About the Oregon Senior Games

Oregon Senior Games

Athletes ages 50+ (National Senior Games qualifying age) can compete in several sports offered. It’s a great chance to test your mettle against other seniors while enjoying a getaway to beautiful Corvallis, Oregon. Whether you’re a super-competitive athlete or just someone looking to stay active, the Oregon Senior Games is a great event to add to your must-do list!

National Senior Games

Proud Member of the National Senior Games Association

The NSGA exists today as a non-profit organization dedicated to motivating active adults to lead a healthy lifestyle through the senior games movement.

The Games, a 20-sport, biennial competition for men and women 50 and over, is the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors.

NSGA Member Organizations hold annual games with qualifying competitions in the year preceding The Games. Athletes that meet specific criteria while participating in the State Senior Games qualify to participate. To date, the NSGA has held 17 summer national championships.

Learn more about the National Senior Games at NSGA.com and sign up for the NSGA newsletter for news and information.

Oregon Senior Games: Frequently Asked Questions

The Oregon Senior Games is an Olympic-style competition for athletes age 50 and over. Participants can qualify for the National Senior Games.

The Oregon Senior Games is an open competition and makes no distinction as to residency. All out-of-state competitors and participants from other countries are welcome.

Professional athletes shall not be eligible to compete in the sport in which they are a professional until 20 years after the date they last competed as a professional. They may compete in other sports in which they have not competed professionally.

A professional is someone who competes in a sport for money as a primary source of personal revenue. People who compete in a sport in which minor amounts of money are given as prizes are not deemed professionals. Individuals whose primary activity is teaching a sport but occasionally play for a minor amount of money is also not deemed professionals.

All athletes must be 50 years old by December 31, 2022 to compete in the Oregon Senior Games. An athlete’s competition age bracket will be based on his/her age on December 31, 2022.

The following age divisions will apply to both men and women for all individual and doubles competitions: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, and 100+

Team sports will be divided into the following divisions for men and women: 50+, 60+, 70+, 80+

If there are too few teams or individuals in a particular age division, those teams and individuals will be given exhibition opportunities with the closest age division and this will be determined by the tournament director prior to the start of competition. Qualification still occurs in the age groups outlined above.

Yes. Your partner and team age groups are determined by the age of the youngest partner/team member on December 31, 2022.

Yes. Those entering multiple sports must be aware of possible scheduling conflicts. Athletes planning to enter multiple events should check the schedule of events to avoid possible conflicts. It is the participants’ responsibility to check for conflicts. No competition will be delayed to convenience a conflict. No refunds shall be given and no schedule changes will be made to accommodate multi-sport entrants.

During the Games, results will be available at the sports venues. Upon conclusion of the Games, results will be posted as soon as they are available and within 30 days of competition.

Full refunds for withdrawal from competitions will be granted up until 30 days before competition date.

No refund will be made if an entrant fails to compete. In the event of inclement weather or unsafe conditions, Games officials reserve the right to cancel, reschedule, or postpone outdoor events. Games officials also reserve the right to cancel any event or combine age groups due to insufficient entries. Due to costs that must be incurred by the Oregon Senior Games, no refunds will be given under the circumstances stated above.

The Oregon Senior Games will be coming to Corvallis for two weekends: Aug. 11-14, 2022 & Aug. 18-21, 2022.

Corvallis, Oregon (map) is located about 15-20 miles west off I-5 and about 50 miles east of HWY 101 by Newport, and located south of Salem and Albany and north of Eugene, Oregon.

From I-5 take exit 234B to head through Albany and reach Corvallis via HWY 20, or take exit 228 to reach Corvallis via OR-34. From HWY 101 take the Corvallis-Newport Highway (HWY 20) in Newport, or Alsea HWY (OR-34) from Waldport.

Corvallis has a number of hotel options, including chain hotels like Marriott, Holiday Inn, the Hilton, and Best Western, as well as RV camping, tent camping, a B&B, guest house rentals, and more. Check Visit Corvallis’ lodging page to browse your options. Also, several Corvallis hotels are offering discounts and deals to Oregon Senior Games participants. Find hotel deals here.
For more information, contact Morgan Baker, State Coordinator, by email (morgan@visitcorvallis.com) or by calling 541-231-0297.
The Visit Corvallis office is happy to help! Call them at 800-334-8118 or 541-757-1544, or visit their website at www.VisitCorvallis.com.

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