About The Event

The annual UNcathlon to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) is a one of a kind team challenge event that unleashes the transformative power of teamwork! The event is much like a decathlon, but with 11 events as opposed to 10. The UNcathlon embodies the daily goal of SOPA: inclusion and acceptance through sport! The event will be UNified, UNconventional and UNforgettable!

All teams of 5 must be co-ed, and we will pair you with a Special Olympics athlete. Our participants will be challenged both physically and mentally, and will be tasked with the additional challenge of raising funds in support of nearly 20,000 athletes across Pennsylvania.

The day of the event, participants will take part in 10 physical trials that will test speed, strength and endurance.

Since the UNcathlon is a fundraiser held in honor of Special Olympics Pennsylvania, the 11th event is “FUNdraising.” This will account for a percentage of the overall score. The funds raised will help to provide training & sport competitions free of charge to our wonderful Special Olympics athletes.

Special Olympics Athletes

Special Olympics Sponsors