Special Programs

summer-geams-naz-longSpecial Olympics Iowa (SOIA) offers people with intellectual disabilities much more than sports competition. Through programs like Unified Sports®, Young Athletes Play Days, Healthy Athletes®, and Athlete Leadership, SOIA provides athletes with educational opportunities and experiences that build their confidence and self-esteem.



Current Virtual Special Program Opportunities

Couch to 5K Training

Join Special Olympics Iowa for a Couch to 5k program this summer!  Train over the span of 8 weeks, building up mileage and strength while preparing to test your fitness with a 3.1 mile run/speed walk/roll. This is a great opportunity to train hard towards new goals, try something new, and get in shape for your sports seasons.  Join forces with teammates, friends, or family members to get your exercise in and hold each other accountable!  Each participant will receive a t-shirt and a training booklet.

Training runs June 7 – August 1, 2021
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