Important info for athletes.
How do I qualify to compete in the Arkansas games?
Be at least 40 years of age or older by Dec 31, 2020. Just sign up and enter the Arkansas events you want to do, then simply show up come & compete. All athletes that want to qualify for the National Senior Games must be at least 50 years or older by December 31, 2020 to be eligible to compete in the 2021 National Senior Games in Florida.
What dates and locations are the games for 2020?
The 3 on 3 Arkansas Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament will be in late March or early April 2020, at city and location TBD. All other 2020 Arkansas Sports events will likely be held in Sept & Oct 2020.
How do I qualify for the National Senior Games in 2021 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida?
Come to Arkansas and compete in the 2020 Arkansas Games. In most sports/events you must finish in Top 4 in your age 5-year group (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, etc) in most events that are qualifying events for Nationals. Some events have qualifying standards. See all rules on www.NSGA.COM website.
If I am not a resident of Arkansas can I compete in the Arkansas Games?
YES, all participants are welcome, as long as you meet age requirements of 40 by Dec 31, 2020. And to be eligible to qualify for Nationals in 2021 in Florida one must be at least 50 by Dec 31, 2020.
How many events can I participate in?
As many as you want. The starting entry fee is $55, which allows you to enter up to 6 events. And if you want to do more than 6 events you can, as the cost is just $5 per event to add events. Some events, like golf, tennis and weightlifting have additional fees. See entry rules for details (as above prices does vary from sport to sport), or call Greg at 501-321-1441 for all current information.
What if I need help in finding a team for a team sport, or a partner?
We prefer you find you own team or partner, but in a pinch please contact us at 501-321-1441.
What is the deadline for entering the 2020 Arkansas Games?
Rolling deadlines based on events, but usually online registration will end a few days prior to event dates. Some events will allow for same day registration at the event site, but this might limit you on getting a swag or Tshirt. So register early if you can.
What are the dates of the Arkansas sporting events in 2020?
Basketball 3 on 3 was held is planned to be in late March 2020 or April 2020, and all other sports events are planned to be in Sept and October 2020.
NEW NEW NEW - 2020 Triathlon
We are excited to partner with AIM Triathlon Club, who will be hosting a National qualifying Sprint Triathlon for our Arkansas Senior Olympics. This triathlon will be in held at Bishop Park in Bryant, Arkansas on April 25, 2020. It's a 400m pool swim, then a 13 mile bike, followed by a 5k road run/walk. For more details contact Greg at 501-321-1441.