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2022 PPH Track & Field Meet
May 10 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
2022 Special Olympics Penobscot/Piscataquis/Hancock Area
Track & Field Event Registration
Date: May 10, 2022 (Rain date- 5/11) Registration Due: April 12, 2022
Location: Hampden Academy, Hampden
Time: Registration 8am-8:45, Events Start at 9am- 2:30pm
Event Co-Chairs: Wendy Gilbert & Ryan Welch
Games Management: Christina Ehrhard
The 2022 PPH Area Track & Field Event will be held in person at Hampden Academy in Hampden. This event is for all school age and adult Athletes & Unified Partners. Delegations are required to provide qualifying scores for all events. Qualifying scores should be obtained by completing the required training and will be used to properly division by ability. All distances must be in meters/centimeters, not feet//inches.
Events offered- 50M Run, 100M Run, 200M Run, 400M Run, 800M Run, Mile Run, 1K Walk, Shot Put, Softball Throw, Running Long Jump and Standing Long Jump, 4×100 Relay and 4×100 Unified Relay (See below for Motor Activities events)
Athletes may register for up to three events plus a relay. If an athlete registers for more than three individual events, they will be dropped from the easiest event.
IMPORTANT: Athletes may participate in only two of these 3 events: Softball Throw, 50M Run, or Standing Long Jump. Athletes in the Running Long Jump must be able to jump 1 meter to make it into the sand. Athletes with a mile time over 12 minutes are encouraged to register for a shorter distance (800M, 400M, or 200M) due to time constraints. Athletes in the Shot Put may not compete in the Softball Throw; and athletes in the Running Long Jump may not compete in the Standing Long Jump.
Unified Relay teams are to consist of 2 Athletes and 2 Unified Partners. Please enter athletes in the desired race order, example Entrant 1 will run leg 1 of the relay.
Motor Activities Events offered- 10M Walk, 25M Walk, 100M Walk, 25M Wheelchair Race, 25M Motorized Wheelchair Race, 50M Wheelchair Race, 50M Motorized Wheelchair Race, 30M Wheelchair Slalom, 30M Motorized Wheelchair Slalom, Motor Activities Softball Throw.
Motor Activities are for athletes with physical impairments, who use walkers or wheelchairs or who are aging and slowing down. Athletes who prefer walking over running as a sport may also register in this category. Athletes may register up to three events. During wheelchair races athletes may not be pushed/pulled or assisted during the race. This venue also includes a Softball Throw. Athletes registered in Motor Activities, must use the Motor Activities Softball Throw. Athletes registered in Motor Activities are not eligible to register for the traditional events.
At this time we will be following all Return to Play Protocols for the Moderate Covid Risk Category. These protocols can be viewed here: Return to Play Protocols We are expecting new protocols to be released by SOME prior to our event and will provide updates as necessary.
Requirements for Participation in the PPH Area Track & Field Event:
Teams must complete the following:
Step 1: Complete PPH Area Track & Field HOD Registration Form by 4/12/22
Step 2: Complete PPH Area Track & Field Athlete Registration Form by 4/12/22
PPH Area Motor Activities Registration Form by 4/12/22
Step 3: Read through Special Olympics Maine’s Return to Play Guidelines & Protocols
Step 4: Complete ALL required forms below for Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers & Unified Partners prior to the event if you have not already done so previously. (Covid forms do not expire, Volunteer A/Unified Partner forms and Athlete Medicals expire after 3 years)
1) COVID-19 Participant Code of Conduct & Risk Assessment Form (ALL) Submit online by clicking here or click here to download to complete
3) Medical and Consent/Release (Athletes Only)
4) Volunteer A/Unified Partner (Coaches, Volunteers, Unified Partners Only)
5) COVID-19 Point of Contact/Response Person (Typically the HOD or Head Coach that will be present during the event)
6) COVID 19 Supplemental Form (ALL) At this time, this information is just for planning purposes, not for qualification for Special Olympics Maine events. Submit online by clicking here or click here to download to complete
Scan To: MikeL@somaine.org Fax To: 1-888-490-0672
Mail To: Special Olympics Maine, 525 Main Street Unit D, South Portland, ME 04106
First Call for Volunteers! If you are a business, group, or team of 5 or more individuals that would like to volunteer for this event please reach out to Wendy Gilbert, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Track & Field Rules and Coaching Guides can be found here: http://www.somaine.org/sports/athletics-track-and-field/
It is important to be training now in order for athletes to be properly prepared for competition. Encourage your athletes to do stretching and warm-up activities. Encourage athletes to outdo their own best time/measurement or to train for new or more challenging events. Athletes in Motor Activities must also be trained in their chosen sport. Don’t forget to record times and measurements during practices as accurate scores are essential for creating well matched heats.
This information and the registration links will also be available on the SOMaine website at https://www.somaine.org/events/calendar-of-events/ by selecting the May 10th event date on the Calendar of Events.
We look forward to seeing everyone in May!