Fitness Challenges

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Special Olympics Montana is dedicated to providing fitness opportunities for athletes beyond practice and competition. Fitness is an important component of a healthy lifestyle for everyone. For athletes, a good fitness routine can help them perform at the highest level during every competition while feeling confident.


Registration Opens December 18th, 2023


An 8-week distance challenge to walk, run, or roll in a wheelchair.
Prizes (1st- 2nd- 3rd place) and certificates will be awarded in various age divisions (12 and
under, 13–20, 21–40, 41–60, and 61+) and for manual & motorized wheelchairs.



SOMT Special Olympics athletes can register as an individual, as a team, or part of a Unified pair with a family member, friend, or other support person.



The Stride Challenge runs January 8 – March 3, 2024.



After registering, participants keep track of the steps they run, walk, or roll in their wheelchairs. Every week, on Monday, athletes can self-report their steps for the previous 7 days via an email to Mallory Frank for a spot on our SOMT leaderboard.

For more information or to register contact Mallory Frank:  or (406)315-4230.

Mallory will send you a manual with directions and a tracking sheet.