The sport of athletics encourages athletes of all abilities and ages to compete at their optimum level. Through the track-and-field-based athletics training program, participants can develop total fitness to compete in any sport. As with all Special Olympics sports, athletics offers athletes the opportunity to learn through skill development and competitive settings and to be involved in large social settings.
Athletics was an event at the first Special Olympics International Games held in Chicago, Illinois in 1968.
Special Olympics Washington athlete, resident DJ, and social media advocate Shane Misner has been part of the organization since his Middle School years. He first joined through the Edmonds School District, and after graduating became a coach with their programs. Shane has worked at Costco for many years, and lives by the motto “No Limits”. Always looking for a challenge, he recently climbed Mount Rainer. He lives to inspire and encourage other Special Olympics Athletes and wants everyone to know, “You can do anything you want, just set your sights and believe!”
Please help us get one more athlete on the field.