“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
– Athlete Oath

We’re excited to have you as a part of our team!  To get connected locally, find Special Olympics near you and contact your Area Manager

Below, find links to many of the resources you’ll need as a Special Olympics athlete.

  • SOMaine Athlete RegistrationTo participate in training and competition, all athletes are required to complete a release and medical form.  The medical form is required to be updated every 3 years. All new athletes must have a doctor sign the form to clear participation.
  • SOMaine Young Athletes Registration – Children ages 2-7 with intellectual disabilities are eligible to participate in our Young Athletes program. A parent or guardian must complete this form in order for the child to be an eligible participant.
  • Athlete Code of ConductOur expectations of athletes and Unified Partners are explained in our Code of Conduct.
  • SOME COVID-19 Guidance 2022 Update – Local, state/provincial/territorial, or national or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations should serve as a primary guide for ensuring a safe environment for all participants at your Special Olympics trainings, competitions, and other activities. This Special Olympics guidance is for use in addition to – not in lieu of – any local, state/provincial/territorial, or national or tribal health and safety laws, rules. This updated guidance is at your disposal as you continue to safeguard and protect your participants.
  • Athletics Home Training GuideThis athletics home Training guide can best be used as a reference for athletes, friends and family members who want to improve track and field skills, improve the athlete’s overall body development and increase his or her level of physical fitness.


Questions about competing and training as a Special Olympics athlete? Contact Us!