Athletics


Athletics (track & field) includes a wide range of exciting events including track, distance, field and multi-disciplinary competitions. 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.

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:

  • 1500, 3000, and 5000 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)

Multi-event:

  • Pentathlon (Five events: 100 Metres, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400 Metres)

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

  • 50-Metre Developmental

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