Becoming Para Ready: Click on the link below to download this resource guide for Para Athletics Inclusion and Integration in Canada
OBSA Guide Running Pathway (2018)
During this time of social distancing and self-isolation due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Special Olympics have created a new platform for members and stakeholders at https://sohealthyathome.ca/ where they have focused on providing everyone with resources to help them Stay Connected, Stay Active, Stay Positive and Stay Informed. They are currently working collectively with Special Olympics chapters from across the country to curate additional resources that can be added to the platform and to provide a Virtual Calendar that features activities that individuals can take part in from home (Facebook Live workouts, guided meditation etc).
They have also included a Boredom Buster page that is a compilation of a number of fun and engaging time killers (museum tours, learn to draw tutorials etc).
Track Events: Athletes have the opportunity to compete in 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, and 5000 meter individual races as well as the 4×100 and 4×400 meter relay races.
Throw Events: Athletes have the opportunity to compete in Shot Put, Javelin, Club Throw and Discus
Jump Events: Athletes have the opportunity to compete in High Jump, Long Jump, and Triple Jump
Road Events: Athletes have the opportunity to compete in 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon
Updated World Para Athletics Classification Rules and Regulations can be found here.
To have athletes in the most competitive environment, athletes are classified based on their abilities that coincide with their anatomical function level.
Ambulatory (Cerebral Palsy, visual impairments, intellectual impairments, amputees)