Thousands of competitors expected for Senior Games

Thousands of competitors expected for Senior Games

The Washington State Senior Games returns this month for its 23rd year as the largest Olympic-style, multi-sport event in Washington.

The 2019 games will be held July 26-28 at various sites throughout the South Sound area, mostly in Thurston and Pierce counties. Last year’s event drew more than 2,000 competitors, and a similar amount is expected again for competition that’s open to Washingtonians state and out-of-staters.

They’ll compete this year in archery, basketball, badminton, bowling, shooting (trap and cowboy action), cycling, dance, golf, disc golf, pickleball, power and race walking, racquetball, 5k and 10k runs, rock climbing, shuffleboard, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, table tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

July 16 is the entry deadline. Entry forms and information are available at Information also is available at 360-413-0148.

The Senior Games is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to camaraderie through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit. The event promotes healthy lifestyles and activities for the 50-years-old-and-up participants, their families and the communities where they live, organizers said.