ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--Athletes of all ages in Maine are lacing up and taking their mark in the Special Olympics in Orono.
Organizers with Special Olympics Maine say this year is the largest the competition has ever been. 1500 athletes have registered for the games.
The event lasts three days and people will be competing in everything from a softball throw to the mile run. The Special Olympics tests the athletes strength but to the competitors it means more than a chance to get first place.
The Maine Special Olympics is held at Alfond Stadium at U-Maine and is open to the public. It goes through Sunday, June 10th.