In order to participate in Special Olympics BC, individuals must meet the following requirements.


The minimum age for participation in Special Olympics competition is 8 years. An accredited program may permit children who are at least 6 years old to participate in age-appropriate Special Olympics training programs offered by that accredited program, or in specific (and age-appropriate) cultural or social activities offered during the course of a Special Olympics event. However, no child may participate in a Special Olympics competition (or be awarded medals or ribbons associated with competition) before his or her 8th birthday.

There is no maximum age limitation for participation in Special Olympics.


In order to register for our programs, please come to your annual SOBC Richmond registration meeting (normally at beginning of August.

You can also contact the program coaches for registration information.