Athletics (Track and Field)

The Team

Track and Field (also known as Athletics) is perhaps our most popular sport. Whether they want to jump, run, walk, or throw -- or all of these, athletes will have a blast. In fact, the only challenge is choosing which activities to compete in. Just look at the list below. And, like all Special Olympics' sports, events are held at ability-appropriate levels ranging from beginner to higher-skilled athletes. We look forward to another great season of practices and meets!


Track and Field practice will move to Henry Sibley High School on May 31 and June 7.  Henry Sibley is located at 1897 Delaware Avenue in Mendota Heights.



Practices are held on Wednesdays from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, beginning on Wednesday, April 5 (weather permitting), at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights (2920 80th Street East). Entrance to the field is behind the school; the best way to enter is from Cahill Avenue. Please park in the lots behind the Middle School building.

It is important that you attend at least one of our first three practices in order to get registered for the Track Meets!!! We have to get all of our timings and measurements done on April 5, 12, 19. If you do not come to at least 2 of these first 3 practices, we cannot register you for either of the two meets!

Note: some days maybe be “Bad Weather Days.” Please check our website at: for cancelled practices due to the weather.


Area 12 Track Meet

Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Roseville High School
1240 County Road B2
Roseville, MN 55113 Free!

State Track Meet

Thursday-Saturday, June 22-24, 2017
Eastview High School
6200 147th Street West
Apple Valley; $25


Marcie Padgett, Coach
Phone: 952-953-2312


Registration for the 2017 Track and Field (Athletics) season is now open. Don't forget that we need each participant to fill out the Registration Form (COMPLETELY). If participating in the state tournament, there will be a $25 registration fee.

Available Events

  • 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1,500 Meter Run
  • 50, 100, 400, 800, 1,500 Meter Walk
  • 4 x 100 Meter Relay; 4 x 100 Meter Unified Relay
  • 25, 50, 100 Meter Wheelchair
  • Softball Throw
  • Standing Long Jump
  • Shot Put
  • Running Long Jump


  • Eligibility: Athletes cannot be allowed to practice or compete unless they have an up-to-date application and physical on file with Special Olympics of Minnesota.
  • Check Conflicts: Please add the competition schedule to your calendar so that if you are planning a vacation, you can try to work around these dates. Keep in mind that athletes must compete at the area tournament in order to compete in the state competition.
  • Remain on Site: If you are sending an athlete who is a beginner; requires one-on-one attention; or has a behavioral issue, the athlete must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is to remain with the athlete.
  • Group Homes: Out of respect for all athletes who want to participant, we ask that you provide us with one Level 1 coach when bringing three or more athletes to practice and competition. We are required to document a specific ratio of athletes to coaches; if we don't meet our ratio, some athletes may not be able to participate.