Track & Field

 

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Note: This page was last updated Aug 21, 2020.

LATEST NEWS: 

On August 19-20, 2020, our Arkansas Senior Olympic Board voted & decided to CANCEL ALL SPORTS events for our 2020 Arkansas Senior Olympic Games.

Their decision was not an easy one, but please know respectfully for YOUR SAFETY and the safety of all athletes and their families, and all volunteers, they decided to forego ALL SPORTS events in 2020.  Many venues here in Arkansas are closed for large gatherings both for indoor and outdoor events, and so between Covid19 and limited venues available for our sports events, the Board voted as majority to have “NO GAMES AT ALL FOR this 2020 year.”

So, we send our best to each of you, and we encourage you to keep moving!   We plan to resume our Arkansas Games in 2021, and we also look forward to seeing you here.   We have already begun planning for our 2021 Games.   On behalf of our Board Members, we wish that you and your family stay SAFE and stay HEALTHY & ACTIVE!!!!

Contact me anytime to tell me about your accomplishments, or to give me your feedback.   As always, I am blessed to know each of you (as you are my friends) and I thank you for the opportunity to be involved with the NSGA and the Arkansas Senior Olympics.

Greg Eberdt
Executive Director
Arkansas Senior Olympics

 

NOTE:   If you have already registered for 2020 Games here in Arkansas, since we now have canceled all events (COVID19), then refunds will be issued back to you, minus a $10 processing fee.   Example:  if you paid say $45, then $35 will be refunded.

Contact Greg Eberdt, Executive Director, if you have questions.  501-321-1441

 

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Events:  Running and Field Events

Venue Location:  NO T&F EVENTS IN 2020.   See you in 2021.

AddressBill Stephens Track/Soccer Complex – on the northwest corner of Dave Ward Rd and S. Donaghey Ave.

Directions coming from the east or south (Little Rock), going west on Interstate 40.
Take exit 129A-B for Dave Ward Dr. and once you exit KEEP LEFT to continue on Exit 129B, follow signs for U.S. 65/Dave Ward Drive.  Circle around and back over the Interstate, and continue to follow Dave Ward Drive for a bit over 2 miles.  Turn RIGHT on S. Donaghey Ave, & go 0.1 mi, and turn LEFT into the track parking lot.

Directions coming from the west or north (Russellville), going east on Interstate 40.
Take exit 129 for Dave Ward Dr.   Go right & continue to follow Dave Ward Dr for 2 miles.  Turn right on S. Donaghey Ave, & go 0.1 mi, & turn Left into the track parking lot.

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2020

Competition Dates: NO T&F EVENTS IN 2020.   See you in 2021.
Time: l10am Friday and 9am Saturday
Athlete Check-In: Athletes may check-in AFTER 8am
More info: Water available at event.  Bring your own equipment.

 SCHEDULE

See BELOW .
 Friday 10:00am  Opening Ceremony on Friday
10:05am  – 1500m Race Walk / 1500m Power Walk / 1500m Run / 400m Walk (for ribbon)
(Note:  depending on number of athlete entrants, we might combine or separate starting times)10:05am to 12:45pm  – DROP IN EVENTS, so you can do your events below anytime within this 2.5 hour timeframe:
Discus
Shotput
Javelin
Hammer
Pole Vault
and Softball & Football Throws.
 Saturday  

8:15am  Registration Opens
8:45am5k RACE WALK BEGINS
9:00am – 12:00pm (DROP IN EVENTS, so come do your event anytime):
High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump
and the Standing Long Jump (ribbon event)

10:00am – OPENING CEREMONY – SPEAKERS, TORCH PRESENTATION & NATIONAL ANTHEM
The following running events will begin with a 10:15am start time.

400m – estimated 10:15am for first heat
100m – these events to follow
800m
50m
200m
4 x 100m RELAY  (**be present to compete and/or watch this event**)

 

Hotels in Conway:


Home2 Suites by Hilton Conway – 820 Bill Dean Drive – Conway, AR 72032  – (Exit 127 – Oak Street off of  I-40)   Call the hotel directly at 501-504-2602, and PRESS “O” and ask for the Arkansas Senior Olympics rate with Group Code “SRO”.  Guest rates are $99.00 + taxes.