Athletes running at spring games

Each year, SOAC and Elon University partner to hold the Special Olympics Spring Games, through which the University provides facilities, volunteers, and support for the event. This event takes place at Belk Track on the Elon University campus next to the football stadium. Spring Games is our largest SOAC event of the year and one of the biggest volunteer opportunities in the county, with over 1,000 volunteers involved each year.

Spring Games offers two track and field events for over 400 Special Olympic athletes, including a 100M walk/run/roll and a softball/tennis ball throw for distance. The event also includes Olympic Town games and activities, as well as free play, and for many of our athletes, this is the highlight of their year with SOAC!

We always need volunteers for Spring Games. If you are interested in helping out with the Games, please sign up for our newsletter.