The Long Distance Running/Walking program continues to grow in popularity, not just as a sport itself, but as a means to condition for other sports. Athletes train during the summer and fall months prior to competing at the Fall Festival.



  • 5k Run
  • 1 Mile Walk



  • Practices for community teams begin in late August/early September.  Athletes must train with a local area program to be eligible to participate in the following events:
  • SODE LDR Qualifying Runs: Head coaches will supply information about which runs are eligible to be considered as qualifiers.
  • The State LDR 5k and 1 Mile Race takes place at Fall Festival at St. Andrew’s School, Middletown. 2019 DATE TBA


If you are brand new to Special Olympics, please visit our "New Athletes/Unified Partners" page. 

Current Athletes/Unified Partners can find more information on the SODE area pages:

Kent Wild Kats 
MOT Tigers  
Newark Dragons 
Sussex Riptide  
Wilmington Wizards