"The Long Run" - NSGA's Monthly E-Newsletter
The NSGA is dedicated to keeping you up to date on all the events and excitement surrounding the National Senior Games and our partners!Our free e-newsletter will feature stories of inspiration from senior athletes around the country, keep you informed of events occurring at The Games, provide you... with new health updates, offer you exciting recipes from our athletes, and so much more. Sign up today!
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The Long Run - May 2016

Association News NSGA and Department of Veterans Affairs Ramping Up Non-Ambulatory Sport Clinics Beginning with the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana, non-ambulatory event categories for bowling, horseshoes and shuffleboard are now offered to broaden the opportunities for senior athletes of all abilities.   In 2014, NSGA was awarded a grant from the Department of Veterans Af...
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The Long Run - April 2016

   Association News Humana Video Wins Gold Medal! A Humana video entitled "2015 National Senior Games: Inspiring Generations of Better Health" has won the large company category at the 2016 Boston College Corporate Citizenship Film Festival (BCCC). NSGA asked athletes and fans to go vote to nominate the video, and your voices were heard! THANKS!   As the presenting sponsor of the 20...
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The Long Run - March 2016

Association News Former U.S. Surgeon General Joins NSGA Foundation Trustee Board  We are excited to welcome former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin as a new Trustee for the NSGA Foundation. Benjamin, who served as the United States 18th Surgeon General from 2009-2013, was unanimously approved to join the Foundation board by the NSGA Board of Directors at our recent Annual Meeting. "Ou...
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The Long Run - February 2016

Association News 2016 Annual Conference Increases Excitement for 2017 Games  More than 90 Coordinators and key organizers from NSGA's 51 Member Games gathered at the Sheraton-Birmingham Hotel last month for the 2016 Annual Conference and Board of Directors meetings. The schedule was packed with workshops, committee and regional meetings, special events, and a sneak peek at activities and venu...
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The Long Run - January 2016

Association News Setting the Stage for a Special Commemoration  The 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana will be held on the 30th Anniversary of The Games, and planning is well underway to celebrate this landmark.   Starting in December of this year, we will begin distribution of a separate 30th Anniversary monthly e-newsletter devoted entirely to information and features about...
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The Long Run - December 2015

Association News Personal Best Closes Year in Sunny Florida  Ryan Beighley, 90-year-old swimmer and runner, displays his Personal Best certificate above with his wife Marty (also a Senior Games athlete) by his side. He is congratulated by NSGA CEO Marc T. Riker (left) and Florida Senior Games Director (and current NSGA Board Chair) Stephen Rodriguez at the presentation made at the Long Center...
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The Long Run - November 2015

Association News NSGA Stays Connected at TEAMS Conference  NSGA staff attended the TEAMS Conference the week of November 9th. TEAMS attracts more than 1,400 attendees including CEOs, executive directors, and event managers from sports organizations as well as representatives from sports commissions and convention bureaus, corporate sponsors, event suppliers and other hospitality industry opin...
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The Long Run - October 2015

Association News Anne Warner Cribbs Honored with 2015 Olympic Torch Award We are proud to announce that one of our own has received a high honor from the United States Olympic Committee. On September 25, Anne Warner Cribbs was named the 2015 Olympic Torch Award recipient at the closing awards dinner for the 2015 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly held in Colorado Springs. NSGA's CEO Marc T. Rike...
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The Long Run - September 2015

Association News NSGA Enters Marketing Partnership We are pleased to announce a long-term agreement with Rockbridge Sports Group to manage and provide NSGA with a customized multimedia rights platform that will further extend the NSGA brand on a national level.   "We are excited to partner with Rockbridge Sports Group to build NSGA's portfolio of partners and sponsors. "NSGA looks forward to ...
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The Long Run - August 2015

Association News Senior Games Pioneers Recognized at Celebration of Athletes NSGA only gives out two service awards, and only bestows them once every two years. In 2015, pioneers of the Senior Games Movement from Maryland and Georgia were given due recognition at the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana.    During the 2015 Celebration of Athletes sponsored by AstraZeneca Diabet...
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The Long Run - July 2015

Lasting Impressions of the  2015 National Senior Games  presented by Humana As we wrap up competitions today, we dedicate this newsletter to you, the athletes, and your memorable performances and experiences while attending The Games.    The 2015 Games Daily News Online - Our thanks to the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Communication for providing the intern r...
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The Long Run - June 2015

Game On! Athletes - Remember to Check In Before sharing several cool updates, we want to remind athletes going to the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana that you need to check in at the Minneapolis Convention Center to obtain your credential before your competitions. You will get a packet that also includes the Official Commemorative Program and other useful information, and you will b...
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The Long Run - May 2015

Game On! 2015 Games Brackets and Schedules Update Once registration closes, the next thing many athletes understandably want to know is when competition draws and brackets will be available. We always work closely with our competition chairs and staff to get this information ready as soon as possible for each sport.   Please know that sport schedules will be posted no later then by June 15.&n...
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The Long Run - April 2015

Game On! 2015 Medal Design Revealed For those who are dreaming of the medal stand in Minnesota, here is the design for our 2015 medals. Register, train hard and smart, and you might find one around your neck. But it's also important to remember that the health and vitality you derive from your fitness and competition is the ultimate reward. Give it your best! Reminder: 2015 Games Registration Clos...
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The Long Run - March 2015

Association News 2015 Personal Best Initiative Rolls Out   The Personal Best health and wellness initiative enters into its third year with the introduction of new athlete profiles this month. The stories of inspiring athletes illustrate our alternative definition of "personal best" with a mission to show how everyone can "get into the game" and enjoy a higher quality of life. Efforts to date...
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12 December 2018
Athlete of the Month
Joe Dorough, 68, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri   Joe Dorough knows what it feels like to get a second and third chance in life, and he’s making...
11 November 2018
Athlete of the Month
Betsy Hall is like many people who participate in Senior Games–she loves it so much, she is motivated to tell others to get involved and kee...
26 October 2018
Personal Best Tour Blogs
News and Events
Press Releases
FALMOUTH, MA – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) visited the recent Massachusetts Council on Aging (NCOA) annual conference to ma...
14 October 2018
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Amy Hicks, 85, Needham, Massachusetts All athletes have aches and injuries that inevitably come with athletic competition, and that is espec...