Month of October, 2021
Fall Unified 5K Training
8/30 – 10/17
Special Olympics Iowa will be running, walking, and rolling again this fall with our Unified 5K program! All athletes, family members, coaches, neighbors, and friends that register will receive a training guide and tips for conquering the 5K distance. Special Olympics Iowa is partnering with the IMT Des Moines Marathon to provide a race day opportunity for athletes that are able to come to Des Moines for the Principal 5K to compete with an assigned Unified partner. There will be organized opportunities to communicate and potentially train with your partner throughout the program. We challenge you to train hard and set new personal bests!
Veterans Parkway (Highway 5, exit 101) to the Iowa State Fairgrounds 10/2, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Truck Convoy for Special Olympics is a national one-day celebration of the trucking industry, its allied partners and law enforcement all working together to help raise money for Special Olympics. Iowa’s law enforcement officers will escort the Convoy from Veterans Parkway (exit #101) and travel 20 miles to the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Special Olympics athletes and families, community organizations, companies and law enforcement agencies will welcome the truckers as they enter the fairgrounds for lunch and a celebration with awards to recognize participating truckers for the support they give to Special Olympics.
Tailgate for Teammates
Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel (1800 50th Street, West Des Moines) 10/2, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tailgate for Teammates is an evening celebrating Special Olympics Iowa athletes, Unified partners, and their supporters — an event full of enthusiasm, team spirit, and pride. Guests will feast on great tailgate cuisine, bid for auction prizes, and cheer on the inspiring and talented athletes participating in upcoming Special Olympics Iowa events.
Central Area Flag Football Clinic
Inis Grove Park (2500 Duff Ave., Ames) 10/7, 4:00 PM
West Area Flag Football Clinic
Headid Park (2404 Hawkeye Drive, Sioux City) 10/9, 10:00 AM
East Area Flag Football Clinic
Cleveland Park (1600 8th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids) 10/23, 10:00 AM