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Virtual Summer Games Challenges

Virtual Summer Games Challenges!

We encourage all registered Special Olympics Massachusetts athletes to take part in Virtual Summer Games, even if you don’t usually participate in a Spring season sport. Each challenge has icons showing the corresponding sports, but you can participate in as many challenges as you’d like, regardless of which sports you play.

These are non-competitive challenges, so just try to do your personal best.

Keep track of your results for each challenge on paper, and submit your results all at once using this online formWe’ll celebrate all participating athletes in our Virtual Summer Games broadcast on June 12th and 13th, 2020 on Facebook and YouTube.

Submit Your Results Here! 

For those without internet access, here is a hard copy of the registration form.

Before you compete in these challenges, check out our Virtual Performance Station to help you get ready!

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page!

How fast can you roll, walk or run 10 meters?

Set up: You can do the 10 meter dash in your yard, on a sidewalk, or any open space. Measure 10 meters (or 33 feet 9 inches) from start to finish. If you are unable to use a measuring tape, you can measure by taking 20 steps. Mark the distance. Here’s a quick video demonstration the challenge.

What to record and submit: Record the time it takes you to run, walk or roll 10 meters from start to finish.

Submit Your Results Here! 

How fast can you roll, walk or run 50 meters?

Set up: You can do the 50 meter dash in your yard, on a sidewalk, or any open space. Measure 50 meters (or 164 feet) from start to finish. If you are unable to use a measuring tape, you can measure by taking 60 large steps. Mark the distance. Here’s a quick video demonstration the challenge.

What to record and submit: Record the time it takes you to run, walk or roll 50 meters from start to finish.

Submit Your Results Here! 

How fast can you roll, walk or run 100 meters?

Set up: You can do the 100 meter dash in your yard, on a sidewalk, or any open space. Measure 100 meters (or 328 feet) from start to finish. If you are unable to use a measuring tape, you can measure by taking 120 large steps. Mark the distance. Here’s a quick video demonstration the challenge.

What to record and submit: Record the time it takes you to run, walk or roll 100 meters from start to finish.

Submit Your Results Here! 

How far can you throw (or roll) a tennis ball or softball?

Set up: Throw (or roll) a softball or tennis ball and measure how far it goes.

What to record and submit: Measure the distance of your throw. If you don’t have access to a tape measure, pace off how far you threw it, (one large step is roughly 1 meter or 3 ft). Here’s a quick video demonstration the challenge.

Submit Your Results Here! 

How far can you jump from a standing position?

Set up: Start with both feet on the ground and jump as far as you can while you keep your feet together.

What to record and submit: Measure the distance of your jump. If you don’t have access to a tape measure, place a rock or another small item where you landed and pace off how far you jumped, (one large step is roughly 1 meter or 3 ft). Here’s a quick video demonstration the challenge.

Submit Your Results Here! 

How many times can you bounce a tennis ball on a racket in one minute?

Set up: you will need a racket or paddle, tennis ball or any ball that bounces and a watch.

What to record and submit: Count how many times you can bounce the ball on the racket or paddle in one minute. Here’s a quick video demonstration the challenge.

Submit Your Results Here! 

How many push ups can you do in 30 seconds?

What to record and submit: Count how many push ups you can do in 30 seconds. Here’s a quick video demonstration the challenge.

Submit Your Results Here! 

How long can you hold a plank?

What to record and submit: Hold a plank for as long as you can, record your time and submit your time. Here’s a quick video demonstration the challenge.

Submit Your Results Here! 

How many squats can you do in 30 seconds?

Set up: A chair and a watch. Place chair behind yourself and lower yourself to a seated position right above the chair (don’t sit). Count how many squats you did in 30 seconds. Here’s a quick video demonstration the challenge.

What to record and submit: Count how many squats you did in 30 seconds submit your results.

Submit Your Results Here! 

How high can you jump?

Set up: Stand next to a wall or the side of your house, place a piece of tape on the wall vertically to mark your jump. Begin by standing next to wall and jump as high as you can. Mark the highest point of your jump with the tape. If someone you live with can help you measure, have them mark how high you jumped. Measure your jump. Here’s a quick video demonstration the challenge.

What to record and submit: Record how high you jumped. Measure from the ground to the point you marked on the wall.

Submit Your Results Here! 

How fast can you roll, walk or run the shuttle run?

Set up: You can do the 10M shuttle run in your yard, basement, on a sidewalk, or any open space.  Start by placing a cone, rock or another marker on the ground, then measure 10 meters (or 33 feet 9 inches) away and place another cone or rock to mark 10 meters. If you are unable to use a measuring tape, you can measure by taking 10 large steps. Start at one mark, run as fast as you can to the other mark, turn around and run as fast as you can back to the mark you started at. Here’s a quick video demonstration the challenge.

What to record and submit: Record the time it takes you to run, walk or roll from one marker to the other and back.

Submit Your Results Here!