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Gopher State Games

Courage Kenny is partnering with USA Track and Field to put on Gopher State Games, an inclusive event. This is a unique track & field event that will be ran in conjunction with the 2024 USATF Minnesota Junior Olympic Championships, and both para and non-para-athletes will be competing! Gopher State Games is a qualifying track & field event for the Move United Nationals and is open to all age divisions (youth & adult).

Registration will open April 1st

Deadline to register is June 7th

Event Dates: June 14-15

Field events, 3000 meters and 5000 meters will be on Friday, June 14. Running events will be on Saturday, June 15. 

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Who it is for

For athletes with disabilities of all age divisions (youth & adult), who are wanting to compete and get qualifying times for Move United Nationals.


  • Who can compete? All para-track and field athletes- intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, and visual impairments
  • Age: All age (6-60+) divisions are welcome to compete. (youth & adults)

Classifications: We will not being doing classifications at this track and field meet. If an athlete does not know what their classification is, please visit  the Adaptive Track & Field USA website to get an idea on what their classification might be. If they need farther assistance or have additional questions about classification, please reach out to!

Good to know

Event dates: June 14-15 

 2024 Gopher State Games Schedule 

  • Friday June 14: Gates open at 9am, Events start at 10:00am
  • Saturday June 15: Gates open at 8am, Events start at 9:00amm 

Location: Lakeville South High School, 21135 Jacquard Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044 


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For information and to register

Contact information

Shannon Newman
Phone: 612-775-2279

Fee information

$25 entry fee for the event.

No athlete will be turned away due to financial hardships.  Please contact for more information and help.

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