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Get Fit for Sport!

 The Special Olympics GET FIT FOR SPORT challenge is for everyone associated with Special Olympics, including Athletes, Families, Coaches, Volunteers, Program Staff, Board Members, and Friends.


Special Olympics is committed to fostering fitness and healthy lifestyle choices among its athletes and other members of the Movement. There is a PALA+ sign-up page for each of the 50 United States. 


About PALA+

The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Plus (PALA+) is a program designed to motivate people of all ages to be physically active on a regular basis by participating in activities they enjoy.  


Getting Fit with PALA+

PALA+ is one of several programs of the President’s Challenge, the premier program of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

To earn the Special Olympics Get Fit for Sport PALA + Challenge Award, you must:

  • Meet an activity goal minimum of 60 minutes per day (youths)
  • Meet an activity goal minimum of 30 minutes per day (adults).
  • Meet this activity goal for at least 5 days a week.
  • Meet this activity goal for 6 out of 8 weeks.
  • Focus on a healthy eating goal each week. 

Learn more

Learn more about the specific physical activity requirement of PALA+.

Click here to see how to log your activities.

How to Get Involved in Special Olympics

Special Olympics sports training, coaching and competitions go on in more than 170 countries around the world. You can get involved by getting in touch with the closest Special Olympics office.

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The Special Olympics movement is profoundly grateful for the support of the Annenberg Foundation which has underwritten the production of the coaches’ guides and resources, supporting our global goals for coaches’ excellence.


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