:

  • 10, 25, and 50 Meter Assisted Walking Events
  • 10, 25, and 30 (slalom) Meter Wheelchair Race
  • 25, 30 (slalom), and 50 (slalom) Meter Motorized Wheelchair Race
  • Standing Long Jump
  • Tennis Ball Throw
  • Shot Put - Wheelchair

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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