Saturday, March 23, 2019

2019 Senior Games in Asheville, NC

Photo Credit NC Senior Games
Calling all Seniors!  I just wanted to create a quick post about an opportunity to dust off your track and field gear and come out and compete in the 2019 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games.  The games run from April 2nd to May 3rd and they have all sorts of events. Archery, Bocce, Billiards, Horseshoes, Cycling Races, Swimming, Golf, Bowling, Racquetball and many other sports including my favorite, Track and Field.

This is a great opportunity to get out there and compete with others your own age.  Age groups this year start at 50-54.  There's the long jump, standing long jump, the 50m,100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m.  There's also race walking, Discus & Shot Put. The Track & Field events will be held at UNCA's track.  Even if you don't want to compete, come out and support the athletes!

I looked at last years results and apparently word was not out as there didn't seem to be any competitors in this age group.  In the past, the games started at age 55 so that's probably why.  I certainly don't feel like a senior at 50, but I think it will be fun to get out there and see what I can still do.  I haven't sprinted competitively since High School.

How It Works

You must be a resident of Buncombe County.  Those that place in the track events (and I can only assume it works the same in the other events) are then eligible to compete in September at the NC State Senior Games.  

How Do I Sign Up?

Entry Fee is only $10. You can find details on the different events and how to sign up at https://www.buncombecounty.org/countycenter/news-detail.aspx?id=17844   

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