Activities

National Running Day

Each year on the first Wednesday of June, people across the country participate in National Running Day. Whether you are new to running or have been running for years, today is a perfect day to go for a run! Whatever...

Special Olympics Maryland Social Media Accounts

Special Olympics Maryland Facebook: @SpecialOlympicsMDTwitter: @SpOlympicsMDInstagram: @SPOlympicsMDLinkedIn: /SpecialOlympicsMarylandYouTube: Special Olympics MarylandSnapchat: @SpOlympicsMDTikTok: @SpecialOlympicsMaryland Unified Champion Schools Instagram: @somd_ucs SOMD M3SOMD M3 accounts are run by Special Olympics Maryland athletes Facebook: @somdM3Twitter: @SOMD_M3Instagram: @SOMD_M3 Plunge Maryland Facebook: @PlungeMarylandTwitter: @PlungeMDInstagram: @PlungeMD Law...

Healthy Athletes – Health Promotion

Health Promotion, a discipline of Special Olympics Healthy Athletes, focuses on healthy living, healthy lifestyle choices, and nation-specific health issues. In addition to health education activities, health Promotion offers screenings for bone density, blood pressure, and body mass index (BMI)....

Healthy Athletes – MedFest

MedFest offers free sports physicals that all athletes need prior to participating in Special Olympics sports. MedFest assesses the following: Blood pressure,Temperature, Pulse, Height, Weight, Body mass index, Vision, hearing, Medical history, Potential medication side effects General physical health MedFest also Fulfills several additional purposes such as:  Recruiting...

Healthy Athletes – Healthy Hearing

The Healthy Hearing discipline of Healthy Athletes provides comprehensive hearing screenings and follow-up recommendations. The main goals of this program are to inform athletes, parents, coaches or caregivers about the detection of possible ear and hearing problems, recommend follow-up as...

Healthy Athletes – Fit Feet

https://youtu.be/UMPVR36FSeY General Foot Care (PDF) Athletes Get "Fit" For Games (Video) Other SOMD Healthy Athletes Disciplines

90 Day Fit 5 Challenge Recap

Special Olympics Maryland Challenges you to a 90 Day Fit 5 Fitness Challenge designed to encourage athletes to create a healthier lifestyle by meeting their physical activity, nutrition, and hydration goals for 90 days. Participants will track their progress using the above-linked activity logs...

Maintaining Mental Health During the Holidays

A National Alliance of Mental Illness study showed that 64% of people with mental illness report holidays make their conditions worse. “For many people, the holiday season is not always the most wonderful time of the year,” said NAMI medical...

National Eat a Red Apple Day

National Eat a Red Apple Day encourages everyone to eat a red apple on December 1st! As the saying goes, “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away,” so put that theory to the taste and eat a red apple!...

Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and we want to encourage all of our athletes to pledge to support others who have been hurt or harmed, treat others with kindness, be more accepting of people’s differences, and help include those...