Track and field, also known as athletics, encourages athletes of all abilities and ages to compete at their optimum level. Through training programs, participants can develop total fitness to compete in any sport.

Special Olympics track and field is a summer sport where athletes train and compete from March through June at both the Area and State level. 


General Information

The Track and Field Fact Sheet provides general information on the sport’s background, popularity and statistics in the Special Olympics sports world.

The Official Special Olympics Sports Rules for track and field shall govern all Special Olympics competitions. View the most updated Track and Field Rules.

Article 1 provides general principles established by the Special Olympics Official General Rules that are not found in sport-specific rules. When there is conflict between a sport’s official rules and the general rules, the general rules in Article 1 will be followed.


2022 Available Track and Field Events

Upcoming Events

  • 2024 Summer Games The College of New Jersey
    2000 Pennington Rd.
    Ewing, NJ
  • Healthy Athletes at Summer Games The College of New Jersey
    Brower Student Center
    2000 Pennington Rd
    Ewing Township, New Jersey 08618
    9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Healthy Athletes at Summer Games The College of New Jersey
    Brower Student Center
    2000 Pennington Rd
    Ewing Township, New Jersey 08618
    9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Coaching Resources

Special Olympics New Jersey strives to provide additional sport training to our athletes so that they are at their best when it comes time for training and competition. Please make sure to check back regularly for new and upcoming training resources!

Coaches are encouraged to use the resources below to be as prepared as possible for track and field training and competition.

If you have any questions on coaching, visit our coach section for information.


Additional Athletics Information

Sports Registration Checklist

Read through and complete this checklist of to-dos before signing up for a local program.