The Hawaii Senior Olympics is a multi-sport event for men and women 50 years of age and older, no matter where they reside (many events are open to younger persons, as well). The Hawaii games are sanctioned by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA), which also organizes the National Senior Games presented by Humana.
The National Senior Games are held every odd-numbered year – the next games will be in 2015 in Minnesota – seniors wishing to enter the 2015 National Senior Games, presented by Humana, must qualify in 2014 (2013 is not a qualifying year) through a local event like the Hawaii Senior Olympics. For information about the National Senior Games, go to nsga.com.
Dates of Competition, Entry Deadline
The 14th annual Hawaii Senior Olympics will be held in November (see schedule); tennis will take place in December. Entry deadline for each sport is noted in the description of each sport.
Who May Enter Hawaii Games?
The Hawaii Senior Olympics is an “open” event – open to seniors from anywhere in the world who are at least 50 years of age by December 31, 2013. Some sports also are open to lower ages – see event descriptions for details. Track and field and10K are open to anyone of any age.
In general, athletes are responsible for providing their own individual equipment, such as helmets, goggles, golf clubs and balls, bowling balls, etc. Some equipment (shot put, discus, javelin for track, and tennis balls) will be provided. The Hawaii games organizers are prepared to help out-of-town participants with basic equipment, provided we know in advance of your need.
For all sports, including team sports: $30 per person per sport entered (bowling alley fees are extra). Participants may enter up to five events in each sport at no additional costs. Participants may enter as many sports as desired, schedule permitting. Late registrations accepted for some sports. Refunds given less registration costs — no refunds after event day. Entrants who meet registration deadline will receive polo shirts.
Five-Year Age Groups
All competition is organized around age-specific groups – see sport specifics for details. A participant’s age on the day of competition determines their competition age bracket.
National Rules Govern
All sports follow guidelines of National Senior Games Association. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be given in each category of each event to the first-, second- and third-place finisher, respectively.
How to Register
All registration is via on-line services – to register, click on the following link: