The 2021 UNcathlon to benefit Special Olympics PA


Sunday, September 19, 2021


Registration begins at 10:30 am
Competition starts at 12:00 pm


Peters Township High School, McMurray, PA

This year’s events include:

  • Row (2 minute timed)
  • Medicine Ball Burpee (2 minute timed)
  • 2 Lap relay- 1 person per lap
  • 1 Lap Run
  • Basketball Free-throws (2 minute timed)
  • 20 yard shuttle
  • Shot Put
  • Mini Jav
  • Standing Broad Jump
  • Mystery Event

About the Campaign

The fifth 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 & acceptance through sport! The event will be UNified, UNconventional & UNforgettable!

The event will take place on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at the Peters Township High School, located at 121 Rolling Hills Dr, McMurray, PA.

Our goal is to have 16 teams of 5, plus a Special Olympics athlete on each team. Special Olympics PA will provide the athlete. All teams must be co-ed. Our participants will be challenged both physically and mentally; and will be tasked with the additional challenge of raising funds in support of nearly 16,000 athletes.

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.