National Senior Games Overview

Organizational Overview

Mission: Promoting the benefits of competitive sports, physical fitness and active aging to adults ages 50+.

Welcome to the Senior Games! Our Olympic-style multi-sport events held at the local, state and national level across the United States engage over 100,000 participants ages 50+ each year. 

Senior Games provide the camaraderie and challenge of competitive sports to older adults, promote health and well-being and inspire participants to keep moving.   

We believe that it’s never too late to get active. Many Senior Games athletes tried a sport for the first time in their 50s, 60s, 70s or beyond - and it changed their lives forever. 

The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) is the nonprofit umbrella organization for Senior Games across the United States. The NSGA's Member Organizations represent nearly every state and Canada and host sanctioned competitions in their areas. 

The NSGA also hosts the biennial National Senior Games, which brings together over 11,000 participants ages 50-100+ to compete in more than 20 sports. To participate in most events, athletes must qualify at a State Senior Games in the year before the National Senior Games. 

The first Senior Games event, called the “Senior Olympics,” was held in Los Angeles, California, in 1969, and the movement soon spread to other states. The first National Senior Games championship took place in 1987.

NSGA By the Numbers


Participants engaged through local, state and national Senior Games each year.


NSGA Member Organizations across the United States and in Canada


National Senior Games held since 1987.


Competitions presented in each games!

Meet our Team

The NSGA team is committed to providing high-quality competition opportunities for seniors and promoting the benefits of staying active.

See What The Games Are All About

Watch inspiring interviews with athletes and specials recapping the action of the National Senior Games.

History of the National Senior Games

Discover the origins of the National Senior Games and Senior Games movement.

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