Race Walk


June 8, 2017 (1500M) & June 6, 2017 (5000M)


1500M: Samford University Track & Soccer Stadium Parking, 600 University Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35209

5000M: Hoover Met Stadium (Parking Lot) 100 Ben Chapman Drive Hoover, AL 35244


1500M track, 5000M road course (Certified)


2017 Participant List: Please Click Here


Practice Information: 

(1500M) June 6: 9am - 3pm (All Ages M/W) at Samford University Track

(5000M) No Practice Times - course will not be set up


Informative Race Walk Training Video:


Transportation Shuttle: Complimentary Shuttle Offered to 1500M Venue from Downtown (See Shuttle Schedule Below)


1. Athletes qualified in either the 1500-meter or the 5000-meter race walk may compete in both events.


1. All first-, second-, third- and fourth-place winners or athletes meeting this sport’s NSGA minimum performance standards in competition at a 2016 NSGA qualifying games will qualify for the 2017 National Senior Games.

2. The minimum distance acceptable for qualifying will be 1500 meters.

3. The preferred 5000M race walk at the State qualifier is on a road course but the State qualifier will have the option to use a track for the event. The National Senior Games 5000M race walk will be held on a road course.


Awards will be presented for 1st through 8th place for each style within each age division. All medals and ribbons MUST be collected during the Games. The NSGA will not mail MEDALS or RIBBONS after the Games.

Race Walk


2017 5000M Race Walk Heat Sheet

Version : May 18, 2017 

2017 1500M Race Walk Heat Sheet

Version : May 18, 2017 

2017 Race Walk Schedule

Version : May 17, 2017 

2017 Race Walk Athlete List

Version : April 12, 2017 

2017 5000M Race Walk Course Map

Version : May 15, 2017 


2017 Printable Age Specific Schedule

Printable competition schedule for the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham, AL. The time of events will not be available until after registration closes. Actual Days of Competition may vary, depends on number of registered athletes in each event. Subject to Change
Version : April 21, 2017 

2017 Competition Start & End Times

Document that lists the start and approximate end times for each competition.
Version : June 4, 2017 

2017 Sport Practice Times Schedule

Document that lists the practice times for each competition.
Version : April 29, 2017 

2017 Official Sports Rules Book

The qualifying procedures and rules of competition for the 2017 National Senior Games are based upon those set forth by the recognized national governing body for each sport. For the National Senior Games, however, some sport rules have been modified and/or revised in the best interest of the competitors. It is your responsibility to review the new rules in the shaded areas and refresh your knowledge on the existing rules.
Version : March 1, 2017 

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