Athletics Rules - Special Events 25 Meters 50 Meters 100 Meters 200 Meters 400 Meters 800 Meters 1500 Meters 3000 Meters 5000 Meters 10,000 Meters Hurdle events

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  • ATHLETICS SPORT RULES

    VERSION: June 2016

    Special Olympics, Inc., 2016 All rights reserved

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    Athletics Sport Rules

  • ATHLETICS SPORT RULES

    VERSION: June 2016

    Special Olympics, Inc., 2016 All rights reserved

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. GOVERNING RULES ................................................................................................................................. 5 2. OFFICIAL EVENTS.................................................................................................................................... 5

    Track Events ................................................................................................................................... 5 25 Meters ........................................................................................................................... 5 50 Meters ........................................................................................................................... 5 100 Meters ......................................................................................................................... 5 200 Meters ......................................................................................................................... 5 400 Meters ......................................................................................................................... 5 800 Meters ......................................................................................................................... 5 1500 Meters ....................................................................................................................... 5 3000 Meters ....................................................................................................................... 5 5000 Meters ....................................................................................................................... 5 10,000 Meters ..................................................................................................................... 5

    Hurdle events ................................................................................................................................. 5 Men 110 Meters .................................................................................................................. 5 Women 100 Meters ............................................................................................................. 5 4 x 100 Meter Relay ............................................................................................................. 5 4 x 200 Meter Relay ............................................................................................................. 5 4 x 400 Meter Relay ............................................................................................................. 5 4 x 100 Meter Unified Sports Relay ...................................................................................... 5 4 x 200 Meter Unified Sports Relay ...................................................................................... 5 4 x 400 Meter Unified Sports Relay ...................................................................................... 5

    Field Events .................................................................................................................................... 5 Long Jump .......................................................................................................................... 5 Standing Long Jump ............................................................................................................ 5 High Jump .......................................................................................................................... 5 Softball Throw .................................................................................................................... 5 Tennis Ball Throw ................................................................................................................ 6 Shot Put ............................................................................................................................. 6 Mini-Javelin ........................................................................................................................ 6 Pentathlon (100 Meters, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400 Meters) .................................... 6

    Race Walking Events ........................................................................................................................ 6 25 Meter Walk ..................................................................................................................... 6 50 Meter Walk ..................................................................................................................... 6 100 Meter Walk ................................................................................................................... 6 400 Meter Walk ................................................................................................................... 6 800 Meter Walk ................................................................................................................... 6 1500 Meter Walk ................................................................................................................. 6

    Assisted Walk Events ....................................................................................................................... 6 10 Meter Assisted Walk ........................................................................................................ 6

  • ATHLETICS SPORT RULES

    VERSION: June 2016

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    25 Meter Assisted Walk ........................................................................................................ 6 50 Meter Assisted Walk ........................................................................................................ 6

    Wheelchair Events ........................................................................................................................... 6 10 Meter Wheelchair Race .................................................................................................... 6 25 Meter Wheelchair Race .................................................................................................... 6 30 Meter Wheelchair Slalom ................................................................................................. 6 4 x 25 Meter Wheelchair Shuttle Relay ................................................................................... 6 30 Meter Motorized Wheelchair Slalom.................................................................................. 6 50 Meter Motorized Wheelchair Slalom.................................................................................. 6 25 Meter Motorized Wheelchair Obstacle Race ....................................................................... 6 100 Meter Wheelchair Race .................................................................................................. 6 200 Meter Wheelchair Race .................................................................................................. 6 400 Meter Wheelchair Race .................................................................................................. 6 Wheelchair Shot Put ............................................................................................................ 6

    Road Races ..................................................................................................................................... 6 Half-Marathon ..................................................................................................................... 6 Marathon ........................................................................................................................... 6

    Team Competition ........................................................................................................................... 6 3. RULES AND MODIFICATIONS.................................................................................................................... 6

    General Rules and Modifications for Track Events ............................................................................... 6 Use of Blocks and Starting Race ............................................................................................ 6 Starting Race/Commands ..................................................................................................... 7 Starting races longer than 400 meters ................................................................................... 7 Starting Relays .................................................................................................................... 7 The starter shall give each competitor a chance to give his/her best effort by: ........................... 7 False Starts ......................................................................................................................... 7 Lane Violations ................................................................................................................... 7 Race Walking ...................................................................................................................... 7 Hurdle Events ..................................................................................................................... 7 Use of Wind Gauge .............................................................................................................. 8

    General Rules for Field Events............................