Important info for athletes. *Last updated 3/2/2021
How do I enter to compete in the Arkansas games in 2021?
One must be at least 40 years of age or older by Dec 31, 2021. Just sign up online, then simply show up before the event with a smile. All athletes that want to qualify for the 2022 National Senior Games must be at least 50 years or older by December 31, 2021. See www.nsga.com for all rules.
What dates and locations are the games for 2021?
As of March 1, 2021, we are planning to hold many of our sports events in Sept/October 2021 timeframe (usually on weekends). Stay tuned for scheduled to be listed on our website soon.
How do I qualify for the National Senior Games in 2022 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida?
Come to Arkansas and compete in the 2021 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 in order to qualify events for Nationals. Golf you need to win your age group, OR, like other events, you can qualify by meeting minimum standard times, distances or scores. 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, 2021. And to be eligible to qualify for Nationals in 2022 in Florida one must be at least 50 by Dec 31, 2021.
How many events can I participate in?
As many as you want. Generally we offer (though subject to change) just one registration fee of $55.00 per person, which allows you to enter up to 5 events. Example: T&F you can enter the 100m, 200m, discus, shot put and long jump (5 events), And if you want to do more than 5 events the cost is just $5.00 per event. Example: You could ADD 100m Freestyle in Swimming, or another T&F event, like high jump. Some events, like golf, tennis and weightlifting have additional fees. See entry rules for details (& above prices do vary from sport to sport, and year to year), or call Greg at 501-321-1441 for all current information.
What if I need help in finding Partner for Double or a Team to join?
We prefer you find you own Team or Partner, but if help is needed please contact us at 501-321-1441, and say you want to compete but need help finding a Partner or Team.
What is the deadline for entering the 2021 Arkansas Games?
Rolling deadlines based on events, but usually online registration will end a about a week prior to event dates. Some events we will allow for same day registration at the event site. But we encourage you to register online early if you can.